Kisner’s demeanor suggests that he doesn’t believe he has a realistic chance of making the Ryder Cup team.
Asked about his exclusion from the US team that triumphed at Whistler Straits last year, Kisner, 38, said he was “shocked” and “disappointed” by the decision. As much public pressure as there was for Kisner, a terrific putter and match-play contender, he ended 18th in points and fared poorly in his two playoff starts.
Man: “I have no idea.” According to Kisner, “I suppose they don’t like me,” throughout the podcast. After four years of receiving similar phone calls from captains, “Man, you were a member of our team and didn’t perform well in playoffs,” I respond. “OK, friend.” I’m not certain. I don’t give a fig about it. I’m not interested in that crap because it’s too political for me. Despite the fact that Stricker is my favorite captain, he didn’t select me this year, which is understandable. “I wasn’t worth a s—- in the playoffs.”
In the Presidents Cup, Kisner went 2-0-1, and in the WGC-Dell Match Play, he won in 2019 and was second last year. However, much of his match-play experience is from a few years ago. Even though Kisner won the Wyndham Championship in August of last year, his ball striking was a problem for most of the year, and he missed the cut on both The Northern Trust and the BMW Championship.
A future team would “love” to have Kisner, but the prospect does not keep him up at night.
“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “I don’t really care,” Kisner said. Team golf is something I enjoy doing, and I love representing the United States. I’d love to be a part of any team.” However, I’d be content with my career even if it ended tomorrow. If you had told me 15 years ago that you were going to win four tournaments, play in a Presidents Cup, or play in 35 straight majors, I would have said, ‘You’re f—-ing mad,’ and I would have laughed.
“I believe that what I’ve accomplished so far is respectable.” In the end, “I’ve got a fantastic foundation, a great family, and I’m allowed to do whatever the f—-ing hell I want, so f—- them.”