Here we round up some of the interesting and unusual things that have been said today by interviewers and interviewees in press conferences and on-course interviews here at Muirfield.

Miguel Angel Jimenez explains the objective of golf in layman’s terms:

“One-under par is good. More under par is more good. Three-under par is nice.”

The veteran Spaniard talks about his recent skiing injury, and the dangers of the winter sport, in the language of a matador:

“You cannot become distracted for anything because the bull can take you.”

Jimenez on memory loss (perhaps, one too many red wines last night:)

“I don’t know who I played with today.”



A questioner fails to get his facts right talking to Rafael Cabrera Bello:

Q – “I’m right in thinking you’re a former Amateur champion?

Rafa – “No.”

Cabrera-Bello is asked to compare himself to fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez:

“I look a little different to Miguel. Not saying I look better, I’m just saying different… I don’t smoke, I am younger, I like to do sports… I have a more athletic body… I’m from a different generation.”

So, not very similar then

For some reason the Spaniard is asked about his choice of hairstyle:

“I’ve tried to grow my hair a little bit, but it completely defies the laws of gravity.”

China’s Ashun Wu after an opening 76:

“I have to practice more.”