COURSE LAN­GUAGE

The Cut - - 2ND TEE -

“All I can say is wow. It’s amaz­ing, just amaz­ing. I’ve been so close so many times this year and to win one, wow!” Danny Lee on win­ning the PGA Tour’s Green­brier Clas­sic

“This trip is my first time to Europe, and I have played well. France was my dad’s favourite place to tour when he was play­ing with the All Blacks. I think it’s the same for me. It’s my favourite place in the world at the mo­ment.” Ryan Fox af­ter his Euro­pean Chal­lenge Tour win in France

‘’He doesn’t beat you be­cause he hits it fur­ther. Tiger’s in­tim­i­da­tion was that he al­ways did some­thing amaz­ing. Jor­dan — don’t get me wrong, his body of work is amaz­ing — but he doesn’t beat you with a crazy par or a crazy chip-in from the back of the 14th at Muir­field (Vil­lage). He just beats you be­cause he’s bet­ter.’’ Ge­off Ogilvy on Jor­dan Spi­eth

“It’s al­ways been a mag­i­cal place. That at­mos­phere on holes No 1 and 18, you feel like the walls are watch­ing. There could be not a soul around, but it has that mag­i­cal vibe about it, and you al­most feel like your adren­a­line is go­ing and you could be the only per­son around. ” Justin Rose de­scribes play­ing the Old Course at St An­drews

“The tool­box is kind of half empty of the tools I used to be able to play good golf with. Those tools are miss­ing right now or pretty rusty… rusty like me.” Tom Wat­son on play­ing his last Open Cham­pi­onship

The ca­reer of one of the world’s great­est ever golfers has been im­mor­talised with the open­ing of the Jack Nick­laus Room at the United States Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Mu­seum in New Jersey, US. The room, which cel­e­brates the life and ca­reer of the 18-time ma­jor cham­pion, joins gal­leries that hon­our Bobby Jones, Ben Ho­gan, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright.

The room con­tains more than 80 arte­facts, many of them on loan from the Jack Nick­laus Mu­seum in Colum­bus, Ohio. Among the col­lec­tion is the MacGre­gor Tommy Ar­mour 3-wood that Nick­laus used from 1958 to 1995. It was in his bag when he won his 18 ma­jor cham­pi­onships.

Another well-known club is the ‘White Fang’, the Bull’s Eye put­ter by Acush­net.

Nick­laus switched to this put­ter be­fore the 1967 US Open. With it, he made eight birdies in a fi­nal round 65 to win his sec­ond US Open.

At the open­ing of the room, Nick­laus said: “The USGA has had a great in­flu­ence on my ca­reer and helped shape my love of the game since I first picked up a club at age ten.

“My as­so­ci­a­tion with them — from the cham­pi­onships I played to the USGA lead­ers who have im­pacted my life — is one I have al­ways val­ued. For them to recog­nise my ca­reer and life with this ad­di­tion to the USGA Mu­seum is hum­bling and mean­ing­ful to me and my fam­ily.

“I hope this room pro­vides guests the op­por­tu­nity to share some of the cher­ished mem­o­ries I have, but more im­por­tant, I hope parts of it can help ed­u­cate a new gen­er­a­tion of golfers and golf fans about our col­lec­tive work to grow this great game.”

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