He was asked, with six rookies on the team, if the mood is loose because of the youth or tight because of the team’s inexperience.
“I don’t see anybody being tight,” he said. “I’m sure as the tournament nears, there’s definitely a little bit more added pressure. But we’re out here to have a good time. This is an accomplishment to get here, and we have nothing to lose. Like Paul (Azinger, team captain) said, we’re the underdogs this week. We’re going to go out there and free-wheel it and make a lot of birdies and have some fun an definitely have some fun with the fans.”
That already was the case this morning. J.B. Holmes was chatting with fans and his caddie was passing out Ryder Cup ball-markers.
Kim said he has enlisted the aid of several Ryder Cup veterans in getting ready for the week.
“I talked to Jim Furyk; he and I had breakfast together at the BMW Championship. I talked to Phil (Mickelson) quite a bit. We’ve been playing some golf together, and Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco. I’m sure I’m leaving some people out, but they’ve all told me the same thing. It’s an emotional week, just try to relax and have fun, and I’m pretty good at doing both those things.”