Quick Fire Questions

Jose Maria Olazabal and David Love III - ready to do battle!

Quick-fire Questions with the Captains

Find out a little more about the men hoping to marshal their 12 golfing superstars to glory come September’s end

As this latest Ryder Cup qualification campaign draws to a close, we bring you our series of 20 quick-fire questions with Captains José María Olazábal and Davis Love III, as we find out a little more about the men at the Medinah helm.


Quick-fire Captains' Questions
Questions with The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains: Part One – December 19, 2011
José María Olazábal

1) Where do you like to spend your holidays? At home or in the hills hunting with my father
2) Hot chocolate or egg nog? Hot chocolate
3) Favourite family holiday? On September 8 - a Regional Holiday, Día de Asturias - the whole family gets together for the whole day to celebrate, just eating, drinking and talking. The only exercise that day is for the jaw!
4) Sleigh ride or skiing? Neither! I will let others try those things.

Davis Love III
1) Where do you like to spend the holidays? Ketchum, ID
2) Hot chocolate or egg nog? HChoc
3) Favourite family holiday tradition? My mom’s needlepoint Christmas stockings
4) Sleigh rides or skiing? Snowboarding!

Questions with The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains: Part Two – February 28, 2012
José María Olazábal

5) The mountains or the shoreline? The mountains
6) I always...enjoy a nice meal with friends
7) I never...hurt anyone on purpose
8) When I am not playing golf, I am...either laying on the couch watching sports or going to the cinema

Davis Love III
5) The Mountains or the Shoreline? Mountains
6) I always…am undecided
7) I never…quit
8) When I am not playing golf, I am…boring

Questions with The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains: Part Three – May 1, 2012
José María Olazábal

9) Chocolate cake or potato chips? Chocolate cake
10) I read…magazines on science
11) I watch…all sports, but also documentaries about nature
12) On my iPod I listen to…pop music, traditional Spanish groups and bands like U2 and Police and singers such as Joe Cocker

Davis Love III
9) Chocolate Cake or Potato Chips? Chips
10) I read…non fiction
11) I watch…racing
12) On my iPod, I listen to…alternative, Christian, country

Questions with The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains: Part Four – July 9, 2012
José María Olazábal

13) My favourite food is...I love food! I eat fish and meat. I enjoy sushi. Our travelling lifestyle forces you to learn to eat everything!
14) If I was on a deserted island, I'd want.........good company
15) One celebrity I'd like to have lunch with is...Nelson Mandela. His history. His life. It's just amazing. To forgive the way he has and to achieve all he has - he is someone to admire and respect.
16) Wine or beer? Wine

Davis Love III
13) My favorite food is…BBQ
14) If I were on a desert island, I’d want…a fly rod
15) One celebrity I’d like to have lunch with is…Kelly Slater
16) Wine or Beer? Unsweet Tea

Questions with The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains: Part Five – August 21, 2012
José María Olazábal

17) The people I most admire are... mostly in sport - Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Michael Jordan are right up there, and obviously, Seve.
18) I dream of... winning The 2012 Ryder Cup
19) When my team wins The Ryder Cup, we will... the players will make that decision. They are the stars. It is their call.
20) After The 2012 Ryder Cup I will... go back home and enjoy it with my family and friends.

Davis Love III
17) The person I admire most... Dad.
18) I dream of... Robin, big waves, and one putts.
19) When my team wins The Ryder Cup, we will... thank God for our blessings, and have a great party that our Euro friends will have to crash!!
20) After The Ryder Cup, I will... take a nap.