“Even when was a friend of mine, he wasn't a very sociable guy. He just had a one-track mind. He just wanted to break Jack Nicklaus' record."
--Charles Barkley on Tiger Woods. Photo of Woods and Barkley in Las Vegas in 2006.
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“I knew that top players, they don't have camaraderie. They will end up killing each other in match play and that's not the way to play.”
--Belen Mozo on how underdog Spain upset favorites like South Korea and the United States at the International Crown.
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“I think I was going to be “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz.
--Paula Creamer on what music she would have selected for Sunday singles at the inaugural International Crown event. The U.S. team was eliminated on Saturday.
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"I’m not sure he needs a lot of my help -- he’s the No. 2 player in the world -- but I am happy to be able to help in any way I can.”
--Jeff Knox, the Augusta National member who played as a marker with Rory McIlroy at the 2014 Masters, on McIlroy’s request for help preparing for the 2015 Masters.
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“I don't care what he does between now and then. If Tiger wants to play, I would certainly choose him."
--Jack Nicklaus on whether he’d pick Tiger Woods for the U.S. Ryder Cup team if he was captain.
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“Sorry I don’t have the Claret Jug. It is not going everywhere with me. It is getting a bit of clean up after last night.”
Rory McIlroy to Northern Ireland’s First Minister and Deupty First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and Martin McGuinness, right, the day after a night of partying with friends and the Claret Jug at a Belfast nightclub.
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“If Langer and I were paired together in the foursomes, we’d feel we could bring a point home for Europe. We’d need to sit out the fourballs though -- we’d be knackered.”
--Colin Montgomerie on how he and Bernhard Langer would do at this year’s Ryder Cup. Langer won the Senior British Open by a record 13 shots.
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"The PGA has been setting up their golf courses tougher and tougher the last five years, getting sort of U.S. Open-esque. I’ll be hoping for a nice, tough, U.S Open-esque PGA Championship at Valhalla."
--Graeme McDowell on the upcoming PGA Championship. McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open and finished second in 2012.
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"If today’s balls and clubs had been available when Tiger was in college, the 18-year-old Woods would have been 30 yards longer than Bubba is now.”
--Johnny Miller on how fast Tiger Woods’ swing was when he was an amateur.
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“When you play it from tee to green, it looks like a course that was built in 1910, and when you get to the greens it looks like a course that was built in about 1995.”
--Jim Furyk on the Rees Jones’ changes at Royal Montreal, host of this year’s Canadian Open.
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