Quotes of the Week - US Open

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Editor's Note: In our Parting Shots feature, the GOLFCHANNEL.com team offers up the best quotes from the most recent week in golf.
 

'This is probably the greatest tournament Ive ever had.' -- Tiger Woods, considering his career at this point, making quite a statement after his victory in the 108th U.S. Open.
 
'He just said Great fight! to me and that makes it a little better, I think.' -- Rocco Mediate, on what Tiger said to him after their epic playoff duel at Torrey Pines.
 
'Bingo.' -- Stuart Appleby, about his 45-foot putt on the par-5 18th on Friday that made him the 36-hole leader and knocked out 11 players on the cut line.
 
'This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to compete in the U.S. Open on the course I grew up on in the prime of my career.' -- Phil Mickelson, before the start of play, summing up what winning this championship would mean to him.
 
'He didnt say Ow to me, so it must be good.' -- Bubba Watson, joking with reporters about the health of Tiger Woods' knee after playing a practice round with him and amateur Jordan Cox from Stanford.
 
'They were being a little loud and a little rude.' -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods telling reporters about the two fans that Tony Navarro (Adam Scott's caddy) got in a skirmish with on Friday.
 
'Actually I was kind of busy watching the NBA playoffs. Im a big fan of Kevin Garnett.' -- Michele Wie, after being asked if she took time to watch last weeks LPGA major championship.
 
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'I think perhaps to put it in the shortest description, Pat Gross, our agronomist, has described kikuyu as Bermuda on steroids.' -- USGA president Jim Vernon, at a news conference describing the turf found around Torrey Pines.
 
'My foot, knee, back, shoulder and brain. My confidence is at an all-time low.' -- Mark Calcavecchia, always candid, straight-forward, and if nothing else entertaining, talking about all his ailments.
 
'Much like the Super Bowl and World Series, the biggest events should be played on the biggest stages.' -- Jon Miller, NBC Sports executive vice president, on this year's primetime coverage.
 
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'You cant ever expect him to miss. I will just have to get ready for a Battle Royale tomorrow.' -- Rocco Mediate, after watching Tiger Woods sink a dramatic birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open to force an 18-hole playoff Monday.
 
'Kind of walking along the water there and looking out, I did think about him some.' -- Eric Axley, who couldnt help but think of his former caddie, Steve Duplantis. Axley was playing Torrey Pines for the first time since Duplantis was killed when he was hit by a car in nearby Del Mar just before the Buick Invitational in January.
 
'I'm feeling much better now that I don't smoke.' -- Angel Cabrera, last years U.S. Open champion who missed the cut this year, talking about how he feels different after quitting smoking.
 
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