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Inspirational movie quotes for PGA Tour pros

– By Jim Gorant, Sports Illustrated Senior Editor Before last month’s U.S. Open, Gio Valiante,
the mental coach of eventual winner Justin Rose, had his talented but
underachieving student watch The Empire Strikes Back, with particular emphasis on the scene in
which Yoda tells Luke that it’s time to put up or shut up as a Jedi.
(“Do or do not. There is no try.”) With that in mind, SI dug up other
cinematic samples that could benefit some of
golf’s flagging stars. 1) John Daly
PROBLEM: General delinquency, on and off course
MOVIE: Animal House
BIG SCENE: Delta house gets its grades—and last rites—from Dean Wormer
MONEY QUOTE: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.”   2) Rory McIlroy
PROBLEM: Play has fallen off since he and Caroline Wozniacki became a celebrity couple
MOVIE: Rocky
BIG SCENE: Mickey warns Rocky about pitfalls of standard heterosexual interaction
MONEY QUOTE: “Women weaken legs!”   3) Phil Mickelson
PROBLEM: An inability to finish at the U.S.Open
MOVIE: Glengarry Glen Ross
BIG SCENE: The ABC speech
MONEY QUOTE: “Coffee is for closers.”(WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)   4) Tiger Woods
PROBLEM: Mental block on weekends of majors
MOVIE: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
BIG SCENE: McMurphy teaches Chief basketball
MONEY QUOTE: “It’s an old Indian game. It’s called ‘put the ball in the hole.’ ” (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

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