"Hopefully there were a lot of kids in Italy watching today", he said.
Two hours earlier, Woods had one hand on the Claret Jug for what would have been the fourth time after surging to the lead with a flawless front nine on a day when the previously missing wind finally bared some teeth.
"My record around Carnoustie was bad", he said. A little more than a year ago, on the heels of a fourth surgical procedure to try and fix his ravaged back, Woods told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt that he might never play competitive golf again. Obviously, that was a great experience, to see someone getting the job done on Sunday. "I've watched this through the PGA Tour this year day in and day out, seeing him work as hard as anyone else".
Here's what the shot looked like from Colin's point of view. He won't be the same golfer, but he will still be good enough to win a major. But I've dealt with that before. "Now I can say I do a very good job". Just keep it in perspective, and the same thing with me. "I knew I'd have chances coming down the line". "It didn't feel any different to be next to the lead and knowing what I need to do".
"I care about the people around me, the work that we put in".
Woods stumbled with a double bogey on No. 11.
The 24-year-old from California kept playing with a smile on his face despite finding himself, as he described it, "in the strangest spots possible on the golf course" with playing partner Spieth.
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Their field is the road, the road is open - we can not lock them in a swimming pool or a stadium or in a tennis court. Protesting farmers had blocked the road with hay bales, leading police to spray them with CS gas.
It was Francesco Molinari who did the spoiling, shooting a 2-under 69 to win at Carnoustie, while McIroy ended up tied for second and Woods faltered and tied for sixth.
McIlroy's first birdie had come at the 296-yard 15th, where he drove into a greenside bunker and splashed out to six feet, but a bogey three holes from home dropped him back to seven under. Molinari was rock solid and bogey free, and the Italian joined Y.E. Yang as the only players to be paired with Woods in the final round of a major and win.
"So there's going to be a lot of European guys vying for his partnership in the foursomes at the Ryder Cup, that's for sure". "There was a Tiger chant, and then I had to back off my putt and let that calm down and go and hit".
"It was great, just to be a part of it and hear the roars", said the four-time major victor.
Furyk said a big part of his decision on captain's picks would be matching players with the course at Le Golf National, where the matches will be played.
"He is not going to play him five times, but I think he has only ever lost two singles matches". I have no regrets. I played with him the final day at Wentworth and he didn't miss a shot.