2023 American Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson Photo: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images
Zach Johnson was 17 years old the last time the United States won the Ryder Cup on European soil, a two-point victory at the Belfry in England in 1993.
As the 2023 American Ryder Cup captain, it is Johnson’s charge to end what will have been a 30-year winless period when the matches commence in Rome 19 months from now.
A first step in doing that, the 46-year old Johnson will keep what worked from the Americans’ dominating 19-9 victory over the Europeans at Whistling Straits last September, giving himself six captain’s picks after six automatic qualifiers have been selected.
From there, Johnson will try to end three decades of hearing the European fans singing ‘Ole, ole, ole’ in celebration on Sunday night.
“Going over there is not easy. I get that. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s just my mentality that I’m going to embrace what that difficulty is all about,” Johnson said at his introductory press conference Monday morning in Palm Beac...
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