These 10 golf quotes made me snort, really feel and adjusted the best way I believe –

Dustin Johnson was among the many yr’s finest quotes.
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Yearly, there are delicate adjustments to the best way we discuss golf. Some keep confined to varied golf-mad corners of the web; others make it so far as golf’s tv broadcasts and even to the mouths of the gamers themselves. Under, I’ve compiled just a few of my favorites from 2021. This isn’t an try to encapsulate all the things that occurred this golf season. As an alternative it’s only a assortment of phrases put in notably satisfying order by a wide range of PGA Tour execs and affiliated events.
We’ll start with a choice of quick excerpts, every 5 phrases or much less, that you may work into your on a regular basis {golfing} life. Perhaps you have already got.
1. “The speak amongst the boys”
The total quote right here got here from Xander Schauffele, who was requested to interrupt down the controversial Patrick Reed non-penalty incident on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open.
“Clearly the speak amongst the boys isn’t nice, I assume, however he’s protected by the Tour and that’s all that issues.”
Schauffele later stated his phrases hadn’t come throughout fairly proper and that he’d known as Reed afterwards to clear the air and make clear the state of affairs. No matter. All good. All that issues now’s a five-word phrase — “the speak amongst the boys” — that I drop naturally into dialog. At first it was ironic. Now it simply occurs. Jeff undercooked the burgers? The speak amongst the boys isn’t nice. Chad’s making an attempt out a brand new leather-based jacket? The speak amongst the boys isn’t nice. Eddie’s bailing the morning of the tee time, leaving you with seven gamers as an alternative of eight? The speak amongst the boys isn’t nice.
2. “Roll P Reed Roll”
Granted, this one is more durable to slide into non-Patrick Reed-related conversations, however there’s one thing magical about it.
There’s a deeper story right here, in fact, specifically the truth that this phrase originated from a Reed-affiliated burner Twitter account, @UseGolfFACTS, that frequently throws shade (or worse) at varied members of the Tour group. However the phrase itself has served as an unimaginable sign-off to a number of of the account’s invectives. Coping with “rotten folks?” Calling others “trolls” and “jealous a lot?” No worries. Roll P Reed Roll. Be happy to include this any time Reed does something — constructive or destructive — in 2022. It simply works.
I hope the Tour, commentators, & the nasty agenda pushed Golf media are pleased with themselves for creating such hate for such an awesome participant who respects the sport and the foundations. And the fools that consider these rotten folks, are simply as unhealthy because the hate they spew. Roll PReed roll.
@TronCarterNLU your identify ought to simply be troll, not Tron! Hahaha anyhow, Castore is simply popping out with their golf line…Geez, give folks a break. Or get a life. Why do you care what P.Reed wears anyway… jealous a lot? Roll PReed Roll.
3. “Forgive rapidly”
Max Homa is thought for his swing roasts on Twitter. He’s often known as a good-natured, self-effacing golfer-slash-podcast-host. However in 2021 he gained one of many PGA Tour’s marquee occasions, the Genesis Invitational (and once more on the Fortinet Championship) and reminded us that he’s an immense expertise.
However it was the best way he gained on the Genesis that was notably inspiring. Not as a result of it was humorous, however as a result of it wasn’t. Homa stated he “choked a bit bit” when he missed a three-footer for birdie at No. 18, costing him the possibility to win outright and forcing a playoff towards Tony Finau.
After signing his scorecard however earlier than teeing off, Homa known as his spouse Lacey. She typically sends Max off with bits of recommendation earlier than his rounds. Generally, he says, that recommendation is “actually dumb” or “actually random.” It’s virtually all the time out of left discipline. However on this name, she reminded him of the notably prescient recommendation she’d provided him that morning.
“Forgive rapidly.”
Homa is of course laborious on himself, like most of us, however he aspires to be golf’s Ted Lasso. He works continuously on working towards relentless positivity. If he’s nervous, he’ll recite issues he’s grateful for. If he’s feeling down, he tries to think about happier ideas. On paper, that sounds prefer it might make him boring or robotic. In observe, it’s the precise reverse. It makes him human. It labored. He gained. And that concept — to forgive your self rapidly — is one we might all study from.
4. “Making progress”
The story of Tiger Woods is that of creating progress. By way of success, setbacks, victories, headlines, accidents, surgical procedures, accidents, swing adjustments and life adjustments, one factor has held fixed: The hunt for progress. A number of weeks in the past, he stunned us with simply how a lot progress he had made when he posted one four-second video of his swing with that two-word caption: “Making progress.”
Making progress
He made extra progress within the weeks that adopted. He hosted a number of prime execs at one match, the Hero World Problem. He competed simply two weeks later in one other, the PNC Championship, in entrance of a pair thousand spectators and a pair million viewers at residence. Can’t wait to see what progress comes subsequent.
5. That rattling triangle
After profitable his first PGA Tour occasion on the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Lucas Herbert was requested what he knew about Bermuda coming into the week. His reply was deadpan Aussie brilliance.
