Zach Johnson on 'illness and congestion' within the team

“We have got some congestion and some just signs of things that are unfortunate"

by Sead Dedovic
Zach Johnson on 'illness and congestion' within the team
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Zach Johnson has a right to be worried at the very beginning of the Ryder Cup. His players were truly disastrous on the first day. However, it seems that there were reasons for such a thing. The captain of the US team emphasized in the interview with the media that there are many factors that influenced the 4-0, but hope is never lost.

“Well, we have contingencies and things of that nature based on a lot of things. You know, I would say that we'd love to have everything drawn out way, way ahead of time, but there's certain things you cannot control, and we are trying to control the controllables in our team room, and I'll leave it at that”.

- Zach said, as quoted by
In the following, he revealed what it was about. Within the US team, there are many who are sick. Zach emphasized that he is not looking for an excuse for bad performances, but that it is obviously not easy to perform in such conditions.

The most important thing for him is that there is a doctor on the team who will solve such things as soon as possible. Nothing is going right for the US team at the moment. We will see if something will change. “The bottom line is there's been some unforeseen things that we've had to navigate around, which is really unfortunate, in the sense of health.

It's not an excuse, because we have depth, but I'll just say, I'm grateful we have a team doctor”. - Johnson continued.

Zach Johnson reveals the problems

Congestion is currently present with everyone within the US team.

Although the situation is difficult, they try to motivate themselves and to 'find' their energy. It is a big stake and importance. The Europeans, on the other hand, started furiously and immediately let us know what the US Team can expect.

“We have got some congestion and some just signs of things that are unfortunate. It's one of those where sometimes the energy is probably a little low, but the ability and desire to go out and play is still there. That's what we are weighing. Every one of them still wants to play every match, which is encouraging. ”- he concluded

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