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“It has just gotten to the point where the tearing down of Tiger (Woods) as a person and a golfer has become just too much. I think it is just out of hand.” – Swing coach Sean Foley, speaking on Sirius/XM’s PGA Tour Network's “Fairways of Life.”

'Quit playing golf-swing and just hit shots; just say to himself, I'm gonna hit a low fade, and I don't need anybody to tell me how to do it, I'm just gonna feel it.' - Butch Harmon, chiming in with some of his thoughts on Tiger Woods.

“Lately I've been trying to do as little as possible with everything involved with golf.  Like if I'm hitting bad on the range, I won't even work it out.  I'll just quit hitting balls and go home.  It's been working.  It has. It's almost like I'm playing better golf because I'm thinking more on the golf course.” – Matt Every, after shooting a course-record 63 in the first round of the Valero Texas Open.

'I love Bubba. He's a breath of fresh air. I love the way he plays golf. The guy has an incredible ability to see shots few players can.' – Greg Norman, speaking about Bubba Watson during a “Morning Drive” interview on Golf Channel.

“That will go down as one of the great shots ever played in the game.'' – Jack Nicklaus, on Bubba Watson’s hooked-wedge approach shot on the second playoff hole that led to his Masters win.

'He's going to have to play extremely well to get that pick. I know there are going to be four or five guys who deserve to be on that team that will not get on there by merit.” – Graeme McDowell, speaking on “Morning Drive” about Carl Pettersson, whose only chance to make the European Ryder Cup team is as a captain’s pick.

''If they decided for whatever reason to make changes, you would have to start all over again. Our design is specifically for that site. You can't just put it someplace else.'' – Gil Hanse, chosen to design the Olympic golf course in Brazil, on the dispute over who owns the site of the proposed course. 

'You look at Michelle Wie, and she's still very young, but in our eyes, she's been on tour for a while. She's been playing as an amateur since the age of 12. She set the bar high so early and, after that, she hasn't been able to deliver, so I would certainly put Lexi Thompson first.' – Annika Sorenstam, asked on “Morning Drive” which young player would be better off in five years, Lexi Thompson or Michelle Wi.

“I look at (Lee) Westwood, or Sergio (Garcia), or Michelle Wie now, Ernie Els – people that I really respect and you would just love to have 10 or 15 minutes of their time because you know you can fix them.' – Putting guru Dave Stockton, talking on “Morning Drive” about golfers he’d love to help with their putting.

'To have three before May is literally unbelievable ...It’s just amazing and shows you the standard of golf that I am playing right now.' - Branden Grace, full of confidence following his third win of the year on the European Tour.