"That was the kind of day it was for us and we went out of control momentarily. Our emotions got the best of us. Those are the things we have apologized for, and we needed to. It was pure emotion coming out.
"You put those things into context with what happened to our country on Sept. 11, which threw the matches back another year. I think we all realize how important golf and sports and other walks of life have become.
"I think the matches are going to be a little more somber, more respectful, and I think that's a good thing. I think as we go about our everyday lives, it's going to be in the back of every player's mind this week of why the matches were postponed.
"It will be a hard-fought match, but I think it will return to where it was before. Really, the bottom line is that Europe and Great Britain are our oldest friends."