'All of us were in there watching it, and we were all waiting for obviously – we were waiting for the whole names to come down – but we were waiting to see when Stricker and Tiger were going,' said International rookie Jason Day.
'We were all clapping. I think everyone is kind of pumped for it.'
Day then reversed field.
'I don't see it as a big deal. I think all you guys are making it out to be a big deal,' he said. 'But obviously I think that's probably one of the matches that everyone wanted to see, obviously with what's gone on in the past.'
Bubba Watson echoed the same sentiment.
'There's been a lot of talk from you guys. Our team could care less. We care about playing ping pong and eating some pizza last night after the gala,' he said. 'Nobody cares. It's golf. He's trying to kill whoever it is he's playing and try to get that point, same thing I'm trying to do.'
Jim Furyk, however, had this in mind: get it over with early.
'I think it's probably a pairing that y'all have been talking about for two weeks now, since we were in China, and it was probably a matter of time before it happened,' he said. 'So just want to get it out of the way right off the first.
'I don't see an issue with it. Do I think it's a good idea? I don't think it's a bad idea.'
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