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It's almost as though now guys will pick events to play in and play the Tigerless tour to have a chance to win. The guy is simply in a different league.
Nick Faldo

It's almost as though now guys will pick events to play in and play the Tigerless tour to have a chance to win. The guy is simply in a different league. Nick Faldo

It wasn't that long ago I said there would not be another Jack Nicklaus. But in fact we are looking at one of them. If Jack was in his prime today, I don't think he could keep up with Tiger. He is the chosen one. Mark Calcavecchia

You just have to take your hat off to him...What really stinks about it is the fact you can't control him. Paul Azinger

He simply didn't make mistakes, and he capitalized on the holes you expect tocapitalize on. It was a spectacular performance, to say the least. David Duval

I play with him, I practise with him and I know him probably as well as anybody else besides his mom and his dad, and maybe his girlfriend. He is one of those sports figures that come along every so often. Mark O'Meara

He has raised the bar to a level that only he can jump. Someone is going to have to use some flubber in the bottom of their shoes to be able to jump over that bar. He is something supernatural. Tom Watson

This is crazy, shocking and it's the best player in the world doing it. Fred Couples

Someone out there is playing on a different planet than the rest of us. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn on you know who.

It didn't look like it was in very good shape, the fairways looked like they had never had a machine on them. I heard they used sheep to cut it. The 1946 champion Sam Snead on his first impressions of St Andrews.

I didn't have any other shirt to go with the pants I needed to wear. Jack Nicklaus asked if there was any significance in his wearing a yellow shirt on Friday, traditionally a colour he wore on the final day of tournaments.

Right now he's the dominant player. Everybody has thrown up a white flag and surrendered. Nicklaus on the intimidation factorof Tiger Woods.

My soul stays the same whether Tiger is 10 ahead or 20 ahead of me. Bernhard Langer on being asked if it was soul-destroying to shoot a third-round 66 and still be 10 shots adrift of Woods.

He could take two or three pigs through there. Sam Snead explaining how he had told Nick Faldo his feet were two far apart in a recent lesson.

Tiger will be playing blindfolded by the year 2005 at our request. We'll buy him one. Faldo comes up with a novel way of levelling the playing field.

I hit my tee shot on the 17th and pushed it so far right I thought it might end up in my bedroom. Jean Van de Velde on the unique challenges of the 17th and the Old Course Hotel.

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