Best quotes of the week in golf

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We have the best quotes of the week from the OHL Classic, Nedbank Golf Challenge, Charles Schwab Cup, and the Blue Bay LPGA.


“I’m really, really excited and very proud of myself and I think it’s special because I won this tournament to become world No. 1. I finished first in China, so I actually claimed the world No. 1 in front of all the people at home. I’m really happy about that, and I hope all the Chinese are going to be watching me and the Chinese can play golf. Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No. 1’s coming up from China.” Shanshan Feng on becoming first player, male or female, from China to be No. 1 in world golf rankings.


“It was pretty nerve wrecking but I’ve been in tough spots before. I was glad to get it done, Rickie made me work hard.  I want to keep working hard and win bigger tournaments. This event is awesome and I am glad to get my first win here.”-Patton Kizzire 

“There’s no doubt that a lot of the information that’s getting provided now has taken a lot of the skill and the art and the natural gift of playing the game.”-Steve Williams on green reading books.

”That’s a big goal of mine, and if I play like I’ve been playing, I’ll make the team.” –Phil Mickelson on making the 2018 Ryder Cup team

”I think this was probably the loudest applause I’ve ever received coming up the 18th hole. It’s awesome. This is really the one I wanted to win. I grew up watching it.” – Branden Grace on winning the Nedbank

“I’ve been thinking about this moment for a long time. I haven’t thought about it since the last putt went in, but I’ve been thinking about the exemptions and the Masters and Maui and all that stuff that goes along with winning for a long time. I’m really excited and it brings a big smile to my face to think about all those things.”- Patton Kizzire on his first win on PGA Tour

“My wife has been a big part of my success. It seems like about the time that our relationship started I started playing better golf, so that’s — I owe a lot to her. Yeah, with this win, I’m playing in Maui and then I’m playing at Augusta and then I’m playing — I don’t even know what I’m playing in.” Patton Kizzire

“I’m definitely happy with coming off Presidents Cup, five weeks off. I think I was on the golf course five times. Spent a lot of time away from the game, thought about it a lot, and still in a great spot. So I think there’s a few things we can tighten up, but I did good job of managing my way around the golf course here, didn’t give too many shots away. I think I made three bogeys through the week, made a lot of good putts. Had some slide by, but all in all, nice start to the season even though we are still in the same calendar year.”-Rickie Fowler 

“I’ve never gotten a yardage in 38 years on Tour, not one time. Never had a yardage book in my pocket. I rely on my caddies, that’s why they get paid. If I start paying myself, then I’ll have a book right here. I’ve never, ever gotten the yardage, not one time. I have no yardage books. If I was on Let’s Make a Deal and they asked me a million dollars for a yardage book, I would look like an idiot. But he has them all, and he goes, he’ll grab — if we’re playing two weeks early, he’ll grab two books. He told me. I’ve never seen them. Or we buy a new one every week, but I don’t have any.”-Fred Couples 

“I played really well all year and I just couldn’t find a way to get a win. So to win this tournament, it’s unbelievable. I’m sure in a couple days it will sink in a little bit, but right now it just seems like I’m not even sure it really happened, I keep pinching myself. It feels good and it’s been a long time since I won a tournament. I haven’t won since 2002 Match Play, so 15 years, so it feels good.”-Kevin Sutherland on winning the  Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the Charles Schwab Cup.

“I’ve been playing well for a long time. It’s not real surprising to me. It might be surprising to other people but not to me.”-Patton Kizzire

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