“He can't be dominant if he's not on the golf course.”
Rory McIlroy on whether he meant to use the past tense when talking about Tiger Woods’ dominance on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon."
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“I liken Tiger Woods to being a football team and if he were a footbal team and Sean were the coach, he would have been fired a long time ago.”
--Brandel Chamblee on the Tiger Woods-Sean Foley split.
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"Ian is a tough character. When I poked at him a little bit he kind of responded."
Michael Jordan on trying to get in Ian Poulter’s during afternoon four-ball at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Poulter and Rory McIlroy defeated Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson 1-up.
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“Every second. When I'm sleeping, I'm dreaming about it. When I wake up, I'm thinking about it. When I'm on the course, I'm thinking about it.”
--Keegan Bradley on how often he thinks about what he needs to do to get a wildcard pick for the 2014 Ryder Cup team.
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“If you ask the guy who wins the FedExCup at the end of the year, if it happens to not be Rory, would he rather have that year or Rory's, I'm sure he would say he'd rather have Rory's.”
--Geoff Ogilvy on how the FedEx Cup is not as important as the majors.
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"I think the American players normally are a bit better on putting and the wedge game. The Europeans would be possibly a little bit better on striking the ball."
--Henrik Stenson on the difference between American players and European players.
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“For someone like me, I have to definitely make sure I don't get caught up in watching him. He'll out-drive me by 30, 40 yards sometimes and hit these ridiculously high iron shots.”
--Chris Kirk on playing with Rory McIlroy.
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“Sneaky. When you saw that at the PGA in the long drive contest, Keegan was not very happy.”
--Rickie Fowler on being sneaky-long and beating long-hitting Keegan Bradley in the PGA Championship Long Drive Competition, 328 yards to 326 yards. Louis Oosthuizen won the event with a 340-yard drive.
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“When you have chances of winning and you don't do it, you almost become slightly psycho.”
--Johnny Miller on Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler’s maddening seasons of near-misses.
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