They Said It! The Best Quotes of 2013

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"This is one time I have the advantage of being fat.” Carl Pettersson on keeping warm during the cold weather and snow at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
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“I'm a great fan of Rory's, but I don't think that was the right thing to do.” Ernie Els on Rory McIlroy walking off the course Friday after eight holes.
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“I think it's just the nature of our game that we're friends out here, although we are competitors, we are friends. And you like to see your friend do well, and you sometimes need another pair of eyes.” --Steve Stricker on the putting advice he gave Tiger Woods on the Doral practice green.
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“No comment to you. No comment to anybody.” --Vijay Singh declining to speak with the media at the Tampa Bay Championship.
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"What kind of dumbass question is that?" --Phil Mickelson on being asked, "So Phil, you looking forward to Augusta?"
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"The funny thing about it is the photo taken represents how I act all the time."--Jason Dufner on the photo that launched the "Dufnering" craze.
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“Hopefully he gets sick. I don't think anybody knows how to beat him."--Bubba Watson on his chances of beating Tiger Woods at the 2013 Masters.
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“We are really close, and I'd love to share a beer with him over this one.” --2013 Masters champion Adam Scott on his mentor Greg Norman.
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"Boston is where I'm from. I love the city. Everyone up there is family." --PGA Tour player James Driscoll on donating $1,000 for every birdie he makes in his next two tournaments to One Fund Boston.
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"People say, Should Tiger have withdrawn himself?' I don't think so at all. If Tiger did that, he'd be putting himself in a position of saying, 'I'm above the rules.' You accept the ruling whether it's good or bad for you." --Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods's controversial ruling at the 2013 Masters.
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“It’s like cheating. I swear to God. This is the easiest thing I’ve ever seen to putt with, is that belly putter.” --Lee Trevino on trying the belly putter for the first time at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
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“He admitted in an article that he had used this substance; it is tantamount to a positive test under our rules.” --PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem on why the PGA Tour tried to sanction Vijay Singh for using deer antler spray that contained IGF‑1, a growth factor on prohibited by the PGA Tour.
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"I could see that the fairway was spotless the first time he played the shot and there was that divot hole, maybe three or four feet in front of where he played after the drop." --Champions tour golfer David Eger on spotting Tiger’s illegal drop at the Masters while watching on television. Eger notified Augusta officials of the violation.
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"We don't enjoy each other's company. You don't need to be a rocket engineer to figure that out." --Sergio Garcia after a frosty third round playing with Tiger Woods at the Players Championship.
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“Not real surprising that he's complaining about something." --Tiger Woods on hearing that Sergio Garcia said Woods shouldn’t have pulled a club from his bag while Garcia was about to hit a shot when they played together in the third round of the Players Championship.
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“I put the green jacket on every morning. It’s been a lot of fun just wearing it around the house.” --Masters champion Adam Scott on how he's been enjoying the green jacket.
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"I want to apologize to Tiger, and anybody I could have offended and just say that I feel sick about it." --Sergio Garcia after saying he would have "fried chicken" at dinner with Tiger Woods.
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"The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate." --Tiger Woods on Sergio Garcia saying he'd serve Woods fried chicken at the U.S. Open.
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“I was thinking maybe I'm putting bad because I'm too tall and I just want to be a little bit shorter.”--Michelle Wie on her unorthodox new putting style.
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“I told him that this is the best setup I've ever seen for a U.S. Open.” --Phil Mickelson on his chat with USGA executive director Mike Davis during Mickelson’s first round at Merion.
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“I don't read it. I really don't. I don't even read mine hardly." --Dustin Johnson on girlfriend Paulina Gretzky’s activity in social media.
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"There were some reports that I took some lessons for pong prior to this tournament, and those reports would be correct.” --Phil Mickelson on his Presidents Cup ping-pong preparation.
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“Am I disappointed? Absolutely not, nope. 61 is pretty good. I'm not bummed.” --Tiger Woods on not shooting 59 on Friday.
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It's tough when you're chasing history. You will be the first one to do something. I don't think I've been the first to do anything in my life. So it was a little nerve-wracking for a Friday." --Jason Dufner on shooting a major-tying record 63 on Friday at the PGA Championship.
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“She probably is. But why wouldn’t you do that, right? --Jason Dufner on comments that his wife Amanda is “too hot" for him.
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“His driver might as well be a dead mackerel in a newspaper right now.” --Brandel Chamblee on Tiger Woods’ swing.
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“ I don't remember really even striking the putt or what it felt like when it left the putter or anything.” --Jim Furyk on making a 3-and-a-half foot putt on his final hole to shoot 59 in the second round of the BMW Championship.
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“After seeing the video I thought the ball just oscillated, and I thought that was it. I thought that was the end of story. But they saw otherwise.” --Tiger Woods on being penalized two strokes after his round Friday when a video appeared to show Woods’ ball move when he attempted to move a loose impediment.
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“I feel that I've kind of keyed in on something, and I don't really want to share.” --Phil Mickelson on his new putting secret.
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“You know what? If I play like I did this week, I'm going to win one, for sure." HSBC Champions winner Dustin Johnson on when he’ll win his first major.
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“I've seen more lawyers offices and more lawyers this year than I care to see in my entire life." --Rory McIlroy on his 2013 season in which he changed agents and sponsors.
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"Lucky.” --Jason Dufner on Keegan Bradley and the 2011 PGA Championship. Dufner lost the 2011 PGA to his friend Bradley in a playoff.
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“He’s in trouble, not me.” --Dustin Johnson on Vijay Singh requesting Johnson's records from the PGA Tour as part of Singh’s lawsuit against the Tour. Johnson said he’s never run afoul of the Tour’s drug-testing program.