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.
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.
But in the end it's still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you've missed the point.
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
The main idea in golf as in life, I suppose is to learn to accept what cannot be altered and to keep on doing one's own reasoned and resolute best whether the prospect be bleak or rosy.
The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
In golf as in life, it's the follow through that makes the difference.
The older I get, the better I used to be.
My golf game's gone off so much that when I went fishing a couple of weeks ago my first cast missed the lake.
The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win.
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.
We learn so many things from golf: how to suffer, for instance.
A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on a Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics.
I'd give up golf if I didn't have so many sweaters.
Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.
You can't call it a sport. You don't run, jump, you don't shoot, you don't pass. All you have to do is buy some clothes that don't match.
I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Nobody ever looked up and saw a good shot.
Having a great golf swing helps under pressure, but golf is a game about scoring. It's like an artist who can get a two-inch brush at Wal-Mart for 20 cents or a fine camel-hair brush from an art store for 20 dollars. The brush doesn't matter - how the finished painting looks is what matters.
The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better.
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