Nicklaus speaks: "Are you trying to tell me you have more pressure trying to win the Ryder Cup than you do coming down the stretch trying to win the US Open? Crap!”
It appears that Jack Nicklaus wishes the US team would quit fretting about overcoming Ryder Cup pressure and concentrate on winning majors.
Can Clarke beat the captain's curse and win big again?
Darren Clarke is hoping his appointment as European Ryder Cup captain can improve his on-course performance, starting at this week’s Joburg Open in South Africa. But can he overcome the weight of responsibility and win again before he joins the Senior Tour? It's something that few have managed.
Harrington on Love return: "When you let the inmates run the asylum that's what they come up with"
Padraig Harrington continued his streak of shooting par or better in the first round of every tournament he's played this year by opening with a one under 70 in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.
Love: "We've all got a lot of sting from not winning enough"
That’s the view of US skipper Davis Love, who reckons that the “sting” of six defeats from the last eight matches will inspire veterans like Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to set the record straight.
Rory's US PGA win was the biggest - just not the best
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, especially for the statistics freaks of the sports world.
Rory McIlroy’s phonomenal eight-stroke win at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course beat the previous margin of victory record for the US PGA, set by Jack Nicklaus at Oak Hill in 1980, by a shot. But was it the best?
Harrington and Woods in the toilet in Atlanta
Padraig Harrington started by looking for a WC before ending his day alongside a disastrous Tiger Woods in facing an MC - missed cut - in the US PGA.
As Woods collapsed to a nightmare 77 - his worst ever opening round and his second worst score in a major - Harrington flirted with missing his tee time as he searched frantically for a toilet before the start.
In the end he made it with only a couple of minutes to spare but like Tiger he failed to fire and posted a three over 73 that leaves him in danger of missing the cut and failing to qualify for the $10m FedEx Cup play-offs.
Making the cut - the top 5 best dressed pros
By Andy Dean
I’m not old enough to remember Walter Hagen or Jimmy Demaret and tragically, Payne Stewart no longer struts the fairways in all his knickerbocker glory. Gone, too, is Ben Hogan - a man with a sense of style even sharper than his swing.
The new millennium has seen some new stars shine brightly. Yet there are some old glories out there who still turn heads. For what it’s worth, here’s my list of the top 5 dressers on tour. They may not be winning majors right now, but they are grand slam champions when it comes to picking out a wardrobe.