Quotes of the Year - Part II
'Get to put my arm around Tiger Woods and say, 'Maybe next year.'' ' Trevor Immelman, on the Late Show with David Letterman, reading the Top 10 List. The topic was Ways Trevor Immelmans Life Has Changed Since Winning the Masters.
'This one is very special. This is the toughest one of all of them and its nice to get back up to where I feel my golf should be. Its nice to win again and its a really, really good feeling. ' Darren Clarke, after his emotional win in China. The victory was the first for Clarke since the death of his wife, Heather, in 2006.
'I'd like to thank Tiger for not coming this week. ' Sergio Garcia, in his speech after winning The Players Championship.
'Im going to miss her. I do have mixed feelings. Its sad. I think the LPGA is losing a big name.' ' Lorena Ochoa, commenting on Annika Sorenstams decision to step away at the end of 2008.
'I'm too old for that.' ' Memorial winner Kenny Perry, 47, on his decision to skip the U.S. Open, in which he would have had to play in a single day, 36-hole qualifier.
'This is probably the greatest tournament Ive ever had.' ' Tiger Woods, considering his career at this point, making quite a statement after his victory in the 108th U.S. Open.
'He just said Great fight! to me and that makes it a little better, I think.' ' Rocco Mediate, on what Woods said to him after their epic playoff duel at Torrey Pines.
'To have a will as strong as that, I take my hat off to him.' ' Jack Nicklaus, one of the many people who were completely amazed at Woods' U.S. Open win after learning about the extent of his injuries.
Hard to keep track. Too many Kims and Parks.' ' South Korean K.J. Choi, when asked if he follows the success of the South Korean players on the LPGA.
'This is (still) quite innovating (pointing to his head), and saucy, and cheeky on occasion. Ive still got a little bit of erotica left in me, thank GodI think the game of golf is fascinating; its the mirror of life.' ' BBC legend Peter Alliss, talking with Golf Channel about his announcing skills in the booth.
Peter Alliss and erotica? Its certainly been a week of surprises!' ' Golf Channel's Rich Lerner, after hearing the abovementioned comments from Alliss.
'She was like a little kid after you tell them theres no Santa Claus.' ' Sue Witters, the LPGAs director of tournament competitions, after informing Michelle Wie that she was disqualified from the State Farm Classic.
'It's just not a fun week like it should be. From what I've heard, the Ryder Cup just isn't fun. The fun is sucked right out of it. That's the word I hear a lot.' ' Hunter Mahan, raising eyebrows with comments before the Ryder Cup regarding its social schedule.
'This course is diabolical. It's like trying to play Scrabble without the vowels.' ' Paul Goydos, with his clever take on 'The Monster,' Oakland Hills, site of the 2008 PGA Championship.
'Make that your last laugh. ' Colin Montgomerie, responding to a reporter who had laughed at one of his responses during a press conference following his second-round 84 at the PGA Championship, his highest-ever score in a major.
'This is an American tour. ' Kate Peters, tournament director of the LPGA State Farm Classic, on why all LPGA players should be able to speak English.
The person that brought it to my attention did ask: Does that mean if youre mute you cant play golf on the LPGA Tour? It is an amazing statement.' ' Irishman Padraig Harrington, after being informed of the LPGA's new language policy.
If I ever say Im tired of signing, someone please club me over the head with a 9-iron.' ' Harrington again, explaining his thoughts on the added responsibilities of being a major champion.
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What's in the bag: CareerBuilder winner Rahm
Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), P750 (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Strange irked by Rahm-Landry friendly playoff
0 words— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
The issue is I don’t want to make you a bit relaxed or comfortable. High pressure, good.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you watch the end of the NFL games yesterday ? Enough said.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you win ? It’s all about surviving the competition to test yourself.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
So, yeah ... don't think he's changing his perspective on this topic anytime soon ever.
Randall's Rant: The Euros won't just roll over
Thank Europe’s phenomenal success last weekend for that.
And Rory McIlroy’s impassioned remarks in Abu Dhabi.
The Ryder Cup topped his list.
Or similar assertions from TV analysts.
And, boy, did they jockey last weekend.
More bulletin board material, too.