U.S. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson has given fresh hope to American LIV Golf players, insisting that 'no decisions' have been made over their participation for the dust-up in Italy.
Johnson is playing the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week and is partnering Steve Stricker, who has poached Tiger Woods' caddie Joe LaCava after the big cat underwent yet more surgery on his gammy right ankle.
But understandably, 12-time PGA Tour winner Johnson was asked about the current landscape in men's professional golf given there have been a few hot topics to debate recently.
Those hot topics? Well, the DP World Tour won their arbitration case and it was deemed they were right to impose sanctions on those LIV players who competed in the inaugural 'rebel' league event without permission last June.
The decision will undoubtedly have an impact on the European side that will look to avenge their humiliating defeat at Whistling Straits.
But Pelley also stated it will 'be more difficult' for those players to qualify for the team given there could be more sanctions imposed in the future.
Johnson told the media:
LIV players can still earn U.S. Ryder Cup points through their performances in major championships.
Brooks Koepka is currently the highest ranked LIV player in the standings after he tied for second at the 87th Masters.
Qualifying for the Ryder Cup ends after the second leg of the FedExCup playoffs at the BMW Championship.
As of 20 April, the current qualifiers for the U.S. side boasts a considerable amount of strength in depth.