He gave me some great insight about what pro sports are like and what went through his mind. - explaining that he consulted with another former Stanford athlete, quarterback Andrew Luck, before making his decision to forgo his senior season and turn pro after this year’s NCAA Championship. Luck left school with one year of eligibility and was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. (Getty Images)
(M)aybe there's a day down the road where Valhalla becomes the permanent site of a domestic Ryder Cup. Where you can go in and you can do the kind of infrastructure that they have done at Augusta National, with the Masters. - The PGA of America president, proposing a permanent home for Ryder Cup Matches played in the U.S. (Getty Images)
I got into a match with Ernie and from the get-go he made a couple long putts on me and it rattled me. I just didn’t handle it the way I wanted to.
On his deportment during his loss to Ernie Els in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. In an earlier tweet, Spieth said he was embarrassed by his behavior. (Getty Images)
I'm staying in this Tiger Woods Villa here and there's pictures all over my room of him. I sent him a message last night - Can't get away from you here. I can't go to the bathroom without looking at you. - On his accommodations this week at Doral. McIlroy said there is a picture of Woods and Jack Nicklaus on the bathroom wall. (Getty Images)
It's a new course, it's a different course, some of the routing, most of the routing, but it's a new course. We want it to be bold, but we want it to be fair.
On Doral's Blue Monster course, which has been redesigned by Gil Hanse (Getty Images)
This used to be a golf course where you grab your driver on every hole, swing for the fences and play from there. You can't get away with that here at Doral anymore. (Getty Images)
There was repeatedly good shot after good shot that was ending up in the water, because there was no good place to go. ... I expected a little bit more from Gil, because I think he’s really good. - After shooting a 75 on Friday, a day in which 113 balls found the water at Doral (Getty Images)
What makes it so difficult is that it hasn’t matured yet, so there’s no soft areas anywhere on the course. Well, I guess the water. That’s soft.
After shooting an even-par 72, a round which included a layup on a par 3 (Getty Images)
I don’t think too many players are having fun today. - During Friday's round (Getty Images)
They haven’t even set it up hard. - On Friday (Getty Images)
Some of the pin locations were a little bit on the edgy side because of the wind direction. You just couldn’t get the ball close.
On Friday (Getty Images)
(I)t was literally the most unfair I have ever played. Ever. There’s not even a close second. - After shooting a second-round 78 (Getty Images)
I can't remember playing in tougher conditions on this side of the pond. - After shooting a second-round 71 (Getty Images)
Why should Matsuyama leave a crater in the green for others to putt over, or have to call a referee to repair the damage. Idiot - Alleging in a tweet that playing partner Hideki Matsuyama “buried his putter in the 13th green 5 feet from the hole." (Getty Images)
I heard about this morning and felt really bad. All I can do is apologize. I didn’t realize I had damaged the green that badly. The group behind did, and that’s what counts. (Getty Images)
He’s a good guy, he’s a good golfer. He’s a great player. We all make mistakes. He said, ‘Sorry.’ He doesn’t have to apologize to me. It has nothing to do with me. It was in (Charl Schwartzel’s) line, not my line. (Getty Images)
(T)he result of this particular tournament is not my biggest priority right now; but with Augusta right around the corner, it's time to get going. (Getty Images)
A lot of you in here have wrote me off, that I would never come back. But here I am. - chiding media members (Getty Images)