What he said: Quotes from day 3 at the Ryder CupSeptember, 2014
We round up all the best player quotes from Sunday at the 2014 Ryder Cup where Europe made it three wins in a row
“I can’t describe it. I had a perfect yardage and hit the wedge of my life to close the game out.
“It’s amazing. The lads have all got on great. It’s hard to describe just how good it is. There’s nothing like it in golf. It’s a total one-off. It’s just a huge, huge thing and it has been amazing to be part of it.”
“Proud it the first word. I want to say as a captain it has been a real honour to get theses 12 players. They have all been colossal, the caddies, the backroom staff, five vice captains – it’s been a huge team effort.”
“I can’t say enough about our captain. He has been absolutely immense this week. He has left no stone unturned and has been fantastic. I’m just so glad it worked out for him.
For me it puts the icing on the cake of what has been a fantastic summer and obviously I’m looking forward to more great weeks with these guys.”
“This is what we play for, this is what we practice for. You want it so bad that you get in your own way sometimes. If you are three down you just try and win the next hole, get the crowd on your side, extend the match, extend the match and thankfully that was enough at the end.
“I was proud of myself coming down that back-nine” – Graeme McDowell Justin Rose
“This is right up there. I felt good today and played a great match. Hunter was awesome – he was five under through seven and really threw it at me. He’s a great friend of mine. So an honourable halve I would say.”
“It’s one of the best Ryder Cups I’ve played. Every single hole you had goosebumps. The support was crazy. To win it by chipping in was a huge rush.”
“It was one of the most fun rounds of golf I have ever played. It was amazing to play for your country is something else. I have the crowd the hush sign in fun to get everyone going. It got everyone fired up and roaring.”
“I’m very disappointed. I feel like I let my team down. They put me out there first with a trust to get the job done. I put red on the board early but didn’t finish the match for my team.”