"I think my body of work overall for the whole year was pretty good. I also found a new Nike driver, VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, that I'm really excited about. I drove the ball a little further and definitely straighter than I have been all year." – Woods, writing in his year-end blog post on his website.
"I'm really excited about the major championships next year. I've won at three of the four venues – Augusta National, Valhalla Golf Club and Royal Liverpool – and on Pinehurst No. 2 (U.S. Open), I'm trending the right way, having finished third and second. But I still need to practice, work, grind and prepare, and have my game come together those four times a year, and I hope that will happen." – Woods, writing in his year-end blog post on his website.
"I'm going to put my clubs away for a while to spend more time with my kids and support my girlfriend Lindsey Vonn as she tries to prepare for the Sochi Olympics." – Woods, writing in his year-end blog post on his website.
"She has to be way more aggressive in her sport than I have to be in mine. You're trying to make your way down a mountain at 80-plus mph, and you have to have the adrenaline and the aggressiveness to do it. But for me, I'm trying to tone everything down mentally. I'm trying to play within myself and do all the little things." – Woods, writing in his year-end blog post on his website.
"I'm really excited. I've been waiting for this for a while now, and I'm excited to take the next step. I'm beyond excited to play in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, which is basically my home course." – NCAA Division I Player of the Year Michael Kim, talking to the San Diego Union-Tribune about his plans to turn pro.
"It's great to have the backing of ANZ at this crucial point in my career as I take on the international pro circuit and the best female golfers in the world." – Lydia Ko, in a press release announcing her first sponsorship deal.
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“She felt something hit her leg. She wasn’t sure what it was. She looked down and a snake was sitting there coiled.” – Bacon, talking about a woman who was bitten by a snake at the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
"What an amazing day yesterday!! #goingtomarrythemanofmydreams #iamengaged" – Creamer, announcing on Twitter that's she engaged.
“I’m thinking about having a month off around the February time. It’s been such a busy year, and I think I probably need to recharge the batteries around then.” – Justin Rose, talking with the Telegraph about his plans to possibly skip the WGC Match Play Championship.
"He was born on 12/8 We're very blessed and happy and thankful for everyone's well wishes" – Cristie Kerr, announcing the birth of her son on Instagram.