“What's he doing there? His hands are too close to his body. His putting looks like somebody I know—me!"
--Arnold Palmer watching a video of JFK’s putting stroke. Kennedy had planned to ask Arnold Palmer to critique his swing when he returned from his fateful trip to Dallas.
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“It’s very difficult to go back in time and speculate.”
--USGA senior rules director Thomas Pagel on whether Tiger Woods would have been assessed a two-stroke penalty for causing his ball to move at the BMW Championship under the USGA’s new revised rules.
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“I re-read my copy of the U.S. Constitution, and I still cannot find the section empowering Washington to spend tax dollars on golf tips.”
--Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on the U.S. Science Foundation spending $350,000 on a study to help golfers improve their putts.
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“I am excited that this project is happening now and that fans will be able to see and learn from the stories of other great African-Americans in the game.”
--African-American golf pioneer Charlie Sifford on the new permanent exhibit at the World Golf Hall of Fame honoring the contributions of African-Americans to golf.
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“I will definitely be giving some money and trying to raise awareness to what has really happened over there.”
--Jason Day on donating some of his World Cup winner’s check to typhoon-relief efforts. Day lost eight relatives -- including his grandmother -- in the devastating Nov. 9 typhoon in the Philippines.
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"It's one of the greatest jobs if you like golf, but it's not something I feel I want to do my whole life."
--Steve Williams on caddying for Adam Scott.
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"Phil mentioned that one of the biggest mistakes was staying after college where the taxes are quite high. So I'm trying to stay in a low place. I don't have any money yet."
--Newly professional Lydia Ko on getting advice from her idol Phil Mickelson.
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“Yeah, on the field, I want to kick their [expletive]. But when it comes to helping kids, it doesn’t matter who you play for.”
--Red Sox slugger David Ortiz on inviting New York Yankee players to his David Ortiz Celebrity Classic golf tournament.
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“I think it’s inevitable.”
--LPGA commissioner Mike Whan on whether the LPGA would hold a major championship in Asia.
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“It’s the highest high and then the lowest low I’ve ever experienced on a golf course.”
--Stuart Manley after learning he would not win a Mercedes following a hole-in-one at the World Cup of Golf. (Only hole-in-ones on final day win the car). Manley followed his ace with a septuple bogey 11 at the World Cup of Golf.
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