“They have the song that they sing, the chants,” he said Wednesday of the European galleries. “Three thousand European fans at the Ryder Cup can make more noise than 3,000 American fans, there's no doubt about it.”
That doesn’t mean the man who will play in his ninth Ryder Cup next month at Gleneagles will be intimidated.
In fact, he explained that he enjoys a little banter with the opposing fans. The best thing he’s heard? It came on foreign soil four years ago.
“It was really foggy last time we were at Celtic Manor and we couldn't see the fairway, and they were holding up play on the first hole. And someone yelled out, ‘Just follow your nose, Jim!’ which I thought it was perfect. I about fell over laughing, and the crowd I think enjoyed the fact that I saw the humor.”