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They said it: Best quotes from Masters Day 4

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Sergio Garcia defeated Justin Rose in a playoff to win his first major title. Here are the best quotes from Sunday at the Masters.

“Because of where my head was at, sometimes, I did think, `Am I ever going to win one?’ I’ve had so many good chances, and I’ve either lost them, or somebody did something to beat me. So, it did cross my mind, but lately I’ve been getting some good help. I’ve been thinking a little differently, more positively, and I’ve been more accepting, that if for whatever reason it didn’t happen, my life is still going to go on. It’s not going to be a disaster,” – Sergio Garcia

“It’s going to sting for sure. But you know, I really feel like this is a tournament that I can still go on to win. I’d like to win three or four green jackets, but one would be enough, you know. I just want to win here. So I have plenty more looks, and I feel good about it happening,” – Justin Rose

“Yeah, it would have been nice to swing a little better, like I have been. But that was a little off. And we fought through it great through the week in the wind yesterday, getting a lot out of the round, making sure we stayed in the golf tournament. But I didn’t just hit the ball up and down or make the putts I needed to,” – Rickie Fowler

“I’m going to try and go back and regroup, because these last three events weren’t exactly what I wanted to get out of them and that’s a bit disappointing, with two Texas events and then the Masters. But it’s almost like just a bit of a regrouping, because I’ll have a really fun stretch of golf coming up. And I’m looking forward to it very much. We got three more majors this year and certainly excited for having another chance to try and win one,” – Jordan Spieth

“It’s Masters Sunday, it’s the greatest week of the year, it’s the greatest day of the year. I made a lot of mistakes this week, I didn’t play the way I wanted to, but this weekend the course was just perfect in that the pins were gettable, you can make some birdies, the weather was nice, but the greens were a little bit quicker, a little bit firmer than they had been and I just thought it set itself up for a terrific weekend,” – Phil Mickelson

“The negative is just that my play was atrocious and that’s the hard part to take. But if I look back at the 23, 24 years here, it was, you know, how many professional golfers get the opportunity to play the Masters 23 times? And having a chance to win it a couple of times was special and this tournament is just not for me. I’ve won a lot of events around the world, but this one just eluded me and that's fine,” – Ernie Els

“It wasn’t quite good enough. I felt like I had an opportunity yesterday to shoot something in the mid to high 60s, which would have got me closer to the lead today and I didn’t quite do that. I gave a decent account for myself and will come back next year and try again,” – Rory McIlroy

“I’m usually a pretty big critic when I watch it on TV and watch any golf on TV. So, now after playing that back nine and through Amen Corner, I have a really good understanding, because I’ve played it in tournament golf and how tough it can be. So, I think that if I ever watch the Masters again from the sidelines, I will not be judging so harshly,” – Curtis Luck

“I’m not out here to make cuts. If I’m going to finish 40th, I might as well stay at home, you know? So I’m going to keep working and hopefully be back next year to contend,” – Kevin Kisner

“A lot of firsts. Firsts are usually good. Yeah, it’s a dream come true and it’s something I’ve long thought about and to have it all come to fruition is an absolute dream come true. Pretty special,” – Low amateur Stewart Hagestad

“It feels good. I’m a little tired, but it’s no excuse. But mentally it’s hard. It’s tiring to play this course. The first two days was a wipeout. Yesterday was a lot of adrenaline for me, I’ll be honest, but I played well. But today was very relaxed. There's still pressure, but I was in a good place to either shoot a good score, which I was cruising along going, or to finish no worse than I did,” – Fred Couples

“I felt like I played very, very solid golf for four rounds of golf. As it looks, it looks like I’ve come up a couple short, but as a whole for the week I’m awfully pleased,” – Matt Kuchar

“I really thought towards the end there, especially standing on the 14th fairway, if I could make another few birdies I would have had a really good chance, but Sergio and Justin, they’re really playing well now and the first two days was very difficult and on the weekend it was very good weather and I took advantage of that and played really well,” – Charl Schwartzel

“I’m happy the way I fought back after yesterday, a poor round and a lot of bad swings and today I put a lot of good swings on my ball and still a bit disappointed with the way I finished,” – Thomas Pieters