As a substitute, U.S. Captain Zach Johnson chosen Justin Thomas, Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, and Collin Morikawa to don the celebrities and stripes in Rome.
Bradley felt heartbroken over the choice, however he made a stunning revelation associated to Thomas— a controversial choose as a consequence of his poor play in 2023.
“If I used to be the captain, I might have picked [Thomas] as properly,” Bradley admitted whereas showing on Fore Play, the Barstool Sports activities golf podcast. “He’s among the finest gamers within the final decade, and he has one thing different gamers don’t.”
Thomas, who gained the 2017 and 2022 PGA Championships, has a exceptional match play document.
On the Ryder Cup, Thomas boasts a document of 6-2-1, which features a 4-1-0 document on the 2018 version—the final time the competitors was held on European soil.
The People acquired trounced that yr in France, as Workforce Europe gained 17.5-to-10.5. The competitors was not as shut because the rating indicated.
But, the lone brilliant spot was Thomas, who dealt with the additional strain of taking part in in Europe with ease. He even defeated Rory McIlroy within the opening singles match in 2018.
After all, in Rome, the People need to snap a 30-year drought of successful the Ryder Cup in Europe.
Thomas will attempt to assist Workforce USA break this streak; sadly for Bradley, he is not going to.
Nonetheless, Bradley agrees that Thomas deserves a spot on the staff. Contemplating the 37-year-old beforehand said his perception that he had executed sufficient to make the staff, one is left questioning if not Thomas; who does he imagine he deserved the spot over?
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