Ryder Cup musings: Strange and Torrance

Former Ryder Cup captains Curtis Strange and Sam Torrance sit down with Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk for an in-depth Ryder Cup discussion

Curtis Strange and Sam Torrance

Former Ryder Cup captains Curtis Strange and Sam Torrance sit down with Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk for an in-depth Ryder Cup discussion

In the series of videos below - produced by Standard Life Investments - former Ryder Cup captains Curtis Strange and Sam Torrance sit down with Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk for an in-depth Ryder Cup discussion.

Torrance and Strange - who led their respective continents at The Belfry in 2002 - discuss a range of topics, from perfect preparation to the unique pressures of the Ryder Cup, as the 2014 contest at Gleneagles draws ever nearer.

Part 1:

In the two videos below, the pair talk about team preparation and the pressures of being a captain.

http://youtu.be/iR7gXmClLIY

http://youtu.be/Rr5fKLDS-Vc?list=UU0r7-d9Y20dj5Ek_sEWHJ9Q

Part 2:

In these two videos, the American and Scotsman reflect on the history and heritage of they Ryder Cup and look back on their enthralling encounter at The Belfry in 2002.

http://youtu.be/DtLycrA6DM8?list=PLVCGapNMOAhrl7M3nYTxgjgW8aV5gOWct

http://youtu.be/V3nANIWG4-I?list=PLVCGapNMOAhrl7M3nYTxgjgW8aV5gOWct

Part 3:

The Ryder Cup presents a truly inimitable atmosphere unlike anything else the players will experience throughout the course of the regular season.

Below, Torrance and Strange give their thoughts on the unparalleled pressures of golf's biggest event, with a particular focus on the first tee and 18th green.

http://youtu.be/iKi-lYHXbGg?list=PLVCGapNMOAhrl7M3nYTxgjgW8aV5gOWct

http://youtu.be/_02aZ5ehudo?list=PLVCGapNMOAhrl7M3nYTxgjgW8aV5gOWct

 

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x