Defending his hitting style:
"I'm not going to hit a shot until I'm ready. If it takes me 100 regrips, I'm going to take 100 regrips. I don't care. I've hit it without being ready, and I've done it wrongly. It's the way I play."
On Tiger Woods playing the New Zealand Open:
"I'd sort of hoped that in New Zealand we might have a little bit of perspective than other places, that Tiger might get treated like a normal human being. But it's actually worse."
On the eve of his debut as a 17-year-old tour member:
"I've been dreaming about the PGA Tour since grade school. Which wasn't too long ago."
Greg Robertson is ESPN.com's golf editor. He can be reached at email@example.com, or by talking back to The Marshal.