“I was just about to get in my car and we got this emergency call, ‘Mr. Harrington has forgotten his golf shoes.' So we went up and broke into room, and I got to try on some of his clothes and then I grabbed his shoes."
--Bill Murray on bringing Padraig Harrington's shoes to Carnoustie for the Dunhill Links Championship. Murray competed in the tournament as a amateur.
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"Honestly, I don't remember. The timeline sort of gets a bit fuzzy about midnight.”
--Rory McIlroy on how he ended up being photographer, shirtless, in a kilt with Stephen Gallacher during the Ryder Cup victory party at Gleneagles.
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“Standing on the first tee playing against Phil Mickelson on Sunday was something that will live with me forever.”
--Stephen Gallacher on playing in the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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“I’m still drunk.”
--European Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson the morning after the Europeans won the Ryder Cup.
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“If you play perfect blackjack, the house has only a 1 percent advantage. But in Vegas they build great big casinos on that 1 percent. Right now Europe is the casino and America is the guy sliding up to the table with a fistful of 50s.”
--Paul Azinger on the difference between Team Europe and Team USA in the Ryder Cup.
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"As for Phil's comments, I completely understand his reaction in the moment. Earlier this week I had an open and candid conversation with him and it ended with a better understanding of each other's perspectives. Phil's heart and intentions for our Team's success have always been in the right place."
--Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson on Phil Mickelson’s complaint that American players weren't consulted on decisions at the Ryder Cup.
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"He's a tremendous talent, but it's hard to say right now because it's only two weeks since I've hung up the clubs.”
--Caddie Steve Williams on whether he’d consider a reunion with former boss Tiger Woods.
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“I envision a place where people can meet friends, watch sports on TV and enjoy a great meal.”
--Tiger Woods on his new restaurant, The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club, scheduled to open in early 2015.
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"I controlled the draws on the European Tour during the summer, and every time Graeme came to play in Europe, he played with Victor. They didn't know what I was planning, but I had planned that they would be partners."
--European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley on how he prepared Graeme McDowell and Victory Dubuisson to play together. The pair went 2-0-0 in alternate shot at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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“I haven't seen anybody hit the 5-iron through the wedge better than I did for a few years. Irons haven't really changed much since 1945, for a really good player.”
Johnny Miller on the best iron player ever. (Photo of Miller at 1973 U.S. Open.)
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