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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July, 2005, 20:56 GMT 21:56 UK
Tuesday's quotes
Tiger Woods
I wish he'd keep retiring. I won at Valhalla and at Pebble Beach, and then here. And then Augusta this year. So hopefully we can do it again.
Tiger Woods remembers his major wins in 2000, Jack Nicklaus' first 'farewell' tour, and hopes for more of the same this time around.

If I win it won't be my last.
Jack Nicklaus manages to cheer up and deflate Tiger Woods in one pithy sound bite.

What about this weather? I packed so many warm clothes and now I'm out here in short sleeves.
Kenny 'Met Office' Perry minutes before St Andrews' summer ended at 1605 BST and the clouds started to roll in from the North Sea.

It doesn't have to be great down that first, does it?
Simon Dyson, who is striking the 134th Open's first drive, starts to worry if his playing partners will invoke the 'not past the women's tee' clause come Thursday morning.

If someone had told me a Scot was going to win at Carnoustie (in 1999), I would have said, "Thank you very much."
Colin Montgomerie reflects on the slings and arrows of Paul Lawrie's fortune.

It's been put to bed months ago.
A serene Montgomerie refuses to get annoyed about a question on repercussions from 'Indonesia-gate'. Not even a little bit.

You may as well just put water in there. It's a one-shot penalty if you go in.
Phil Mickelson makes defeatist noises about St Andrews' bunkers, but does so with an enormous grin, making it hard to tell whether one-shot penalties are good or bad.

If you give me a play-off right now I'll take it - that's a pretty good tournament right there.
Ernie Els makes one of those "I'll remind you of that on Sunday evening" comments.

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