Bryson DeChambeau reveals SHOCKING update ahead of Ryder Cup team announcement

LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau confirms US captain Zach Johnson has "had ZERO communication" with him ahead of the Ryder Cup.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2023
Bryson DeChambeau reveals SHOCKING update ahead of Ryder Cup team announcement

Bryson DeChambeau has reportedly "had zero communication" from captain Zach Johnson about being on this year's US Ryder Cup team, despite shooting a final-round 58 to win LIV Golf Greenbrier earlier this month. 

The latest update was revealed by popular Twitter account @FlushingItGolf

DeChambeau fired a sensational 61-58 finish to trounce the field by six strokes and win his first LIV Golf League title.

Oh, at a former PGA Tour venue too. 

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Data Golf ranked it as the "328th best round on Tour since 2004" via its strokes-gained on a field category, something I ranted about

He was only 21-under par for the weekend. 

Yet despite producing one of the most incredible displays of golf we have seen anywhere around the world on Tour this season, DeChambeau has confirmed captain Johnson has not even bothered to reach out to him this month and at least provide an update on his thinking ahead of making his six picks on the Ryder Cup team. 

It is understood Johnson and his vice captains have been in close communication with a number of American PGA Tour players on the fringe of either making the team automatically or via a wildcard pick. 

DeChambeau was also T4 at the US PGA. 

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The six automatic positions in the US Ryder Cup team will be finalized following the conclusion of play at this week's BMW Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. 

At the moment, these are the automatic six: 

Johnson will then name his six captain's picks following the Tour Championship at the end of the month. 

Only just don't expect any more LIV Golf players to follow in on top of Koepka. 

Following a conversation with DeChambeau on Thursday afternoon, Flushing It revealed on Twitter: 

"I just spoke with Bryson DeChambeau and he has had zero communication from Zach Johnson about being on this year's Ryder Cup team.
"In my opinion, this is a neglect of duty. It's literally his job to scout all the best golfers in the country to make the strongest team possible.
"Bryson shot an historic 119 for 36 holes, including a 58, at a golf course that used to host a PGA Tour event.
"He also came T4 in the PGA Championship.
"You would think the Team USA captain would at least give him a call."

If you needed even more proof Johnson wants little to do with the LIV Golf League, you only need listen to his thoughts on GOLF's Subpar podcast with Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on Thursday afternoon. 

When pressed by Colt and Drew for clues about his six picks, Johnson replied: 

"Six Americans, born in the United States, and probably on the PGA Tour, but not necessarily."

Johnson was also quizzed to give his views on the form of a number of LIV Golf League players, only he chose to completely disregard DeChambeau in his answer. 

He only wanted to speak about Koepka, who won his fifth major title at the US PGA where DeChambeau finished T4. 

Johnson told Knost and Stolz: 

"I only get to see them [LIV Golf League players] on the major championship scene.
"There has not been much communication, I mean if I'm going to be fully transparent.
"But it's hard because I'm not able to witness what they are doing and see their form with the exception of three or four weeks a year. 
"What Brooks has done this year is, I mean no one is surprised, but it's remarkable. I think he played okay last year in a couple of the majors which counted in the points too, but I'm just glad he's healthy. There was a time where he was really concerned about his tenure and time in golf. He's a stud."

It would therefore seem fairly evident Koepka is going to be the only LIV Golf player heading to the Ryder Cup. 

But let's wait and see...

DeChambeau is currently a 10/1 shot to receive one of Johnson's six picks.

You can view the odds in full here

Yet after Johnson's latest comments, you could probably make those odds 100/1. 

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