Brooks Koepka had a lot to say about a lot of different topics this week, Rocco Mediate admitted a struggle and Rory McIlroy said he'll get that Grand Slam.
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"That's just Sergio acting like a child. It's unfortunate that he's got to do that and complain. Everybody's got to play the same golf course. I didn't play very good, but you didn't really see anybody else doing that. You're 40 years old, so you've got to grow up eventually. To act like a child out there is not cool. It's not setting a good example and it's not cool to us, showing us no respect or anybody else." - Brooks Koepka said about Sergio Garcia being DQd from the Saudi International for damaging several greens in anger.
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"Absolutely I have (played while drinking). Because it was just normal for me. It was just a daily ritual, let's say. You can put it in a lot of places. A lot of places. Was it every time? No. But most of the time when the pain came in, it wasn't not going to happen." - Rocco Mediate said his days and weeks inside the ropes included a constant companion: alcohol.
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"It's all about putting myself in a position to win on the back nine on Sunday, and that's all I'm thinking about. Just giving myself another chance and see how I handle it. I'm positive it'll happen one day. If I keep practicing and working hard and doing the right things, it'll go my way." - Rory McIlroy said about rounding out his career Grand Slam.
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“Obviously the things with Patrick [Reed], it just kind of took on a life of its own. We've got a group text, and there were some texts that were sent. He kind of apologized." - Brooks Koepka said about Patrick Reed apologizing for his behavior at the Ryder cup.
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“I think that one of the rules changes that came about where you can fix some areas of the green that were caused by other players makes a big difference in this tournament, for everybody, because around the hole you can smooth out some of the spike marks and indentations, and I think that made a big difference. I think that rule is really turning out to be a good one.” - Phil Mickelson said about Rule 13.1c(2), allowing repair of almost any damage on the green, including spike marks, shoe marks and other indentations.
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“In my mind, I feel like I’m 25. I think it’s important to have a dream.” - Hosung Choi said about dreaming big and wanting to play his way on to the PGA Tour.
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"[Slow players are] breaking the rules but no one ever has the balls to actually penalize them. Some of these guys are so slow, I'll take my sweet time getting to the ball. I don't have to go to the bathroom. [I] just go to the restroom and just kind of chill in there for five minutes, so we get on the clock, and now we're playing at my pace. It's probably not the right thing, but it is what I do." - Brooks Koepka said about some PGA Tour players’ slow play.
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“That’s when I realized I didn’t have it. I was upset. I was kicking myself and cussing myself out, pretty much.” - Jonathan Byrd said about forgetting his passport, causing him to miss playing in the Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship, but he got to catch a plane to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am instead.
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"I probably tried 40 putters just this week and probably 50 different strokes.” - Jesper Parnevik admitted after the first round of the Oasis Championship.
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"I got some calls with these opportunities, looked at my schedule, and besides being super excited, looked at how I could fit in. That is exactly what has worked out. I just look forward to the challenge." - Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz said about accepting sponsor invitations into three PGA Tour Champions events this season.
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