Quotes of the Week


'I thought he acted like the south end of a northbound mule.' – Paul Azinger, on Tiger Woods throwing and kicking his golf club at the Masters.

'The gator only had (one) front leg. I guess that is why he was so reluctant to take off. I was hoping the rules dude would (give) us free relief.' – Brian Gay’s caddie, Kip Henley, on the alligator he prodded back into the water using a bunker rake on the 15th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage.

'I've never had a dream go this far, so I can't really say it's a dream come true.' – Bubba Watson, on winning the 76th Masters.

'I don't play the sport for fame. I don't try to win tournaments for fame. I don't do any of that. It's just me. I'm just Bubba. I goof around. I joke around. I just want to be me and play golf.' – Watson, again, on playing “Bubba golf.”

“I think he’s such a great role model for golf and for sports in general because he’s real, he’s authentic and he’s someone that doesn’t care what other people think.” – Tim Tebow, on friend and fellow Floridian Bubba Watson.

'Frankly, I wasn't really thinking about it. I'm not a souvenir chaser. For me, it was just one of those moments. The ball came at me and I put my hand out.' – Wayne Mitchell, the Masters patron who caught the ball Louis Oosthuizen used to double-eagle No. 2, the first double-eagle in Masters history on the 575-yard par 5.

'Probably every second on the flight I thought about it.' – Louis Oosthuizen, on losing the 76th Masters in a playoff to Bubba Watson. After Sunday's round, Oosthuizen endured a 30-hour journey from Georgia to Malaysia for his next event.

'I was a little surprised to win here after that. … I thought I would be a lot more tired.” – Oosthuizen, again, on winning the Malaysian Open, one week after his playoff loss at the Masters.

'My dad always said, 'Beware of the guy who comes out on the first tee and he's got a terrible grip and a terrible golf swing. If he's in that tournament with you, there's a good chance he knows how to play with that type of golf swing,' and Bubba's that type of person.' – Tom Watson, on Bubba Watson's golf game.

'If there were this method of putting where it was foolproof and it just turned this whole game into a joke because it was so simple, I would say that's probably worth looking at. To make an issue about this when they should have made an issue about the balls or clubs 15, 20 years ago is ridiculous.” – Tom Lehman, on the controversial belly putters that have become increasingly popular with players on every tour.