PARIS, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Reaction to Europe’s victory over the United States in the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sunday:
“This is the best team room I’ve ever been in. It was calm, determined, focused, fun.” - Winning captain Thomas Bjorn.
“He wasn’t a bad pick, was he? I think Sergio’s (Garcia) Ryder Cup story is a brilliant story. He is very much the centre of what we’re doing.” - Bjorn, who selected Sergio Garcia as a wild card pick after the Spaniard failed to make the team automatically.
“You could see on Monday when we got together it wasn’t ending up any other way.” - Francesco Molinari on how the European team gelled from the start of the week.
“I’ve been carried by the other guys the other two times I was on the winning side. It was about time to help them. I’m glad I showed up prepared and did the job.” - Molinari after going 5-0-0.
“Thomas was a better captain, and their team out-played us. And there’s nothing else more you can say. They deserved to win.” - Losing captain Jim Furyk.
“To have a Ryder Cup end that way, for me personally, it doesn’t feel very good because I didn’t help my team mates earn any points.” - Tiger Woods after going 0-4-0.
“I’m motivated to play well these next two years to get back at Whistling Straits and to show what I can do in these events, because this week was not my best.” - Phil Mickelson, after going 0-2-0, on his determination to make the 2020 U.S. team. (Compiled by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina Editing by Christian Radnedge)