European Team Captain Paul McGinley has been answering questions in front of the press again yesterday, discussing Ian Poulters Ryder Cup impact.
“He's great. The crowds have given him a great reception every time he walks on to a green which I think is a great testament to him and what he's done for them as fans of Europe over the last decade or so as a Ryder Cup player.”
McGinley also gave his opinion on the world number one Rory Mcilroy, testing a new driver out this week.
"Doesn't concern me at all. I trust Rory with his decisions. He spoke to me, the first thing he said to me when he got here is 'I'll be testing something new. This is where I'm at with it. Do you have any problem?' I said 'Rory, I don't have any problem. You make your own decisions. You have your own team around you. You are the best player in the world. You make your own decisions and I'm certainly not going to influence that.
Rickie Fowler was also in the hot seat yesterday, as you can probably imagine the first thing asked was about the unique haircut he is adorning for this week. He can’t quite believe it’s become such a big thing.
“I didn't really expect for it to take off as much as it has. I have seen pictures of people back home getting a similar haircut. I have seen a couple of pictures that a couple of people have posted on Instagram. I saw one guy who got an E.U. On the side of his head so it works both ways - for Europe or for the US.”
Finally, Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson visited the 12 European players yesterday. Rory Mcilroy, an avid Manchester united fan gave his thoughts on the visit.
“I was there and I was just sitting there and looking up at him and I didn't, I didn't take my eyes off him, I was just, sort of, I was in this trance just listening to everything that he was saying and I'm sort of thinking 'this is all the stuff that he's probably said to Manchester United teams over the years.' He told us a couple of stories....just of past experiences and some big games and big matches and some of the players that he managed and it was a great evening. It was, a really, really cool thing to be a part of."
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