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'I don’t know what happened Sunday. I’m still licking wounds from that. It still stings. It’s one of the toughest, most difficult losses I’ve ever had in my career.' – Phil Mickelson, on the U.S. Ryder Cup loss.

'The way I’m hitting it the last three weeks, I’m having fun, and I want to try to play (on the U.S. Presidents Cup team). .... I’d love to be a part of that again, whether it’s to play or drive a golf cart or help out Freddie. I want to do whatever I can.' – Davis Love III, on next year's Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.

'I had cysts in my rectum. How do you put that?' – Boo Weekley, on one of the reasons for his poor play in the last few years.

'She's a little bit of a mystery the last year or so. I think she's just now come to terms with the fact that she's playing golf full time.' – David Leadbetter, on his longtime pupil Michelle Wie.

'It hurts a little bit, the fact that the governing bodies are basically banning it because of such great play. You've got guys on Tour that have been putting with these for 15-20 years ... I don't know that it's the right move to just all of a sudden ban these clubs to us that have been using them for a long time.' – Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA champion, on the use of anchored putters.

'If they said today, 'We met with the Tour, we’re going to change putters.' Keegan Bradley is going to get himself a different (conforming) putter, and he’s still going to be a really good putter. He’s just going to have to make a change, but you’d rather not talk about it for three years and have it be a distraction.' – Love, again, on the possibility of a ban on anchored putters.

'Now it’s at 13 (events). Thirteen is a little more different to get to, that’s one of the reasons why they implemented the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. Going forward, I don’t know.' – Tiger Woods, on the possibility of him joining the European Tour.

'The level of intensity (Tiger) displays is impressive as he can just turn it on. It’s something that I struggle to do sometimes.' – Rory McIlroy, on the challenge to muster enough enthusiasm each times he tees it up.

'He was yapping pretty much the whole day.' – Bradley, again, on his recent round with basketball star Michael Jordan, who displayed a penchant for trash-talking throughout his NBA playing career.

'The fall series is like a 16-round Q-School for me. All you can do is pull on what you’ve done before.' – Mathew Goggin, on his quest to finish inside the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, in order to secure his Tour card for next season.

'Every time I get to that low point, it seems like I’ll go shoot 64 out of the blue. It keeps teasing you. The man upstairs has a sense of humor, I guess. He likes to see how many times he can kick me in the face before I don’t get back up. But there’s no quit in me, man. No quit.' – Joey Lamielle, enduring his sixth Q-School.

'I'm assuming you got Toms, (Jim) Furyk, (Phil) Mickelson, (Tiger) Woods, (Justin) Leonard. I would bet Toms (in 2014).' – Love, again, on possible future U.S. Ryder Cup captains. He stressed, however, that he didn’t have any inside information.

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