"I'm particularly proud of anything that House and Senate agree on." – Arnold Palmer, making a joke while receiving the Congressional Gold Medal recognizing his service to the country in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship.
"He’s a golf icon to the world – a good friend to me." – Jack Nicklaus, while giving a speech during the ceremony for Arnold Palmer.
"Not many people know this, but when Tiger had been on Tour for two or three years, his people called and asked if I would give him lessons on short irons. Jack Nicklaus told him I was the best short iron play ever – a pretty great compliment." – Johnny Miller, revealing that he had a chance to coach Tiger Woods early in his career. Miller went on to say he would be open to coaching him now.
"I never understood the re-start. If you go out there and play, you play, you keep playing. I don’t think you should ever re-start. If they make the decision to put you out there, that should count. You are out there playing, you’re working hard, that should be your score. There shouldn't be a re-start, and I don’t agree with that at all." – Brittany Lang, on the decision to re-start the second round of the Women's British Open due to the unrelenting high winds, making any scores recorded during the day null and void.
"On paper I think it's incredibly evenly matched. Half-jokingly I said at the beginning of the season that we haven't had a tie for quite a while but suddenly now that notion doesn't seem so far off. Maybe a tie could be the result this year." – Nick Faldo, assessing the two Ryder Cup squads.
"That’s not my role, and I don't want to get in the way of Ollie as it's his week, as it is for Davis (Love III). So it’s not a week for former captains." – Colin Montgomerie, on the diminished role he will play in the upcoming Ryder Cup at Medinah.
"There was a sense that no matter what the world rankings said, that, really, Tiger Woods was the de facto No. 1. Well, now, I think if you took a poll, most people would say Rory McIlroy is clearly better than Tiger Woods, which is preposterous. I think we are in the beginning of one of the best eras in the history of the PGA Tour." – Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee, on the budding rivalry betwenn Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
"I think Rory is very good for me to look at. He was a little down, but after he won the PGA Championship he won another two. So I'm like, OK, it’s my turn to win again." – World No.1 Yani Tseng, on her recent struggles looking ahead to the Women's British Open.
"It would be unfortunate. It was legal when I first turned pro, I used it as an amateur. I'd feel like I'm 15 years behind practicing, but it's out of my control. I wouldn't quit playing, I'd figure out some way to do it." – Carl Pettersson on the impending decision from the USGA on whether or not to keep long putters in the game. Sources have suggested that a ruling will be made this month.
Contributions from writers and editors on the Golf Channel Digital team.
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