Quotes of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 14, 2012, 4:00 pm

'One day that would be fantastic. It would be a huge honor; hopefully it doesn’t happen in the near future. I would like to be able to play for a lot more teams, but certainly one day, when my career is slowing down or it’s over.'Tiger Woods, speaking at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, on the prospect of being a Ryder Cup captain.

''I'm not nervous but what I want to do is make him nervous, as I will own him for the next four or five hours - I paid for him to be here in Turkey, so he's my property this afternoon.'' – Turkish Golf President Ahmet Agaoglu, on playing alongside Tiger Woods in the pro-am portion of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

'I’m not that disappointed, because I’ve got the afternoon off around the pool.'Rory McIlroy, after his loss to Tiger Woods in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

'What I do know for certain is that Doug loved being a part of the LPGA family, and he told me – on numerous occasions – that he felt blessed to have a job that he loved so much.' – LPGA commissioner Mike Whan, on long-time rules official Doug Brecht's passing due to the West Nile virus on Friday.

''My golf is just so consistent at the moment and the main thing is that I just don't have any skeletons in the closet, and I don't have that loose shot that is plaguing me all the time.''Justin Rose, on the current state of his game after winning the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and the $1.5 million prize.

'I’m certainly a proponent of it for when we’re in Jackson, Miss., in August. I think that just makes too much sense. I think that’s way, way, way down on the totem pole. I don’t think anyone cares.' – Joe Ogilvie, on being able to wear shorts on the PGA Tour. Players were allowed to wear short during this week's Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

''To be perfectly honest, I don't know that it's going to be a great thing for the Greenbrier. But I know it's a great thing to do.'' – Greenbrier owner Jim Justice, on the purchase of Oakhurst Links, one of the nation's oldest golf courses, built in 1884.

'Yani is my idol. She taught me many things during the practice round about golf, like the mental aspect, which was very helpful.' – Min Lee, 17-year-old amateur, who played a practice round with Yani Tseng before the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Lee opened with a 66, just one shot behind the leaders. Tseng opened with a 78.

'I feel a little disappointed, yeah. Kind of hoped that I’d get the job in Ireland.' – Mark O’Meara, on getting passed over for the Ryder Cup captain spot up til this point.

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McIlroy 'committed to everything ... ran out of holes'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 7:08 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy summed it up: “I don’t really feel like it’s a defeat. I feel like it’s a good week.”

McIlroy, in search of his fifth major, tied for the lead at The Open late on Sunday at Carnoustie when he made eagle on the par-5 14th hole. An hour later, he had made five consecutive pars to close out a 1-under 70 and tie for second place with Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

That group ended two shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. McIlroy thought it was realistic to squeeze one more shot out of his round, but he never though it was possible to squeeze out two.

“I committed to everything,” he said. “I hit the shots when I needed to. I made good swings on 17 and on 18. I just ran out of holes.”


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McIlroy hasn’t played poorly this year, but this hasn't been a year that would rank as a total success. He took the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and collected a second-place finish at the BMW PGA Championship. He had a legitimate chance to win the Masters before a terrible Sunday round, and then missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month at Shinnecock Hills.

Sunday at Carnoustie, McIlroy bogeyed two of his first five holes and quickly became an afterthought. When others faltered, McIlroy birdies Nos. 9 and 11, then eagled 14 to vault back into the picture.

“I’m happy with how I played,” he said. “I didn’t get off to a great start, but I hung in there, and I battled back.

“So I’ll look back at this week and be very encouraged about what I’ve done and the golf that I played. I feel like that will stand me in good stead for what’s coming up.”

McIlroy is scheduled to play the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks, followed by the PGA Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs.

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Edoardo, other pros congratulate Francesco on Twitter

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:54 pm

Francesco Molinari played a bogey-free weekend at Carnoustie to claim Italy's first claret jug.

His rock-solid performance in the final round earned him his share of social media plaudits.

Here's a collection of Twitter hat-tips, and we start off with Frankie's brother, Dodo.

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Woods: Fan who yelled had 'tipped back a few'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:37 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods stood on the 18th tee and thought he needed birdie to have a chance to win The Open. He pulled driver out of his bag, a sign he wanted to boot the ball as far down the fairway as possible.

Woods took a mighty swat and - right in the middle of his downswing - someone yelled. Woods flinched.

Luckily his ball still found a decent spot just off the right of the fairway.


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“I’ve had things like that happen a lot in my career with people who just tried to time it,” Woods said Sunday at Carnoustie after shooting 71 to tie for sixth place. “They tipped back a few, and it’s late in the day.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of what we have to deal with in today’s game. People are trying to yell out things to try to be on TV or be in social media or whatever it may be. That was too close to the game of play.”

Woods hit his approach to 6 feet and missed the birdie putt. He tapped in for par to shoot even par and finish 5 under for the week, in a tie for sixth.

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Pros melt down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and, for a little while, took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros were watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We compiled some of their missives below:

Woods would go on to finish in a tie for sixth at 5 under par for the week.