You don't win tournaments by playing well and thinking poorly.
I'd been told there are 10 difficult holes and eight impossible ones. I'm still trying to work out which the 10 difficult holes are.
It's such a psychological and mental game, golf, that the smallest wrong thing at the wrong time can distract you from what you're trying to achieve.
Sometimes Americans don't quite get my sense of humor. My good ol' British sarcasm seems to go over their heads.
I ruptured my plantaris muscle. It runs through the calf and goes down the side of your achilles and stretches right to the heel.
Golf is played between the ears and if you are not 100 percent focused on what you are trying to do, then people will go past you no matter who you are.
Golf is difficult to get your personality over because you are such a bottle of concentration.
Yes, a Major would mean so much to me but I'm a great believer that if you work hard and in the right way, you will get what you deserve.
Just because I keep getting close and don't win these Majors, I must not panic.
Even when I finished third at the U.S. Open a few weeks back, I didn't putt very well, nor in the last round of last year's Masters when Mickelson won, nor last year's Open at Turnberry, where I came second.
No, I don't have any problems leaving disappointments behind. I've had lots of good days at golf and a few disappointments, so you never know what's around the corner.
I never take myself too seriously.
The satisfaction you get when you finally beat your dad is amazing, that rush of adrenaline.
I'm heavier, but with muscle rather than flab. It's a massive difference. It means I don't get as tired sometimes and it means that I'm hitting the ball a lot farther, about 15 yards more with my driver.
In my case what happened next in 1999 was that I fell apart over that back nine. When I saw I was in genuine contention that year I felt like throwing up. That remains probably the most nervous I've ever been on a golf course.
I'm a golfer - not an athlete.
I know I'm good enough to contend in each and every major I play.
People always say golfers don't smile. But there is so much psychology in golf so we have to be a bit robotic.
I've started to show the consistency in majors I had in regular tournaments back in 1998-2000 when I was contending nearly every week.
I'm hitting it better than last year. The putting is getting close now, too.
My dad said: 'It looks like you'll be world No.1 in a few hours and I wanted to be the first to say congratulations.
People confuse being world No. 1 with winning a Major championship.
I'm 37, I'm pretty fit and feel I have another eight years left - which means there's 32 Majors still to go at.
You're the only one in control over your golf ball. It's not like tennis: you're hitting a shot and somebody's hitting it back at you.
I've said before that the Ryder Cup is not the European Tour versus the American Tour. It's Europe's best golfers against the US.
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