Quotes of the Week


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

'I got a phone call I could never say no to, and there’s no question about that.' – Greg Norman, on the fact that former President Bill Clinton called him to ask if he would participate in the Humana Challenge.

'They’re the best part of my game.' – Former President Bill Clinton, joking with the crowd on the first tee on Saturday, referring to his golf shoes. The shoes were white with red and blue stripes and a small American flag on the side.

'It’s really bad. They’ve got a lot of trees down. It’s a real mess. … We knew (the wind) was going to be bad, but we thought it would be something we could play with, and then the bottom fell out.' – Slugger White, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competitions, on the dangerous winds that caused suspension of play during the third round of the Humana Challenge.

'Standing on the tee with Ernie and Retief in the playoff was unbelievable ... It’s one of those awesome things to know I’ve beaten two of my idols in a playoff.' – Branden Grace, after winning in back-to-back weeks on the European Tour, the second win coming against Els and Goosen in a playoff.

'I've kind of lost my sense of humor, you know. When you don’t putt well your sense of humor doesn’t work very well ... I’d like to get my sense of humor back.' – Ernie Els, lamenting his frame of mind over the last couple of seasons.

'I made that point very clear last year in December. There is no way. Even if I make the Ryder Cup, I will not play. I've answered that question.' – Jose Maria Olazabal, after getting into contention at the Volvo Golf Champions, on his prospects of being a playing captain at the upcoming Ryder Cup at Medinah.

'It’s going to bring more people out, and having President Clinton a part of this event is drawing way more attention than it’s ever had.' – Anthony Kim, on the extra attention the former President is having on the Humana Challenge.