Monday, March 24, 2014

Masters Quotes

"The course is perfection and it asks perfection."  Nick Faldo

"If the Masters offered no money at all, I would be here trying just as hard." Ben Hogan

"I can't think of another course in the world that the more you play, the more you learn."Jim Furyk 

 "You definitely use a lot more imagination on the greens here than the majority of courses we play because of the lack of rough around the greens. You can lob it up, bump it up. Do whatever you want, just get it up there somewhere."Darren Clarke on what it's like to miss a green

"I don't think about winning the Masters as part of the slam. You want to win the Masters because of what it means to the game." Jack Nicklaus

 "I don't know if I'll ever do it again or not, but frankly, I don't care!" Jack Nicklaus after his amazing sixth victory in 1986

"While we may not have expected it originally, we have created a tournament of such importance that we are bound to see that it continues." Augusta co-founder Clifford Roberts in 1939

"This place always seems to have some kind of a ghost waiting around a pine tree or something for me. I remember all the places I don't want to be." Paul Azinger on the places to avoid at Augusta

"Our overall aim at the Augusta National has been to provide a golf course of considerable natural beauty, enjoyable for the average golfer and at the same time testing for the expert player striving to better par. Bobby Jones at the opening of Augusta National in 1933

We want to make bogeys easy if frankly sought, pars readily obtainable by standard good play, and birdies - except on par fives - dearly bought." Bobby Jones outlines the challenges for all

"To me, the Augusta National course has character, individuality and personality. It is one of the few courses that really presents two games on almost every hole; a game to reach the greens and another to figure the ever-challenging contours after reaching the greens." Horton Smith after winning his second Masters in 1936

"The gap, it wasn't huge, but it was big enough, you know, for a ball to fit through." Phil Mickelson on his miraculous 200-yard six iron to the 13th from the pine trees in 2010, which finished 10 feet from the cup for a nailed on birdie

"That was my first double eagle ever, and to do it in a spot like Augusta, that's special."Louis Oosthuizen after becoming the first man to make an albatross at the second hole in 2012.