Quotes of the Week - Masters


Editor's Note: In our Parting Shots feature, the GOLFCHANNEL.com team offers up the best quotes from the most recent week in golf.
I'm Zach Johnson and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.' -- Zach Johnson, in a press conference after his Masters win, responding to a question about whether he was possibly Superman or Superman's brother.
I've heard his stories once, twice, three, four, five times. But they still keep getting better, let me tell you.' -- Ernie Els, jokingly referring to his usual Tuesday practice round at Augusta with fellow South African Gary Player, who is known for his non-stop chatter.
'We're not that good. We may be able to hit a little white golf ball, but it does not preclude us from going to see our dentist and things like that.' -- Padraig Harrington, who had to spend part of his Monday of Masters week at a local dentist's office after chipping one of his teeth.
Nick Faldo
'I've had my era. It was a tough decision.' -- Nick Faldo, three-time Masters champion, on the fact that last year would be his final time as a player and that he would now limit his duties at Augusta to television commentating.
'I wanted people to get lost in the moment again.' -- Jim Nantz, referring to his effort to restore color to the black-and-white video of Arnold Palmer's 1960 Masters victory, a job that required more than 10,000 man hours to colorize more than 60,000 frames.
It's as hard as Chinese arithmetic right now.' -- GOLF CHANNEL's Mark Lye, on his assessment of playing conditions through the first two days at Augusta National.
'It's hard to pick. That's why we play the tournament.' -- Jack Nicklaus, on who his pre-tournament pick - outside of Tiger and Phil - would be.
Padraig Harrington
'When the four-minute mile was first run, the following year I think 55-57 guys ran a four-minute mile. -- Harrington again, on the possibility of the European contingent breaking-through and going on a run of multiple major victories. Alas, the European drought was stretched to 30 majors played without a victory.
'I actually pulled the club, so I was so happy to be a part of it.' -- Amy Sabbatini, talking about her husband's first-ever hole-in-one, that came in the Masters Par-3 contest on Wednesday.
'That's where every great player wants to test himself.' -- Adam Scott, talking about the talent on the PGA TOUR, based on the ever-growing strength from the international players teeing it up each week. The field at this year's Masters, for the first time ever, had more internationals than Americans.
'Where's my ball?' -- 102-year-old Elsie McLean, to her playing partners, as they approached the green at the par-3, 100-yard fourth hole at Bidwell Park in Chico, Calif. They soon discovered her ball in the bottom of the cup.
'I prefer to just sit home and look at the trophy.' -- Geoff Ogilvy, in a press conference prior to the start tournament, regarding the lack of positive press he received from his win at last year's U.S. Open, due to the fact the media mainly focused on Phil Mickelson's collapse.
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