There is still a little left until the start of the Ryder Cup, and the excitement seems to have never been greater. The captain of the US team, Zach Johnson, will have a strong team at his disposal. Even before the start of the Ryder Cup, two of his players will have the opportunity to show their qualities at the Fortinet Championship.
They are Justin Thomas and Max Homa. Johnson joked about them and their performance; “Max and JT, I don't really want to speak on behalf of them, but if they don't play well, they may not play. That's the bottom line. Kidding”.
- he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Zach Johnson: Ideally they get some momentum
The captain of the US team emphasized that he is not worried about their performance, and that he does not have high expectations. He believes that this could be a great opportunity for them to catch the momentum, and continue their great form at the Ryder Cup.
"Ideally they get some momentum. Momentum in this game is pretty lethal and can be a really good thing. There’s something to be said about having control of the golf ball for a period of time that shows results, but you never know when that's going to happen and you never know when that's going to leave either.
I'm not giving a whole lot of merit in that regard. Plus, four days of stroke play is vastly different than five sessions of match play in three days. I mean, hopefully they show some signs of great form. I'm not overly worried about that, concerned about that”.
While the Europeans played the Irish Open and now the BMW PGA Championship, the US team has a chance to rest. “Sounds like the European team might be playing a little bit more because of their schedule and the way it lays out, which is fine. Our guys will be rested.“