''I didn't think everything would happen so quickly, but I'm on a good run at the minute and I want to keep it going as long as I can." – Rory McIlroy, on his two-stroke victory at the BMW Championship. With the win, McIlroy joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23.
"It's fun to play with him, and he's just an amazing talent. You watch him swing the club and watch him putt and play, he doesn't have a lot of weaknesses. He's only going to get better, and that's kind of fun to see." – Tiger Woods, on current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. Woods and McIlroy were paired together during the first two rounds of this week’s BMW Championship at Crooked Stick.
"Anything, everything, whatever. Just normal stuff, about this, about that." – McIlroy, again, on what he and Woods discuss on the course.
"I think we're extremely deep this time, deeper than we've ever been. ... There was a lot of guys that played a lot of really good golf. You can analyze the numbers up and down and back and forth. It was tough to leave really anybody off." – Davis Love III, explaining his Ryder Cup captain’s picks.
"I laid it out early on what I thought we needed and we stuck with it, I need Jim Furyk. I need Steve Stricker. The team will benefit from those guys being in the locker room, being in the team room." – Love, again, on his choice to include veterans Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker on the Ryder Cup team.
“My three goals were to win, get to the Tour Championship and make the Ryder Cup team. We’re going to fall one short, but two out of three isn’t bad.” – Rickie Fowler, on earning his first Tour Championship trip in his third PGA Tour season with a T-41 finish at the BMW Championship.
''The neighbors were shaking their heads, and we were shaking our heads, and no one could put rhyme or reason to this (shooting). It's crazy. I've been an officer for 25 years, and if you're here long enough, I guess you've seen everything.'' – Police Lt. Keith Brown, on the recent arrest of a Reno man suspected of shooting and wounding a golfer after an errant ball broke a window at his home.
“I started out like I was going to lead the golf tournament and then an idiot fan kind of burped in my backswing.” – Robert Garrigus, on a bystander who burped in his backswing on the eighth hole. He double-bogeyed No. 8 but battled back to shoot a final-round 69 that left him in a tie for fourth place at the BMW Championship.
''It's just so tough as my mind is over in Florida with my wife and children but then I'm still trying to focus and win this event, particularly now I am only one behind.'' – Peter Hanson, on competing in the KLM Open in the Netherlands while his 1-year-old son is sick in Orlando with a respiratory virus known as RS. Hanson eagled the 72nd hole at the KLM Open for a two-stroke victory, his first title in two years.
"I like it, I like how it feels here, I like the people, everybody's been so nice, it's very relaxed. It's such a big tournament type of feel when you walk through or drive through the gates there at the beginning. It just makes you want to play well." – Paula Creamer, one of several LPGA players to gush about this week’s Kingsmill Championship.
"Going into Sunday’s round at The Barclays, I was just trying to make it to Boston [for the Deutsche Bank] Championship. I put a nice round together and it kind of catapulted me. I started thinking I’ve still got a chance." – Graham DeLaet, on having a chance to make a Cinderella run to the Tour Championship after starting the playoffs 106th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
"The second that I grazed it, we (caddie) both knew perhaps we might be in trouble. I’ve never seen that scenario before. It’s a tough lesson." – Graeme McDowell, on the two-stroke penalty he was assessed for touching a loose impediment during the opening round of the BMW Championship. McDowell lightly brushed a leaf while addressing his ball.
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