“If you take the whole context, I’m in semi shock, you’re making it up as you go along. There’s a stutter to it,” he said. “It’s not like it was a premeditated idea. I actually say, ‘Thank you from the bottom ... well, heart of my bottom.’ It was totally off the cuff.
“For the ones who I struck a nerve, well then, guess why it struck a nerve?” he said. “I was fed up.”
The relationship he has with Muirfield is grounded only in respect and appreciation, sprinkled with the memories of two claret jugs.
“I could play that golf course every day,” Faldo said on the video.
The video starts with Faldo trying to name his favorite courses. He talks about Augusta National and Pine Valley, Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. The list goes on until the memory kicks in, and the footage shows him making a 4-foot par putt on the 18th at Muirfield to win for the first time.
“That moment there was great,” he said. “That would do. That would be the spot.”