Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would welcome the chance to play together again in the Ryder Cup after a 14 year gap. Well, according to Phil they would.
Tiger Woods, flushed with his long-awaited comeback victory and having a little dig at those who doubted him, has a new target – improving his frankly abysmal Ryder Cup record.
Tyrrell Hatton doesn’t yet know how nervous he’ll be in front the mammoth first tee stands at Le Golf National, but he has no doubts where he was most nervous in his golfing career to this date – on the rather different arena of the 17th tee at Ladybank Golf Club in Fife.
Thomas Bjorn has, like most home Ryder Cup captains, had the opportunity to be properly hands-on about how Le Golf National looks and plays this week, but he’s playing that down.
Ian Poulter admitted he had “a little voice in his head” suggesting he might not get back to the Ryder Cup as a player – and he spent the next 18 months proving it wrong.
None of Thomas Bjorn’s team fears meeting Tiger Woods this week in the Ryder Cup but the Europeans acknowledge the boost his Tour Championship victory will have given the US team.
Tiger Woods arrived in the US team room at their transit hotel to a hero’s welcome from his Ryder Cup colleagues after his long-awaited comeback victory, but captain Jim Furyk said he’d “flipped the page” already.
It’s been fun. Great fun. Actually, among the best fun you can have in sport. But it might well be over.
Paul Lawrie says that Sergio Garcia’s influence within the European Ryder Cup team room is "phenomenal" and the Spaniard’s presence could give Thomas Bjorn’s team the necessary edge at Le Golf National in Paris this week.
Oliver Fisher's 59 will always be part of history as the first to be shot on the European Tour but while it's a milestone, in today's golfing world it's become more of a pebble than a boulder.