They Said It! Top 10 Quotes of the Week (Tampa Bay Championship)
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“Petitioner is notable for his charismatic and fiery personality which differentiates him from most others who play the ‘gentleman’s game’ for a living.”
--Judge Joseph Goeke in ruling that Sergio Garcia must pay more taxes on his endorsement income.
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"They take you aside when you’re about 8 years old in Ireland and teach you to pour a pint of Guinness.”
--Graeme McDowell at opening of his new bar Nona Blue in Orlando.
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“I better be spot on going into the Masters or I won't play very well. It's a course that just is very long and creates so many shots that I have to be just perfect with."
--Tom Watson at the Toshiba Classic Champions Tour event.
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“Could you imagine talking to Tiger coming down the last hole? Wouldn't it be cool though? What he's actually thinking? He might be going, ‘Yeah, I'm thinking of dinner tonight, thinking of where I'm going to dinner.’ Who knows what he'd say? But I'd like to hear it.”
--Rocco Mediate on why the PGA Tour should allow on-course interviews.
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“Everyone's path to that success is different. Mickelson knocked on the door for years and years and then the floodgates opened for him."
--Adam Scott at the Tampa Bay Championship.
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“The changes they made there are perfect. They got the course to what it was, what I saw on TV (as a kid). Absolutely.”
--Padraig Harrington on Augusta National.
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“You've got options. Some guys are going to go to a sports psychologist. Some guys are going to go to the bar.”
--Jim Furyk on dealing with mental mistakes on the golf course.
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“Golf is a fickle game, and you're going to have weeks where you struggle. Look at Tiger; he's won twice and he's also missed the cut and finished 40th or something."
--Luke Donald at the Tampa Bay Championship.
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“Golf is a huge advantage for the president. He should be playing with the speaker and the other people. Now, he did it once, but he should do it all the time.”
--Donald Trump on President Obama.
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“No comment to you. No comment to anybody.”
--Vijay Singh declining to speak with the media at the Tampa Bay Championship.
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