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Davis Thompson Eyes Ryder Cup & Presidents Cup After PGA Tour Breakthrough

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Davis Thompson has set his sights on the 2024 Presidents Cup and 2025 Ryder Cup after his breakthrough PGA Tour win.

The American got his first PGA Tour success when winning the 2024 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run by four shots.

Now 25-year-old Thompson is eyeing up team honours for the United States, starting with the 2024 Presidents Cup and then the 2025 Ryder Cup.

Speaking after his victory in the John Deere, Thompson’s short-term focus was on this week’s Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club but his long-term goals were also revealed.

What Davis Thompson Said After Winning The John Deere Classic

“Yeah, I mean, obviously those are the goals,” he said about the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup possibilities.

“But now that I’ve got my first win, I feel like the work is only beginning. The goal is to play this game for 20-plus years and have a great career.

“Yeah, as far as goals, honestly, just not really thinking about that right now. Just hopefully trying to get some sleep on (the Deere) charter flight to the Genesis Scottish Open.”

He added: “I mean, of course, like every young guy, my expectation was to win every week, and that’s just not feasible.

“It just kind of takes me a while to get adjusted, and then once I get comfortable, I kind of get in a groove and start to play well.

“I feel like the past couple months, I got more and more comfortable and was able to break through this week.”

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Davis Thompson Ryder Cup Prospects Backed

One of those to back Thompson for more success in the future was the United States’ 2023 Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson.

A close friendly of Todd Thompson, father of Davis, Johnson was interviewed after the John Deere Classic and only had positive messages.

“We saw it coming about two, three months ago,” Johnson said. “He did some changes in his golf bag and it started to click. He’s in that talent realm, and what we’re seeing, if you know him, it’s not surprising.”

Brendan Todd is another who is predicting big things – even likening Thompson’s rise to that of current world no.1 Scottie Scheffler who is now dominating the sport.

Todd said in an interview after the John Deere Classic: “I have been telling him for a couple of years he’s capable of reaching the top of the game, being a consistent Ryder Cupper for America and probably getting into the top 10 of the world.

“He’s that good. There’s not a lot of difference between his game and where Scottie Scheffler was three years ago.”