Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy in Best Quotes of the Week

February 2, 2015

“I’m just doing this so I don’t get fined.” –Tiger Woods opening his post-round press conference with a Marshawn Lynch joke after shooting 82 on Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

“In his quest to get better, he’s actually gotten worse.” –Paul Azinger on Tiger Woods.

“It was the most important day of my career, bar none.”–Rory McIlroy on how much he learned after shooting 80 in the final round of 2011 Masters.

“When I outdrove him today by 30 yards, I left him a note in the fairway, letting him know the senior tees are not that far off.” –Keegan Bradley on trash talking with Phil Mickelson.

“If that’s what it takes to stroke his ego, then that’s what it takes. Had I known that he was going to make a big deal about it, I would have swung a fraction harder and put it past him.” –Phil Mickelson’s response to Keegan Bradley.

“They are the guardians of the game but it seems to be money-driven.” –Lee Westwood on the R&A moving the Open Championship’s UK telecast from the BBC to cable-only Sky Sports.

“Maybe the German engineering doesn’t always work.” –Martin Kaymer on losing a 10-shot lead in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

“Right now it doesn’t matter what I shoot, doesn’t matter if I win the tournament this week or if I lose it with a 3-putt, whatever it is. It’s fun. I’m playing golf for a living.” –Bubba Watson on feeling comfortable and happy on the PGA Tour.

“I realized that I don’t have any friends in the media. Maybe one. That’s it.” –Robert Allenby on media skepticism about his claim of being kidnapped, beaten and robbed in Hawaii.

“They think they are entitled to being lauded at every turn. They’re used to it.” –Brandel Chamblee on why some pro golfers are so sensitive to criticism.

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