Justin Leonard met the press this morning in the Valhalla interview room, and the first question out of the box, not surprisingly, was about his putt that sealed the 1999 Ryder Cup victory for the Americans.
“I’ve been asked about it a lot, able to relive it quite a bit,” Leonard said. “And it’s been a lot of fun, especially in Boston at the Deutsche Bank a few weeks ago, being pretty close to Brookline (site of the ’99 Ryder Cup). I heard it at least once a hole, so that was a very fun week.
“I got home last week for the week off, and I woke up Monday morning and I was working out, flipped on the TV and there was the hour special about Brookline. It’s been hard to escape, but I’ve enjoyed it.”
As for his early week thoughts on this year’s American team:
“I just know that we’ve got a great mix of guys who have played in some Ryder Cups and some guys who haven’t. I think those younger guys are very determined to get our team headed in the right direction this week.”