Gabby (behind camera): Nick do you want me to hold that and you knowNick: To keep you warm.
yeah yeah I get that! Nick: I'm really cold nowGabby (behind camera): I'm cosyRory: If only you had a jacket Rory: Right par-3 16th Just as on the first.
This is a fairly iconic hold from the Ryder Cup.
We all know why This is where it all ended for Team USA and Team Europe I guess Mr.
Didn't quite get his yardage right Nick: Yes Rory: It's tough to talk about lovely splash sound.
I was right beside it Nick: Were you?Rory: Yeah, over by the BMW sign righ thereNick: Must've been an amazing sound That's enough about poor old Phil in Ryder Cup.
We're not 100% sure We've what the yard is right here either because they've taken the flags off the pins.
So we're guessing the yardage here But before we get into the shot Let's try and rob you of another club Nick: So this is my question for you or yeah, it is, isn't it? Nick: Who designed Whistling Straits?Rory: Pete Dye! Nick: Oh come on!Rory: I'm pre-empting it Rory: Thank You Gabby.
That text with the answers on was really helpful.
Rory: Okay picture at the Ryder Cup trophy who is the golfer on the top?Nick: Samuel Ryder Rory:Incorrect, it's Abe Mitchell.
Sam Ryder's coach.
Nick: Yeah, so Sam Ryder's Coach is what I was about to say, you interrupted me, happens all the time on Sky asell Nick: I didn't know thatRory: Neither did INick: It's interesting Rory: So I'm robbing you of another club Rory: So I've already gone 8-iron just a recap Nick's down an 8-iron.
I'm down a driver and a three wood We're on a par-3 around 170 ish Nick: Stop milking it, you know exactly what club you want to take!Rory: I'm gonna take the 7-iron Rory: So you're gonna have to funk something in there Nick: I'm not a huge fan of the retired golfer, chippy 6 surrounded by water, but I mean I could Muller a 9-iron down the left.
I'm not sure you're going to stay dry Nick: I'm gonna hammer a 9 iron down the leftRory: Bold!Nick: Do you think they'll be impressed with that? Rory: Kind of 9-iron over the bunker? Or further left than that?Nick: Yeah but I haven't come here to hit one over the bunker have I.
I've come here to hit the right shot.
You know what I mean.
Nick: I've lost the worst players than you Rory, I'm not fearful of it Rory: That's fine back left of the green Nick: I was trying to hit a little squeezy cut Nick: I did good with the distance though didn't I? That's the Fleetwood putt that.
well not quite but I mean, it's 20 feet further away Rory: I've got a 7 ironNick: You could actually pull a full Phil here Nick: You could lose this now on this hole, you lose this you lose the match.
Rory: Look where that tee is, and where the divot is, that's frightening!Nick: You nearly missed that Nick: That would have outdone Phil! Nick: Which partnership have won the most points? Rory: Presumably it's a European one Rory: I'm guessing Seve and Ollie (Olazabal) Nick: Do you know how many points? Rory: 22? Nick: No 12, but it's still good though.
Isn't that still pretty impressive yet? They were they were the boys Rory: Again, they were just kind of just prior to my Getting interested in golf and watching the Ryder Cup.
I've obviously seen all the repllays.
I'm not gonna do the dance Nick: The Ollie dance.
Everyone asks him to do that, to do the dance – he does occasionally, sometimes he needs a couple glasses of wine Rory: He was doing it on the 1st tee at 9am last September! Maybe he was still hungover from the night before Rory: What are we saying here? Nick: You got it right so you can do what you want.
Rory: I keep forgetting the rules to this challenge Nick: You're doing very good in the questions.
Rory: They hired me for a reason and it wasn't my golf ability that's for sure Nick: So how are you playing this then? Rory: High and floaty, bounce, right beside the hole Rory: I'll take thatNick: You played that very nicely Rory: Thank you SirNick: I think I was good, I'll even get the rake for you Rory: To save yourself losing another club, What was the final score at last year's Ryder Cup? Nick: 17 1/2 – 10 1/2Rory: Correct! That's that then! Nick: I picked a good one there! Nick: The only one that would be easier than that is Who is it between in the Ryder Cup! Rory: Right, Nick is putting down a massive slope Pin tucked on the right hand side the green water lurking just behind He was saying that quite a lot of the players in the tournament And again, we're playing this the day after the French Open, which has finished were de-greening putts Which is believable because the greens are running fairly quickly today And that's it's gonna catch the slope start turning towards the hole as a very good putt Oh slow down Rory: Very goodNick: Not bad Nick: I'll take that.
