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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Sunday's Open quotes
Tiger Woods holds the Claret Jug aloft
Tiger Woods has some special plans for the Claret Jug

"This jug will be filled up with the beverage of my choice, and not just once."
Tiger Woods explains his preferred method of celebrating an 11th major title.

"Hey Tiger, would you just give me a little chance for once."
DiMarco interrupts an interview with Woods in the recorder's hut, to big laughs from everyone.

"This doesn't change anything, it just makes it more therapeutic."
DiMarco accepts that even finishing second in the Open will not bring back his recently deceased mother.

"He's got an uncanny ability to just turn it up another level when someone gets close to him."
Runner-up Chris DiMarco marvels at Tiger Woods' ability to withstand pressure and grind out the win.

"If you put a little heat on him he goes and makes three birdies."
Jim Furyk concurs with DiMarco.

"It's been a long struggle for almost a year now and to play some decent golf again, especially in a major, is really a thrill. I'm looking forward to the future again."
Ernie Els finds a positive note to finish on after returning to the higher reaches of a major leaderboard for the first time since his knee injury.

"I'm happy because if you said to me two months ago that I would have played this well here I would have said you are a bit crazy."
Sergio Garcia set off one shot behind playing partner Tiger Woods in the final group but carded a one-over 73 to finish tied fifith.

"I won't bore you with the details."
Paul Casey decides not to talk us through his final-round trials and tribulations.

"All the talk in the locker room this week has been very positive. Whilst we all have a favourite Open course, it would be nice to play Royal Liverpool on a more frequent basis."
Michael Campbell, who signed off with a two-under 70, gives a big Kiwi thumbs-up to Hoylake.

"It's been the people who have made it this week. It's felt very much like a 'people's Open' as the spectators have been magnificent."
Denmark's Thomas Bjorn ensures his popularity on Merseyside by praising the democratic nature of the galleries at Hoylake.

"I really look up to Tiger, he's a great guy, and to get up close to him is great so I can see how he does things. He's my greatest idol."
Leading amateur Marius Thorp looks forward to picking up a few tips from his hero on prize ceremony decorum.

"They need to dig in, get stuck in and grind out results up north."
Leading Brit Anthony Wall believes his favourite football team QPR could learn a lot from his example this week.

"The more cuts I make the more games I miss. Mind you, the way they're playing that's probably a good thing."
Wall, again, on how his fortunes and QPR's are going in opposite directions.

"You're out there in front of 50,000 people trying to shoot 80. It starts out being a technical battle, then it becomes a feel battle and then it's totally a mental battle."
Graeme McDowell led after a first-round 66 but finished with a 79.

"I was probably weary from so many distractions being the US Open champion, but perhaps it's due to not having seen anyone for a month. Earlier in the week it was hard to get anything done on the range with all the congratulations. It's fun but it took me two hours to do what would normally take me half an hour."
Geoff Ogilvy, who ended six under, conjures up an excuse for his efforts this week.


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