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PGA Championship Quotes 2009, Day One

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Posted Aug 14, 2009 by Iestyn George

"He apologised. Nothing to apologise for. I mean, that's just stupid long, isn't it? To hit it that far into the wind is phenomenal. It's just absolutely phenomenal. I used to be able to move the ball, not anymore. I just plod my way around, shoot 67."
Tiger Woods on Alvaro Quiros reaching the 606-yard uphill 11th with his second shot, while Tiger's group was still putting out.

"I had a terrible day putting, just terrible. I haven't putted this bad in a long time. You cannot win golf tournaments putting like that. I'm going to do something I haven't done in a long time which is go to the practice green after a round."
Phil Mickelson reflects on his first round 74.

"One person out there behind the ropes said, within earshot of me, I was like a gazillion over. That's what he said that to his friends. I was not intended to hear that, but I heard it. And he knows I heard it. I made it clear to him that I heard it."
For the record 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink shot a 1-over par 73. Not a gazillion over. OK?!

"The event in the Olympics should be more like a major tournament. I think in 100 years' time the Olympics could be the fifth major. Obviously it has to grow into that. It's not going to happen overnight."
Defending PGA Champion Padraig Harrington looks into his crystal ball...

"I'd love to play for the rugby team, that would be great."
Tiger again, clearly happy that rugby sevens has joined golf on the shortlists of sports for the 2016 Olympic games.

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