Rory: Yeah, I was thinking when it's halfway here I didn't think he was getting there Nick: There's a nice bit of speed to them and that's the bit that is nice of me now.
Because I don't get to play on tour anymore, playing on these sorts of greens, when they're tournament ready is awesome It's awesome.
I mean, it's cool right They're just that little bit quicker, to what we did at Quinta that time.
Rory: Well, as I was saying on the first tee, you can kind of come here and play obviously a Ryder Cup golf course But most throughout the time the year, it's going to be a very tame version, whereas you time your break Let's take the day after the French Open or whatever and it's a very different animal Nick: it is it's awesome You get to see it as they see it.
Rory: It's such an impressive Stadium course, isn't it? Nick: It's unforgiving as well You have to make peace with it When you come into play the course that you're not gonna play your handicap you and you might lose a lot of balls but we have to just embrace that don't get upset with yourself Because it's just it's really hard.
I mean watch yesterday.
They're all falling over each other and that's just that's what this place does That's the beauty of it.
That's what it did in the Ryder Cup as well It's mega but you have to have limited expectations.
Rory: Well, I'm going grab my clubs I'm just off the green here putting back down So I'll be with you in a minute basically.
Nick: I feel bad because you're only just off but.
Rory: where was the spin on that? Nick: Oh, I don' think you'll get this, ah, it depends if there's a time limit or not Name the four wild card picks for Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup Rory: Okay Stenson, Sergio, because I remember taking Twitter and kind of defending that because they were throwing toys out of the pram a bit weren't they Nick: Especially for Sergio Rory: Wasn't Olesen he would have got in automatically Nick: I was with all four of these guys when they were announced because I was in the States and they were all out their playing Nick: So it's a lot easier for me and also I can see the names written on this piece of card Rory: Right wasn't Molinari wasn't Fleetwood Wasn't Rory obviouslyNick: Oh my god, you're at that stage, you're having to say it wasn't Rory Rory: Hatton.
No he would have qualified automatically Rory: Cabrera? He didn't play.
I'm gonna run out of time here.
So I'm just spit some names out Nick: PostmanRory: Yeah, of course Poulter.
Nick: I'll give you that Rory: I drank too much beer last year in September obviously Cabrera Bello? Did he even play?Nick: NO! Nick: It was Casey!Rory: Wow, of course it was he took his European Tour membership back Nick: So I'm gonna take the 2 iron Nick: I'm gonna assume when we get to the last hole if it's not already finished by then, but the But I'm still taking the 2 iron because I like the idea.
Rory: Okay, so my longest club my bag is now 4-iron Nick: Yeah, although I quite like the idea if I beat you two up if I do win this hole Nick: I I'd like you to hit driver playing the last because you've got to experience it Rory: You just want me to hit in the water, that's why you want me to hit driverNick: Yeah I don't want to be on my own Rory: Down hill, right to left having seen your putt.
It's time for one of those hole outs! Nick: Remember it the last time, this is much easierRory: I watch it every night Nick: Not bad, right you can have that one.
Rory: Thank you sirNick: So this is for 2-1 Nick: It's quite close though 2-1, I mean that's what Rah m beat Woods in the Ryder Cup Rory: Yeah, they played a few more holes Nick: I feel like I need this one to go in Rory: That was one of the best things about Doing some of the prep for this video watching the highlights from last year Nick: Some amazing highlights, th e next hole, Rahm on 17 was incredible Rory: It was Tommy's Nick:Yeah own here on this green! Nick: You have to be flexible for that!Rory: I nearly split my trousers Nick: Oh No!! Nick: I am hitting 4 iron off the next tee then.
Nick: Yeah, you are! Rory: And the match is still alive as well, lovely Rory: Great 4 there NickNick: Yeah thanks Mate!.