Dustin Johnson defends USA Ryder Cup captain Davis Love

Last Updated: 02/10/12 3:07pm

  • Share:
Dustin Johnson: Insists captain Davis Love did things the right way

Dustin Johnson: Insists captain Davis Love did things the right way

Sky Bet

Dustin Johnson insists that the Americans and captain Davis Love III did everything right despite suffering a heart-breaking Ryder Cup defeat at Medinah.

As the Europeans celebrated long into the night in Chicago, the post mortem was already underway for the hosts after they blew a 10-6 lead in Sunday's singles to eventually lose out 14½-13½.

Love's captaincy has been one of the big talking points, but Johnson insists that he was a fine captain and does not think he could have done anything more to secure the Ryder Cup.

The big-hitting Johnson was one of the successful ones in Chicago, winning all three of his matches, and although he enjoyed the week he admits defeat has been a bitter pill to swallow.

"It definitely sucks to lose," Johnson told Sky Sports News. "But we had a great week, it was great for TV and what a match is was. The Europeans just outplayed us on Sunday.

"I had a great week and had a lot of fun, we went out there as a team and we lost as a team, and hopefully we'll get them next time at Gleneagles.

"All the veterans and captain, they sat down and they made the order. We had a 10-6 lead going into Sunday and I think everything we did I felt was right.

"Captain Love did a great job, it was a lot of fun playing for him and I just hope that I'm in the team in two years at Gleneagles."

  • Share:


2012 Ryder Cup

Bernard Gallacher: Victorious Ryder Cup captain

Medinah moments

Sky Sports caught up with Bernard Gallacher on the golf course to relive his favourite Medinah moments.

Davis Love: Still haunted by Ryder Cup defeat

Love still haunted by Medinah

Davis Love is still being haunted by thought of Europe's amazing Ryder Cup victory at Medinah.

Europe - and most punters - celebrate Ryder Cup victory

Ryder Cup betting

How the Ryder Cup prices fluctuated from opening show through the dramatic final day singles.

Most Popular


Perfect partners

Perfect partners

Sir Ian Botham praises Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson's 'tremendous' last-wicket partnership.

Extraordinary Joe

Extraordinary Joe

Joe Root’s determined resistance on day three at Trent Bridge won praise from Nasser Hussain.

Redknapp tipping Argentina

Redknapp tipping Argentina

Can a team with Javier Mascherano as midfield maestro win the World Cup? Jamie Redknapp says they might...