Quotes of the Week


''That's probably the highest score I could have shot.''Tiger Woods, after an opening-round 71 as defending champion at the Memorial. Woods, however, continued to struggle carding a 74 in Round 2 and a 79 on Moving Day that included a 44 on his front nine – his worst career nine-hole stretch as a pro. 

'The game just isn’t all there at the minute. I'm pretty frustrated. I'm trying not to let it get to me. I don’t really have many explanations for this.' – Rory McIlroy, after an opening-round 78 at Memorial. McIlroy scrambled to make the cut but continued to struggle on the weekend, finishing near the bottom of the leaderboard.

''You can't please everyone. I'm not going to go around my way living my life trying to please everyone because in the end it doesn't really matter. They're not the ones that are living my life. They're not the ones that ultimately are in my life.' – Michelle Wie, after a first-round 68 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Wie has missed five of 10 cuts this year and her best finish was a tie for 28th in Hawaii. Her other four starts have resulted in no better than a tie for 41st.

'Wow N Watney +15, didn't see this coming. Must be having some personal problems.' – Butch Harmon, in a tweet about one of his star pupils who struggled and missed the cut at the Memorial on Friday. Harmon has since deleted the tweet and announced he will stop using Twitter.

''Was I supposed to go to Wentworth?'' – Woods, again, jokingly answering a question about whether he considered getting in touch with Sergio Garcia to hear his apology for racially insensitive remarks he directed toward Woods while at a European Tour awards dinner last week.

''The Sergio-Tiger thing, I mean, it's stupid. Do guys have an issue one with another? They usually resolve it themselves. You guys want to resolve it in the newspapers today. Nobody needs that. And I think they both finally said, 'It's enough. Forget it, guys. Let's move on.' In our days, I suppose there were times when you had an issue with somebody and it came about. You never read about it.'' – Jack Nicklaus, weighing in on the Garcia-Woods public spat.

'They didn’t have any belly putters so I had to putt with a crutch.' – Fred Couples, joking about his visit on Wednesday to meet President Barack Obama, during which he was allowed to test the famous White House putting green.

'I’ll rub it in her face.' – Nelly Korda, 14, joking about qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open at a younger than her sister Jessica was when she first earned her way in. The sisters will both be in the field this year June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

'There was a little extra motivation. It was like, let’s try to dig down deep and get up and down or let’s go birdie this hole, because that’s more money I can raise.' – Conrad Shindler, who donated his entire $15,000 paycheck to the Moore school system in Oklahoma after winning the Gateway Buick GMC Classic on the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series. Shindler went above and beyond the '5 Percent Moore' initiative, which asked mini-tour players to donate five percent of their tournament earnings last week to the relief efforts for the victims of the devastating tornado that ripped through Oklahoma.

''A bull's-eye on your back means you're ahead. Pressure is a privilege. There can never be too much pressure.'' – Cal senior Max Homa, who won the NCAA individual title, on trying to cap off a historic season with a team match play victory. No. 1 Cal eventually fell to Illinois in the semifinals.

'This is probably the greatest amateur event in the world. The more holes you play, the better player is going to come forward.' – Alabama coach Jay Seawell, on the recommended rule change to bring back 72 holes of stroke play for the NCAA individual competition. Currently, there is a 54-hole stroke-play qualifier that determines both the individual champion and the top eight teams that advance to match play.

'It’s wrong. The 54-hole deal is legitimate. They’re dismissing the team thing again. It doesn’t make any sense.' – Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler, coming out in strong opposition of the rule change. Under the new rule, Heppler’s Yellow Jackets, who won their quarterfinal match in dramatic fashion in front of its home fans, would be required to play another match 30 minutes later because the quarterfinals and semifinals would be on the same day.