Quotes of the Week


'Why they’re so gutless, I don’t know.' – Vinny  Giles, who has played on four Walker Cup teams and was a U.S. captain, offering up his thoughts on belly putters, even though he, himself, uses one.

“It’s absolutely just murdered the game in the United States.” – Jack Nicklaus, on how the  economic downturn in the U.S. has taken a harsh toll on the game of golf.

“It starts on Friday ... we'll be fine!” – Suzann Pettersen, telling Golf Channel's Tom Abbott that the pre-party on the way over to the Solheim Cup will have no barring on the matches later in the week.

“They need to get their money back, I guess. It's too bad what happened here.” – Steve Stricker, normally one of the most soft-spoken players on Tour, on the course redesign at Cog Hill.

“No comment.” – Rees Jones, on the growing criticism of his work at Cog Hill’s Dubsdread layout.

“I am very excited to get out there and see how I measure up.” – Tom Lewis, former English amateur standout, on announcing he is turning professional. Lewis was the first-round leader at this year's British Open.

“It stinks, because you never know when you’re going to be in your last event.’” – Jessica Korda, on the sudden cancellation of the LPGA's event in China the week after the Solheim Cup.

“You just go out in the street market, and they have all kinds of things on a stick. Moth cocoons on a stick, lizards on a stick. Players were eating grasshoppers on a stick when we were in Thailand.” – Christina Kim, on the fact that she was looking forward to trying strange delicacies while in China.