Quotes of the Year - Part III


In Parting Shots, GolfChannel.com offers up the best quotes from each week of the year. In this special year-end edition, we've chosen the top quotes from all of 2008.

'You walk a fine line when you start doing that sort of thing ' using the crowd to your advantage when youre at home.' ' Lee Westwood, a little annoyed with Boo Weekley's attempts to get the crowd involved in Friday's afternoon four-ball matches at the Ryder Cup.

'I really dont care if I did. They do the same over there, from what Ive heard. So why not?' ' Weekley, unapologetic to Westwood's complaints about getting the Kentucky crowd fired up.

I said this was going to define my career, but you know what, it made my career. ' Kenny Perry, a native Kentuckian, following the U.S. victory at Valhalla.

'I was reminded a thousand times before I started this week: Make sure you finish 72 holes, sign your card, (have) enough clubs and, gosh, everything else.' ' Vijay Singh, on the strange situation he was in at the Tour Championship, where all he had to do was complete 72 holes and not get disqualified in order to wrap up the FedEx Cup title.

'Who the hell is Jodie Mudd?' ' Sergio Garcia, when told he was on the verge of becoming the first player since Mudd to win The Players Championship and the Tour Championship in the same season.

'I ... took the putter home last night and slept with it.' ' Robert Allenby, on his efforts to try and regain his putting stroke over the weekend at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. He finished runner-up.

It would have been nice to see what I could have done for the rest of the year.' ' Tiger Woods, with his thoughts on missing out on the second half of the season due to knee surgery.

'I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, everyone who has shown interest with great fondness for my health. Many thanks. A big hug.' ' Seve Ballesteros, on the many well-wishers who have shown support as the legend battles a brain tumor.

I've been dead. Twice.' ' Erik Compton, who has survived two heart transplants and reached the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School this year.

Everything to be said is up on the scoreboard.' ' Ty Tryon, after shooting 87 in the third round of the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School.

He represents America. He's multiracial. I was hoping it would happen in my lifetime. My father was hoping it would happen in his lifetime, but he didn't get to see it. I'm lucky enough to have seen a person of color in the White House.' ' Tiger Woods again, on the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Wow! I can't believe that I was able to walk through this son-of-a-gun.' ' Weekley, after touring the White House with fellow Ryder Cup team members.

I'm not quite sure how that works. I guess he's a walking train wreck and unfortunately, people turn their heads to watch the train wreck.' ' Stuart Appleby, questioning John Daly's sponsor's exemption in the Australian Masters.

Every once in a while he'll pop off some kind of remark and it's exactly Payne.' ' Paul Azinger, on Aaron Stewart, the son of the late Payne Stewart. The two partnered at the Del Webb Father-Son Challenge.

I wouldn't call Mickelson a great player 'cause I hate the p****.' ' Steve Williams, caddie for Tiger Woods, with his thoughts on Tiger's rival Phil Mickelson.

We have zero in common, bar the fact that we both play golf. He is the antithesis of me, and I am the antithesis of him.' ' Padraig Harrington, comparing himself to Sergio Garcia.

'I felt at peace. I really felt very content. I walked up to hit my third shot on the 18th, and I felt the breeze coming in, and it was just a really comfortable feeling. I saw some players standing behind the 18th green, that gave me a tear. I saw my parents and my family and that give me a tear.' ' Annika Sorenstam, on her last hole in the final tournament of her career.

Related Links:
Quotes of the Year - Part II
Quotes of the Year - Part I
Quotes of the Week Archive