It’s Masters Week – a tournament loved by all golfers in the northern hemisphere as it signals the start of warm and dry golfing weather!
I’ve put together a list of 8 great quotes from some famous and some not so famous pro golfers.
My favourite is #6 from Chi Chi Rodriguez, he sounds like he plays golf in the same manner as me!
1. Gary Player
“If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta. I just don’t want an early tee time.”
Gary Player has won the Masters three times, in 1961, 1974 and 1978. That 17 year split between first and last victory is probably a record, but I can’t confirm that.
2. John Daly
“I’ve heard the winner of the Masters hosts the dinner. If I ever won it, there would be no suits, no ties and McDonalds.”
3. David Duval
“Finishing second at the Masters was like getting kicked in the head.”
David Duval should know what he is talking about, he came second in 1998 and 2001. But the pain of doing it a second time will have been eased as he went on to win the greatest golf tournament in the world, The Open, in 2001.
4. Fuzzy Zoeller
“I’ve never been to heaven, and thinking back on my life, I probably won’t get a chance to go. I guess winning the Masters is as close as I’m going to get.”
5. Ben Hogan
“Then last year’s champion serves as the host. He chooses the menu and picks up the tab. When I discovered the cost of dinner was more than the prize money, I finished second four times.”
Ben Hogan actually won the Masters twice, in 1951 and 1953.
6. Chi Chi Rodriguez
“The first time I played in the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.”
7. Tom Weiskopf
“If I knew what was going through Jack Nicklaus’ head, I would have won the Masters.”
8. Gary McCord
“They don’t cut the greens here at Augusta. they use bikini wax.”
Gary McCord played in over 400 PGA tour events, but never the Masters. He made this quote whilst commentating for CBS. Sadly the Augusta National Golf Club disliked his remarks so much that they succeeded in having him removed from the commentary team!