Top 20 golf quotes of week: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy talk equipment

Tiger Woods talks Rory McIlroy and Nike. (GettyImages)

We should have emptied our quote book about a week ago but got caught up in the Hawaii tournaments. Below is a collection of our favorite quotes from the last few weeks.

"I didn't speak about it to Tiger." -- Rory McIlroy on the move to Nike. 

"When things go right and you test properly and you find equipment that's better than what you were playing, then you can do some pretty neat things on the golf course." -- Tiger Woods on McIlroy's switch to Nike

"There’s a certain 'spine' about him" -- Frank Nobilo on Rickie Fowler

"There were missiles at Tel Aviv, and we were in Tel Aviv. Once we heard that and once my wife heard that, she said, 'We're out of here.' " -- Hunter Mahan on his trip to Israel

"I hit a 7-iron today from 236, and I also hit a 7 from 130." -- Keegan Bradley on the wind at Kapalua

"We're just trying to get done and get out of here. In a respectful way."-- Ian Poulter on Kapalua

"He makes Fred Couples look nervous." -- Johnny Miller on Dustin Johnson

"I've been everywhere the last three years except the electric chair." -- John Daly

"I started planning my interview for the 59 I was going to shoot.” -- Johnson Wagner on playing in tournaments after winning the 2012 Sony Open

"Just because I’ve played slow golf in the past and I love Jesus doesn’t mean I can’t have fun." -- Ben Crane

"I saw [fellow Oklahoma State Cowboy] Morgan Hoffmann. I think he just turned 12." -- Charles Howell III

"They should put a plaque down. I was coming from a different zip code, and I've got to compete against these animals." -- Ernie Els on Nicolas Colsaerts' drives

"The Vegas odds on me winning were probably not very good. I hope somebody bet on me and I make him a lot of money." -- Scott Langley on leading the Sony Open after the first few rounds

"I’m living the dream, doing what I want to do.” -- Russell Henley

"You hit it like a woman." -- K.J. Choi to D.H. Lee

"It’s a performance that makes you think, 'This guy might be the next really, really top player.' " -- Johnny Miller on Russell Henley

"You'd never see Federer help Nadal with his backhand -- or I don't think you would." -- Russell Henley on how cool it is to see golfers helping each other

"I call it dangerous." -- Nick Faldo on McIlroy's club switch 

"One thing I have learned from this is the power of Twitter." -- Paul McGinley

"I don’t have any hesitation saying I’ve traveled more miles than any human being who ever lived. I’ve been doing it for 60 years." -- Gary Player

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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