Best Quotes of the Week: 2014 HSBC Champions

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“I don't think I've come that close.” Bubba Watson on whether he's fulfilled his potential as a golfer.
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“I've always liked animals, so maybe a vet or something like that.” --Sergio Garcia on what career he would have if he didn’t play golf.
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“I thought Tom did a great job of talking to the guys. He has been there plenty of times, and I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. I respect him; he is a legend within the game. Some things may have gotten blown a little bit out of proportion. But obviously we didn’t play as well as we needed to in order to win.” --Rickie Fowler on Tom Watson’s performance as Ryder Cup captain.
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“In this game of golf, it's a gentleman's game that. Should never happened. Unfortunately it happened to me and all I can do is just learn from it and move on, and you know, hopefully continue playing well and keep giving fans something to watch.” --Patrick Reed apologizing for berating himself with a gay slur after missing a putt in the first round of the HSBC Champions.
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“We play two majors on two of my favorite golf course in the world, so it's not possible to beat.” --Martin Kaymer on the 2015 major schedule, which includes his favorite golf course, St. Andrews, and the course where he won the 2010 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits.
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“I'm not a cookie-cutter guy that is going to wear khakis and a white golf shirt. I think the game has grown and it's moved on from that. You're allowed to show your personality and your character and who you are as a person.” --Billy Horschel on his personal style on the golf course.
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“Yes, he's suing my current management company; and yes, it's caused us a problem over the last couple years, but that problem's been solved a long time ago, and we are very good friends going forward.” --Graeme McDowell on his relationship with Rory McIlroy.
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“I'm pretty famous for that in Japan.” --Hiroshi Iwata on his short temper on the golf course.
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"I think he’s going to come back with a vengeance. His whole goal was to come back a better person and a better player, and I think he’s headed in that direction on both fronts. He had a plan and he stuck to it. I’m proud of him.” --David Winkle, Dustin Johnson’s agent, on Johnson returning to golf next year.
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“Why would you do that?” --Tim Clark to Bubba Watson after Bubba holed a bunker shot on the 72 hole of the HSBC Champions to force a playoff with Clark. (Watson won.)