“I don't play at my highest level every single week. I have kind of ups and downs, and I'm a very emotional player.”
Phil Mickelson on why he might play fewer events in 2014.
2 of 10LANDOV
"I think fundamentally turning away from accepting input is not a direction in which we would want to go.”
--Tim Finchem on why the Tour won't ban rules violations that arise from TV viewer call-ins.
3 of 10Kohjiro Kinno/SI
"For so many of our boys not to want to play for an event that not only carry's Seve's name, but you get handsomely paid to play in it, as well, I don't understand it."
--Paul Lawrie on top European players Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter all skipping the Seve Trophy exhibition.
4 of 10Cal Sport Media
"I'm just a big believer that these amateur‑type tournaments, especially when they get to compete with the pros in actual competition, I think they are very important for the health of professional golf.
David Duval at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on why he likes playing in celebrity pro-am tournaments like the Dunhill and the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
5 of 10Angus Murray
“St. Andrews is I think one of the most scorable golf course in the world if the weather is good.”
Martin Kaymer at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, played on the Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.
6 of 10Fred Vuich/SI
“He played really well at the Ryder Cup last year, but he didn’t get the points, so I think he’s got something to prove.”
Davis Love on Tiger Woods, who didn’t win a single match at last year’s Ryder Cup.
7 of 10AP
"To be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It is a good outlet.”
--Former President George W. Bush on why President Barack Obama shouldn't be criticized for playing golf. Photo of Bush and President George H.W. Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2002.
8 of 10AP
"I know for a fact that our players through my conversations with our captain last year, Davis Love, he said our players were absolutely depressed over the fact that they lost and it kept with them for a while."
--Tom Watson on how the U.S. team reacted to their historic loss in the 2012 Ryder Cup.
9 of 10Fred Vuich/SI
"The Cup loses any credibility whatsoever if [the Internationals] don't start winning soon."
Adam Scott on why the International team needs a win at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
10 of 10Getty Images
“We like it just the way it's at.”
--Tiger Woods on whether he's concerned about the status of the Presidents Cup in the United States keeps winning every year.
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