August 22, 2014

Zach Johnson talks about 2012 golf

Golfer and Iowa native Zach Johnson had another good year in 2012 that included playing in the Ryder Cup Competition. Johnson said in a recent interview it’s a great experience representing your country.

“It’s unique, there’s no doubt about that…I think it’s the best thing in golf, you can argue…but the Ryder Cup just adds a different element to the game, you certainly combine an individual game with the team atmosphere,” Johnson said.

Johnson had a 3-1 record against the Europeans in the cup that was played on a course near Chicago this year. The former Drake golfer could someday be the captain of the Ryder Cup team, but he isn’t thinking about that right now.

Johnson says the thought has popped into his head as he thinks about the guys he is playing with, but he says that is still down the road and if it happens it would be an honor.

Johnson won twice in 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities. Johnson made his comments at halftime of a recent Iowa Hawkeye basketball game on the Learfield Sports Network.