Corey Pavin: 'I thought I did the best I could'

October 09, 2010

POTOMAC, Md. -- While getting Corey Pavin's autograph Saturday at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, spectator John Wertman had a few words of encouragement for the 2010 United States Ryder Cup captain. "Thanks for everything you did last week," Wertman said. "You should be proud."

Nearly a week after Pavin's squad lost narrowly to Europe at Celtic Manor in Wales, the U.S. captain has turned his attention back to his own game, satisfied that he did everything he could in pursuit of an American victory.

"I thought I did the best that I could do," Pavin said after a third-round 75 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. "I have no second thoughts about anything I did. I'm very comfortable about that. It's done. The guys played hard. I know what I did and how I did what I did. It's nice to hear it from other people, but to me it's about me giving it my best effort, and I did. It's the Ryder Cup. It's important, but it's done."

Pavin blamed rust, not fatigue, for his 76-70-75 effort heading into the final round of the Champions Tour's last major championship of 2010.

"I'm not tired at all, I'm just not golf ready," Pavin said. "I haven't really touched a club in 45 days. That's the issue this week. I'm just rusty. For me, once the Ryder cup was over, it's over. It's time to move on, time to play golf and finish the year off on the Champions Tour."

-- Bill Fields