Quotes of the Week


'My mom and dad gave me good genes. I’m in good shape. Golf keeps you in shape – you walk five or six miles. It keeps you fit.'' – Tom Watson, telling the Detroit News how he has managed to stay competitive in golf for so long.

“Basically, when I was 2 1/2, my dad was late at home from work, and the trash guy out there, we called him a bin man. I don't know what you guys call the guy who collects the trash. My dad missed him. So he had to go to the skip, the dumpsters, I think you call them, to put all our trash away. I was always glued to my dad's side. So, I went with him, and I was sort of messing around trying to help. Being knee-high, I fell into the skip, and I was rolling around, and I found a golf club ... And that's how I started golf.” – England’s Stiggy Hodgson, a member of the GB&I Walker Cup team, on his auspicious start in the game of golf.

“Remember those who have defended your liberties and way of life. I know you will represent the United States with pride and honor.” – Former President George W. Bush, in a letter delivered to the team by U.S. Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve, before the start of Sunday's play.

“I wanted to go red for a while, kind of wanted to change it up a little bit.” – Michelle Wie, after dying her hair red. Wie, and her hair, missed the cut in Arkansas.

“Las Vegas is a town that expects the biggest and best, and that’s what a FedEx event would give it. It gets you to another level.” – Gary Dunwoody, tournament chairman of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, on his grand plans for the event's future.

“To win any title once is tough, but to win it three times is a fantastic feeling.” – Simon Dyson, after winning his third KLM Open title for the third time in the last six years.

“That’s the first thing I thought: ‘His concentration will be shattered.’” – Sir Nick Faldo, talking about how he thinks Tiger Woods will not eventually pass Jack Nicklaus and his 18 major championships.

“There’s one thing I can still do ... and that’s shoot 82.” – Arnold Palmer, on being able to shoot his age. Palmer turned 82 last Saturday.