Forget your opponents; always play against par.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
Practice puts brains in your muscles.
Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.
You've just one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you've hit it.
There is an old saying: if a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don't ask him what he shot.
Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt.
The only reason I ever played in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
There are no short hitters on the tour anymore - just long and unbelievably long.
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
You can't go into a shop and buy a good game of golf.
If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would've been a great shot.
The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt.
Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.
No matter what happens - never give up a hole....In tossing in your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.
I shot a wild elephant in Africa thirty yards from me, and it didn't hit the ground until it was right at my feet. I wasn't a bit scared. But a four foot putt scares me to death.
To quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.
When I ask you what club to use, look the other way and don't answer.
But you don't have to go up in the stands and play your foul balls. I do.
Playing golf is like eating. It's something which has to come naturally.
Thinking instead of acting is the number one golf disease.
If I could have shot 69 in the last round every time, I would have won nine U.S. Opens. Nine!
Golf got complicated when I had to wear shoes and begin thinking about what I was doing.
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