"Guys who play slow, we all know who they are. I feel like sometimes the guys get a hall pass, because they’ll say, ‘Oh, I’m working on it.’ Well, you’re not working on it really hard, because if you’re literally working on it and you’re still the slowest guy on Tour, then that says something about your work ethic, because it hasn’t changed." – Brandt Snedeker, during his visit with "Morning Drive." He went on to call the pace-of-play issue on the PGA Tour "pathetic."
"Their charge is protecting the game of golf, not making sure it's OK for Tour players. What's best for the game of golf might hurt a couple guys in the short run, but it might benefit the game in the long run." – Snedeker, again on "Morning Drive," sharing his opinion on the ongoing anchored-putter debate.
"In my day, lots of guys were on beta blockers. It wasn't openly acknowledged, but it was obvious to the rest of us. A guy's personality would change. In practice rounds or friendly matches, we'd see the real guy under stress. Then in competition, he was like a different, calmer person. Those guys were trying to take the nerves out of the game." – Greg Norman, in the wake of Charlie Beljan's panic attack at Disney, on how players calmed their nerves when he played. Beta blockers are now listed as a performance-enhancing drug and banned on the PGA Tour.
"I’ve learned a lot from Yani. How to win, how to be successful. When we get in contention, we want to beat each other but we also want the other person to win if we can’t." – Stacy Lewis, newly crowned LPGA player of the year on her relationship with world No. 1 Yani Tseng.
"If I was completely fresh I wouldn't have been making the mistakes I was making. I've got a couple days to rest and then get ready for Dubai." – Rory McIlroy, placing some blame on fatigue after missing the cut at the UBS Hong Kong Open.
"I now look back over the last couple years and wonder why did I stretch myself so much. Because while I am feeling OK physically, mentally I feel really tired." – McIlroy, again discussing fatigue, on the possibility of playing fewer events next year.
"He's in a better place and he's watching us. I'm sure he's playing a lot better golf courses in Heaven that we are." – Cristie Kerr, remembering LPGA rules official Doug Brecht, who passed away in October from West Nile Virus. Brecht was honored at the season-finale Titleholders with a special golf cart signed by tour players and decorated with emblems of his beloved Chicago Cubs and alma mater Oklahoma University. The cart was presented to his widow, Stephanie.
"Billy was extremely disappointed, as you can imagine. But Lee is at that stage of his career where he has to be a little bit selfish. He’s only got four or five prime years left, and he simply can’t afford to mess about with this one coming up." – Lee Westwood's manager Chubby Chandler on Westwood's decision to part ways with injured caddie Billy Foster and newly hired short-game coach Tony Johnstone.
"It’s an honor. I always wanted to be in a video game. I will definitely be getting that game to play as myself. I will probably do a few bad shots, just to see how I react." – Lexi Thompson, on being included in Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14 video game. The game also features Arnold Palmer on the cover.
''I didn't try to cheat. I didn't think about my arm's height. It's my mistake. All I can do is just forget about it. I'll learn from this mistake, and next time I won't make it.'' – Sun Young Yoo, on being assessed a penalty for an illegal drop when her arm was deemed to be below shoulder height. The one-stroke penalty left her three shots back after the second round of the CME Group Titleholders.
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