Dustin Johnson to miss Ryder Cup

USA's Dustin Johnson. Picture: Jane Barlow
USA's Dustin Johnson. Picture: Jane Barlow
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THE PGA Tour has been urged to be more transparent following the news that Dustin Johnson will miss the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles after announcing he is to take a break from golf and seek “professional help for personal challenges”.

The reason for Johnson’s decision has not been officially made public and speculation was rife in the United States last night over the reasons, but the Tour’s only comment has been to “wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA Tour in the future”.

Johnson’s coach Butch Harmon said yesterday: “One of the problems that the tour has . . . . is that if they do impose sanctions, they don’t tell anybody about it.

“I think that’s not good either so the speculation and the rumours will continue to go on. I think DJ has made his statement and that’s pretty much all we’re going to hear from him.

“As a friend of Dustin’s, whatever his problems are I hope he seeks the proper help and that he can get his head on straight