Lots of intriguing remarks from Darren Clarke following the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. Two that stood out:
"When the matches were over, I went back into the locker room," reveals Clarke. "It was a strange time for me actually. All of a sudden I felt completely flat because I wasn't playing. All I had been doing was trying to help. So my job was done.
"Anyway, I went to the locker room. None of the players were there of course, only Jose Maria. He was sitting with his head in his hands. I put my arm round him. He was crying because we had won. And that set me off too. That's how much the whole thing means to him. And that's why he should be the next captain."
And this regarding Clarke's interest in a captaincy reminds us that another weak design looms.
"If at some stage in the future I was asked to be captain, then possibly I may be more suited to America," he continues. "My previous comments about Gleneagles wouldn't go down too well if I were to be captain there. I think those would inevitably be dragged back up again.
"I stand by what I said though. I can't believe - and I love Gleneagles, one of the most beautiful places in the world - why they can't find some back tees on the Kings course and play the Ryder Cup there. If you're playing match play, you don't need a course 7,500-yards long. You just don't. Par is only a number on a card and you don't have cards in match play. All you need is a course set up to provide excitement and birdies.
"I'm a huge fan of the Kings and the Queens. And I think Gleneagles as a whole is great. I just don't get the other course."