Justin Thomas wants Ryder Cup win more than a major

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• Justin Thomas makes bold claim ahead of the Ryder Cup
• Would take a US win over grabbing his maiden major
• Captain Davis Love III praises the 22-year-old's attitude

JUSTIN THOMAS | RYDER CUP

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the Americans seem more committed to winning back the Ryder Cup this year than any other.


And no wonder. With most of the decisions being left in the hands of those involved through the task force – set up in the wake of a third straight defeat at Gleneagles in 2014 – the pressure has never been higher.

But US Ryder Cup hopeful Justin Thomas, who clinched his first PGA Tour victory at the CIMB Classic, publicly claimed on the Golf Channel that he’d rather be on a winning US Ryder Cup team than win a major in 2016. “Hands down,” he added afterwards.

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Asked about Thomas’ comments, US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said: “Well, the new guys certainly have that attitude. They want to be on a winning a Ryder Cup team.

“We want 12 guys that say the same thing that Justin said this week. Guys have said to me over the last six months, ‘I want to be on a winning Ryder Cup team’. They don't say, ‘I want to make your Ryder Cup team’. I think that's the difference.

“What Justin said, you know, I bet with nine holes to go, a two-shot lead at the Masters, he might not want to trade for a Ryder Cup win. But the attitude is right. I'd love to see Justin, several guys, not to name names, have come up to me and said, I want to be on a winning Ryder Cup Team. It's very important to me.”

Justin Thomas :: Being serious?


He seemed serious, but do you think Justin Thomas would really trade his maiden major for a Ryder Cup win? How many other players do you think would have the same mindset? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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