“I'm going to win a bunch of tournaments. I'm going to win at least one U.S. Open, maybe two. And I'm going to make the 2016 Olympic team. And really, I'd love to make the 2020 Olympic team. I'd be 50. How cool would that be?"
--Phil Mickelson, to ESPN’s Rick Reilly, on how his best golf is still to come.
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“I would have to see great play and that he's in good shape.”
--U.S. captain Tom Watson on what it would take for Tiger Woods to get a captain’s pick for this year’s Ryder Cup team.
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“I’m not exactly sure how I’m feeling right now, to be honest.”
--Rory McIlroy on his emotions after winning the European PGA Championship the same week that he broke up with fiancee Caroline Wozniacki.
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“It's something that you throw around when you're a kid and 12 years old that you'll be the best player in the world, and it's really quite incredible to have it happen.”
--Adam Scott on becoming world No. 1.
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“You're made to look a little silly sometimes, but shoot, that's the game, isn't it? We make ourselves look silly.”
--Hale Irwin on difficult pin placements Friday at the Senior PGA Championship.
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“If you would tell me that you're going to strangle me if I don't squeeze a Top‑10 in here, I might be able to do it. Are you going to strangle me?”
--Henrik Stenson explaining to a reporter that he hasn’t played well at BMW PGA host course Wentworth since the course redesign in 2010. He finished seventh.
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“I can tell you the things that are in the book, what you can read about, but I just feel the shot, and I just hit it.”
--Martin Kaymer on what he says to people who ask him how to hit a draw or how to hit a fader.
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“Call it the KP Slam or whatever you want to call it.”
--Kenny Perry on what it would mean to win his fourth consecutive senior major at the Senior PGA Championship. Perry, who finished T13, did not play the 2013 Senior British Open.
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“I never played in a golf tournament until I was 12. I think it's pretty amazing, and as a parent probably extremely scary.”
--Jim Furyk on Lucy Li qualifiying for the U.S. Women’s Open as an 11-year-old.
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“I better get to the gym. I'm in trouble tomorrow. A 64-year-old knocking it past me. Now I'm in trouble. Crumbs.”
--Colin Montgomerie on getting ready for his pairing with Tom Watson at the Senior PGA Championship.
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