FRED FUNK: I'm going to use an analogy like we are the big boys and we're kind of like back in the gold medal with the hockey, when we beat the Russian team. They get really up for it. The media always plays on them as the underdog, but they are really good players. They are by far not underdogs. I think it's¬†-- I don't think either team is an underdog, it's so evenly matched from top to bottom, and the nature of the matches normally make it a close match anyway, but this year was very big upset as far as the margin, not only the upset¬†-- I don't consider it an upset that we lost. I consider it an upset that it was such a wide margin.
CAPTAIN HAL SUTTON: I had a real sense of '99, you know, all of a sudden they started making the putts and we started missing them and we're back to where we were.
CAPTAIN HAL SUTTON: I couldn't give him just one piece of advice. I'd have to talk to him for a while. (Laughing).
This is a tough job, there's no way around it. You're living in a fish bowl. I got a little small glimpse of what Tiger Woods must feel like. Every decision that he makes is under a microscope and I just caught a glimpse of it with people wondering whether I've done the right thing or not done the right thing. Most of the time it's just my wife and kids wondering if I'm doing the right thing. When it turns into the world beginning to second-guess everything you do¬†-- you know, we wanted to win and we didn't. That's the way golf is. We are accustomed to losing in golf. You can't win all the time.
CAPTAIN HAL SUTTON: Not running for office. Absolutely.
What a great event this is, what a great honor it is to be asked to be captain and to lead the Americans in an international competition. Absolutely. They just¬†outplayed us, you know, and that's not any discredit to the Americans. Sometimes you're on and sometimes you're not. We just weren't on with our putter this week and they were. They are great champions and great men. It's painful for them to have to suffer through this, and it pains me that they have to.
I was trying to tell them, when you're that close, you think you're trying with all your heart; and they were, they were trying so hard that they wouldn't let go.
CAPTAIN HAL SUTTON: You know what, my brain is not thinking fast enough to figure out intangibles, we have had years to figure it out, we can't figure it out. I can't get it this minute.
KENNY PERRY: This team, this team has been great together all week, whether it's Phil or Tiger or Riley or Haas, everybody contributed. We came out today thinking we might win. You know, we didn't give up, against all odds. We kept positive and trying. Nobody ever gave up. You get that far behind, it's hard.
It's just like you're ten shots back with two days to go in the U.S. Open. You could have done Brookline all over again, you know.
It's getting very hard for us to win either one of these type of events when the rest of the world other than the United States is getting bigger and better at golf. You know, why are they equal or favored? Just think, you know, you've got countries, you've got Russia and China and all of these other countries that are playing golf¬†-- seriously, wait 20 years. Who will be the No. 1 ranked player in the world? He's from Fiji. He's not on our team. He lives in the United States and plays on our Tour and he came up on the European Tour. You know, K.J. Choi, now here is a guy from¬†-- or Russia in 25 years, we don't even know.
In two years we'll be back and hopefully we've got the core of our team right here and we know how badly this stings and we'll come back and get them next time.
SERGIO GARCIA: Just real excited. It's good, I mean, I had the feeling of winning one a couple of years ago, but winning here in America, it's just unbelievable. And for Monty, a guy like him who has done so well in Ryder Cup, to have the winning putt I think is great.