Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.
– Ken Venturi
My father was a man of few words.
I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.
When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful.
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.
I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
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.
The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.
I couldn’t say my own name when I was 12.
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.’
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.
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.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.