Zach Johnson reveals why he did not pick Bryson DeChambeau for Ryder Cup

Bryson DeChambeau won again on LIV Golf at the weekend, but Zach Johnson appears to have zero regrets about not picking him. 

Zach Johnson reveals why he did not pick Bryson DeChambeau for Ryder Cup
Zach Johnson reveals why he did not pick Bryson DeChambeau for Ryder Cup

Zach Johnson seemingly has no regrets about snubbing Bryson DeChambeau a pick in his US Ryder Cup team despite the LIV Golf League star winning for a second time in three events on the circuit.

DeChambeau, 30, closed with a stunning 8-under 63 to prevail by one stroke over his fellow Crushers GC teammate Anirban Lahiri at LIV Golf Chicago. 

The big-hitting American scooped a whopping $4.75m for his efforts on Sunday as he overturned an eight-stroke deficit at the start of the round. 

DeChambeau fired shots at US Ryder Cup captain Johnson last night after landing his second LIV Golf title in his last three starts

The former US Open champion revealed he never even received a call or any form of communication from Johnson despite shooting 61-58 to win LIV Golf Greenbrier just weeks before he made his six captain's picks.

Brooks Koepka was the only LIV Golf player to earn a pick in the team.

That meant no place for the likes of DeChambeau or even former World No.1 Dustin Johnson, who went 5-0 last time out at the 2021 Ryder Cup.

But speaking to a pool of reporters just hours after touching down in Italy for this week's Ryder Cup at Marco Simone, captain Johnson reposnded to DeChambeau's comments.

Given Johnson's response, it would seem like DeChambeau was never in the running for a pick in the first place. 

Johnson said today: 

"Yeah, I can answer all of those in a very simple manner...
"We kept a tally of -- we have a points system within The PGA of America, within the Ryder Cup USA. It's pretty evident that of how you garner points and which tournaments can accumulate points.
"I basically, you know, I kept at one point -- I mean, I have my own probably a top 30 but when it got down towards the end of the process, it was the top 20, the top 25 guys in that point system that I felt like had the merit and certainly, well, should have my full attention.
"That's where I was. I was basically in the top 20, top 25 guys in points when it came down to formulating this Team USA."

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Johnson also revealed today that Tiger Woods would not be making the trip to the Ryder Cup this week.

Woods was spotted caddying for his son Charlie Woods en route to another victory at the weekend. 

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