Zach Johnson has reportedly decided to overlook the poor form of Justin Thomas and take him to the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Per the Guardian's Ewan Murray, Johnson has decided to take the 30-year-old despite the former World No.1 enduring a miserable campaign in which he missed three cuts in the four major championships.
Johnson also had to wrestle with the idea of potentially taking Bryson DeChambeau after he performed impressively over the last three months in LIV Golf events, carding a 58 at The Greenbrier. Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed have also expressed hopes they could be in the conversation.
As for Thomas, he boasts a stellar record when wearing the red, white and blue.
In the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, he boasts an overall record of 16-5-2.
He has made two Ryder Cup appearances - with a record of 6-2-1 - and has gone 4-2 when partnered with his good pal Spieth.
Thomas couldn't explain his poor form after the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool. He went on to miss out the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs despite an admirable performance at the Wyndham Championship.
After the Open, Rory McIlroy said he had no doubts Thomas would turn things around, saying:
Here's Keegan Bradley explaining how much the Ryder Cup means to him.— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) August 16, 2023
"I think about the Ryder Cup every second I'm awake basically" pic.twitter.com/bSELc86l3v
Fowler also said Thomas' dip in form was nowhere near close to what he went through.
According to the Guardian's report, it is the aforementioned Burns who looks set get the nod from Johnson owing to his good relationship with Scheffler.
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