‘I’m done with everything’ – Zach Johnson rips Phoenix Open in ’emotional’ tirade

Feb, 2024

After a Waste Management Phoenix Open that didn’t go according to plan, former Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson opened up about his feelings on the event.

Theo Mackie of AZ Central spoke to ZJ about what went on at TPC Scottsdale over the weekend.

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“This tournament has been inappropriate and crossed the line since I’ve been on Tour and this is my 21st year.”

“Bottom line is I don’t have to play it if I don’t want to, but I keep coming back”.

When Mackie followed up and asked about how players feel about the event, Johnson said it’s “taken on a life of its own”.

“At some point — I don’t know what the line is, but you have people falling out of the rafters, you have fights in the stands. It’s to the point where now, how do you reel it in? Because it’s taken on a life of its own,” Johnson said.

“I think the Thunderbirds probably need to do something about it. I’m assuming they’re ashamed. Because at some point, somebody’s either gonna really, really get hurt or worse. You’ve got a woman falling down 20 feet.

“I don’t have any idea of if I’m gonna come back or not. You’re hitting me at a very emotional point right now so if I were to say if I’m gonna come back, I’d probably say no. But at the same time, I have no idea.”

Mackie then asked why he was so emotional, to which Zach replied, “Because I just played 54 holes in two days and I’m beat. And extremely — I’m done. I’m done with it. I’m done with everything.”

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