Golf / The 121st Open: Open Quotes

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A friend of mine has played in three Opens and got three brooches to commemorate it. I've always called them tin badges before, now I've got one, it's a brooch. Kevin Jones on qualifying for the Open at the 16th attempt.

They're not fast, mostly medium; about Alec Bedser pace. Peter Alliss on the greens.

I'm hopeless at pool. I keep knocking the balls off the table. John Daly.

The nearest I've been to Britain before is Italy. Daly.

My name is Magee, not McGee. It's not Scottish. It could be Irish if they'd have us. Andrew Magee.

It's better than being in a factory. Costantino Rocca on why he started golf.

A 39-year-old can play but 40, boy that guy is over the hill. Tom Kite on the age-old question.

We had a free ride today. Nick Faldo on the mild conditions.