Zach Johnson explains one regret after Ryder Cup failure

"I wish it would have dawned on me earlier is just the pure commodity of time and understanding that it's precious."

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Zach Johnson explains one regret after Ryder Cup failure
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Zach Johnson, captain of the US Ryder Cup team, is not happy about his team's defeat in Rome. Johnson believes that the biggest reason for the defeat is the fact that his team had a long break and they were not fully prepared.

Zach still feels the sadness and pain of the defeat. "I've got a lot of 20/20 hindsight things that I certainly think about. Arguably, some regrets," said Johnson. I think when I look back, obviously the mission was to go win and we didn't, we did not do that, and that stinks.

And it still hurts in some regards."- Johnson said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!

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Zach Johnson, reflecting on his role as the USA Ryder Cup team captain, is expressing regret about not fully recognizing the importance of time management during the event.

He explains that although he doesn't think better time management alone would have affected the final result, he admits that as the captain, he didn't fully appreciate the importance of managing time effectively until after the event was over.


"The common denominator that I go back to that I wish I could have changed, or not changed, I wish it would have dawned on me earlier is just the pure commodity of time and understanding that it's precious," said Johnson.

You're looking back on things. If I could have put more value into time management, I could have put my guys in a better position to play golf at a better rate early on. I'm not suggesting that would have changed the outcome, not at all.

I can't determine that, that's sports, right? I'm just saying I think in my seat I didn't see what needed to be seen until after the fact. Now, it's been seen and it's been voiced by me and probably a couple others but specifically myself, so hopefully next time around there's a better template put into place so these guys can go play golf."

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