European golfers be fearful — be unequivocally afraid.
The strength of US golf has arguably never looked in a improved figure and — according to Dustin Johnson — a golfers are “going to be unequivocally good for a prolonged time” after a universe No. 1 and his teammates finished a biased 19-11 feat opposite an International group in a Presidents Cup on Sunday.
America’s prevalence over a initial 3 days of a contest had rendered a Sunday singles roughly a formality. Leading a Internationals by 11 points during a start of a day, Steve Stricker’s group usually compulsory half a indicate to keep a trophy.
Kevin Chappell got a pursuit finished with a tied-match opposite Marc Leishman though it was Daniel Berger’s win over Si Woo Kim that cumulative a undisguised feat — a seventh in a quarrel for Team USA.
“We’re unequivocally looking brazen to a Ryder Cup”
Johnson halved his singles compare with Branden Grace though he finished widespread for a week and brought home an considerable four-and-a-half points for his nation overall.
“We’ve got a unequivocally special group here on a US side,” Johnson told CNN Sport’s Don Riddell.
“I consider we’re going to be unequivocally good for a prolonged time.
“The guys are usually good. We all trust any other, we all trust in any other’s abilities and we all wish to be here and we all wish to win.”
The International group doesn’t embody golfers from Europe in a Presidents Cup, though with a Ryder Cup reduction than a year away, a inlet of a US feat will have set alarm bells toll among Europe’s tip players competing during a British Master over a weekend.
The US took a Samuel Ryder prize with a convincing 17-11 win during Hazeltine in 2016 and, after subsidy that adult with such a widespread Presidents Cup performance, they will be full of certainty streamer to Le Golf National, nearby Paris, subsequent September.
Europe have won 6 of a final 8 Ryder Cups and have not mislaid on home dirt given Tom Watson’s America side triumphed during a Belfry in 1993.
“We’re unequivocally optimistic,” says Johnson, who has played 3 Ryder Cups.
“We’re unequivocally looking brazen to a Ryder Cup subsequent year. But it’s going to be unequivocally tough personification on their turf.
“Playing in France is going to be unequivocally formidable though I’m unequivocally looking brazen to creation that group and going over there and playing.”
“I’ve never been partial of a group that’s this talented”
Phil Mickelson — affectionately nicknamed “Grandpa” by his teammates — racked adult his 100th group coming for a US on Sunday.
The 47-year-old is a usually actor to have competed in all 12 editions of a Presidents Cup and he shares Johnson’s fad when it comes to a US team’s stream mount of superstars.
“I’ve never been partial of a group all these years that’s this gifted and left out and illuminated a march adult like this and had such a large lead going into a Sunday singles,” Mickelson, who fit his wildcard collect with three-and-a-half points over a week, told reporters.
Mickelson is assured his side have what it takes to urge a prize and he is dynamic to be partial of a action.
“Next year going to Paris and being partial of a Ryder Cup group — it’s been 25 years given we won a Ryder Cup over there. That would be a genuine large idea of mine,” pronounced Mickelson who has not won an particular contest given a 2013 British Open.
“I’ve got a lot to work tough on, demeanour brazen to and a lot of goals to grasp to make a team. But we consider that would unequivocally be a career impulse for me if we could over there and keep a Ryder Cup.”
Trump dedicates win to whirly victims
The Presidents Cup began with Mickelson pity a selfie with former Presidents Obama, Bush Jr and Clinton, though it was the current obligatory of a Oval Office who took core stage at a tighten of a tournament.
Donald Trump presented a prize to winning captain Steve Stricker, and dedicated a feat to those people pang from a effects of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“I wish to usually remember them and we are going to dedicate this prize to all those people that went by so much,” pronounced a President who spent Sunday morning during his golf review in Bedminster before streamer to Liberty National for a ceremony.
Before a speech, Trump had been heavily criticized for his Twitter conflict on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who had complained about a White House’s whirly service bid in Puerto Rico.
In a buildup to a tournament, Trump also caused a stir in a sporting universe with his extreme critique of veteran athletes — generally NFL players — who criticism amicable misapplication and exclude to mount during a US National Anthem.
Stricker “thrilled” to accept prize from President
US captain Stricker and his group progressing in a week decided opposite any kind of protest and was gay to accept a prize from a President.
“I suspicion it was a good thrill,” Stricker said. “I suspicion it was a good event for us to be with him.
“This contest is about respecting a office, respecting a President of a United States. Whether your views might be one approach contra another, that wasn’t what it was about there on a green.
“It was about us removing together as a team, personification for one another, personification for a USA — and it was a good disturb for all of us to get a prize handed to us from him.”