“There’s a large triangle that appears to seize quite a lot of ships and planes. That’s form of the extent of my data on Bermuda, I believe.”
The honesty was refreshing and the supply was even higher.
6. Cash, schmoney
Across the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Cameron Smith was requested what he’d do with $15 million. He didn’t appear to have thought-about the concept.
“I don’t know. I’m fairly set, to be trustworthy. I’m good. I’m good with what I’ve received. I don’t know what I’d do, to be trustworthy. Perhaps some extra fishing gear.”
A cynic may say that is consultant of bloated PGA Tour purses and rich, coddled gamers. Not me! I see an aspirational appreciation for the issues Smith already has. He’s constructed himself life and now he’s having fun with that life.
Smith has almost $18 million in profession PGA Tour earnings. The concept of the following $15 million? Meh.
7. Teaching?! I’m good.
On the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner was requested if he’d thought-about turning into a golf coach, given his data of the swing and his Tour expertise. His reply was about as emphatic as you’ll get from Duf.
“These guys are psychopaths, man. No. By no means. First off, there’s no cash in it, and second off, coping with Tour gamers in a nightmare. You don’t need to be a part of it. That’s simply truth. Ask any of the lecturers.”
I’ve nothing so as to add.
8. “Who cares about actuality? Any person sitting at residence.”
This summer time, Padraig Harrington was requested if he thought he might realistically win one other main. Positive, it’s a longshot — Harrington is now 50 years outdated and gained his most up-to-date main in 2008 — however he completed T4 on the PGA Championship, rekindling his perception.
“Oh, I dream of it. Who cares about actuality? Any person sitting at residence. However what will get me up within the morning is one other main. Generally, perhaps I ought to be contemplating the stepping stones to a different main and simply competing nicely and ending top-10, making cuts, even, and progressing that means. However that actually doesn’t do it for me. The possibility of profitable a significant is all the things.”
Dream all the time, gang. What’s a greater various?
9. “Being me is sufficient”
Coming off his win on the CJ Cup, Rory McIlroy gave one of many extra putting interviews of the PGA Tour season. Context is all the things, and on this case McIlroy was coming off a difficult, emotional Ryder Cup, coping with questions on his future and making an attempt to navigate adjustments in his swing and within the coaches who would advise him on that swing. As an alternative he returned to a type of essentialism: Being himself.
“I believe for the previous couple of months I used to be perhaps making an attempt to be another person to attempt to get higher and I type of realized that being me is sufficient and being me, I can do issues like this. I do know that once I do the issues that I do nicely, that is what I’m able to. I’m able to profitable quite a lot of occasions on the PGA Tour and being the very best participant on the planet.”
Being the very best model of your self may not bag you a PGA Tour win. However it may assist you do one thing higher, and it’d assist ease your thoughts within the course of. That’s value it.
I need to be clear: This isn’t some ironic appreciation of Johnson nor a veiled swipe at his intelligence. That is admiration of his readability of thought and his unparalleled means to disregard something that doesn’t matter.
Requested in March about his favourite shot from the Gamers:
“Nicely, Tiger’s putt, as a result of they play it each 5 seconds…simply wait a minute and it’ll be on once more.”
Requested in April how he performed his final time on the Valspar:
“I don’t bear in mind. I don’t assume I performed poorly, I simply didn’t play excellent.”
Johnson was then knowledgeable he didn’t make a birdie that day.
“Nicely, clearly didn’t putt very nicely.”
Requested in June whether or not one stretch of iron play was his finest in a very long time:
“I don’t know. I simply hit pictures — wherever it goes, it goes.”
Dustin Johnson, philosopher-king
Requested in regards to the specs of his new putter:
“I don’t even know what it’s known as. It’s TaylorMade.”
Rickie Fowler evaluating his golf sport to a dust bike:
“In my phrases it could be like I’m making an attempt to kickstart a dust bike and simply sitting there kicking. Each on occasion, form of hearth up, get going, get just a few revs. I’ll hold kicking, she’s certain to start out.”
Louis Oosthuizen on the farm life:
I’m all the time on the tractor, don’t fear. I don’t have to play good or unhealthy to be on the tractor.
Joel Dahmen on taking part in with Phil Mickelson:
“We received into some dopamine speak, frontal lobe and dopamine, after which the models of it, which I used to be truly impressed with…Then he hit a 6-iron to 3 ft, so he should have had his dopamine appropriate on that one.”
Charles Barkley, watching Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau discuss placing:
“May you think about being in a automotive with these two guys on a protracted journey?”
Drive on, quotable golfers. See you subsequent yr.

Dylan Dethier is a senior author for GOLF Journal/ The Williamstown, Mass. native joined GOLF in 2017 after two years scuffling on the mini-tours. Dethier is a 2014 graduate of Williams School, the place he majored in English, and he’s the writer of 18 in America, which particulars the yr he spent as an 18-year-old residing from his automotive and taking part in a spherical of golf in each state. and GOLF Journal are printed by EB GOLF MEDIA LLC, a division of 8AM GOLF