Quotes of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 4, 2011, 11:00 pm

'It feels awesome. Today was a picture perfect day.' – Tiger Woods, after winning the Chevron World Challenge for his first win of any kind in more than two years. He birdied the final two holes to top Zach Johnson by a shot.

“To be able to win a golf tournament when you are not at your best is something. Tiger Woods did this all the time.' – Rory McIlroy, on his two-stroke win at the Hong Kong Open. McIlroy had said earlier in the week he was run down, fatigued and not in top form.

“Step outside and settle it.” – Robert Allenby, whose words were directed at fellow Aussie Geoff Ogilvy after the two got in a heated, public debate because of sarcastic comments Ogilvy wrote about Allenby on Twitter.

“I’ve just learned to let things happen. Do what I can, and things will fall into place if I just keep working at it.” – Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, after shooting 68 during the first round of the PGA Tour Q-School on the Nicklaus Tournament course in La Quinta, Calif.

'If you would've asked me (if I would win another major) when I was on the couch this summer, in a boot and in crutches, I would have given you a different answer.' – Tiger Woods, prior to the start of the Chevron World Challenge, which he went on to win after rounds of 69-67-73-69.

'(Dustin Johnson) was in the hands of an excellent surgeon (Dr. George Caldwell), and a full and speedy recovery is expected.' – David Winkle, manager for Johnson, on his surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee that had slowed him since January. Johnson he should be able to begin chipping and putting by mid-December and begin full preparations for the 2012 season by late next month.

'I might be the last player in history to be penalized under that rule, that could be a trivia question one day.' – Nick Watney, after a one-shot penalty he incurred during the first round of the Chevron World Challenge due to the wind moving his golf ball after addressing it. A new rule that would eliminate the penalty stroke if deemed that the wind moved the ball after address is not effective until January 1, 2012.

'It looks like he's getting a lot of confidence back again, it looks like the Tiger of old, really, and it's great to see. We need him out there playing, and playing well.' – Steve Stricker, after playing alongside Tiger Woods during the first round of the Chevron World Challenge.

'The question I keep asking is, what were range balls doing in the bunkers out on the championship golf course?' – John Daly, explaining why he walked away from the Aussie Open.

“I don't want to rely on people giving them to me again because there are a lot of great players out there.” – Scott McCarron, on why he is playing in the PGA Tour's final stage of Q-School instead of using his conditional status for finishing between 126th and 150th on the money list in 2011.

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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.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


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

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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

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.