Big names cut up off the course

By: Keivn Faigle Email
By: Keivn Faigle Email

April 7, 2009

AUGUSTA---Today was media day for the big names. While on the course they're all business, off the course, you'd be surprised at their sense of humor and one-line zingers.

Tiger always has some good ones. Today it was about losing money to John Smoltz: "I remember the time that I shot 63...and lost money."

Padraig Harrington quoted something that he'd been asked: "'What's all this about the Paddy Slam? Is that like wrestling?'"

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson was asked, "Was it more enjoyable when (Mike Weir) put the jacket on you or when Tiger did?"

"Always a wise guy," Mickelson responded. "You know, to get that jacket from Mike and to keep it among left-handers was cool. But yeah, I do have a picture of him sliding that jacket on me. It felt good."

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