"After watching my four amateur golfers play yesterday I really thought I had no chance to play decently this week, because I had to try to erase those swings from my mind."
--Rory Sabbatini on his Wednesday pro-am partners after shooting 63 on Thursday at the John Deere Classic.
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"I really enjoy as I get older and appreciate what each major championship provides as far as an opportunity and a life experience, and I just cherish it."
Phil Mickelson on whether winning the U.S. Open is more important to him than the British Open.
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"Yeah, that's another Friday out of the way, thank God.
--Rory McIlroy on shooting 78 on Friday after setting the Royal Aberdeen course record with a 64 on Thursday. At the 2010 British Open, McIlroy tied the course record at St. Andrews with a 63 on Thursday and then shot 80 in bad weather on Friday.
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"Left some funny notes in there, and I know there was some stuff she was able to laugh at as she went around and in those certain spots during the tournament. How much it helped, I'm not sure. But I had her sign the yardage book and I'll have that forever."
--Rickie Fowler on lending his U.S. Open Pinehurst yardage book to Michelle Wie who won the U.S. Women’s Open there the following week.
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“It shouldn't be allowed. It's a basic part of any golf, alignment. You're not allowed to get a grip that's perfectly set for you and just wedge your hands into a molded grip, so why should you have someone allowed to stand behind you and tell you where to aim? I don't understand the USGA and the R&A haven't sussed that one out yet because it just seems basic. And it slows the game down.”
--Laura Davies on caddies helping their players align for putts, a common sight on the LPGA Tour.
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"Conquer, that's a big word right there. I don't feel like I'm a czar or anything like that."
--Zach Johnson after being asked if he feels pressure to “conquer” the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., on the Iowa border, because of his Iowa roots.
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"I would love to play the tournament. It's not that I dislike the tournament or the style of golf or the course or anything like that, it's just getting there. I'm not a big fan of the travel and getting over there, so that's kind of why I decided to stay."
--Steve Stricker on deciding to skip the British Open for the second-straight year.
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“I do want to have a family and I do want to have kids, and it's hard to try to be the No. 1 player in the world and to balance out that other personal side. But when that time comes, we'll have to figure it out.”
--Paula Creamer, 27, on whether she thinks she'll be playing pro golf at age 50.
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“If anyone thinks these senior majors are easy to win … come on out and try it.”
--Colin Montgomerie after winning the U.S. Senior Open.
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"So is this real life? This is the definition of unbelievable."
--Mo Martin after winning the Women’s British Open over Inbee Park and Suzann Pettersen.
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