Best Quotes of Week: Waste Management Phoenix Open
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"I was on so many parts of the golf course today that I got to meet so many people."
--Tiger Woods after a poor driving day in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
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“If I had bought a ticket and I was coming to this tournament, I'd be in 16 drinking beers, too.”
--Lee Westwood on playing the Waste Management Phoenix Open for the first time.
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“When he plays well or does something like he did a Muirfield last year, that gives a lot of people hope, myself included, who suffered from [arthritis] that you can still lead a pretty normal life.”
--Frank Nobilo on how Phil Mickelson inspires arthritis sufferers.
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"Call me stupid.”
--Seattle Seahawks fan Fred Couples on making the cut in Dubai and not being able to use his Super Bowl tickets.
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“Nick Faldo does next to no research. I mean, he just shows up and talks about how it used to be.”
Hank Haney on Nick Faldo’s broadcasting preparation.
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"The best back nine I've had in my career by far."
--Stephen Gallacher after shooing a back-nine 28 en route to 63 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
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“You need to be in shape, you need to avoid injury, but my opinion is he really overdoes that.”
--Hank Haney on his former student Tiger Woods getting too big.
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“I think it's the last time I'm going to do that, because mentally I was thinking about throwing it a couple holes prior.”
--Phil Mickelson on throwing footballs to the fans on the 16th tee on Saturday. He made double bogey on the hole.
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“It was a long day yesterday. I don't know if you know, but the PGA Tour plays slow.”
--Bubba Watson on pace of play at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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“Yeah, would have paid for a wedding.”
--Recently engaged Rory McIlroy after just missing a hole-in-one on the short par-4 17th hole at the Dubai Desert Classic. A hole-in-one would have netted McIlroy $2.5 million.
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