Quotes of the Week


'It’s pretty hard to believe that I managed to win today. Very surprised. ... It doesn’t get an awful lot harder than playing with Tiger Woods. So I guess barring a major championship, I know I can handle that again. So that’s pretty nice to know.' - Robert Rock, after play alongside Tiger in the final round in Abu Dhabi and beating him by tho shots.

'Obviously the ultimate goal is to win and I didn’t win.' - Tiger Woods, when he failed to close the deal after holding a share of the 54-hole lead.

“It’s not a hard golf hole. I could probably play it a thousand times and never make an 8.” – Kyle Stanley, who made triple bogey-8 to blow a three-shot lead on the 72nd hole at the Farmers Insurance Open.

'I look at it now. I never used to. When you’re comfortably in the top 10, top 20, you don’t look at these things. Now, I’m on the other side of the wheel.' - Ernie Els, on still not being eligible for this year's Masters Tournament.

'... the Tour hasn’t made that many missteps in the last 20 or 30 years. It’s probably going to end up the right thing to do.' - Geoff Ogilvy, on the PGA Tour's decision to use the Nationwide Tour as the main route to gaining a PGA Tour card.

'To represent the United States as team captain definitely caps off my career.' - Meg Mallon, upon being named as the 2013 United States Solheim Cup captain. 

'She has my congratulations on a position that is well earned. Meg represents everything golf is about.' - John Solheim, the Ping chairman whose father founded the competition, after the announcement that Mallon will captain the team.

'It’s been a rough week. But you get through it. She’s been a trouper. She’s held up pretty well.' - Amy Mickelson, to the the San Diego Union-Tribune, after revealing her daughter had suffered a seizure.

“It was a wedge and it went in. What more do you need?” – Vijay Singh, quite tersely, in response to a San Diego newspaper reporter who asked for comment on Singh’s hole-out with a wedge for eagle on the par-5 18th on the South Course at Torrey Pines in the second round.

'To be part of history is like a miracle. It’s not something you can have by clicking your fingers.' - New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko - all of 14 years of age - upon becoming the youngest person to win a professional event. She captured the women’s New South Wales Open by four strokes.