“My teammates used to call me Urkel back in college. Yeah, I do have that little nerdy of side of me. That’s probably why I got into Stanford.”
--Tiger Woods on girlfriend Lindsey Vonn calling him “dorky-goofy.” Photo of Tiger at the 1992 L.A. Open.
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"One of the great things that happened was Payne Stewart winning that tournament. He played some great golf, but also having lost him four months later, it was very meaningful that he was to win there. Also, the next day at 11 o'clock in the morning, Amy's water broke and we would've been in a playoff and I would've been flying back anyways, so it just turned out the way it was supposed to.”
--Phil Mickelson on his memories of the 1999 U.S. Open, in which he finished second to Payne Stewart.
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“Sometimes you kind of win a little bit ugly."
--Adam Scott on winning the Australian Masters after shooing an even-par 71 to hold off a charging Matt Kuchar.
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“Golf is a game where you're never going to get finished. You're never going to get to kind of the end result. So there's always room for improvement.”
--Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup Henrik Stenson on his coach Pete Cowen saying that Stenson has only reached 70 percent of his potential.
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“When you're half-man/half‑mattress, it's absolutely fine. It's no problem. I sleep plenty.”
--Ian Poulter on how much it takes out of him to play four consecutive events around the world.
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“I've seen more lawyers offices and more lawyers this year than I care to see in my entire life."
--Rory McIlroy on his 2013 season in which he changed agents and sponsors.
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“They have three major championships in America, with the global nature of the game nowadays, is a little too heavy‑weighted. Royal Portrush, it's always been a dream of mine to play The Open Championship there. The US PGA would do nicely.”
Graeme McDowell on the PGA of America considering Portrush in Northern Ireland as a host site of the PGA Championship.
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"It was horrible, but what's done is done. Everybody knows how I feel about it, so I think they should be fine with it and if not, it's kind of their problem."
--Sergio Garcia on the outrage over his racially insensitive fried chicken about Tiger Woods before the U.S. Open.
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"I absolutely do see the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Asian Tour, the Australian Tour somehow turning into some sort of global world tour. And I think it will be in my time.”
--Matt Kuchar on why a world golf tour is inevitable.
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"It's only by the grace of god I'm alive, and I'm an atheist."
--Scottish golfer Dougie Thompson after surviving a crocodile attack at a golf course in Cancun, Mexico.
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