Quotes of the Week: Byron Nelson

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“I feel like I'm a substantially better player than I was three years ago.” --Graeme McDowell after winning the Volvo Match Play on how his game now compares to when he won the U.S. Open in 2010.
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"He could be playing better than he was playing in 2001, but he doesn't have as much as of a margin over the field as he had in 2001. There are players who are certainly capable of matching him on his A game." --Padraig Harrington on Tiger Woods. http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=88995
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“I'm not 100% sure but probably four or five. It depends on if they still stand from when I was younger.” --Keegan Bradley on how many courses there are where he holds the course record. Bradley set the course record at TPC Four Seasons in the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship.
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“It’s simply disgusting, disgraceful and there is no explanation for it." --Favorite Ian Poulter on being eliminated from the Volvo World Match Play event.
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"When people go home and just play with their friends, most people play match play very regularly. It's a great way to play the game and it's a shame it's not more prevalent in professional golf." --Geoff Ogilvy Mat the Volvo World Match Play.
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"I could not wait to hit my next iron, because I knew I was gonna knock everything on the green." --Johnny Miller on his 63 in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
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"I’m surprised that Tiger did what he did, I mean, he knows the rules.” --Arnold Palmer on Tiger Woods’ controversial illegal drop in the second round of the 2013 Masters.
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"This is going to be a different U.S. Open; this is going to be a boutique U.S. Open." --Mike Davis on the USGA bringing the U.S. Open back to Merion for the first time in more than 30 years.
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“I'm going to make every sports journal everywhere in the world just because I took a drop in the toilet. It looked stupid but it was the rules and I had to play it that way.” --Nicolas Colsaerts after having to take a drop in a restroom at the Volvo Match Play Championship.
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“Ken was fortunate in that the game of golf gave him so much, but without question, Ken gave back far more to the game he loved than he ever gained from it.” --Jack Nicklaus on Ken Venturi, who died Friday at age 82.