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Quotes of the day

Phil Mickelson
Mickelson got a little fruity with our Hazel at Augusta

"Are you hitting on me? Cos I'm married, you know that right?"
A cheeky Phil Mickelson responds to a question from BBC interviewer Hazel Irvine regarding his weight loss.

"It's nice being a senior - you just hit the ball and don't get nervous. I'll just be glad to make the cut and I'm really, really happy. I keep getting spasms, but as I get going I get better."
Welshman Ian Woosnam rolls back the years by making the cut for the first time since 2000. Just don't mention the back.

"I came down in the evening after I'd re-run it on television a few times."
Ian Poulter reveals he visited the 16th at Augusta after play had finished on Thursday to relive his spectacular hole-in-one. You can't really blame him can you?

"I looked at the stats of the guys who played loads of times and there are a lot of big names who have never broken 70, so I am very pleased with my resilience and also to be playing a the weekend."
Nick Dougherty puts his name with the big boys after recovering from a double-bogey five to card a 69.

"If I had told you at the beginning of the week that I thought I was going to be in second place, you probably would have thought I was crazy, and I probably would have thought you were right."
Second-placed Brandt Snedeker is as surprised as anyone with his performance at Augusta this year.

"I was more nervous over that shot than I was all day. Because I knew if I messed it up, people were going to have a field day with me on that one. I had to pull it off."
Snedeker again, this time on the amazing wedge shot from the upper tier of the 6th green that led to an amazing birdie.

"Coming in last was tough. There was a lot of noise and I felt I was struggling out there. There is plenty to play for, but it's not the exciting weekend I was looking forward to."
First round co-leader Justin Rose tries to sum up another disappointing second-round display at Augusta.

"The reason I had that streak is because I won in 1992, which was the big honour. To make cuts, to be quite honest with you, I don't consider that being so great of a deal. I'm just really disappointed with the way I played."
He may have missed the first Masters cut of his career but is Fred Couples bovvered?

"If I can walk around here like an athlete, which I can, and I can play reasonably well, then I'd like to keep playing."
They should bottle the stuff that keeps Gary Player going. The 72-year-old, playing in a record 51st Masters, is planning to extend the feat next year.

"His swing is absolutely the closest that I have seen to Ben Hogan, and I've always thought that Ben Hogan was the best striker of the ball from tee to green that I saw."
Player compares second-round leader Trevor Immelman to nine-time major winner Hogan. Now that's praise.




see also
Masters leaderboard
10 Apr 08 |  Golf
Second round as it happened
12 Apr 08 |  Golf
Masters day two photos
11 Apr 08 |  Golf


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