Do you try to control the passion for the Ryder Cup from the Spanish, or do you just let it go? It seems Thomas Bjorn isn’t going to put any restrictions at all on Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm.
Justin Rose kept a cap on his emotions at his greatest Ryder Cup moment – but he still felt every one of them inside his cool exterior.
Beware the injured golfer, goes the time-honoured cliché. The US team at Le Golf National yesterday seemingly tried to elevate that to new levels.
Rory McIlroy will leave nothing on the course but won’t let it all hang out so early this time at the Ryder Cup, admitting yesterday that he let the excitement and hostile atmosphere of Hazeltine get to him.
The real question is: why wouldn’t a team from Europe, representing the European Tour, have their home pitch playing like a European golf course?
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.