Do not pair me with Mickelson, pleads Johnson
DUSTIN JOHNSON says he does not want to partner United States team mate Phil Mickelson (illustration) at next week’s Ryder Cup in Minnesota. Throwing diplomacy out of the window, the long-hitting Johnson yesterday made clear his thoughts regarding Mickelson, who is a five-times major champion.
“I think I can partner pretty well with pretty much anyone, except for Phil,” world No. 2 Johnson told reporters on the eve of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. “Me and Phil don’t partner well together,” added Johnson, in what amounted to a public plea to US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. “We play well against each other,” said Johnson. “I love Phil and we’re great friends but we have a lot more fun when we’re playing against each other than when we’re partners.” – Reuters