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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 July, 2004, 15:35 GMT 16:35 UK
Saturday's Open quotes
Mark Calcavecchia
Calcavecchia ponders what could have been
Anyone who says this is fun is having a laugh. This is not enjoyment. This is a job and a horrible one but it might well be all enjoyable when one looks back on Sunday eveing around 7pm.
Colin Montgomerie describes the pressure of trying to win his first major at his home course.

The atmosphere is fantastic. A couple of guys had had a few beers and were singing 'Barry Lane' on the way round. You have to try to enjoy it.
Barry Lane on an alternative way to cope with contending in the Open.

If I had hit it like I wanted to I'd have holed it.
Mark Calcavecchia, either stating the blimmin' obvious or revealing a little-known pros' secret.

There were some difficult flags but you could get to them if you hit the right shot to the green.
Lee Westwood, who obviously reads the same book of golfing zen as Calcavecchia.

This is the greatest championship. The people are great, the galleries are fantastic, the courses are awesome, it's challenging.
Wannabe Brit Mark O'Meara, the 1998 champion, waxes lyrical over the Open.

This is the way golf should be played, this is where it started, this is the home of golf.
O'Meara, still going strong.

I can't tell you how much I enjoy this championship. If you asked me 10 years ago which major I wanted to win, I'd have picked the Open.
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