Q. You described earlier on all the fun you had. And a lot of people have been surprised about that. Because it is so intense and pressurized and so much expectations. Why is it so much fun? Is it because you're representing Europe or because there's no money involved?
NICLAS FASTH: Everybody playing here are top-class golfers, among the best in the world. And you get the top players. They will actually thrive on the moments where it's the most intense I think. And I think that's the reason why the best golf you'll ever see anywhere is always at the Ryder Cup, and quite regularly. I never stop being surprised how good team are playing at the Ryder Cup. I play these Tours all year-round, and what they achieve here is absolutely amazing. I've always been looking forward in taking part in that once, at least. I'm here now for the first time and I enjoy it so much. It's really tough on you and that's what's so fun. We live for it. We don't actually live for just going out there, playing a decent round of golf and collecting the money, it's the competition, it's the process. It's the fierce competition at the highest level, that's fantastic.
Q. Do you think could the Ryder Cup take place in your home country in Sweden, should it take place there?
NICLAS FASTH: I don't know, not within the next 20 years, I guess, because it's all settled. So it's really a long time forward, so I don't know what's going to happen in 15, 20 years.
Q. Do you think you have deserved it, like Spain has deserved it?
NICLAS FASTH: Yes, maybe we deserve it. It still takes I'd say a lot of money, good course and maybe they will be there. It's really hard to say right now. But we don't have a lot of courses that could bid for the Ryder Cup, maybe one or two. And we don't have the money, I guess, now, like some other countries may have. So that's always going to play a big part of it. And that's just the way it is.
Q. Do you think the European team could become even more a continental team than in the past?
NICLAS FASTH: I don't know how that thing has developed. I've never even thought about it now, how many are from the continent. Half the team? I don't know. Look at the European Tour, half the Tour is from the continent, I guess. And I don't see any reason why that would change either way, really. If you have enough golfers each side of this English channel, they'll come out a few good ones from each.
Q. A lot of people in your country would probably expect Jesper Parnevik to play today. What's his mood like right now, given the fact that he played such a big role three years ago?
NICLAS FASTH: You'd have to ask him that. I know he played all right the other day when I played with him. But as regards to his mood, you'll have to ask him.
Q. How do you see him? What's your summing up of him this week?
NICLAS FASTH: About him?
NICLAS FASTH: I don't know, I'm not picking the team. The picture is much bigger than any one of us can get a handle on, you never really turn out to pick two or three pairings because you're not going to get the whole picture right. Sam has some goals to achieve today and tomorrow before going into the singles and that really gives him limited options.
Q. Did Jesper seem upbeat about the whole thing?
NICLAS FASTH: Oh, yeah. I perceived him as a really good team player. He hasn't emphasized his own role at all, but rather what's best for the team. That's the only thing I can say, but that's been very true these days. But I don't know what his mood is sitting in today.
GORDON SIMPSON: It was a good effort. Glad you enjoyed it.
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