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'To be honest it is so non-existent, I have tried to play quite a few times, and I actually went out with my (9-year-old) niece one day, and I ended up smashing my golf club into the ground, and she said 'Aunt Brooklyn, if I played as bad as you, I would smash my golf club into the ground as well.'' – Brooklyn Decker, explaining the state of her golf game on 'Morning Drive.'

'I know the course so well, I could cover the U.S. Open in June from my bedroom in Utah, and you guys wouldn’t notice.' – Johnny Miller, on covering his favorite championship at The Olympic Club’s Lake Course outside San Francisco where he grew up.

'These rules are funny, I've been a professional since 1989, and I should know the rules better than any of these youngsters, and I still ask for a ruling for the simplest things.' Ernie Els’ reaction to a two-stroke penalty incurred by Graeme McDowell in a ''freak'' scenario in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.

'I’m going to go straight fastball, but it’s probably going to be more like a lob.'Jason Dufner, on throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on Friday night.

'Just need to start practicing. I don't really want to make a fool of myself. Obviously throw the first pitch at a baseball game, that's something I've never done before,' – Rory McIlroy, who will also throw out a first pitch the week of the U.S. Open at the San Francisco Giants game.

'To be honest, you’d have to be stupid to get a stroke penalty under our rules. First, your group has to be put on the clock for being out of position. Then, if you’re being timed and you get a bad time, you get a warning. It’s only if you’re still out of position and you get another bad time that you get a stroke penalty. That just never happens.' – Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competition on the slow play epidemic that has gripped the golf world in recent weeks.

'There is so much pressure to conform, and he doesn't need to. He can come up with his own routine but not from now to the end of the year. He's got plenty of cash to pay the fines. Stick to the routine and play golf.' – Brandel Chamblee, on Kevin Na ditching his pre-shot waggle so quickly.

'This morning, the weirdest thing, I guess it was some sort of vertigo I was struggling with, I was nearly falling over really.' – Justin Rose, on overcoming a minor bout of vertigo to grab a share of third place after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.

'I can tell you that when I played, my pre-shot routine took 24 seconds. That was whether it was a Monday or a Thursday or a Sunday at the U.S. Open.' – Annika Sorenstam, discussing whether or not Morgan Pressel deserved the slow-play penalty handed down by the LPGA in the semifinal of last week's Sybase Match Play Championship.

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