Ryder Cup 2014 Daily Update: Wednesday September 24
The momentum is building as Premier Golf clients were greeted this morning in the lobbies of our partner hotels by our team members. You can literally feel the anticipation and excitement from our guests as the Ryder Cup opening ceremonies await them on Thursday. Like the U.S.A. team, our clients/fans are pumped up and ready to cheer on Captain Tom Watson’s guys.
The U.S.A. team is depending on some great “Bubba Golf” to help propel the squad to victory. Here’s what Bubba Watson, the two-time Masters champion, said at his media session at Gleneagles:
“I’ve won a few matches, lost a few matches, and still haven’t won a Ryder Cup, so obviously it hasn’t propelled our team to win one yet. It’s a fun way to play. I can hit the driver hard sometimes and maybe attack a hole, or if you’re playing your own ball, you might play it a little safer. But if you have a partner down the middle, it does give you a little freedom to swing away.”
Here are some other notable quotes from the Ryder Cup 2014 media sessions at Gleneagles:
Jordan Spieth: “Feels incredible. I was saying this earlier, I really don’t feel like a rookie, partly because last year’s experience of playing in The Presidents Cup. That was at least international professional competition. And a lot of these guys are the same guys that were on that team.”
Hunter Mahan: “… You’re playing for your team and country. That’s what feels different this week, you feel like you’re not just playing for yourself, which in golf you’re always playing for yourself. This feels bigger than you. To have that would be an incredible kind of moment. Not too many guys can ever really experience that.”
Matt Kuchar: “I think guys are chomping at the bit probably already, where there’s something that the veterans kind of have to take the guys aside and just let them know, ease into it. However, even if you don’t ease into it, I don’t know that you get too tired because of the adrenaline that exists in The Ryder Cup. You go 36 and 36 and 36, and I think you could keep going until they finally say, you know, all right, the matches are all done, and then is when — that next week you get worn out. But I don’t know that guys use too much energy pre-week.”
Everyone is getting in the Ryder Cup mood in Scotland. Check out these young autograph seekers at Gleneagles.