PAUL McGINLEY: Well, he putted obviously lights out. There's no question about that. I putted very well, too, but you have to be to contend in a tournament. He knocked in his 2 and 3 footers which he said have been troubling him the last few years.
As I say, good luck to Mark. I can't take anything away from him. He won the tournament. He got his nose in front and didn't give an inch. That's what really good, tough players do. I felt I was always a bit behind today. He got off to a fast start. I was just that little bit behind. I did well not to force the issue. It's very easy to do and I've done it in the past, forcing the issue from that position and ending up finishing three and four behind, and I was able to hang in there when things were going good for him.
Anyway, it just didn't work out.
Q. The result of the rubgy match last night, did you begin to feel this could be Ireland's weekend?
PAUL McGINLEY: No question. I watched the match very passionately last night. I watched every minute of it. There's no question, these things happen. But it wasn't to be. It wasn't to be.
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