GARY PLAYER: I thought today, I was quite relieved when we had that little delay there for a while. The USA team had a great momentum going, not that they didn't continue to any degree, but I just think it gave us a breather. And prior to the delay, I would have settled for a one shot lead. So I thought we were a little bit on the fortunate side.
My first team, I picked I've done it every day, Retief and Adam, and I've got a feeling and I believe in strong teams going out first.
GARY PLAYER: I've never ever given advice in the Presidents Cup in my two occasions and I don't intend to give any advice. It's just a feeling that I have.
And so Ian got through to me and said, may I, you know, take over and give the advice, at which I said, absolutely. We got through to Stewart, who is head of the rules on the walkie talkie, and he said you can do that. So everything was fine. And then Jack and I met afterwards and we said, as long as one guy does it, it's fine and no big deal.
GARY PLAYER: You know, one thing you learn as you play professional golf, is one particular player from overseas that used to get very frustrated at this kind of thing and it hurt him winning major championships.
What I learned in golf is, which no golfer has ever experienced and will ever experience in their life, and that's wanting to be killed every day for two years and having telephone books thrown in your back, and ice in your eyes, charging you on the green and screaming when you have a one foot putt. So what I hear out there, for me, is irrelevant. It doesn't it's Mickey Mouse compared to what I went through. And Jack was with me when I went through that, and I went through that for two years, worldwide.
So when I hear some screaming, to me, I don't even worry about it at all. As long as they don't take the club out of my hand, I'm fine.
The thing today that's quite interesting, on No. 16, when America won the match there, or won the hole, Tim Clark was on the green, Vijay was in the trap, they both have 4 footers, Americans won the hole, I clapped when they won the hole, as I was walking up, one American guy said to me, "I noticed you clapping, did you mean that?"
I said, "Of course I meant it." I said, "Why wouldn't I clap?" I said, "Don't you applaud good shots?"
It doesn't matter who has the good shot. You applaud the good shot. Jack comes on the tee and he wishes my team to play well, I wish their team to play well and at the end of the match if they win, I say, well played.
It depends how you start your career, I suppose. The way I started, it was a very different way than anybody else.
GARY PLAYER: I see it going right down the line all the way. The matches are so evenly matched and the players are, you know, all so good. It's like tonight, I had to drop out two guys, and, you know, it's really tough to know which two to drop out, really. I mean, it's a very difficult thing.