Golf Champions Motivational QuotesCopyright © 1999 - 2035 Craig Townsend
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears.
If you expect a bad lie for even one second, the gods will know it and give you a bad lie.
Forget your opponents; always play against par.
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.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club don't you?
A lot of guys who have have never choked, have never been in the position to do so.
One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.
They say I get into too many bunkers. But is no problem. I am the best bunker player.
Golf is 90 percent inspiration and 10 percent perspiration.
The person I fear most in the last two rounds is myself.
Golf's a funny game. You can be playing poorly and then go and win a tournament.
Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.
I can honestly say in my entire career, I've never gone around a golf course and not mis-hit a shot, but today I never missed a shot. I hit every driver perfect, every iron perfect. I'm in awe of myself.
You’ve got to figure out what works best for you. That’s the hard part. I know I can’t play as stoic as Hogan, and I can’t talk as much as Trevino. You have to be your own person.
Happiness is a long walk with a putter.
Which one of you is going to be runner-up?
Walter Hagen (on the eve of the US PGA, which Hagen won).
The word is control. That's my ultimate - to have control.
I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity.
Ron Sirak, a golf writer and friend, was quoted as saying, "Annika is no longer a female golfer. She's a golfer." That's truly all I ever aspired to be.
The thing I was most proud of about today's round was that on this course everybody is going to make mistakes, but sometimes it's hard to forget about it and let it go. After I made a double on 1, I was able to be patient and let it go and came back with birdies on 3 and 5. When I bogeyed 6, I was able to let it go and come back with a birdie on 8. I was able to let go of some bad shots and forget about it and move on.
The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better.
The only time I talk on a golf course is to my caddie. And then only to complain when he gives me the wrong club.
I'm a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.
He's been a top player for the last 10 years, and we all work on our swings, we all change things. We keep working and then we're trying to get better, and sometimes you get worse trying to get better. You've just got to give it some time, be patient for it to turn around, and when it does turn around, you feel like you can start winning again.
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