Quotes of the Week


'I don't think this much jumping up and down is good for the baby!!!' – Diane Donald, in a tweet while watching husband Luke Donald make six birdies in a row on the back nine at Disney in the final round en route to a victory and the top spot on the PGA Tour money list.

“That was for Seve.” – Sergio Garcia, after his 11-shot victory at the Castello Masters, dedicating his first win in almost three years to his golfing idol, Seve Ballesteros, who died of brain cancer in May.

“My mum and dad built up a debt in helping fund my amateur career so I will sort them out first.” – Tom Lewis, on how he plans to spend the $570,824 he won at the Portugal Masters, his first win in just three starts as a professional.

“If I had a vote, I’d vote for Luke Donald.” – Peter Kostis, on who he would choose for the 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year.

“I don’t agree with the way he picked him, announcing it months early, basically telling the guys who are on the fringe of the U.S. team there’s really only going to be one pick.” – Geoff Ogilvy, on how he disagreed with Fred Couples naming Tiger Woods a Presidents Cup pick a month before the deadline.

'I'm surprised, but I'm old enough to know this happens.' – Chubby Chandler, upon hearing news that Rory McIlroy was leaving his International Sports Management company after a four-year relationship.

“I wish this year would go on forever so I could win more.” – Yani Tseng, after winning the LPGA Taiwan Championship for her 10th worldwide victory of 2011.

'It’s kind of a touchy subject. I appreciate – he obviously has a lot of faith in me which I really appreciate. Greg Norman is a great guy.' – Keegan Bradley, on his appreciation for what International Presidents Cup captain Greg Norman meant when the Aussie said he would have selected the PGA champion over 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.

'It’s kind of like knowing you might be the CEO of a company, but if you don’t play well you might be the janitor.' – Robert Garrigus, on what the pressure feels like when you're on or around the 125th spot on the PGA Tour money list at the season-ending event.

“It’s almost like I don’t even care.” – Bob Estes, on his fear – or lack thereof – of dropping out of the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list after the season-ending event at Disney and potentially having to go back to Q-School.

“I guess it’s up to us players to vote, which I forgot.” – Webb Simpson, on realizing he gets a say in who will be the 2011 Player of the Year.