I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you.— Seve Ballesteros
Joyful Great Golf quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
I wasn't this nervous playing golf when I was drinking.
It's the first tournament I've won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner, so it's a great feeling knowing I can do it sober. I don't think two years ago I could have pulled this off.
It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
The older I get, the better I used to be.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
The woods are full of long drivers.
One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot - the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Never concede the putt that beats you.
You don't know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.
For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
You know what they say about big hitters...the woods are full of them.
A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer.
That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.
The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting.
The older I get, the better I was.
The mind messes up more shots than the body.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life.
Nothing goes down slower than a golf handicap.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
It is more satisfying to be a bad player at golf.
The worse you play, the better you remember the occasional good shot.
Yeah, after each of my downhill putts.
I didn't miss the putt. I made the putt. The ball missed the hole.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time.
Golf is a game you can never get too good at.
You can improve, but you can never get to where you master the game.
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
It's so bad I could putt off a tabletop and still leave the ball halfway down the leg.