Best Quotes of Week: BMW Championship

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"With the elevation here, I mean, it's not a driver for Rory. I know that for a fact. It's a three-wood, maybe even a five-wood to the front. So, I hope Arnie doesn't take that too personally." --Graeme McDowell on playing Cherry Hills’ par-4 first hole from 349 yards at the BMW Championship, the same distance from which Arnold Palmer famously drove the green in the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open.
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“There’s some missing link with Sergio. I don’t know what goes on up there but he’s missing something.” --Johnny MIller on Sergio Garcia after Garcia made an 8 on the 17th hole Sunday at the BMW Championship.
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“I love that at Medinah when you holed a putt to win a hole and there was silence. I just loved that. That was awesome.” --Rory McIlroy on playing Ryder Cups on the road versus playing at home. (Photo of McIlroy celebrating after the European victory at Medinah.)
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“I had actually spoken to a PGA official. … There's no way I was going to let him forfeit the match by not showing up. We were going to bump our time back or move back when he showed up.” --Keegan Bradley on playing Rory McIlroy in singles at the 2012 Ryder Cup, when McIlroy almost missed his tee time. McIlroy arrived five minutes before his tee time and beat Bradley 2 and 1.
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“No.” --Tom Watson’s one-word answer when a reporter asked him if he had considered Tiger Woods for an assistant captain on the 2014 Ryder Cup team.
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“It's tough to do the math. Full shots aren't that bad. It's the knockdown shots that you really got to judge.” --Long-hitting Gary Woodland on the difficulty of adjusting to the altitude at Cherry Hills County Club outside Denver.
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“From a player's standpoint, it's extremely fun to play.” --Phil Mickelson on Cherry Hills after the first round of the BMW Championship. He withdrew the next day after shooting 76 in the second round.
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“Any time I got my nation's flag on my sleeve, and I'm led by a captain that's named Tom Watson, I don't need much more motivation than that.” --Zach Johnson on looking forward to the Ryder Cup.
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"Rory's swing is like a bullwhip. When he times it, it's the best you're going to see. I've never seen a golf ball hit like that.” --Paul Casey on Rory McIlroy’s swing.
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“Every president needs a space where he can be quiet and let loose and feel normal.” --President Obama on why he loves to play golf.