CAPTAIN BERNHARD LANGER: No, I didn't put Monty in the 6th place because I thought he would make the winning point. I had no clue who would make the winning point, I was hoping, you know, we would make it even sooner. As I said, I was hoping we would get two points out of the first three matches and then it could have come down to Lee or even David I guess could have secured it, anybody could have secured it. You never know what happens out there.
You know, it just so deservingly happened. That's the most important thing. We set out to, as I said this morning, we set out to get at least 14 1/2 points, but our real goal was to beat them today. I told them to start off at scratch today, we are 0-0, we want to win at least 6 1/2 points today, and they won 7 1/2. Now, how good is that.
Q. Bernhard, much was made before this week about the team not having any major winners on it at all, and it clearly made no difference whatsoever, I wonder whether you believe whether or not any of these guys can kick on and make sure there's a couple of European major winners on the team at the K Club?
CAPTAIN BERNHARD LANGER: I already said that yesterday, the same question was asked in here. And I believe very strongly that we have major winners in this group of golfers. I'm convinced that several of these guys in here will win majors, it's just a matter of time, this is a very, very young group of golfers, and they can all win majors. It's just a matter of, just do they play well that given week.
You know, we play whatever it is, 50 weeks in a year, and there's only four majors, so you've got to be on top of your game that particular week, because if you're not, somebody else will. But I'm convinced some of these guys will win majors.
Q. Darren and Bernhard, were you aware of the situation Davis had with the drain on the 18th and I know American TV was saying he possibly could have taken a drop there if he set up for a high cut?
DARREN CLARKE: No, I was not aware at all about Davis's -- no, I wasn't aware about Davis's drop. If he had set up for a high cut and claimed a drop, that's not Davis Love. He doesn't -- that's not him.
Davis and I are very, very good friends. I've been smoking his cigars all the way around the golf course, the ones that he's brought for me. You know, he didn't take the drop. He played in the manner in which the game and the Ryder Cup is supposed to be played, and that says an awful lot about Davis Love.
You know, on 18, he had about a 6-footer and I had a 4-footer. I wanted to say, "Good/good", Hal was there, I didn't know -- we didn't see the score, how the teams were doing. If I had seen the score board, I would definitely have picked his up and said, "That's good/good", because the way our game had went, it deserved to be a halve and no other result.
He's disappointed in his putt on the 18th green and so am I, but a halve was a very fair result for the both of us.
Q. Obviously as the score showed, but is this the best European Ryder Cup Team ever?
CAPTAIN BERNHARD LANGER: That's a very difficult question to answer, but I certainly think we have far more depth than we ever had on any of the teams that I played on, or even have seen. It might as well be the best. I'm not sure. That's a tough one. But we have never had this kind of depth. I said that yesterday, we could have come here with 18 or 20 guys and given the Americans a good show. Because 20 years ago, we didn't have this depth, we had five good players and then we really struggled towards the end of the 12-man team and that's why we struggled a bit, or struggled a lot, years ago. Because it was always a very, very tight match, we lost many of them, too.
Q. Question for Ian, there's been a lot made about how you won it as a team, how would you have felt personally if you had been through it without sticking a point on the board and how much better do you feel for having done that?
IAN POULTER: I think as all of the guys said, you know, we've played for each other this week, and I wanted to put a point on the board especially for my teammates today. Obviously yesterday was a little bit disappointing. We didn't hole any putts out there, Darren and myself. I really focused hard today. I was told not to look at leaderboards and I did. You know, I saw a sea of red and I guess that made me try even harder.
I didn't want to let any of my teammates down and that is the team spirit that we played with all week. You know, I really wanted to do that for everybody and I'm so glad that I managed to win my game and that everybody played so well.
Q. Sergio and Ian Poulter, what do the World Rankings mean after what happened this week, and if they mean anything do the Europeans deserve to be at the top instead of the Americans?
SERGIO GARCIA: Well, I think that the World Rankings, they have to be there just to show who is the best, the best player at that moment. It could be that in a way that probably helps the guy who is playing better at that moment and not has built a huge lead and just holds onto it.
But I guess this week it didn't mean much. You know, I've always said, unfortunately, you can't play in Europe and become No. 1 unless you win 20 tournaments every year. You know, it's a shame that it has to be that way, but that's the way it is.
IAN POULTER: I think in this format, the World Ranking points go out the window. Any one of the 24 guys can beat their opposition on any given day. I mean, everybody is world class. Whether you be No. 1 or No. 80 in the world, if you play well and you're No. 80, you will beat No. 1, there's no question about that. I think you definitely saw that this week. You know, you can't equate this to World Ranking points this week.
I love you, too, Lee.
(Lee Westwood holding up sign that says 'I love you'.)
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: That's to me.
JULIUS MASON: We have a final thought from European Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer, ladies and gentlemen.
CAPTAIN BERNHARD LANGER: I would like for my team to stand up, please, and here is a toast to y'all, to the press. Thank you. (Applause).
(Team toasts members of the media. )
CAPTAIN BERNHARD LANGER: Thank you for your support.
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