Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney says Zach Johnson's comments about it being 'premature' to discuss the prospect of LIV Golf players being in the U.S. Ryder Cup side were 'ridiculous'.
Johnson spoke about the breakaway tour players featuring in his side this September before the 2023 PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka, who joined LIV Golf last June for a reported $100m deal, proved his performance at the 87th Masters was not just a flash in the pan by cruising to victory at Oak Hill.
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Still, Koepka did state he very much wanted to be a part of the team that heads to the Marco Simone Golf & Country club in a few months' time.
Koepka boasts a 6-5-1 record in the event and claimed two points for the U.S. side that dismantled the Europeans at Whistling Straits the last time out.
One person who did not take too kindly to this statement is Haney, who coached Woods from 2004-2010.
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During that period Woods won six major titles before parting ways with the instructor after withdrawing from the 2010 Players.
Haney wrote on social media:
Zach Johnson's counterpart, Luke Donald, now has a bit more clarity on what his team will look like after a number of DP World Tour and former Ryder Cup stalwarts resigned their memberships after their fines and suspensions were upheld after they played LIV events.
He recently urged those playing LIV events they could still make his team, adding:
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