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June 23, 1997
Quips, commentary and repartee overheard at the U.S. Open.
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June 23, 1997

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Quips, commentary and repartee overheard at the U.S. Open.

"I wasn't going to say anything, John, but I've seen you like that before."
"You've seen me a lot worse than that."

—Exchange between Fuzzy Zoeller and John Daly after Daly stumbled in an attempt to catch a baseball that Zoeller and a caddie were tossing back and forth last Wednesday

"I never saw anything this peculiar in my 10 years of working at the Open."

—Stuart Reid, the USGA referee walking with the threesome of Daly, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart, when Daly unexpectedly quit midway through the second round

"Everybody on the Tour is married, basically, and I guess they got to the L's, and there I was, single. That's the only explanation I have."

—Justin Leonard (above) on why he was named one of the 25 most eligible bachelors in the world by Cosmopolitan magazine

"He's a person like everybody else. He has to put on his pants by himself. Well, you know, is he still doing that?"

—1996 Open champion Steve Jones on his first-round playing partner, Tiger Woods

"Thought I was going to get pummeled for a second."

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