TK: I did everything poorly. When you have a year as bad as mine, there's no one thing. I've been 100 percent physically for a while. [Kite suffered a back injury in March 1993 and missed nearly two months of action.] And I didn't work any less. I wasn't putting well because I didn't drive the ball as far or as accurately as normal. Also, I didn't hit irons as close to pins.
SI: How much did Harvey Penick's death affect your play?
TK: I hope his absence hasn't hurt my game because if it has, then I'm in for some long and treacherous years.
SI: What will you base your captain's selections on?
TK: Experience is the most important factor. I won't exclude others, like people playing well at the time, but I hope that I'll have an experienced team. That is a luxury Lanny didn't have.
SI: Do you like the points system for selecting the U.S. team?
TK: I'm very satisfied with it being based on top 10's. I don't like the way they do it in Europe, basing it on money. I don't think that because we lost the Ryder Cup we need a knee-jerk reaction to the selection process.
SI: What do you think of the likelihood that Seve Ballesteros will he the Europeans' captain?
TK: I would relish the opportunity to captain against him. And I anticipate that Seve will be their captain, maybe even a playing captain. If he's not captain, and if he and Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal do not make the team on their own, I'm sure they'll be two captain's picks.
SI: Any thoughts on outfitting the team? Perhaps the guys could wear Tom Kite signature glasses at the opening ceremony?