FORE— Notable Quotes…The Masters, Tiger & More

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FORE— Notable Quotes…The Masters, Tiger & More

FORENotable Quotes


Obviously, it would be something a 22-year-old would never listen to. I’d tell him to be more patient… I made mistakes in my early years on Tour, and had I corrected those, I would have won several more majors.”

Jack Nicklaus, when asked by GOLF MAGAZINE, “You’re 72. If you could go back 50 years and give young Jack advice, what would you tell him? [Editor’s note: Jack turned 75 on January 21, 2015.]


This will be my 54th trip to Augusta. I got $20,000 for winning the Masters. Now I get $10,000 to go there and eat a free steak.”

Bob Goalby, 1968 Masters Champion, commenting on his participation in the 2012 Masters.


The [golf] industry must address the fact that the game is inaccessible, unaffordable, or too difficult for many beginners.”

—George Fellows, former president and CEO, Callaway Golf


“I am so sorry.”

—Jim Furyk, PGA Tour star, when told by perennial Bermuda Dunes Club Champion Nadine Elliott, “People tell me I have a swing like yours.”


“Making noise during someone’s swing.”

—51% of 700 respondents in a poll conducted by answering the question, “Which is the worst breach of golf etiquette?” Results also included: 38% ‘Slow play’; 10 % ‘Walking in a putting line’; 2% ‘Hitting out of turn.’


“The past year, she became the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour…as an amateur. Her win [at the Canadian Women’s Open] was no fluke. You watch her and you forget she’s only 15…she’ll play many of the big events, and don’t be surprised if she’s right near the top.

—Kay Cockerill, TV golf reporter, a couple of years ago commenting on the up and coming superstar Lydia Ko, a South Korean now living in New Zealand.


“These days his greatest moments seem to come early in tournaments, and he is increasingly defined by his weekend fades more than his fabulous finishes.”

—Brandel Chamblee, TV golf commentator in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, referring to the current Tiger Woods versus the Tiger Woods of the past.


“My son, Brent, doesn’t even play anymore, he’s made so many good investments. He’s on easy street…Brent made almost as much in one tournament, Greensboro [$828,000], as I made in my whole career [$1,265,000].”

—Al Geiberger, quoted in GolfDigest, on the topic of how money can affect professional golfers.


By admin March 29, 2015 14:56