U.S. Captain Zach Johnson mentioned this growth at his post-round press convention on Friday.
“We’ve obtained some congestion and a few simply indicators of issues which are unlucky,” Johnson defined.
“It’s a type of the place generally the power might be a bit of low, however the means and need to exit and play continues to be there. That’s what we’re weighing. Each one in every of them nonetheless desires to play each match, which is encouraging.”
The Europeans embarrassed the People on Friday, as Crew Europe holds a commanding 6.5-to-1.5 lead after Day One.
Maybe Crew USA’s well being performed an element, however the People nonetheless have two days to go at Marco Simone Golf Membership.
“We’re simply combating issues internally,” Johnson mentioned. “It’s form of handed round a bit of bit, caddies, gamers. It’s what it’s. But it surely’s nothing greater than that. Guys are combating and taking part in regardless. I imply, it’s not something that’s form of weighed us down due to the depth we’ve got and due to the various choices we expect we’ve got.”
Curiously, Rickie Fowler will sit out Saturday’s morning session, marking his second straight absence.
“I’m not going to get particular on particular person guys,” Johnson mentioned when requested about Fowler’s well being. “I don’t suppose that’s truthful. I feel it’s irresponsible to say who’s taking part in for what cause and who isn’t for what cause.”
Like Fowler, Sam Burns will sit for a second straight session. However that could be resulting from Burns’ poor play on Friday morning. He and Scottie Scheffler misplaced to Jon Rahm and Tyrell Hatton, 4 & 3, in foursomes.
Additionally sitting for Saturday morning’s alternate shot shall be Collin Morikawa and Wyndham Clark.
Morikawa misplaced each matches he performed on Friday, whereas Clark choked down the stretch in opposition to Justin Rose and Robert MacIntyre.
Nonetheless, it looks like this bug will influence the U.S. for the remainder of the competitors, making a comeback that rather more troublesome.
“If I’m being sincere, sure, it has unfold by way of my staff,” Johnson admitted. He didn’t try to make it an excuse for the staff’s efficiency Friday. However while you speak about it, it’ll all the time be perceived that manner.
From the feedback on-line, that’s definitely the case.