I think I’ve heard somebody say that I was a well-dressed golfer. I guess that has something to do with the fact that a lot of people who play golf don’t dress very well.
You don’t go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you’re building a golf course.
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.
There’s no question that the galleries still like to see birdies and eagles. If you take them all away, it takes some of the dramatics, the excitement of a golf tournament, and we [people] don’t want to do that.
I probably have a club in my hands 360 days a year, one way or another, playing with friends or just fiddling around or hitting balls.
My problem happens to be nearsightedness – inability to see distance. And this is pretty tough on a golfer.
I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.
How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It’s simple – I missed a four-foot putt for an eleven.
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.
Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.
When you lose the ability to step up and hit the ball as hard and as far as you want, that also affects your ability to will the ball to go where you want it to go, if you know what I mean.
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.
I try to design golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.
Feel is the most perplexing part of golf, and probably the most important.
Everyone I built a course for thinks they have the best golf course in the world and I’m very pleased and proud of that.
Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.
I can sum it up like this: Thank God for the game of golf.