Quotes of the Week


“I’m mentally and physically fatigued and it showed in a couple of tired swings toward the end. But I don’t think the season was long, I made the season long for myself. It was not as if I was obligated to play,” - Rory McIlroy, after his second round at the Hong Kong Open which included four birdies and three bogeys.

“Patience, a lot of times, you want stuff to happen really fast. I’ve just learned to let things happen. Do what I can, and things will fall into place if I just keep working at it.” - Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, after shooting 68 during the first round of the PGA Tour Q-School on the Nicklaus Tournament course in La Quinta, Calif.

'If you would've asked me (if I would win another major) when I was on the couch this summer, in a boot and in crutches, I would have given you a different answer. It was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but now that I'm healthy, playing as many holes as I want, playing how I want, putting the numbers up that I want in the gym, it's exciting.' - Tiger Woods, explains during an interview Wednesday prior to the start of the Chevron World Challenge.

'He was in the hands of an excellent surgeon (Dr. George Caldwell), and a full and speedy recovery is expected,' - David Winkle, manager for Johnson, said doctors have informed Johnson he should be able to begin chipping and putting by mid-December and begin full preparations for the 2012 season by late next month.

'I might be the last player in history to be penalized under that rule, that could be a trivia question one day.' - Nick Watney, after a one-shot penalty he incurred during the first round of the Chevron World Challenge due to the wind moving his golf ball after addressing it. A new rule that would eliminate the penalty stroke if deemed that the wind moved the ball after address is not effective until January 1, 2012.

 'It looks like he's getting a lot of confidence back again, it looks like the Tiger of old, really, and it's great to see. We need him out there playing, and playing well.' - Steve Stricker, after playing alongside Woods during the first round of the Chevron World Challenge.

'The question I keep asking is, what were range balls doing in the bunkers out on the championship golf course?' - John Daly, explaining why he walked away from the Aussie Open.

 “I don't want to rely on people giving them to me again because there are a lot of great players out there,” - Scott McCarron, on why he is playing in the PGA Tours final qualifying tournament of the year instead of using his conditional status for finishing between 126th and 150th on the money list in 2011.

“step outside and settle it,” - Robert Allenby, telling fellow Aussie Geoff Ogilvy after comments made through twitter.