I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
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.
The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger.
A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying.
The best exercise for golfers is golfing.
You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.
I always like to see a person stand up to a golf ball as though he were perfectly at home in its presence.
If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.
Swing hard in case you hit it.
Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.
How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It's simple - I missed a four foot putt for an eleven.
For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball.
I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods.
I've had a good day when I don't fall out of the cart.
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.
Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Forget the last shot. It takes so long to accept that you can't always replicate your swing. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward the next shot.
You know you're on the Senior Tour when your back goes out more than you do.
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