Ryder Cup - Day one quotes

Fergus and Neil have heard some amusing quotes to cheer them up on a difficult day for Europe.

US fans

Neil and I have enjoyed a great Thursday out and about in Valhalla. The atmosphere has been fantastic all day long and the fans have generally conducted themselves admirably. We’ve heard some pretty amusing stuff through the day though and thought we should share some of the best quotes:

“The European team has a guy called Oliver Wilson? Who the hell is he, a member of parliament? Nick Faldo’s butler?” – Rick Reilly on ESPN radio.

“Where’s your Tiger gone?”  - Sung by the European crowd around the first tee at 7.30am this morning.

“Where’s Luke McDonald this week?” US fan by the 17th green.

“He’s practically taken a brass-rubbing of this green.” - Andrew Cotter on Padraig Harrington after he took roughly three days to read his birdie putt at the 16th.

“There’s a reason why no Scandinavian has won a Major – They’re too nice. And Faldo has three of them on his team!” – Rick Reilly again.

“What do you mean you’ve run out of XXXL?” – A generously proportioned chap disappointed by the selection in the merchandising tent.

“God it’s hot today!” – Neil to a chap from Arkansas called Justin by the 11th tee.

“You call this hot?!”  - Justin.

“We got half a point, it’s actually a point as they lose half a point and we win half a point.” – Lee Westwood displays his own brand of logic after the foursomes.

“Get in the jug!” – An interesting variation on an old classic.

“Do you guys wrestle orang-utans too?” – John Inverdale to a group of Boo Weekley fans.

Fergus Bisset
Fergus Bisset

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and it was concentrated by his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin (also of Golf Monthly)... Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?