They Said It: Best quotes from Masters Sunday


Adam Scott, on what he said after holing the 20-foot putt on the 18th hole in regulation: “Come on, Aussie. Yeah, that’s right, I did. It was maybe a natural reaction. That’s from back in my cricket days, probably. I don’t know if Steve (Williams) appreciated me yelling that straight toward him, but whatever. Maybe the one time he doesn’t mind.” 

Runner-up Angel Cabrera, on Scott: “It’s going to change quite a lot, his life. He’s been looking for it, searching for it, this major title. He’s achieved it, so I’m pretty sure his life is going to change really fast right now.”

Jason Day, who bogeyed two of his last three holes to finish two shots out of a playoff: “I’m really pulling for Scotty. I know that he’s come so close so many times in majors and he really does deserve it. He’s worked very, very hard, and he’s had a great career.”

Tiger Woods, who tied for fourth in his bid to end a seven-year winless drought at Augusta National: “We could do a ‘what if?’ on every tournament we lose. We lose more tournaments than we win. But I certainly had my opportunities to post some good rounds this week.”

Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters winner, who failed to break 71 in any round this year: “I just had an off-year. I don’t know what to tell you. I played poorly.”

Kevin Na, who carded a 10 on the par-3 12th, when told that Bubba Watson had recorded the same score: “Did he really? Well, that makes me feel a little better.”

Watson, the defending champion, on his own 10: “If you’re not going to win, you’ve got to get in the record books somehow. So I’m a guy that got a double-digit score on a par 3.”