“Yani is a phenomenal golfer ... She is the new No. 1, and she pushes the edges like Annika used to do, like Lorena used to do. Now, Yani’s getting an edge on us.” – Suzann Pettersen, after finishing 11 shots back of Yani Tseng at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
“Walking up the 18th hole, I almost cried, I was so emotional.” – Yani Tseng, in capturing her fourth major at the tender age of 22.
“It was nice having people clap for you when you walked up to every green ... Then I realized it was more for Paula than for me.” – Cindy LaCrosse, on playing in the third round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship alongside Paula Creamer.
“Everyone was compared to Jack, especially Tiger. It’s inevitable that Rory is compared to Tiger now and Tiger at the same age. Enjoy it.” – Paul Azinger’s Tweet in the media hype aftermath of Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open win.
“Driver-Rory. Irons-even. Wedges-Rory. Bunkers-Rory. Putter-Tiger. Health- Rory. Swing clarity-Rory. Confidence-Rory. Record-Tiger.” – Azinger, again, in a Tweet comparing Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
“It is nice that people say that he could be this or he could be that or he could win 20 major championships, but at the end of the day I've won one.” – A humble Rory McIlroy, Sunday night after winning his first major championship at Congressional.
“I was just trying to stay in the moment.” – Patrick Cantlay after shooting a 10-under 60 in the second round of the Travelers Championship, setting the Tour record for all-time low round by an amateur.
“I'm not thinking about that right now … I'm going to stay amateur definitely for the Walker Cup, and my plans are to stay amateur, you know, until I finish college.” – Cantlay, again, on his plans after the Travelers Championship.
“I’m listening to my doctors and allowing time to completely heal.” – Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday that he would not be playing the AT&T National.
“If you tell me who you want to beat in a playoff, then I would say first Tiger Woods and then Sergio." – Pablo Larrazabal, after defeating Sergio Garcia in a five-hole playoff at the BMW International Championship.
“It is a pity one of us had to lose … But seventh at the U.S. Open and second now, this shows that my game is coming around.” – Sergio Garcia, reacting to his loss, that granted him entrance into the British Open next month.
Contributions from writers and editors on the Golf Channel Digital team.
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