Quotes of the Week Masters Edition


In Parting Shots, the GolfChannel.com Team offers up the best quotes from the week.
Tiger Woods and Steve Williams

'See those people over there, Tiger? They don't believe you can win anymore either . . . Add 'em to the list.'

“Hmm-hmmm,”Tiger Woods, sternly answering a question during his press conference whether he felt he had a chance to win at Augusta this year.

“I wonder over every shot. He still may not make it over the weekend. I’ve seen it happen. Sometimes just leaning over, it explodes and he’s done.”Fred Couples’ caddie, Joe LaCava on the fragile condition of his longtime player's back.

“My mom let me stay home from school . . . But I’m not promoting kids skip school on Monday.”  – Adam Scott, recalling the 1987 Masters, when he watched fellow Australian Greg Norman lose in a playoff against Larry Mize.

 “Fifty Masters is more than a lifetime . . . A lot of blood, sweat and tears go into those 50 years.” – Ben Crenshaw, reflecting on his caddie Carl Jackson's 50th Masters appearance.
“Could I win? . . . Of course.”Fred Couples, on whether he still feels he has a chance to win the Masters. Couples finished T-15.
“Arnold and I are close friends. But the rivalry is still there today. I don’t care what Arnold and I do, one doesn’t want the other to get ahead of him.” Jack Nicklaus, on his longtime rivalry with Arnold Palmer.
“I don’t think anyone’s ever been over there in those cabins before,” –  Rory McIlroy, on where his tee shot on the 10th hole of the final round came to rest after a severely pull-hooked drive. The then leader triple-bogeyed the hole, which started a back-nine demise – a closing 43 for an 80 on the day.
“I just unraveled,” McIlroy again, explaining in simple terms to the media of his final-round collapse.
“I don’t see how Tiger cannot ever be favored here, as I was always favored here, even when I wasn’t playing well,” – Jack Nicklaus on Tiger's chances at Augusta this year, considering his recent struggles Woods has had on the golf course.
“Thumb down when you throw, right?”Rory McIlroy, joking to the media about how to throw a football. The Northern Irishman took some time during the week to toss around the pigskin with a few friends.
“I hit it good all day. I hit it good this entire weekend, so that was nice,” –  Tiger Woods, talking to the media following his T-4 finish at Augusta – the second straight year Woods finished tied for fourth. Woods rebounded from a third-round 74 with a 5-under 67 in the final round, puncuated by an opening-nine 31.
“It’s amazing what happens at this place.” Adam Scott, on the dramatic, wild finish of the 75th Masters Tournament. Scott shot a final-round 67 to finish tied for second with fellow Aussie, Jason Day.
“All of the past champions are really thinking about Seve . . . Honoring Seve is easy and no big deal. I just want him to know we all wish he was here and we are thinking about him.”Phil Mickelson, on his Spanish-themed Champions Dinner to honor Seve Ballesteros, who has suffered from cancer over the past couple of years.
'It's a dream for me . . . It's obviously the highlight of my golf career, by a long way. I always thought if there was one I would win, it would be this one.'Charl Schwartzel, champion of the 2011 Masters Tournament.