Quotes of the Week


“When you witness greatness close up like that, you want to talk about it. … Everybody has watched Tiger, but no one has ever talked about it who has watched him up close. Everyone has speculation of things but they are really just guessing. I’m not guessing because I was there.” – Hank Haney, on his decision to write a book chronicling his time coaching Tiger Woods from 2004 – 2010. “The Big Miss,” which was co-written by Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz, is scheduled for release on March 27.

'If one of my friends likes to smoke marijuana every now and then, I’m not going to say, 'well, you can’t be my friend anymore.'' – Matt Every, talking about his suspension from the PGA Tour due to conduct unbecoming of a professional.

'It was a no-brainer decision ... It’s what I do.' – PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, after the announcement of his new four-year contract extension to remain the Tour's commissioner.

'It is fun announcing this schedule, but it’s more exciting to me knowing there is more just around the corner.' – LPGA commissioner Michael Whan, on the release of the 2012 LPGA schedule which included five new events.

“It feels like momentum is going in the right direction. I see things going forward now instead of backwards. And it’s great that we’re adding American events.' – Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, on the positive mojo she feels the LPGA is starting to experience.

'I’ve been there before. It’s not a great feeling, either. It’s just the nature of our game.' –Steve Stricker, talking about the struggles of trying to maintain a final-round lead. Stricker eventually won by three strokes on the Monday finish in Kapalua.

'I never rule out any possibilities. But the likelihood is this will probably be it for me. There’s other things I want to do.' – Finchem again, on retirement after his four-year extension is up in 2016.

“I just got three months off. It’s just golf. I don’t think I was doing anything wrong. It happened. I’m the same person, I have the same friends and I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. There’s a lot worse stuff that goes on out here than what I got in trouble for, and that’s all I’m going to say about it.” – Every again, on his suspension from the Tour.

“Now that I’m walking around a lot, it’s starting to come back. It’s just tight. I can’t get it to loosen up. [H]opefully it disappears. But it probably won’t because the disk is bulged, so it sucks. I think that’s forever.” – Pat Perez, after his successful rehabilitation for a bulging disk has begun to deteriorate now that the golf season has resumed.