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1912 - 2002, American professional golfer

The only reason I played golf was so that I could afford to go hunting and fishing.
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To win, you have to have the talent and desire - but desire is first.
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The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come
back from defeat.
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To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what
happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment.
Sam Snead

The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
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The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt.
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When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose.
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The greens are harder than a whore's heart.
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Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
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Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease.
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Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
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Golf is a beautiful thing to watch - it's timing and rhythm.
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Forget your opponents; always play against par.
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If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
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Practice puts brains in your muscles.
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