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Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Ted Scott in the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions first round

“I dropped a ball on the 10th green ... and rolled off 20 yards off the front of the green.” – Slugger White, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA Tour, on Saturday at the wind-delayed Hyundai Tournament of Champions.


“I ate three times (this morning).” Hunter Mahan, on Saturday at Kapalua after officials delayed starting times on three occasions.


“I drove it pretty close to the green on 12. I putted it to about 10 feet. I missed the putt and went to tap it in, but it started rolling and I ended up having further for par than I did for birdie – and then my hat blew in the hazard!” Scott Stallings, at wind-blown Kapalua on Sunday. Play was eventually canceled, and the scores from the day were wiped away.


“There's not a chance, after what he went through last time, that Colin would ever take the captaincy again. He puts so much more on the line than anybody else – it would be madness for him.”Padraig Harrington, on the chances of Colin Montgomerie being named European Ryder Cup captain for the second time, in 2014.


“I just think being from where we’re from, we’re placed in a very difficult position. I feel Northern Irish, and obviously being from Northern Ireland, you have a connection to Ireland and a connection to the UK. If I could and there was a Northern Irish team, I’d play for Northern Ireland.”Rory McIlroy, on whether he will represent Ireland or Great Britain in the 2016 Olympics.


“Poults must now believe that if he gets into contention on Sunday afternoon that he will be the favorite, considering his (courage) and his putting.” – Nick Faldo, on Ian Poulter translating his success in match play to stroke play.


“I don't like to eat. I don't like food. I wish I could swallow a few pills every morning and not have to chew on anything the rest of the day.” – Charlie Beljan, on his bizarre view of food.


“I’ve had a lot of panic attacks off the golf course … thinking I was having something wrong with my heart, and my wife is like, ‘What is wrong with you?’ So I’ve had some issues.”Bubba Watson, in response to a question about Beljan, who suffers from panic attacks.


“Monty's career is based on his eight Order of Merit wins and his Ryder Cup performances. By taking the captaincy, he's putting far more on the line than anybody else because it would be hard to mention that he's unbeaten in the singles in the competition but, oh, he's also a losing captain, as well. That would take shine off his great record.” – Harrington, again, on Montgomerie.


“Play for one side or the other – or not play at all because I may upset too many people. … Those are my three options I’m considering very carefully.” – McIlroy, again, on his Olympic dilemma.


“‘There’s nothing wrong with you. I’ve done everything. I’ve done EKGs, we’ve done tests – all kinds of things.' He told me basically I need medicine. I need medicine that helps me calm down, which I’m not going to do. I don’t take medicine, so I would never do that.” – Watson, again, on what the doctor told him after he checked himself into a hospital following a panic attack at the 2011 Northern Trust Open.

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