Quotes of the Week


“For someone that grew up playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour and is a huge fan of the franchise, this is a great moment in my career.” – Rickie Fowler, on being voted to share the cover of the 2013 edition of EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game with Woods on copies sold in the U.S.

“I’m now the opposition. I’d love to see Martin go No. 1 and knock Luke off the perch.” – Christian Donald, brother and former caddie for Luke, on causing a little stir in the family with his vote of confidence for his boss these days, Martin Kaymer.

“A lot of time, players were penalized and they didn’t do anything to make the ball move.” – Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president for rules and competition, after it was announced Monday that the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A made changes to the Rules of Golf which will be in effect from 2012-15. Specifically, a player is no longer penalized if their ball is moved, through no fault of their own, after address.

'I'd strongly resent any suggestion that I in some way enticed Rory (McIlroy) to join Horizon.” – Graeme McDowell, on being accused of pressuring McIlroy to leave Chubby Chandler and ISM for Horizon Sports, the management company that represents McDowell.

“I think the decision to add HSBC is sketchy at best. Why change the rule the day after Disney? It doesn’t really make sense to me.” – Luke Donald, on the PGA Tour’s decision to delay sending out Player of the Year ballots two weeks until after the WGC-HSBC Champions.

“It is truly an honor to receive the prestigious Bob Jones Award from the USGA, as the past recipients are some of the greatest names in the history of the game.” – Annika Sorenstam, after winning the 2012 Bob Jones Award, presented in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship. Past winners have included Francis Ouimet, Babe Zaharias, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Mickey Wright, Tom Watson and Lorena Ochoa.

“There exists a woman whom Ryo Ishikawa is going out with.” – Ishikawa’s mother, who is also his manager, on Ryo’s plans to introduce his potential fiancée – a junior high school classmate – at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne in November.

'Making history in the sport is very important to me, but the roles of husband and father are the most important in the world to me and being there for my wife and family is where I have to be.' – Donald again, on his decision to withdraw from the HSBC Champions next week in Shanghai to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

“Kokrak's caddie just shared some beef jerky with your scribe on the 9th tee. At least I hope it was beef jerky.” – Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com senior writer, tweeting on Social Media Saturday during the third round of the Nationwide Championship.

“t's been two amazing weeks ... I'm out of words.” – Sergio Garcia, following his win at the Andalucia Masters, his second win in as many weeks in Spain.