“You’ve got to always keep pushing yourself to get better. Getting better comes from within. This is a game that’s fluid, it’s always changing, it’s always evolving, and every facet of the game can always improve.” Fellow golfers take cover – Tiger Woods intends to keep improving.

“I’ve got to start playing in the events he doesn’t play in, that’s for sure. He’s phenomenal. He’s dominating the game ? six PGA events in a row. It’s not the first time he’s done it, either. We’re all up against it.? Adam Scott, who finished tied for second at the WGC American Express Championship, puts into words what they all feel.

?I said, this is my 10th year and I need to start doing something. Not like practicing harder or playing harder. But I said, I?ve got to get going here. I?ve been out here 10 years and haven?t won.? Brett Quigley, arguably the form player of 2006 on the US PGA Tour after ten top tens, reveals his simple secret.

?I’d like them to roll over a little more for us. We’re going to definitely feel the heat next year in the Presidents Cup because we’d definitely like to get a win. We’re going to have a really strong team, and I’m sure the Americans are going to be bitter about not having the Ryder Cup, so they’re going to want to keep The Presidents Cup.? Australia?s Adam Scott worries about the USA?s habit of taking out their anger at the President?s Cup.

“Can I have 12 wildcards and just take this team over? Just give them a cat’s lick, some deodorant and clean shirts and just start over! We talk and speculate all week but once the players get to Friday they are as happy as sandboys, these guys love this week so much, they are so passionate about it.” The smug Nick Faldo reflects on taking on the easiest job in golf – leading Europe to victory in the 2008 Ryder Cup.

“Tiger and Jim, I would put them up against anybody and I would bet my house on them.” Chris DiMarco is in need of a trip to the estate agents.

“I had a very well-respected writer ask me point blank to my face whether it actually mattered to me. Now, without wanting to reach out and just strangle him or send a few F-bombs his way, I just bit my tongue, told him he offended me and walked away.? The quiet man of golf, Jim Furyk, finally explodes.

“I went into the USA team room and saw Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a pretty intense game of table tennis. It was a bit surreal – they were going at it like there was a £1 million prize at stake.” Lee Westwood (pictured) questions the Americans’ team tactics ahead of the Ryder Cup.

?You can only wake up at 4 o?clock so many times. It’s a little early. When I got out there at quarter to 6 he (Tiger) was already on the second hole ? he wasn’t waiting for me to get my shoes out of the locker.? The talkative Adam Scott has decided sleeping is better than practicing with Tiger Woods.