Xander Schauffele appears to be the first U.S. golfer to get the trash talk flowing ahead of the Ryder Cup.
In comments to Sports Illustrated that might ruffle a few feathers on the European team, the American claimed Team USA 'didn't do anything special' at Whistling Straits two years ago.
Schauffele was part of Steve Stricker's side that obliterated an ageing European side 19-9.
As for Schauffele - who went 3-0-1 last time out - he has revealed the WhatsApp group chat is already firing.
"It may sound weird, but we didn't do anything special at Whistling Straits," Schauffele told SI, before explaining he 'doesn't care' that no U.S. side has won on European soil in more than 30 years.
"All the boys who were there are aware of that, and we have quite a few repeat guys on the team. We're not really tainted by that sort of talk."
As far as DJ is concerned, his omission from the team was a direct result from his move to the rival league.
"If I would have been playing on the PGA Tour I would have made the team," Johnson said.
As for Schauffele, what were the reports back from Rome?
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