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"Live by moderation." – Ball, the only surviving player from the first Masters in 1934 who turned 103 this week, when asked about the secret to his longevity.
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“I’ve done so many things [for the government]. What the tournament gives to them is so many positive things that the country needs in this moment. It’s a great, familiar event, very positive. It’s just very silly for them to say no.” – Ochoa, on her event in Mexico unexpectantly losing government funding.
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“He was honest with me a couple of years ago and said he didn’t have long in him. If I play really good next year maybe I can persuade him to go one more season. He is getting along in years.” – Adam Scott, on his caddie Stevie Williams’ plans to cut back on his schedule in 2015.
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“That’s probably my biggest motivation, not to become his servant for a day. He is certainly not going off that bet, and I know he is up my tail.” – Stenson, on holding off Ian Poulter to not only claim the Race to Dubai, but also to win a bet he has with his friend.
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“Would I like to be teeing off with him on Friday morning in the foursomes? Absolutely. I don’t think Captain McGinley needs to worry about that relationship.” – Graeme McDowell, on pairing with Rory McIlroy at the 2014 Ryder Cup. There has been speculation regarding the pair’s friendship during an ongoing legal matter.
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"Not winning anything, not winning any awards after this kind of year, would be a little bit disappointing, a lot disappointing.” – Inbee Park, on the possibility of losing her No. 1 ranking and Player of the Year honors to Suzann Pettersen, during a season that saw her win three consecutive majors.
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"It was the greatest, most fulfilling moment of my career. I was never positive that I would win this tournament. I always knew I would win the Masters ... But the British Open has always been the one that's given me problems." – Phil Mickelson, during his visit to ‘Morning Drive’ on his British Open triumph earlier this year.
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“Royal Portrush would be a great first international major. I think given the powerful effect that Irish golfers have on the professional game today, that might be a good place to start.” – PGA president Ted Bishop, giving a surprisingly frank answer to where the PGA Championship could be headed overseas.
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“There were people in the airport with cameras. They were from TMZ. This guy comes up and starts asking me questions. I’m a golfer, not a celebrity, but figured I’d better just answer them, so I tried to give him the most mundane, unusable answers I could.” – Matt Kuchar, on paparazzi at LAX interrupting his travel plans.
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“The most important thing is learning from all those things. I’m making sure that all those experiences make you stronger, a better person and things like that. I think that I’ve learned from those things and I just need to keep getting better at it, and hopefully keep making people happy.” – Sergio Garcia, on what he has learned from the experience after making a racial joke at the expense of Tiger Woods.
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“Uh, I guess so. My teammates used to call me Urkel back in college. Yeah, I do have that little nerdy of side of me. That’s probably why I got into Stanford.” – Tiger Woods, on girlfriend Lindsey Vonn calling him “dorky-goofy” during an interview.
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"I couldn't believe it and read it three times. I had heard the PGA was looking at going global, which is a very positive step forward, but I was expecting Asia, not the north coast of Ireland." – Graeme McDowell, on the possibility of having the first international major at Royal Portrush.
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"I played one (Champions Tour event) a couple months ago. It was different. I'm not really looking forward to playing there at the moment." – Vijay Singh, on making the eventual transition to the Champions Tour.
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“The hardest part is over. It was everything I thought it was going to be. I was standing there ready to go and then I heard Lusi and I had to give her one last kiss. It was the best part.”– Jarrod Lyle, on his emotional return from a second bout with cancer at this week’s Aussie Masters. Lyle teared up before his opening tee shot.
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"It's good to have her here. She started her pre-season training a couple of days ago and was on the court at 7 a.m. practicing before coming to see me." – Rory McIlroy, after opening with a 71 in Dubai with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki in tow. The couple’s relationship has been the topic of much discussion as of late.
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“As a golfer you want your mind as clear as possible, and it’s hard for that to happen if you’ve got other things going on that, firstly, you don’t want to happen, and secondly, you don’t feel should be happening. It’s been a distraction … and obviously not what I wanted to have in my life.” – Rory McIlroy, on his off-course distractions this season.
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“Omg i met my favourite player Phil Mickelson at the Callaway fitting centre! I was so nervous! #myidol” – Tweet from Lydia Ko about meeting Phil Mickelson for the first time. Lefty signed a flag for her that read, “Lydia, Best of luck with your career!”
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“I don’t yell when they play T-ball or soccer. I just watch, support. I’ve been lately the watermelon guy. They need a little bit of sugar, getting a little tired, they’ll come over and I give them watermelon. I just watch, and that’s just a thrill.” – Tiger Woods, on what kind of father he is at his kids’ sporting events.
Images from the European players and their wives and girlfriends at the 43rd Ryder Cup gala.
Image of Bryson DeChambeau and how his body has transformed, through the years, from an NCAA champion to becoming a multiple PGA Tour winner.
Here's a look at some of the best photos of the Match II with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady from Medalist Golf Club.