? Gary Player, explaining why he just missed a 197-yard hole-in-one at the Colonial Invitational: "I couldn't read the break in the green from the tee."
?Gus Mancuso, former catcher, after watching the swift Dodger, Willie Davis, run: "At long last baseball may have come up with a guy who can steal first."
? Bobby Layne: "Buddy Parker is one of the few coaches who remembers he used to be a player. If every player in the National Football League could work for the coach he likes best Pittsburgh would have 900 players."
? Joe Black, PGA tournament supervisor, on what's wrong with young pro golfers: "They're too young, some of them. It looks like a glorious way to make a living, so they come out here with somebody backing them and start fooling around. They spend more time playing gin than they do practicing."
? UCLA Football Coach Bill Barnes on the Green Bay Packers: "What I'd like to pick up is their guards. They lead plays with the authority of Mitch Miller at a sing-along."