“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.” – Tiger Woods, who spoke out against the belly putter and believes one’s putter should be no longer than the shortest club in your bag.
“Who is Donald Trump to tell Scotland what is good for our economy or environment?” – Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, in response to Trump openly accusing Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond of being “hell bent on destroying Scotland’s coast line and therefore Scotland itself” with a wind farm to be built next to Trump's new golf course.
“It made me grow up. It made me realize that you've got to change your life to live out here and this is proof.” – Jessica Korda, on her struggles last year as a rookie on the LPGA and her first professional win at the Australian Open. She became the sixth-youngest winner in LPGA history and the fourth-youngest to win a 72-hole event.
“I have been playing golf since I was 15 years of age but my caddie, Christian (Donald) said it might happen this year and it has.” – Martin Kaymer, 27, on getting his first hole-in-one Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer aced the 177-yard, par-3 seventh – his 16th hole of the day – with an 8-iron.
“If you’re a jockey out front in a horse race, you’re not going to win looking behind you.” – Gary Gilchrist, Yani Tseng's swing coach, on how Tseng will set realistic goals for 2012 and not get hung up on trying to repeat her historic 2011 season.
“Last year is over. This is a new year for me.” – Yani Tseng, on looking to improve upon her 2011 season which included 12 wins and two major championships.
“Maybe in the next two or four years I'll get a shot at it, but they are going to name another Presidents Cup captain here in another month and I know they're all pushing for me to do it again, so I'm all for that.” – Fred Couples, on his prospects of being named the U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
“...it will be like looking through the bars of a prison, and Scottish citizens will be like prisoners!” – more from Donald Trump on the wind farm.
“I had four or five people out there, not 15,000 or something. I just got my trainer here and my manager is here and a couple friends and it's good.” – Ken Duke, on the difference between the size of his gallery and the size of the galleries following the groups of Woods and Phil Mickelson during Saturday's third round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
“It feels just amazing. I felt like my game was there, but coming out the first couple of weeks, I posted some horrendous scores and started to question it. To be able to play the way I did the last 18 holes really means a lot.” – Mickelson, after shooting a final-round 8-under 64 to win at Pebble Beach by two strokes.
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