Iowa native Zach Johnson boosted his hopes of making the U.S. Ryder Cup team with a strong showing at the P-G-A Championship in Wisconsin. Johnson finished tied for third after shooting a two under par 70 at Whistling Straits on Sunday. He finished the tournament at ten under par.
Johnson says it’s good for him as it puts a premium on fairways and he has done well in hitting the greens and putting. Johnson has two more tournaments to boost his chances of making the team and hopes he gained some momentum from his performance at the P.G.A. Johnson says he felt good in practice coming in, and says while he hates expectations, he didn’t let them drive him and he was able to play well.
Johnson is hoping to earn one of the final four spots on the team. Eight automatic spots have already been claimed and U.S. captain Corey Pavin will select the remaining four. The roster will be finalized on September seventh.