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Golf: Quotes and notes from the week

Quotes of the week

"A great shot is when you pull it off. A smart shot is when you don't have the guts to try it." — Phil Mickelson, after Sunday's win at the Masters

"If he doesn't make that shot, if it's short and goes in the ditch or Rae's Creek … sorry, then everyone and their brother is going to ridicule him for that." — Paul Azinger, former Ryder Cup captain, on Mickelson's shot at No. 13 on Sunday

Nantz lets loose

Jim Nantz, CBS's lead announcer, railed in a radio interview about Tiger Woods' behavior at the Masters. "If I said what he said on the air, I would be fired," Nantz told Mike Francesa on New York's WFAN. "… Someone on my broadcast dismissed it as him having a camera in his face. Well, guess what? Phil Mickelson had a camera in his face all week, and did you even hear him come close to approaching that? He didn't hit every shot the way he wanted. Have you ever heard Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus use that kind of language? What are the parameters between what's right or wrong?"

Welcome change

Players love being at Augusta National for the Masters, but there is something to be said for the week after. The PGA Tour is in Hilton Head, S.C., a laid-back, seaside town known for its quiet. "It's like the anti-Augusta," PGA pro Stewart Cink said.

Golf: Quotes and notes from the week 04/14/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:02am]
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