'It’s a little bit – or a lot – intrusive, but we’re dealing with it and we’re happy and that’s all that matters.' – Lindsey Vonn, on adjusting to the media attention she has received since she started dating Tiger Woods.
'How can you pick anybody but Tiger Woods in the U.S. Open? The intimidation factor is creeping back in for sure. Especially when he gets on the lead. There's nobody that can close like Tiger Woods. Everybody knows that.' – Hank Haney, Woods’ former swing coach, on who he thinks will win the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
''The greens are small, they're difficult to get the ball stopped, and there are a lot of cool little shots around the greens. So the precision of the iron shot into the green as well as the importance of hitting fairways here is a similar style of golf that will happen at Merion next week.'' – Phil Mickelson, on how playing at the Fedex St. Jude Classic can fine tune his game heading into the U.S. Open.
'The Solheim Cup is a different beast. Players in the nine Solheim Cups I’ve been a part of, it’s actually ruined careers, because they were not ready for that stage. That’s what Dottie and Laura will be looking for, players in the next six events that do step up and are comfortable on a big stage.' – U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon, who did some scouting at this week’s Wegmans LPGA Championship. Mallon hosted a dinner Tuesday night with prospective team members in attendance. She handed out bracelets with the inscription “I love USA.”
'I’ve been waiting a long time.' – Yani Tseng, after making her first hole-in-one as a pro during the first round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
'I was interviewing, and they said, 'This is a major,' I said, 'Oh, really.'' – Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak, confessing that at the 1998 LPGA Championship, she didn’t even know she had won a major until she was ushered into the media center after the trophy presentation.
'I think it’s the big ring on her finger.' – Brittany Lincicome, joking about the cause of Morgan Pressel’s wrist injury. Lincicome and Pressel were paired together on Friday during the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
'This job is a labor of love and anonymity. In situations like this, I get pulled out from behind the curtain. What I told our guys is the bottom line was we knew everyone was counting on us, and we didn’t want to let them down.' – Rick Slattery, Locust Hill superintendent, who got the course ready for play after heavy rain fell nonstop for nearly 18 hours from early Thursday morning through late Thursday night, wiping out Day 1 of the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
'I am currently home recovering from successful surgery for colon cancer. Because of early detection the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. I had zero symptoms or family history. I urge everyone, if you are over 50 get a regular colonoscopy exam whether you think you need one or not.' – CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis, in a statement released Thursday, on being diagnosed with cancer. Kostis decided to share his situation with the world in hopes of spreading awareness of colon cancer.
'It's just a rare thing that I have. It's just a weird thing I've got to deal with ... It's like taking an insulin shot and taking it every day. I have to travel with it. I've got to keep it refrigerated. It's probably the biggest pain of my life keeping it ... refrigerated all the time.'' – Brandt Snedeker, on taking a new medication that he must inject into his stomach every night, trying to increase the bone mass in his troublesome ribs that kept him from playing competitive golf earlier this year for about a month.