Dustin Johnson explains why he’d make a good Ryder Cup captain

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Dustin Johnson had reason to celebrate in Wisconsin.

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Dustin Johnson is back in action this week, his first start since he was the U.S. Ryder Cup team’s MVP both on the course and then, later, in the press conference.

Speaking to reporters at this week’s CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Johnson talked briefly about the Ryder Cup and what he’s done since. He was also asked, being the veteran of an uber-young U.S. team, if he’d ever be interested in captaining the American squad someday.

“Yeah, I would love to do it one day,” he said. “Yeah, I think it would be fun. I think I would be a good captain. It’s something that I definitely would like to do at some point.”

Asked why he would be a good captain, Johnson’s answer wasn’t surprising.

“Well, I feel like I would let the guys just do their thing,” he said. “I think that’s most important. The players are very good, I don’t need to tell them how to play a golf course or tell them what to do, but just put them in the situation where they can succeed. I feel like I’ve got a good relationship with most of the players out here, and hopefully I’ll be out here long enough to where I’ll know the guys that are going to be on the team.”

Johnson, 37, has played in five Ryder Cups and compiled a 12-9-0 overall record, which was heavily boosted by a 5-0 performance at Whistling Straits. Is Captain DJ in our future? We’ll have to wait and see.

Josh Berhow

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Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.