Team Europe Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter will be here in a few minutes to take your questions!
How many bottles of champagne did the team go through that night??
Whatever it needed to be, you would have to double it because half of it was sprayed and the other half drunk. Whatever it was, it was a lot.
Magnificent. Good on you. As a reward, I think you should be commissioned to design Team Europe's kit for 2014. Would you accept such an honor?
I would love to do it. As a business, it would be an incredible honor. But Team Europe has their current team's outfits sponsored. So it wouldn't be possible.
Ian, which match on Sunday do you feel really turned the tide? I would go with Phil/Rosie or Lawrie/Snedeker since no one saw that blowout coming!
Every match, to be honest that we were able to secure 8.5 of the 12 points. Rosie's putt was huge. Sergio winning his match was huge. Lawrie, huge. Every game. I can't single one out.
Hey, Ian, you're practically a Floridian now. How about getting naturalized?
That won't happen, sorry.
What was the most importantthing that you did to prepare for the final day of the Ryder Cup at Medinah?
Set my alarm for the right time.
How do you think you would do if you showed up ten minutes before your tee time at the ryder cup in a police escort?
I can't say I would have won my match, that's for sure. I need my warm up. I'm 36 not 22.
Hi Ian- First of all great job and playing in the Ryder Cup!.. Do you relish playing on the road in a hostile environment for these matches? I can imagine it would bring out the best golf..
You wouldn't want to do it every other year, once every 4 years is enough. It's quite intense and difficult to play in front of.
You were the first person to congratulate Jose after Kaymer made his putt on 18. What did you say to him?
I said, well, this is for Seve and you.
What do you think about Jose stepping down as captain?
I think the door obviously has been passed on to someone else to take the role. It's very emtionally draining to go through the stress level. There are guys behind Jose that can do the job and are worthy captains.
Did you have any input in selecting your teams' outfits? Loved the raspberry shoes!
I had no input into the teams outfits. It's all the captain and the clothing sponsor.
Do you pick out certain hecklers/overzealous fans to stare at after hitting a big putt?
I watched every bit of your incredible run through clenched teeth, and hated every bit of it. Is there some measure of joy that you take from having that effect on the fans of your opponents??
It's always nice to win in a difficult situation when certain atmosphere is difficult to play in. It is pleasing.
how did you feel about the Midwest based American fans and how they treated you during the week ?
They were a typical Chicago fan base, difficult to play in front of. They were very loud, passionate, patriotic. They were trying to make it as difficult to possible to play against.
What determines a conceded putt? Would you more likely to make an opponent putt out a 2 footer that is downhill?
A good putt is a good putt. Whether it's conceded or not. If a putt is ever not conceded, then you should be prepared to hole it.
Will the format of Olympic golf be influenced by this dramatic Ryder Cup? Do you favor stroke play in the Olympics?
I don't know the format that the Olympics will take, but match play always creates a lot of drama.
Absolutey amazing performance. Congrats to you and your team! 1) Can you remember the last time on a regular tour event that you made 5 birdies in a row? 2) Can you share what is in your mind when you start to strike those putts? Is it you're going in the hole you little bugger, Is it C'mon Ian you can do this, Is your mind blank, or what?
I've been thinking for 30 seconds and I can't recolect one, so it might be a no.
I'm not sure that I've ever finished with 5 in a row.
Ian, the belly putter was all over the place at the Ryder Cup. Do you think "anchoring" (however it will be defined) will be banned? Should it be?
Have you struggled in trying to mimic the enthusiasm and focus you have during Ryder cups during the regular season play?
It's almost impossible. The intensity and pressure is never the same.
Your impressions of Chicago & Medinah CC as the host to the Ryder Cup?
I thought Medinah was a fantastic venue. They did a great job hosting a very memorable Ryder Cup.
When you need to hit a good shot what do you think about?
Actually, nothing. It just happens.
What makes match play so different from stroke play? Is it something that more people should play amongst friends rather than stroke?
Match play is the chance you've got to stare your opponent straight in the face.
The wide fairways and fast greens were supposed to help the Americans. Did it in any way, and did was Sunday's perfomance reflect your lads ultimately being able to adjust to the speed of the greens.
I felt it created a very level playing field. We were able to reach the par 5s and we were able to showcase the short game.
should molinari & tiger have conceded the 18th?
It's in the players agreement that matches have to play to a close.
What was the most memorable message you've received since winning the Ryder Cup?
Jose is the one to give me a message. I think it will stay a secret forever.
Do you think all the golf tournaments should be a loud, hostile environment like the Ryder Cup?
I think it creates the most amazing atmosphere to play golf in. If only it was possible every week.
Well done on an amazing performance! Which would be more satisfying for you in any given calendar year , winning The Open or the Ryder Cup?
Wow....The Open is obviously very personal, because you're the only factor. But The Ryder Cup is so memorable with so many people to share it with. It's difficult to choose one or the other. I'll have both.
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