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'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 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.

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