Top 10 Quotes of the Week (Valero Texas Open)

1 of 10 Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated
“He has only once in his career gone into a Masters hitting the ball as badly as he is now. His putting on the other hand has never been better, thanks to Steve Stricker.”--Brandel Chamblee on Tiger Woods in a chat this week.
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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.
3 of 10 Landov
“There was a time when the LPGA really needed her. I thought she had a lot to bring to the table. Now she's one out of many."--Annika Sorenstam on Michelle Wie in the May issue of Golf Magazine.
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“She actually reached out to me last night, said a couple things got misquoted, and I thought it was really nice of her to reach out to me. She apologized for what she said, and I accept it, and that's that.”-- --Michelle Wie on Annika Sorenstam’s comments in Golf Magazine. [Editor’s Note: Sorenstam was not misquoted in the interview.]
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“Consistency is highly overrated. We all want to be consistent as professional golfers, but generally people that are consistent are mediocre.”--Padraig Harrington on the importance of peaking at the right time in golf.
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“I don't care if I miss ten cuts in a row if I win a major a year.”--Rory McIlroy in response to a question about how important consistency is in golf.
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“I'm not a player of golf. I don't go home and play hundreds of holes. I'm a practicer. So it doesn't bother me whether I don't play golf for six months on a golf course. That's irrelevant for me.”--Ian Poulter on whether it makes a difference that TPC San Antonio is a much different style course than Augusta National.
8 of 10 Icon/SMI
“He was just telling me it’s a big myth at Augusta that you have to hit these big hooks around the corner. He told me, ‘The straight ball is still fine.’”--Keegan Bradely on getting advice from Phil Mickelson during a practice round at Augusta National.
9 of 10 Getty Images
“He can’t make that double eagle and not win the tournament, right?”--Jim Nantz on Louis Oosthuizen in Alan Shipnuck’s oral history of the 2012 Masters final round.
10 of 10 EA Sports
“I did my own stunts, yes. I haven’t told anybody this, but I was an instructor in judo and personal conduct in the service, so I know a little bit about it, and it was fun for me to get back into it.”--Arnold Palmer on fighting ninjas in his new EA Sports commercial with Tiger Woods.