“There will be a bottle of champagne on the plane. I can't think it's going to take me many glasses to feel quite drunk.” – Ian Poulter, after winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship over Luke Donald.
In Parting Shots, the GolfChannel.com Team offers up the best quotes from the week.
' 'I just close my eyes and I can already taste the sweet bubbly cross over my lips.'
“Maybe I'll sleep better tonight because I don't have the lead anymore. You know, I've been playing with the lead for about two weeks now [The Players and now Crowne Plaza] and it's not always the easiest thing to do.” – David Toms, trying to perhaps put a positive spin on things after he blew a seven-stroke lead Saturday at Colonial.
“It leaves a sour taste in my mouth.” – Luke Donald, after losing the lead, and ultimately the chance at world No. 1, late in the day in Spain.
“They have a first-class tournament venue already built, it is a stadium course with plenty of parking nearby and the capital city of Paris and Versailles is the hinterland.” – George O’Grady, chief executive of the European Tour, in making the announcement that France will be the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
“Seve [Ballesteros] has been part of their team, we have been well aware of it and we feel the emotion. But we have evaluated the whole bid on its merits.” – O'Grady again, trying to deflect some of the criticism that came with not awarding the Ryder Cup to Spain in the aftermath of Ballesteros' recent death.
“I’ll do whatever is necessary to play in the U.S. Open, and I’m hopeful I can be there to compete.” – Tiger Woods, on his website last Monday, making it clear that he certainly wants to be at Congressional for the U.S. Open.
“I’m not going to get in a tennis match with Lee.” – Poulter again, after Lee Westwood's comment after their match Saturday at the Match Play.