They Said It! Left and Right spar over Phil's taxes in Top Quotes of Week

Keithellison_quote1. “I think it’s fair to ask Phil Mickelson to put in a little bit more money to make sure that we can continue to invest in infrastructure in this country.” --Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on tax hikes on the wealthy  
  Rush_quote2. “He's almost stuck in California, 'cause now if he does move, they're gonna tar and feather him as an ingrate who's somebody shirking their responsibilities, somebody who's failing to meet their patriotic duty.” --Rush Limbaugh on why Phil Mickelson retreated from his criticism of tax hikes on the wealthy Hunter_quote   3. “If you start popping shots for guys, they are going to start moving.” --Hunter Mahan on why the PGA Tour should give stroke penalties to slow players instead of fines  
  Westwood_quote4. “We both started playing together. I turned pro at 19 and came on tour and he was still at 12 handicap, so I can't understand the reasons for that.” --Lee Westwood on playing with his father John in the Pebble pro-am

  Goosen_quote5. “The long putter does make it easier on the shorter putts to keep the putter better in line a bit easier.” --Former anchored putter Retief Goosen on why anchoring is an advantage

  Sandylyle_quote 6. "It might just be that he goes through a bit of a hiccup for a few months before he gets back into full flow but the Duval story is not something you should just wipe away and not pay attention to." --Sandy Lyle on Rory McIlory’s adjustment to new clubs  
  Condi_quote7. “I know how to do diplomacy, I'm not so sure about the golf course."'

--Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on playing with pro-am partner Jason Bohn

  Hahn_quote8. “You look over to the right, see the ocean and you think about how cool it would be to be a surfer. And I think the waves are perfect for surfing, and I just want to jump in there...once you just start thinking about that, everything is bound to fall in.” --James Hahn on keeping his cool atop the leaderboard at Pebble Beach

  Rocco_quote   9. “Most of these guys kicked my butt on the regular tour, and I'm ready to change that.” --Rocco Mediate on playing in his first Champions Tour event at the Allianz Championship  
  Romo_quote 10. He’s got a real bright future. It’s a marathon not a sprint, and he’s going to be one of the good ones.” --Tony Romo on Pebble Beach pro-am partner Jordan Spieth   [Photos: Getty Images]

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by Kevin Cunningham