What they’re saying
Some online snippets from the 2012 PGA Championship:
“The best moment today was finishing.” Dayton, Ohio, club pro Doug Wade after shooting a 93 on Friday. He carded an 83 on Thursday.
“I don’t want to make him feel like I’m trying to be buddy-buddy. It’s all been normal talk. It hasn’t been like, ‘Hey, you gonna pick me?’” PGA up-and-comer Ricky Fowler on his exchanges this week with Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. Fowler, who would like be on the U.S. cup team, missed the cut at the PGA.
“Seeing Bill Murray on a golf course is not unlike seeing, say, Spider-Man swinging through the skyscrapers of Manhattan. It’s exactly where you’d expect to see him, given that you’ve spent a lifetime seeing him there on TV and movie screens, but when the moment happens it’s WHOA IS THAT REALLY BILL MURRAY?”
Source: Jay Bubee of Yahoo Sports.
“He’s so damned honest and just keeps battling. For everything about him I don’t want my kids to know about, the will and the never-say-die fight, I want my kids to see it.” An unidentified father of five at the PGA speaking about veteran golfer John Daily.
Source: Tim Wood of Bleacherreport.com
“Golf writers covering the PGA Championship putting on a clinic complaining about logistics. Can’t overestimate the power of on-site parking. This year’s Kraft Nabisco Championship @KNCGolf offered clubhouse valet parking to the media.” A Twitter posting attributed to Mike Scalan, the LPGA’s director of media communications.
Source: Emily Kay of SBNation.com
“Alligator Eats Snake at PGA Championship; I Repeat, an Alligator Eats a Snake.”
Headline on a Bleacherreport.com blog post.
Source: Gabe Zaldivar.
“I hope the wind dries out Kiawah’s Ocean course this weekend. Then the shotmakers, thinkers and masters of controlling trajectory will rule. “
Source: Joe Passov of GOLF.com
“He’s always been popular with golf fans -- especially the female ones -- for his easy charm and film-star looks, but at Kiawah the galleries look thicker and the cheers sound throatier.” Blog posting about Australian golfer Adam Scott, who lost the British Open in heart-breakign fashion last month to Erne Els.
Source: Mike Walker of GOLF.com
“The key for Woods will be to come into the weekend, or at least Sunday, ahead of the pack. He has won all 14 majors with a lead heading into the final day.”
Columnist Luis Battle on Tiger Woods.
Compiled by John McDermott of The Post and Courier