Quotes of the Week


'He's one hell of a guy, and he's pretty much the nicest guy I've ever played with.' – Branden Grace, on Tiger Woods, after having played three rounds in a row with him at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

'I really like the old TV shows, like 'Sabrina: The Teenage Witch,' 'The Nanny,' 'Home Improvement.'' – Latanna Stone, the 10-year-old who became the youngest to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur, as told to ‘Morning Drive’ host Gary Williams.

''We like to say black is the new red in Reno.' – Jana Smoley, tournament director of the Reno-Tahoe Open, on the modified Stableford scoring system being used this week that rewards the highest scoring player with the trophy.

'After the round, I grabbed some Chipotle and made sure I got the order right for Bubba Watson and his wife, Angie.' – Rickie Fowler, following his second-round 80 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, wrote in a first-person story he submitted to the Akron Beacon Journal.

'We grew up playing more match play, more money games, win at all cost. Today it's so much about how much (money) you're going to win.' – Lanny Wadkins, on this generation of players lacking the same mental toughness as the tour players from his era.

'I'd be lying if I said it wasn't on my mind and it hadn't crossed my mind. I know exactly where I stand. I'm 14th in points.' – Jim Furyk, after his first-round 63 at the WGC-Bridgestone, on where he falls in the Ryder Cup standings. Perhaps that was Furyk’s only mistake on the day, because at the time, he was actually 15th.

'If I get in, it would be great.' – Tiger Woods, on what it would mean to him to play for a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics.

'Although I didn't finish like a champion [two weeks ago], I have in the past at other tournaments, so I know I've got that in me. It's just putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and I think that might have been the last piece for me.' – Adam Scott, reflecting on his British Open loss at Royal Lytham & St. Annes during a press conference Wednesday at the WGC-Bridgestone.

'His achievements are better than anyone else playing the game in the last year-and-a-half, but I’m not sure the American public quite gets that. They do in Europe, I can assure you of that.' – Luke Donald’s caddie John MacLaren, on the lack of buzz surrounding world No. 1 Donald.