Quotes of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 18, 2012, 4:18 pm

'Guys who play slow, we all know who they are. I feel like sometimes the guys get a hall pass, because they’ll say, ‘Oh, I’m working on it.’ Well, you’re not working on it really hard, because if you’re literally working on it and you’re still the slowest guy on Tour, then that says something about your work ethic, because it hasn’t changed.'Brandt Snedeker, during his visit with 'Morning Drive.' He went on to call the pace-of-play issue on the PGA Tour 'pathetic.'

'Their charge is protecting the game of golf, not making sure it's OK for Tour players. What's best for the game of golf might hurt a couple guys in the short run, but it might benefit the game in the long run.' – Snedeker, again on 'Morning Drive,' sharing his opinion on the ongoing anchored-putter debate.

'In my day, lots of guys were on beta blockers. It wasn't openly acknowledged, but it was obvious to the rest of us. A guy's personality would change. In practice rounds or friendly matches, we'd see the real guy under stress. Then in competition, he was like a different, calmer person. Those guys were trying to take the nerves out of the game.' – Greg Norman, in the wake of Charlie Beljan's panic attack at Disney, on how players calmed their nerves when he played. Beta blockers are now listed as a performance-enhancing drug and banned on the PGA Tour.

'I’ve learned a lot from Yani. How to win, how to be successful. When we get in contention, we want to beat each other but we also want the other person to win if we can’t.'Stacy Lewis, newly crowned LPGA player of the year on her relationship with world No. 1 Yani Tseng.

'If I was completely fresh I wouldn't have been making the mistakes I was making. I've got a couple days to rest and then get ready for Dubai.'Rory McIlroy, placing some blame on fatigue after missing the cut at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

'I now look back over the last couple years and wonder why did I stretch myself so much. Because while I am feeling OK physically, mentally I feel really tired.' – McIlroy, again discussing fatigue, on the possibility of playing fewer events next year.

'He's in a better place and he's watching us. I'm sure he's playing a lot better golf courses in Heaven that we are.'Cristie Kerr, remembering LPGA rules official Doug Brecht, who passed away in October from West Nile Virus. Brecht was honored at the season-finale Titleholders with a special golf cart signed by tour players and decorated with emblems of his beloved Chicago Cubs and alma mater Oklahoma University. The cart was presented to his widow, Stephanie.

'Billy was extremely disappointed, as you can imagine. But Lee is at that stage of his career where he has to be a little bit selfish. He’s only got four or five prime years left, and he simply can’t afford to mess about with this one coming up.' – Lee Westwood's manager Chubby Chandler on Westwood's decision to part ways with injured caddie Billy Foster and newly hired short-game coach Tony Johnstone.

'It’s an honor. I always wanted to be in a video game. I will definitely be getting that game to play as myself. I will probably do a few bad shots, just to see how I react.'Lexi Thompson, on being included in Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14 video game. The game also features Arnold Palmer on the cover.

''I didn't try to cheat. I didn't think about my arm's height. It's my mistake. All I can do is just forget about it. I'll learn from this mistake, and next time I won't make it.''Sun Young Yoo, on being assessed a penalty for an illegal drop when her arm was deemed to be below shoulder height. The one-stroke penalty left her three shots back after the second round of the CME Group Titleholders.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

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Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'


President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump


Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73


Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National


Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up


Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm