My Favorite Quotes
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 David Leadbetter - “I'm just going to play as hard as I can (today). Try as hard as I can. You know whatever happens happens, and hopefully it will be a good round.”
 David Leadbetter - “There's a lot more emphasis placed on torsion and coil and leverage. Basically, the women are being taught very much along the same lines as the men. You don't have to consider strength as a factor so much. These girls are working out like fiends. It's a trend that's going to continue.”
 David Leadbetter - “She's got to be a little nervous. The disadvantage she'll have is that the other women have been playing on a regular basis and she hasn't had a tournament in a while. She's practiced a lot, but that's never the same as a competitive tournament.”
 David Leadbetter - “Every time she plays, she is under the microscope. There is a lot of pressure on her. Two years ago, it was different. Now she's a pro. Now she's trying to take money out of these guys' pockets.”
 David Leadbetter - “They're silly, because they just point out how phenomenally advanced Tiger was, that he was able to find the right recipe very early on. It's a complex, almost mysterious thing. It's the physical game, but there are so many other elements. And maybe the key thing is how people figure their own path. See what works for them, and find it. And accept that every timetable is different. That takes maturity, and that's why it's still a game where you reach your prime in your 30s.”
 David Leadbetter - “Look at what strength training did for Annika (Sorenstam). Michelle tended to shy away from it. But once we pointed out the benefits, it's a full program she has to work on. When you've got the talent she has, it's a matter of getting your ducks in a row. She's game for it. She's starting to enjoy it.”
 David Leadbetter - “She has difficult decisions to make on every tee.”
 David Leadbetter - “From a certain perspective, you might say what Sean went through with his dad got him to where he is right now. There is something to be said for a harder life. I'm not saying it's for everyone, but for Sean it had some beneficial effects. He has a tremendous hunger and love for the game, and he wants badly to get better. He gets excited about trying new things, and I tell him we're going to work very slowly, we aren't going to make major changes. Because he is a hell of a ball-striker. He really flushes it.”
 David Leadbetter - “That's tough, even when she's hitting it well. The momentum factor isn't there. That's going to be an issue until she finishes school. It's tough to play 12 tournaments a year and really get your game firing on all cylinders.”
 David Leadbetter - “I'm just going to play as hard as I can (today). Try as hard as I can.”
 David Leadbetter - “It's very difficult to play a golf tournament as she did in Hawaii at the Fields Open, then come back five weeks later and try to play again at this level. It's tough to find any rhythm in your game when you have to do that. It's what makes what she's doing right now so remarkable. Imagine how well she will play when she takes up golf full-time.”
 David Leadbetter - “There's no doubt in my mind swing speeds are increasing. Certainly with the equipment nowadays they can go at the ball a lot harder without fear of going that much off line.”
 David Leadbetter - “A lot of times, if she hits it 300 yards, you run out of real estate. She often has a lot of decisions she has to make, because her driver can be too much club on LPGA courses.”
 David Leadbetter - “If you don't have a club-head speed of about 100 mph, it's a waste of time to try to hit long irons.”
 David Leadbetter - “We're never going to see what she's really capable of until she plays a bunch of tournaments in a row - on different courses with different conditions - on a regular basis.”
 David Leadbetter - “She wants to complete her schooling and be in control of her own business empire. I would say there's no question she's got some great goals, more than being a golfer. She's learning Chinese, Japanese. She soaks up so much information.”
 David Leadbetter - “It would be impossible for her to keep improving at the rate she has in the last two or three years, so her goal at this stage is to improve steadily, in smaller increments, ... She already has a great golf swing, and she's going to get stronger, her balance will improve, her shot selection will improve.”
 David Leadbetter - “If anyone can transcend the gap between the men's game and the women's game, it's Michelle. Other sports are different but if, in golf, you have the ability to hit the ball the same way as a man, there's no reason why you can't score like one.”
 David Leadbetter - “Playing PGA Tour events makes her better. I think she gets psyched watching the guys and seeing their ability. It raises her level. It helps her up the ladder of improvement.”