We have found the best quotes of the week!
“It was a nice couple weeks off. My whole goal was to keep my card. I want to keep my card and not use any of my career money exemptions and get in the PLAYERS Championship again next year, stuff like that.”
“So this was a good step in doing that. My game trended in the right direction over the weekend, so looking forward to next week over at Birkdale.” Steve Stricker
“Yeah, it was a great experience, because having a 36-hole lead and 54-holed lead, because your tendency when you have the lead is to kind of hold on and play safe and guard against making mistakes.”
“But I had guys coming at me with some really low rounds. Obviously Bryson shot a great one today.”
“It’s great experience for the future, and I look forward to winning very soon.” Patrick Rogers
“Yeah, feels like it’s been a long time coming, even though I’m 23. It’s pretty special to win here at the John Deere. Didn’t know Payne Stewart’s first win was here, and that broke me. God bless him. He’s done some amazing things for the game of golf, and I hope I can do something similar down the road.” Bryson DeChambeau-John Deere Champion
“Attitude is everything. I think more than anything else — you can beat yourself up before you get on the golf course, which is a problem. You know it’s going to be tough. You know it’s links golf. You know the bunkers are there to catch you out and you know you can make a mistake at any given moment, especially in strong wind and rain.” Ian Poulter
“Yeah, look, I’m frustrated but at the same time I thought I saw some good signs out there. I thought my putting improved this week compared to last week. Wedge play, you know, I hit some better wedges today but still room for improvement. Like I shot 1-under par today, it’s not — it’s close without being — it’s hard to sort of put my finger on it. But it’s not like I’m shooting 76s and 77s. It’s all around even par, but look, even par these days isn’t good enough” Rory McIlroy after missing his second cut in a row
“No, I haven’t had enough competitive rounds this year. With the injury I’ve missed a lot of events. It tough. Injuries, you can’t really mess with them, and you can’t come back too early. I missed a lot of play because of that. I’ve sort of been playing catch-up all year.
So no, I haven’t played enough rounds. I would have loved to have played more rounds going into, not just The Open, but the rest of the year. But I’m sort of trying to learn as I go along.” Rory McIlroy on if he was prepared for The Open Championship
“I recognize lot of my fans flew in from Korea to cheer me at this tournament and also the great Americans who live around here, they were so gracious and hospitable, provide me Korean food day after day so I could nourish myself and gain strength.
I also want to thank all of you out there. I also like to thank my fans here in the United States. So, I want to say something short, try in English so bear with me, please.”
SUNG-HYUN PARK-Winner of the US Womens Open Championship
“I know zero about politics. If you want to talk sports, I’m all in. But if I don’t really know the subject, I don’t think I should get in a debate with anybody.
I just think we are golfers. We are at Donald Trump’s golf course. They put this on the schedule in 2012. He wasn’t the president of the United States. We played at Mar-a-Lago and no one seemed to mind then when we played at Mar-a-Lago.
I think we’re fortunate to be able to play on a great golf course like this whether it’s got Trump’s name on it or Obama’s name on it or whatever. We’re going to showcase the best women’s golfers in the world, and they just happen to be playing here.”
Julie Inkster on the controversy with President Trump visiting the US Women’s Open
“Coming from six shots behind and you’re chasing Bernhard Langer, I thought it was a very difficult task to catch him or pass him,” McCarron said. “But again, golf’s a weird thing. To come from that far behind, especially with Bernhard Langer, this is really something special.”
Scott McCarron on winning the Senior Players Championship