Zach Johnson on 'time management' during the Ryder Cup: The captain has regrets

"I think when I look back, obviously the mission was to go win and we didn't."

by Sead Dedovic
SHARE
Zach Johnson on 'time management' during the Ryder Cup: The captain has regrets
© Warren Little / Getty Images Sport

The US team did not make a name for themselves playing at the Ryder Cup in Rome. Zach Johnson's team could have done more, but now it's too late to change some things. Zach Johnson talked about his team's performance in a press conference.

Although there is still grief over what happened, it seems that Johnson is only now seeing the full picture. "I've got a lot of 20/20 hindsight things that I certainly think about. Arguably, some regrets," -US Captain said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "I think when I look back, obviously the mission was to go win and we didn't, we did not do that, and that stinks.

And it still hurts in some regards."

Zach Johnson on his regrets

The Ryder Cup in Rome could have been an important lesson for him to change things in the future. It is still not known whether he will be the captain at the next Ryder Cup, but surely this was an important experience for him.

Johnson placed special emphasis on time management. The captain of the US team believes that they could have done much more in this regard. Many believe that then the race between the two teams would be much more even. "The common denominator that I go back to that I wish I could have changed, or not changed, I wish it would have dawned on me earlier is just the pure commodity of time and understanding that it's precious.

You're looking back on things. If I could have put more value into time management, I could have put my guys in a better position to play golf at a better rate early on. I'm not suggesting that would have changed the outcome, not at all.

I can't determine that, that's sports, right? I'm just saying I think in my seat I didn't see what needed to be seen until after the fact. Now, it's been seen and it's been voiced by me and probably a couple others but specifically myself, so hopefully next time around there's a better template put into place so these guys can go play golf."

Zach Johnson Ryder Cup
SHARE