Harris English reveals the MVP (and LVP) of the 2021 Ryder Cup afterparty

Collin Morikawa won his second major, a WGC event, was at the top of the U.S. Ryder Cup team standings and even went undefeated with a 3-0-1 record at Whistling Straits in 2021.

But according to one of his teammates, that success did not carry over to the afterparty for the victorious American team.

“Morikawa was not the…” U.S. Ryder Cup team member Harris English said before GOLF Subpar co-host Drew Stoltz finished his sentence for him.

“He was the LVP,” Stoltz said on the podcast.

“Yea, he was the LVP,” English said.

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English didn’t go into further details on why the then-Ryder Cup rookie was less than stellar at the afterparty. The U.S. team had plenty of reason to celebrate, dominating the European team 19-9 last September.

He did have a clear winner for MVP of the afterparty, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise as this golfer also went 5-0-0 at Whistling Straits and was likely MVP of the actual event too.

“Dustin [Johnson] is incredible,” English said. “A., how good at golf he is, but he can go out [at night] and then he’s only the first one in the gym [the next morning], crushing it and he can do it every day.”

Subpar co-host Colt Knost also had his own stories of Johnson’s late night frivolities from their days playing and staying together at amateur tournaments.

“We would go out and I mean he would tie one on,” Knost said. “Next morning 7 a.m. alarm goes off. He’s up head in the faucet, just chugging water. He goes, ‘Alright, let’s go.’ Goes out and shoots 65. I’m like, What is happening? Like, how do you do this?”

English said the 38-year-old Johnson doesn’t age before handing out some honorable mentions for the rest of the afterparty attendees.

“Xander [Schauffele] was impressive,” English said. “I haven’t really hung out with Xander off the course that much, but he had that cigar going. Jordan [Spieth] obviously and Justin [Thomas] go very hard, which is always fun.”

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