Open Championship 2013 Blog

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

Sir Nick Faldo, being asked about his return to the Open Championship at the age of 56:

“I played St Andrews three years ago …. didn’t enjoy that.”

Sir Nick on what he’s looking to achieve this week:

“I’m trying to bust my buns.”

Sir Nick, once again, on his chances in the tournament – we’re not sure he really knows what’s going to happen:

“I’m either going to win by six or be stuck in the hay somewhere.”

A question to Ernie Els about Phil Mickelson’s chances:

Q – “Can you relate to what Phil said ‘It’s time to learn how to play links golf?”

Ernie – “It’s taken him 22 years I guess.”

A rather odd question to Ernie about his allegiances:

Q – “On a parochial note, as a Wentworth member, you realise you’ll be flying the flag for Surrey this week…”

Ernie – “Erm, thanks. I’ll take note of that.”

A rather easy question for the “Big Easy”:

“Which of your achievements is the greater, winning four Major Championships or winning three…?”

Finally, a rather more difficult question for the South African:

“When it’s dry like this, what’s the secret to knowing how far the ball goes?”