The PGA Tour took a week off but there was plenty of golf around the globe. We have the best quotes in golf for the week.
“I witnessed a pain-free Tiger, who looked like he could hit the golf ball and be in the mix again. I don’t want to sound like he is going to win next week. He is in a great place mentally and physically.” Brad Faxon on playing 18 holes with Tiger Woods
“In our era, every time you’d put a pitching wedge in your hand, if you didn’t think you’d get the ball inside 10 feet every time, or seven out of 10 times, you weren’t having any control over your golf game.”- Greg Norman
“How the hell can you take a brand new set of golf clubs out on to the course without even knowing that the lie angle was bad, the divots, the ball flight or anything. That blows my mind and he’s a top player.” Greg Norman on Patrick Reed
“It’s complete nonsense. In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime.” Geoff Ogilvy on the golf ball
“Each year I lose 10 or 15 pounds throughout the year and I’m trying to figure out a way to sustain weight. It’s not that big of a deal, but if your body changes the likelihood of your swing changing a little bit goes up.” Jordan Spieth
“Cam is more, ‘just shut up and hit it. Quit taking so long’. He’s more reaction.” Jordan Spieth on his instructor, Cameron McCormick, filling in for regular caddie Michael Greller this week.
“Unfortunately, I think I was doing the wrong things in the gym,” he said. “I got a little too big in the upper body and it restricted my swing turn.” Jason Day on gaining twenty pounds lifting weights.
“There were communications and discussions and unfortunately we couldn’t reach an agreement with Adam,” tournament director Trevor Herden on Adam Scott skipping the Australian Open for the first time in 10 years, due to appearance fees.
“Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to open my season. Having come really close here on more than one occasion, I will be completely focused on trying to win the coveted Falcon Trophy and getting myself back into the winners’ circle.” Rory McIlroy
“I did talk to him and he did say it’s the best he’s felt in three years.” Jason Day on talking to Tiger Woods
“I don’t care how far Tiger Woods hits it,” The reality is this is affecting all golfers and affecting them in a bad way. All it’s doing is increasing the cost of the game.”-USGA’s Mike Davis on the the golf ball continuing to go further and further.
“They are going to kill me from the inside out.” Jarrod Lyle on preparing for another battle in his war with leukemia.
“I am a little surprised. The fact that I don’t have any pain in my lower back compared to what I was living with for years, it’s just remarkable.” Tiger Woods