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Captain Davis Love III Talks Ryder Cup

2016 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III on Team Europe's momentum, Team USA pairings strategies, team bonding and more.

Released on 9/27/2016

Transcript

00:01
I think the Europeans have won so much recently
00:03
is they're just on a roll with the putter.
00:04
They just seem to be confident.
00:05
They hole more putts than they need to.
00:07
They putt better under pressure.
00:08
They seem to relax and play a little bit better
00:10
than the US team.
00:11
We try to hard and get in our own way
00:13
and momentum is a great thing and they've got it.
00:16
The big factor in making pairings is making sure
00:18
the two guys get along, they trust each other.
00:20
The right partner for me in the Ryder Cup
00:21
was just always Fred Couples.
00:23
He made me relaxed, he made me comfortable,
00:25
made me play better, and it's making a pairing
00:27
that fits the golf course, fits the alternate shot
00:30
or best ball and they're both gonna give it their all.
00:33
Just being a part of a team and hanging together
00:36
at the hotel or in the bus,
00:37
is the best part about the Ryder Cup.
00:40
I always look back to the USA hockey team.
00:42
What an incredible story, what an incredible journey,
00:44
and I'm hoping that our guys at Hazeltine
00:46
have that experience that I've had a few times,
00:48
of spraying the champagne and being proud to have won,
00:51
not only for your team, but won for your country.
00:53
(drumming)
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