Quotes of the Week


'Once I saw two (balls in the water) go in, I think the effort went down pretty fast. I thought that’s what we were going to see. And we did.' – Hunter Mahan, who was playing with John Daly when the controversial star dumped seven balls into the water and then walked off the course because he ran out of golf balls.

'It might not be bad if they ban me … because I’ve never played well here. But I do love the people here and this beautiful country. I take responsibility for my actions. I always have and I don’t blame anybody but myself.' – John Daly, in a text message sent to the Associated Press after his WD from the Australian Open.

'It just feels really cool to be part of this great organization and elite club.' – Phil Mickelson, in a press conference announcing his entry into the World Golf of Hall of Fame.

'He’s exactly what you like to see in a player. If everybody conducted themselves like Phil week in and week out, we’d be stronger yet.' – PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, sitting alongside Mickelson in the Hall of Fame announcement.

'Greg is busting to win one. He’s just hyper-competitive. He didn’t win the last time. It’s in Australia, and it’s his favorite course. It’s all lined up to be a great moment at the end of Greg’s career.' – Geoff Ogilvy, on the excitement of the upcoming Presidents Cup and his captain Greg Norman.

'(Her belly) is huge!' – Yani Tseng, at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico, after seeing a pregnant Lorena Ochoa.

'It’s also great for me to say 'Hi' to the players and be more involved outside the ropes and in interviews and spending time with my sponsors. I like it a lot. I’m going to enjoy every day of the tournament from the outside.' – Lorena Ochoa, on her current life as a tournament host after playing on the LPGA for seven years.

'Every year I say, 'OK, I’ll do it for one more year.' That’s been going on for 10 years, and I don’t know what else I would do!' – Juli Inkster, 51, who held the lead through the first two rounds of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, on her longevity.

'Unfortunately, I made the wrong decision and it cost me a shot.' – Tiger Woods, on his effort to go for the green on the short, par-4 13th in the final round of the Aussie Open. It ended with a bogey and his chance to catch eventual winner Greg Chalmers.

'The game of golf is filled with dramatic stories and we’re excited about the projects we have in development with Ross (Greenburg) that will bring his unique storytelling skills to Golf Channel.' - Golf Channel president Mike McCarley, on the addition of Emmy Award-winning producer Ross Greenburg to the NBC Sports Group.