Post Singles Quotes From: CAPTAIN IAN WOOSNAM and DARREN CLARKE
24 September 2006
Q. Your team have just created history by winning three consecutive Ryder Cups. How does that feel?
CAPTAIN IAN WOOSNAM: Very emotional. I just can't say enough about my team. They played absolutely fantastic, on edge for a little bit there, but I know as that blue started getting more and more on the board I've just got to say thanks to the fantastic crowds today. They've been unbelievable on the first tee. And they've really got behind us and I think that's made a lot of big difference.
History, I can put it out to fold and they can go for the fourth on their own.
Q. Has there ever been a better atmosphere in a Ryder Cup?
CAPTAIN IAN WOOSNAM: It's never been like this before. They've made history with this crowd here.
Q. Has it exceeded your expectations?
CAPTAIN IAN WOOSNAM: I knew it was going to be loud. I've got to say, as well, I've got a fantastic back room staff, as well.
Q. Darren, it's nice to see a smile. I bet you're glad you came?
DARREN CLARKE: Yeah, you could say that. I mean, this is just, for us, for Europeans, this is just as good as it gets. And for the Irish, just fantastic.
Q. What are the special memories you'll take away from this week?
DARREN CLARKE: I've got too many to list. To be here all week, my team have been unbelievable. The American guys have just been the support that they have shown me, and their wives, has just been incredible. And the crowd on Friday morning will be something I cherish forever.
Q. How much has being part of this particular team done for you?
DARREN CLARKE: It's done a lot for me. It's done a lot for people to show me how much they care and how much they care about me. It's done a lot to show that they cared about Heather, and that means everything.
Q. Apart from anything else, you've played some wonderful golf this week, haven't you?
DARREN CLARKE: I can play sometimes, not all the time, just now and again.
You know, it's been a difficult week, but from the minute I got here, from the minute I made myself available, I was determined to get myself ready, and I was. I got myself ready, and I played hopefully the way Woosie wanted me to.
Q. Can you believe the size of what it looks like the size is what this victory is going to be?
DARREN CLARKE: I don't know what it's going to be. I was trying to keep my emotions in check around the front nine. Woosie told us it's one game at a time, and it's nice to look at the board and see these numbers, but at the same time I was trying to concentrate on my game.
Q. Your captain took a little bit of a stick coming up to the matches. What kind of a captain has he been?
DARREN CLARKE: He's been a wonderful captain, wonderfully supportive to me and to all the team, and I think you look at the scoreboard and that says everything about Woosie as a captain.
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