Zach Johnson on whether the schedule was the main reason for the US team's defeat

"Whether it was at home or here or wherever, I know they were working their tails off to retain and bring the cup back home."

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Zach Johnson on whether the schedule was the main reason for the US team's defeat
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Zach Johnson, captain of the US team, was visibly disappointed at the end of the Ryder Cup. This experienced golfer knew he had to accept things. After the competition, Johnson received interesting questions from reporters. Many talk about the fact that the schedule was one of the reasons why the Europeans won.

Namely, they didn't have such a long break, and they were ready for this competition. On the other hand, the US team had a long break and a chance to rest. Zach Johnson doesn't think that this is the main reason for the victory of the European team.

"My first reaction would be no. I mean, there's also something to be said about rest and recovering and getting your game in a position where you can go compete. I mean, these guys have won a lot of golf tournaments with weeks off.

I have. So I don't think so. We had prep time here. The schedule is the schedule. You can't control that. We try to control what we can control. I thought I had a fairly appropriate plan in place. Again, I might reflect on that and there may be some changes in there that I maybe could have done or nuanced or altered or whatever it may be.

"- Johnson said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!

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Johnson believes that his team did their best to bring the trophy to the US. However, the European team looked more compact, better, and as if they had more passion to win.

This will be an important lesson for the US team for the next challenges. "But I am not going to slight the preparation of these guys. Whether it was at home or here or wherever, I know they were working their tails off to retain and bring the cup back home." The Europeans, on the other hand, showed how motivated they were to lift the trophy. Donald worked a lot with them, which was clear from the very beginning of the Ryder Cup.

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