Tiger Woods quotes 2012

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'Nicklaus.' – Woods, when asked this week to identify the greatest golfer in history. His reasoning? Because Woods is 'four majors back.'

 

'Have a good day.' - Woods, sarcastically ending a Q&A with Alex Miceli during Wednesday's news conference at The Honda Classic.

 

'Nobody in the history of the game has been better at putting themselves in contention to win a major than Jack. You finish with 37 top 2s, you’re going pretty good.' - Woods, on Jack Nicklaus' phenomenal record of 37 top-2 finishes in major championships.

 

“I believe it's the art of controlling the body and club and swinging the pendulum motion. That's how it should be played. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to that.” - Woods, who spoke out against the belly putter and believes one’s putter should be no longer than the shortest club in the bag.

 

'I think it's unprofessional and very disappointing, especially because it's someone I worked with and trusted as a friend.” – Woods, on his distaste for Hank Haney and his decision to write a book about the six years they spent working together.

 

“If you think about it, with Butch (Harmon) it took me two years, and with Hank (Haney), it took me almost two years before old patterns are out. It takes time to get rid of old patterns. It takes hundreds of thousands, if not millions of golf balls, but eventually it comes around. I've had my share of successes, and I know it's coming.” – Woods, who began working with Sean Foley before the 2010 PGA Championship.

 

''I find it interesting since they're not in my head. They must have some kind of superpowers I don't know about.' – Woods, responding to Brandel Chamblee and Nick Faldo's comments on the state of his game.

 

''To do it here, Jack watching on the last hole ... he means a lot to all of us as players. We all looked up to him, and he's the greatest champion that's ever lived.'' – Woods, on winning The Memorial Tournament and tying course host Jack Nicklaus’ record for second on the all-time PGA Tour win list with No. 73.

 

'You can have so many different weather conditions. You just don't know. That's one of the unique things about the British Open and why it's my favorite major championship.' – Woods, on why the British Open is his favorite of the four majors.

 

'He's got all the talent in the world to do what he's doing. When he gets it going, he's impressive to watch.' - Woods, on Rory McIlroy's record-breaking eight-shot victory at the 94th PGA Championship.

 

'Absolutely. I just need a lot more money. My teams are the Lakers, Dodgers and Raiders, so I’ve got to play really well.' - Woods, when asked if he would like to someday be an owner of a professional franchise.

 

'It's fun to play with him, and he's just an amazing talent. You watch him swing the club and watch him putt and play, he doesn't have a lot of weaknesses. He's only going to get better, and that's kind of fun to see.' - Woods, on current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. Woods and McIlroy were paired together during the first two rounds of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick.

 

'I’m not young anymore. I’m one of the older guys. It’s nice to get a little bit of rest.' - Woods, on the decision to have him sit out a session for the first time in his Ryder Cup career.

 

'One day that would be fantastic. It would be a huge honor. Hopefully it doesn’t happen in the near future. I would like to be able to play for a lot more teams, but certainly one day, when my career is slowing down or it’s over.' - Woods, speaking at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, on the prospect of being a Ryder Cup captain someday.