"That’s sort of overkill," Nicklaus was reported as saying. "We’ve had 70 years of the Ryder Cup and it’s gotten along just fine. The pendulum will swing back without making a monumental thing about it."
Ultimately, Nicklaus said no amount of planning could have prevented this year’s Ryder Cup outcome:
"[The Europeans] just played better," Nicklaus said. "It doesn’t make any difference how much planning you do, if the other team plays better, they’re going to win."