Dustin Johnson has rekindled the PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf debate by asserting with confidence that if he had competed on the U.S. Tour, he would have qualified for the Ryder Cup team.
Johnson maintains his position and fuels the continued conversation about golf despite a less-than-stellar season, ranking seventh among 52 qualified players in LIV Golf’s standings, and mediocre major championship achievements in 2023.
Dustin Johnson shared; “I would love to be a part of the team… But to be honest, I haven’t really played that well, this year. But have I played well enough to be on the team? Yeah. I didn’t have the best year. Was it good enough to make the team? I think so. If I would have been playing on (the PGA Tour), yeah, I would have made the team…. Do I think I can help the U.S. team? Absolutely!,” in an article from sportskeeda.com shared.
The Ryder Cup with Dustin Johnson
A rising golf star named Dustin Johnson quickly cemented his place as a crucial member of Team USA’s Ryder Cup squad. Between 2010 and 2021, he made five appearances, winning two of them in 2016 and 2021 to amass an astounding 12 victories out of 21 games.
Johnson’s best performance came in the perfect 2021 edition, when he scored five crucial points in five games that were essential to the American triumph. Another noteworthy achievement was his outstanding 2012 campaign, which solidified his Ryder Cup legacy by scoring three critical points in as many matches.
Dustin Johnson stood up as Team USA’s best player during the legendary 2012 Ryder Cup, known as “The Miracle at Medinah.” He was a pillar of support during an incredible European comeback and led in accumulations alongside four peers while remaining unbeaten.
Johnson’s skill was most apparent in singles, where he won four of his five contests. He only lost one, to Ian Poulter, in 2018. Johnson’s Ryder Cup adventure got off to a difficult start, but he made up for it in singles by defeating none other than Martin Kaymer, the recent PGA Championship champion.
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