Best Quotes Of Week: Players Championship

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“I probably should have taken more notes in that class.” --Elin Nordegren on finishing a class in communication and media just prior to her then-husband Tiger Woods’ public scandals. Nordegren spoke as the outstanding graduating senior at Rollins College graduation on Saturday.
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“We’re bringing the game down with these 15-inch holes and ‘let’s play soccer golf.’ Golf should be an aspirational game. We should keep it a high level and not bring it down because a group of people want to sell some more golf clubs or golf balls.” --Donald Trump on why golf shouldn’t change to attract new players.
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“If I owned the golf course, I would definitely have a back tee on 17 and another 20 yards, anyway, if there's no wind, no projected wind. Otherwise, it's just too short of a hole, if you ask me.” --Johnny Miller on why the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is too easy.
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“If you're talking about the length it takes to play the game being an impactor on people playing the game, it's irrelevant to look at the PGA Tour, because that's not the problem." --PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem on why the PGA Tour isn’t responsible for slow play in recreational golf.
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“My best finish is 37th. So unless 37th moves me to No.1, we probably don't need to worry about that.” --Bubba Watson on his chances of becoming No. 1 in the world with a good week at the Players Championship. Watson finished T48.
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“I'm obviously for it.” --The sometimes-wild Phil Mickelson on what he thinks of the U.S. Open being played this year at a venue without rough (Pinehurst No. 2).
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"Augusta is one that doesn't get into my eyes for some reason, I seem to struggle to feel comfortable there. I see too many shots at Augusta." --Sergio Garcia on why he plays better at the Players than the Masters.
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"I don't know what it is about the front. It's like kryptonite. I get on it and I just can't function." --Rory McIlroy on his struggles on the front nine at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass.
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“Jordan Spieth, what he's doing, trumps what Tiger Woods was doing at 20 years of age.” --Brandel Chamblee on Jordan Spieth, who finished T4 at the Players.
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"I think about her every day. I don't need a Mother's Day." --Players champion Martin Kaymer on whether he thought about his mother on Sunday. His mother Rina died of cancer in 2008.