PGA Tour players speak about course setup ahead of the U.S. Open, Hank Haney criticizes the LPGA tour and its players and Stanford wins the NCAA Men's National Championship. Check out the Quotes of the Week.
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“I’m gonna predict a Korean (will win). … I couldn’t name you six players on the LPGA tour. Maybe I could. Well … I’d go with ‘Lee,’ if I didn’t have to name a first name. I’d get a bunch of them right.” - Hank Haney said on his PGA Tour Radio show, which he is now suspended from for those controversial comments
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“I think we should give [the USGA] the chance to redeem themselves. If they can't redeem themselves at Pebble Beach, then there could be a problem.” - Rory McIlroy said of the USGA and the U.S. Open setup
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“So I’m gonna have a driver to hit cute cuts in the fairway and to hit bombs.” - Phil Mickelson said in a Twitter video before the Memorial, where he used two drivers then missed the cut
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“He deserved it. Just can't look at life like that. And he obviously said what he meant, and he got what he deserved.” - Tiger Woods said of Hank Haney’s suspension from his PGA Tour Radio show after controversial comments about the LPGA tour and its players
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“I've played, what, 29 U.S. Opens. One hundred percent of time they have messed it up if it doesn't rain. The rain is the governor. That's the only governor they have. And if they don't have a governor they don't know how to control themselves.” - Phil Mickelson said about the USGA and the setup of the U.S. Open
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“I just like it when there’s high rough and narrow fairways and it’s, ‘Go get it, boys.’” - Tiger Woods said about the USGA’s setup of the U.S. Open
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“All in all I’m pleased with the progress that’s been made. If I look back three weeks from the Byron Nelson to now, it’s night and day in my opinion about how I feel about my game and how it’s actually producing.” - Jordan Spieth assessing the state of his golf game at the Memorial Tournament
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“It’s a bit unfair.” - Bryson DeChambeau said about slow play and being put on the clock at Memorial
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“That was awesome. … It’s awesome to see him (coach) win another national championship.” - Tiger Woods said about Stanford Men’s Golf winning the 2019 NCAA Championship
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“It’s tough because I feel like you just can’t win, you know? You say what’s on your mind and you’re told you’re a spoiled brat for complaining about something. You don’t say what’s on your mind and you’re told you’re too quiet. You show your emotion and you get too mad. ‘What am I supposed to do?’ kind of thing.” - Justin Thomas said about speaking out
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“Everybody is susceptible to lows. Mine hopefully aren’t as low as some others. And this, to me, is my lowest of lows.” - Bryson DeChambeau said before the Memorial, when he had gone nearly two months without making a cut
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“We pushed these guys harder than any team I’ve ever coached and they responded.” - Stanford head coach Conrad Ray said after his team won the National Championship
Images from the final round of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Images from Day 3 of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Images from Day 2 of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.