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Published: 09:12 | 22/9/16

Johnson: I don't want to partner Mickelson


Dustin Johnson is happy to partner anyone at next week's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, except Phil Mickelson.

Johnson and Mickelson were paired for the opening day foursomes and fourballs at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, but they failed to pick up a point as they lost both matches 3&2.

Although they regularly play together during practice rounds before tournaments, Johnson believes they do not make a good partnership and he has urged captain Davis Love III to keep them apart when he is finalising his pairings for the first two days in Minnesota.

"I think I can partner pretty well with pretty much anyone, except for Phil. Me and Phil don't partner well together," the US Open champion told reporters ahead of the season-ending Tour Championship.

"We play well against each other. I love Phil and we're great friends but we have a lot more fun when we're playing against each other than when we're partners."

Love has appointed Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods as his vice-captains for next week's competition but Lee Westwood has questioned whether or not Tiger Woods is the right person for the job.

Woods has lost 17 of his 33 Ryder Cup matches and Westwood is not convinced he will have a positive impact on the team.

“I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around,” Westwood said. “They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the team room. People have always seemed to try to do too much when they have partnered him. It might be different if he’s one of the vice-captains – you don’t know."

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