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Last Updated: Friday, 20 July 2007, 15:57 GMT 16:57 UK
Open quotes of the day
By Matt Slater and Rob Hodgetts
BBC Sport at Carnoustie

Jim Furyk
Furyk has got into the Open spirit at Carnoustie

"We went to the High Street to get some pizzas and on our way back we got our arm twisted and went in for a pint."
Jim Furyk is automatically awarded British citizenship for demonstrating his appreciation of local culture and social mores. Come on, Jim!

"A lot of breeze, a fresh breeze. I don't know what you'd call it. A minor breeze, a little zephyr."
Ernie 'Met Office' Els runs through the Beaufort Scale in his attempts to explain exactly what the wind was doing at Carnoustie on Thursday morning.

"I hit awful yesterday and I hit it just kind of terrible today."
Cheer up, Jerry Kelly. You just managed to get around one of the hardest courses in golf in one under par. See you over the weekend. Perhaps you can really start to stink up the course and actually win this thing.

"The weather is going to come in sideways."
Miguel Angel Jimenez tries to out-forecast Els with his prediction of how the weekend's weather will arrive in Carnoustie. And I think for 'weather' we should read 'rain'.

"Vijay Singh once told me off for undoing my glove because he has very sensitive ears. I apologised but I think I did it again three holes later."
Luke Donald reveals the noise playing partner Llewellyn Matthews made during his downswing, which resulted in the Englishman hooking his shot out-of-bounds, can happen to anybody, even well-mannered chaps like him.

"I would have taken a score under par and hoped it snowed for two days."
Warming to the weather theme up here, as that is all you can do, Padraig Harrington hopes for the worst. Who knows, he may get it.

"Shanked it. It was a solid shank, though. I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit nervous."
Sergio Garcia is refreshingly honest for one so good.

"It's been rough on the food. Ain't no sweet tea, and ain't no fried chicken."
American Boo Weekley is something of a character and could do a quotes of the day all on his own. Here, Boo discusses the merits of foreign food.

"I got one right at Christmas, you know, earlier this week."
Boo, on getting his first passport.

"I didn't smuggle a few, I brought a bunch. I think about 20-something and my caddie brought like 30-something."
Boo isn't stupid and planned well ahead for a lack of "dip" or chewing tobacco in Carnoustie.

"I didn't know it was the home of golf. I thought the home of golf was where I was from."
Boo is just kidding that he knows nothing about St Andrews. He is kidding, right?

"I don't like to visit. I just go and do what I got to do and get home."
Boo, on the life-affirming, invigorating, interesting and above all, fun aspects of foreign travel.

"Hopefully, Tiny, my caddie, brings all his arms so he can keep everything dry."
Adam Scott has employed an octopus in preparation for Saturday's forecast tempest.

"It's not like you don't make bad swings in the major championships, that's part of the deal."
Tiger Woods, who does have a bit of experience in this area, admittedly, shrugs off a hook out-of-bounds on the first.

Open quotes of the day
19 Jul 07 |  Golf


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