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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 June, 2005, 23:43 GMT 00:43 UK
Pinehurst quotes

There's nothing worse than missing the cut and then missing a flight when the next one is not for 24 hours.
Paul McGinley, who has obviously not been stuck in a traffic jam on the hottest day of the year, only found out he had made the cut as he waited at the airport.

I'm not going to go into the final round defeated. I understand realistically that might be the case. But Johnny Miller shot 63 (in the final round to win in 1973) in the Open at Oakmont.
Phil Mickelson employs blind optimism to keep himself going ahead of the final round.

I just feel that I can shoot a low score out there even though I'll have to make 30- or 40-footers to do it.
Mickelson, still convinced he has a chance, despite being 11 shots back, and already having confessed that birdies are hard to come by.

I've got the drinkers and the smokers and the eaters on my side. They like what we do.
John Daly reveals the secret behind his popularity.

It's brain-dead stuff. I'm not swinging badly but I probably need a break.
Ernie Els describes his double bogeys at the 10th and 13th.

Pars are prisoners out here - they're worth their weight in gold.
Lee Westwood, getting his message across, if not exactly clearly

If I said I thought I could win coming in here I'd be lying, but I thought I could make the cut.
American veteran Peter Jacobsen, 51, who ignited his challenge to become the oldest major winner with a hole-in-one at Pinehurst's ninth.

I just can't wait to play the ninth hole at St Andrews. You can hit it anywhere and it will be such a relief.
Colin Montgomerie, feeling constrained by the precise demands of Pinehurst No.2, yearns for the wide open spaces of a Scottish links.

We're all freaking out and excited.
Unknown American Jason Gore, 818th in the world, on going into the final day of the US Open in the last group with two-time champion Retief Goosen.

Making that putt on 18, that was pretty good. I pointed it in a la Tiger (Woods in winning) at the '99 PGA. Gosh, I'm a cheeseball.
Gore again, proving that he is indeed a cheeseball.



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