'In terms of talent, I think Rory has more talent.' – Luke Donald, on how he thinks Rory McIlroy is more talented than Tiger Woods.
'A few people aren't understanding what I meant. The word 'talent' and Rory to me means a free-flowing swing who makes everything look so easy. TW (Tiger) has always been the best at getting the ball in the hole when it mattered the most. That's not just talent, that(’s) something else too.' – Donald, again, when he took to Twitter to defend his original comparison between Woods and McIlroy.
“I think if I have a good year, I should be on the ballot for comeback player of the year. So I’m excited about that.” – Tiger Woods, on his expectations for the 2012 season.
'Can't wait to not have to get up and practice or hit a shot or people telling me what to do or where to go.” – Rory McIlroy, who is possibly suffering from dengue fever, after finishing up at the European Tour’s season-ending event, the Dubai World Championship.
“I didn’t think it was possible to win the money lists on both tours. This was never going to be an easy week but it has capped off an amazing year for me.” – Donald, again, on winning the European Tour money title along with the PGA Tour money title.
“There are going to be situations – injuries, different things – that happen that don’t give you an opportunity to get back on Tour. … I’m torn with the proposals out there.” – Jim Furyk, on his concerns about the PGA Tour’s proposed changes to Q-School and the road to the PGA Tour.
“Planned C-section at the moment.” – Jonathan Byrd, on he and his wife’s decision for the birth of their second child … who is due the Friday before the 2012 Masters.
“I did feel like I looked completely refreshed afterward … like I had a real shine to my face.” – Matt Kuchar, after a day of spa treatment at Mission Hills following his win alongside Gary Woodland at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
“One of the things about our program it was kind of their fraternity.” – Chris Haack, head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Georgia, on how tight-knit his former players were. Brendon Todd, Brian Harman, Harris English and Kevin Kisner – all UGA alum – earned their 2012 PGA Tour cards.