Quotes of the Week


'It was like a movie. We actually had to get some furniture out of the (clubhouse) pools. We were making the place presentable.' – AT&T National tournament director Greg McLaughlin, on the damage to Congressional Country Club cause by a nasty storm that delayed play and forced spectators off the course on Saturday.

'It’s just too dangerous out here. There are a lot of hanging limbs and a lot of debris. I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s a drastic decision not to let fans out, but it’s in their best interest.' – Mark Russell, PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competitions, on the decision to keep fans off the course due to damage from the storm during the third round of the AT&T National.

'Luckily, I had ironed my clothes the night before.' – Adam Scott, after oversleeping and arriving just seven minutes before his 8:20 tee time on Thursday at Congressional.

'A little retribution for last year. And I wasn’t even there last year.' – Tiger Woods, on the difficult conditions during the AT&T National at Congressional, after weather allowed record scoring during last years U.S. Open at the same venue.

'I think that any time that we as an American public take time to pause and remember, reflect and honor the military, it's a great thing. I think there's certainly a mental toughness I learned from the Navy and the Naval Academy that translates well into golf, but the pressures and the life are very different.' – Billy Hurley III, who served five years in the Navy before becoming a professional golfer.

'They've got to be the fastest greens I've ever putted on. I don't know, maybe the same speed as Olympic a couple weeks ago.' – Amateur Beau Hossler, 17, on the tough conditions at Congressional this week.

'It's just funny how we classify 'funk.' Here's a player who has only played 10 times, won three times and she's finished top-10 eight times. That's really good. That's what I told her.' – Annika Sorenstam, on the advice she offered world No. 1 Yani Tseng during her recent slump.

'Now I can start lobbying (Couples) to be an assistant for his team if I don't make it next time, because I've been looked over twice already.' – Davis Love III, after announcing Fred Couples as his captain for the Ryder Cup.

'I love the Open Championship. I had a blast last year, and I would love to go back next year. Hopefully I'll have a lot more opportunities to go play the Open Championship, and this might be our last child, so I don't want to miss it.' – U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, on his decision to skip the British Open for the birth of his child.

''I'd play two golf balls, and you always had to hit the worst shot. So if you hit a great drive, you had to hit the next drive great, too. The best score I remember playing ('worst ball') was 72. So, it really makes you concentrate.'' – Greg Norman, on his old practice habits. Norman competed in the Senior Players Championship this week, his first event on the Champions Tour since 2009.