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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 July 2007, 17:05 GMT 18:05 UK
Open quotes of the day
By Matt Slater and Rob Hodgetts
BBC Sport at Carnoustie

Ian Poulter
Pouler could not believe what a mess he made of the final few holes

"I'm not going to go and kill myself, I made one bad swing. You can't take it to the next tee, can you? If I had slit my wrists, I wouldn't have been playing the next shot."
Ian Poulter forgets that the very next swing he made after his poor drive at 15 was the swing of a man who had just slit his wrists - the ball advanced 100 yards into a thick bush.

"I'll be stinky."
Sergio Garcia is asked whether he will be wearing the same Spanish-looking orange and red outfit for the final round. He takes it literally.

"Coming up 18 it started raining again. I was over my last putt saying, OK, you can start getting bad now, I'm done."
Chris DiMarco explains that it is every man for himself when a major championship is on the line.

"I was a bit stressed to say the least. I had my clothes which are important but nowhere as important as my sticks."
Zach Johnson on his missing luggage-related worries earlier this week - we wonder if Poulter's clobber/clubs priorities would have been the same.

"OK, don't. You just said you don't want to bring back bad memories. So don't ask it. Next question, please."
Garcia's got a point. But he does get a bit touchy talking about things like Hoylake last year when he crumbled against Tiger Woods in the final group.

"Paul (Lawrie) came from 10 back in '99. Certainly you can do it around this course."
Tiger Woods does his best to sound utterly relentless and Terminator-like, but is he trying to convince us or himself?

"I don't think you're going to see another 10-shots-back coming through. Going to have to be a bit closer than that."
Paul Casey rules out his own hopes of a Paul Lawrie-like charge, but is Tiger, a couple of shots closer, close enough?

"I do a lot of skiing at home and always use it, so I thought I would use it here."
Sweden's Pelle Edberg explains why he wears that daft headband - but Pelle, this is the Scottish summer, not the Swedish winter - oh, actually, you're alright. Carry on.

"I signed a glove and a ball for him and shook his hand."
Isn't it funny how stars like Garcia here, and Tiger Woods earlier in the day, seem to think that clattering a spectator with a ball from a great height can be remedied by giving the victim a couple of items of golf equipment. Broken leg? Have a packet of tees.

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