quote by John Daly

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.

— John Daly

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I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me.

It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St.

Lawrence River in New York last August. I hosted that along with a couple of other people.

The most important shot in golf is the next one.

I don't care what anybody says. The first tournament is not the hardest one to win. It's always the second one.

During a chess tournament a master must envisage himself as a cross between an ascetic monk and a beast of prey.

Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half

Golf's a funny game. You can be playing poorly and then go and win a tournament.

In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.

If there were a 1:1 ratio of women and men in the chess world I would agree that all tournaments should be integrated. But a lot of women feel alienated at these mixed events, so it's positive to have occasional all women's events.

I really stay busy [in retirement]. I often have to cancel my golf games on the weekends to go play in tennis tournaments.

When you’ve done everything you can to train yourself for competition, you’ll sleep well when the tournament is over, win or lose.

Once you play a tournament, you're playing against the golf course, you're playing against yourself and trying to do the best you can.

I had four different colors of hats, one of which was pink.

I just got on a roll with the pink hat. So what started out as a superstition grew into a tradition and an easy way for my family to find me at tournaments because I am the only one with cojones big enough to wear a pink hat.

The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.

Unlike most youngsters who have school as their second home where they meet and make friends, for me playtime has been at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. When I am not playing a tournament, my days are spent at the Academy with my coaches, physiotherapists and colleagues, who are like family. We laugh and have so much fun.

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that there is something wrong with modern chess.

I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head - big darkness, soon come - but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them.

You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.

The best thing at the tournament were the cheerleaders.

It is never easy to win but it is a lot easier to win when you play well.

The key is winning golf tournaments when you are not playing so well. Managing your game is something that I feel that I am still learning to do.

When you want to be a good player in next years worldcup you wanna be in good shape to appear strong at the tournament.

If tournament popularity was the most important consideration, then I think we would create a Smash Bros game that included a multitude of fast moves with complicated controls. However, I believe this is actually the greatest shortcoming of fighting games at present, and that is the reason why I don’t do it.

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.

The only way to win tournaments is with the short game.

Over half your shots out here are within 30 or 40 yards. Ballstriking is where I'm trying to improve, yes, but more to eliminate big numbers than make birdies.

The best tournament that I have ever played in was in 1950.

It was great - a waiter came to you during the game, and you could order anything you wanted to drink (even some vodka, if you liked). Pity, there are no longer tournaments organized in this manner.

As a tennis player you have to get used to losing every week.

Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.

If I win a tournament, I win it by myself. I do the playing. Nobody helps me

Before a game, I avoid having a heavy meal so that I don't feel sleepy at the board. You eat to be healthy, and that generally takes care of everything. Also, you can't be too finicky, since at tournaments you tend to eat at restaurants here and there. But, as long as you're eating sensibly, it's all good.

I have a very big sweet tooth and I love treating myself to something that I wouldn't necessarily eat during the tournament such as a nice-sized cake.

The Masters is a very important tournament.

You don't want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that.

I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play.

I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.

Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have played in the tournament.

Honestly, I believe that you are only as good as your last game.

And so there were games and tournaments and days when I was like, "I'm probably the best player in the world." And there were some where I'm like, "Oh god, I'm terrible." I think that pushed me all the time.

We've made three World T20 finals and won one - that's not by power-hitting.

We've beaten the power-hitting sides quite easily and convincingly in all of those tournaments.

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