Best Quotes Of Week: Australian Open

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"You couldn't ask for a better person to be the face of this sport in this country.'' --Australian golf fan Christopher Romeo on Adam Scott's impact on golf Down Under.
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"Adam is a phenomenal golfer, a great competitor and probably an even better guy and I feel a bit sorry that I was the one that ruined the triple crown for him." --Rory McIlroy on winning the Australian Open by one stroke over Adam Scott.
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“They are going to grab whatever they can grab to further isolate themselves and keep from being bordered by homes. They ideally would like to move to the country. If they can’t move to the country, they are moving the country to the course.” --Augusta, Ga., hospitality house owner Steve Parry on Augusta National's $8.3 million purchase of a nearby apartment complex to use as a parking lot.
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"Imagine yourself in China, standing before a crowd full of Chinese people who are staring at you, and you had to make a speech in Chinese. That's how I felt." --Three-time 2013 major champion and South Korean native Inbee Park on how nervous she used to be when addressing the media in English.
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"He'd say, 'I want to play golf.' His mom would put them on a shelf or on top of the laundry machine and say, 'Jordan, you get your golf clubs when you go potty.'" --Jordan Spieth’s coach Cameron McCormick on his star player’s early start in golf.
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“My message to the Olympic Games organizers is that it would be good thing if teammates could play together in Rio.” --Jason Day .on golf in the 2016 Olympics, which will be played as a 72-hole individual stroke-play event.
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“Winning the Scottish Open was a huge factor in my success the next week at the Open Championship.” --Phil Mickelson on his intention to defend his Scottish Open title in 2014.
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“I played pretty flawless golf.” --Charl Schwartzel on his final-round 68 to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
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“I am looking for a few tough kids. Winners! want to have the university's golf program results right up there with the many other sports.” --Stanford golf coach Wally Goodwin in a recently published 1989 recruitment letter to Tiger Woods. (Photo of Tiger Woods at Stanford in 1994.)
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“Golf has always been a game to me. Not my life. My life is my family. Golf is a game.” --Jack Nicklaus, in photo with wife Barbara, in response to question from junior golfers at Atlanta Athletic Club.