"I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes."
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."
"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
"Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?"
"I have lost this battle but I will win the war."
"What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive."
"Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn't it?"
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
"Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots."
"The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight."
"I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games."
"I couldn't wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again."
"Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?"
"If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived."
"I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees."
"The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register."
"You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball."
"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf."
"Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing."
"The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player."
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