Ten of the Best: Golf quotes

Golf professionals have always loved to inspire the millions with their wise words. Here are our top ten favourite golf quotes...

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Ten of the Best: Golf quotes

Professional golfers, just like any other high-profile sportsmen, are prone to saying things that can inspire, motivate and make us laugh.

We've compiled the top ten quotes that sum up golf in just a few words, whether it's the wisdom of golf legend Bobby Jones or the wit of Lee Trevino.

Take a look at the ten best quotes and let us know if you have any suggestions by leaving your comments in the discussion box at the end of the article or tweet us @Golfmagic.

1. Bobby Jones

"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies."

2. Arnold Palmer

"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."

3. Jack Nicklaus

"Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20 percent of the time, you're the best."

4. Ben Hogan

"A shot that goes in the cup is pure luck, but a shot to within two feet of the flag is skill."

5. Lee Trevino

"Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course."

6. Sam Snead

"If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death."

7. Tiger Woods

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."

8. Nick Faldo

"John certainly gives it a good hit, doesn't he? My Sunday best is a Wednesday afternoon compared to him." (Talking about John Daly)

9. Seve Ballesteros

"I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, 'I am going to bury you."

10. Sir Winston Churchill

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."

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