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"We have a longstanding relationship with Tavistock Group and my friend, Joe Lewis, and I am thrilled to see it grow in support of our Foundations. We've enjoyed 15 amazing years in Southern California ... I'm looking forward to this next phase of the World Challenge and what it can bring to Florida." – Woods, in a press release, announcing that his World Challenge will be moving from Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, Fla., starting in 2014.
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“When the playoff thing first came out, I didn’t really get it. I didn’t really understand the points on the men’s side. We can’t really do playoffs, but I do like the idea of a season-long race where somebody can lift a mega trophy and a mega check.” – LPGA commissioner Whan, on the possibility of a completely remodeled season finale for the LPGA that would be similar to the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.
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“I remember my first shot. I was actually telling Lydia about it as we were walking. I remember at Bighorn at the first hole, it was uphill. I remember hitting the first fairway and just throwing my hands up in the air, I was so happy. Lydia looked calm, a lot calmer than I looked.” – Wie, remembering her first shot as a professional when she debuted as a 15-year-old. Wie played alongside 16-year-old Lydia Ko in her first professional event this week at the CME Group Titleholders.
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"It is a very touchy political and religious subject, one that myself and Rory have not really enjoyed answering questions about the last few years. It is very difficult to pick a side because you are going to end up upsetting someone from either side, really." – McDowell, on the situation he and Rory McIroy face of choosing which country to represent when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 – Ireland or England.
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“In our case, majors are based on some history, on some legacy, and I can’t just say you are out, you are in. It will happen sometime. I don’t know that it will happen on my watch. I don’t know that it will happen in the next 10 years, but I think it’s inevitable.” – LPGA commissioner Whan, on the constant questions he receives about holding a major in Asia.
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“Just because I don’t show my emotions doesn’t mean I don’t feel anything. What I have gone through this year is more challenging than anything I’ve gone through in my life.” – Park, after accepting her Player of the Year award at the LPGA Rolex Award Celebration.
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“The answer that I gave was Royal Portrush – a personal opinion. It wasn’t me as president of the PGA of America saying Royal Portrush is No. 1 on our radar for a site. I do think that Ireland and Royal Portrush would be a great venue. I will say that.” – PGA of America President Bishop, explaining himself after raising some eyebrows last week when he said that he would like to see an international PGA at Royal Portrush.
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"When I first started playing against Arnold, my goal was to beat him and become the best I could be. If that meant de-throning 'The King,' then that was what I had to do." – Nicklaus, reminiscing on his rivalry with Arnold Palmer.
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"A major championship would obviously be the one thing missing missing on my resume. It's one of the tougher things to achieve; that's why they call it a major." – Stenson, explaining that a major championship is the next thing he has his sights set on after a season in which he won both the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
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“It didn’t feel too odd or special. That actually surprised me. I thought I was going to be nervous. One of the good things was I actually wasn’t thinking about any money or related stuff. I just tried to play my game, which was obviously very helpful.” – Ko, 16, after her first round as a professional at this week’s CME Group Titleholders.
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"I thought I had won the car, and the adrenalin was really pumping. The highest high to the lowest low." - Manley, upon learning he did not win a new Mercedes for his hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole during Day 3 of the World Cup. He followed his ace with an 11 at the par-4 fourth.
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"I am deeply saddened to confirm that multiple members of my family lost their lives as the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. We feel devastated for all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy. – Day, in a statement, after learning that eight of his family members recently died in Typhoon Haiyan.
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"Truth be known, when the Tiger thing happened, everybody involved on both sides of the pond, said, ‘Oh man, talk about bad timing.’ Because we didn’t want people to think we’d written it just because of Tiger." –USGA executive director Davis, explaining that New Decision 18/4 – which stipulates that players will no longer be penalized if their ball’s movement was not “reasonably discernible” to the naked eye, was not made because of the controversy surrounding Woods at the BMW Championship.
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"Right in the chi-chis. I'm pretty sure he gets a free ball drop after that one." – Fallon, having some fun at Chi Chi Rodriguez's expense, after watching the viral video of Chi Chi accidentally hitting himself in the groin with a golf ball.
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.