“Bring it on. I am so flippin’ pumped, I can’t even tell you. Let’s hear 80,000 guys just causing the biggest amount of electricity on a golf course. I want to hear that U-S-A! chant. That fired me up so much.” – Ian Poulter, on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" early in the week, hoping for a raucous crowd at Medinah for the Ryder Cup.
“I realized it immediately, tried to delete it and tried to move on. Unfortunately, it got caught up there, and such is life. I didn’t mean to put it out there, and I apologize to anyone I offended, especially Gil Hanse.” – Luke Donald, after mistakenly sending out a message on Twitter that blasted TPC Boston architect Gil Hanse.
“We just wanted to create a little more interesting finish." – Architect Hanse, in response to the criticism of the par-5 18th finishing hole.
“The dogs in the street knew I wasn’t getting a pick, so it wasn’t a hard phone call whatsoever. It was a polite phone call from Jose (Maria Olazabal). I knew the result." – Padraig Harrington, on not getting picked for the European Ryder Cup team.
"You think going out with a one-shot lead and shooting 67 that you ... might still be in the lead going into the last day." – Rory McIlroy, on the blitz put on by Louis Oosthuizen in Round 3 of the Deutsche Bank.
"I told Rory, 'Sorry, but you've got to take it when you can.'" – Louis Oosthuizen, following his sizzling 63 on Sunday in Boston.
“Walking up the fairway, I asked what the leaders finished at, and they said 13 under. So my caddie turned to me and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if you holed this shot?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it would be.’" – Eugene Wong, a former two-time All-American at Oregon, who did indeed hole his 9-iron from 133 yards for eagle on the final hole hole to win the Canadian Tour Championship by one stroke last week.
“My own opinion on these things is if you don’t make it into the team automatically, you can’t have any regrets. You can’t second-guess not getting a pick if you don’t make it on merit. There’s no ifs, buts or maybes to it." – Harrington again, on not making the team on his own merit.
"I wanted to shave it after the British Open, but my dad said, ‘People recognize you because of it.’ But I want to be recognized for good golf, not a mustache.” – Johnson Wagner, with a common sense approach as to why to shave off his mustache.
Contributions from writers and editors on the Golf Channel Digital team.
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