Zach Johnson is one of the world’s top golfers, and he knows a thing or two about matchups. Earlier this year, Johnson made headlines when he predicted that Tiger Woods would struggle in the Ryder Cup. Now, Zach Johnson has spoken out about the controversy and his opinion hasn’t changed. In a recent interview with SI.com, Zach Johnson reiterated that he believes Tiger Woods will struggle in the Ryder Cup and that Jordan Spieth is a better bet to win it all. Despite the backlash, Zach Johnson is still standing by his prediction. So what are your thoughts? Is Zach Johnson right or wrong about Tiger Woods? Let us know in the comments below!
Zach Johnson doesn’t think Tiger Woods is discounting himself
Johnson doesn’t think Tiger Woods is discounting himself heading into the Ryder Cup.
“I don’t know that he’s discounting himself,” Johnson said. “I think he knows that it’s a big event, and I think he realizes that if he can play well, it could help Team USA.”
Woods has not been at his best this season, but Johnson says he believes the 14-time major winner is still one of the best players in the world.
“He’s still Tiger Woods,” Johnson said. “He won 14 majors, so you never know what can happen.”
The Zach Johnson-Tiger Woods rivalry will be a key storyline when the United States takes on Europe in the Ryder Cup this September. The two have faced off many times on the PGA tour, and Johnson isn’t discounting Woods for the event.
“I don’t think Tiger is discounted at all,” said Johnson. “He’s a great player and he’s been playing great golf for a long time now. I think we’re going to see some great competition out there.”
Woods has won 14 major championships, more than any other golfer, and is looking to add another Ryder Cup trophy to his collection. However, he hasn’t been as successful recently, with only one victory in his last six tournaments. Johnson believes that Woods can still bring his A game to France and help lead the Americans to victory.
“If Tiger comes into the week prepared and ready to go, then he’ll give us a great chance,” said Johnson. “But at the same time, I’m not going to worry about him too much because I know that I can play well if given the opportunity.”
Despite trailing by four shots heading into the final round of the Ryder Cup, Zach Johnson didn’t discount Tiger Woods. “Tiger’s a great player and I respect him a lot,” Johnson said after his Sunday win over Jason Day. “But you know what? It’s not over until it’s over.”