I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
I couldn’t say my own name when I was 12.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.
My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He’d say, ‘It doesn’t take any talent to do that.’
My father was a man of few words.
People thought I was cocky because I didn’t talk much. When I first turned pro, reporters asked me who was going to win. I’d say, ‘I am’ because it was the easier than giving some long, drawn-out answer.
Retirement isn’t so bad. Give me a tall drink, a plush sofa and a rerun of ‘Matlock,’ and you can have the rest. Matlock is my hero. He never loses.
The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.
The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn’t wired that way. You’re accustomed to trying to make putts, and when you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.
When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful.