Ben Crenshaw quotes

  • I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Distance #Golf #Ears

  • The reason the Road Hole at St. Andrews is the most difficult par 4 in the world is that it was designed as a par 6.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #World #Reason

  • A good golf course makes you want to play so badly that you hardly have the time to change your shoes.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #Shoes #Play

  • I'm going to leave y'all with one thought. I'm a big believer in fate. I have a good feeling about this.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Fate #Feelings #Good Feeling

  • If we are to preserve the integrity of golf as left to us by our forefathers, it is up to all of us to carry on the true spirit of the game.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Integrity #Golf #Games

  • Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #Thinking #Games

  • Spectators around the world enjoyed watching Seve, but talking to a lot of the players, he made such an impression on them the way he played, and the way he was such a beautiful, natural talent. His hands on the club. His address position. He had an unbelievable way of telegraphing through his countenance what he was going to do with the ball. It was just like an artist.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Beautiful #Artist #Player

  • I feel like I've won the tournament.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Feels

  • It's Star Wars golf. This place was designed by Darth Vader.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Stars #War #Golf

  • I don't have any big secret about putting. Just hit at it. It's either going to miss or go in.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #Missing #Secret

  • I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas's designs and were real proud of what we did. It's a sad situation now
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Real #Design #Would Be

  • I know most players do, but I always keep both eyes opened. I still do it. I see two shafts, the real one and the transparent one. I look for what's on the inside edge of the transparent one
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Real #Eye #Player

  • The areas off the greens are masterpieces. I don't think there's anything like it in North America.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Thinking #America #Masterpiece

  • I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Fun #Golf #Play

  • The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #Games #Feels

  • Hitting a shorter club to these greens means a great, great deal. Younger players are so much more capable length-wise.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Wise #Mean #Player

  • This is happening all over the world. It's not just this golf course. Hopefully, if it stays dry, it will let a few more people in (contention). If it gets wet, though, there's only a few people where it's attainable.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #People #World

  • Hale Irwin is the exception. He just does everything so well.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Doe #Hale #Wells

  • I had a few miracles happen out there today.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Miracle #Today

  • My golf game's gone off so much that when I went fishing a couple of weeks ago my first cast missed the lake.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Couple #Golf #Fishing

  • But, if you miss (the supposedly easy pin) by just a little bit, you're looking at the next putt from 30 feet. The ball just rolls away.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Feet #Missing #Balls

  • I had a 15th club in my bag.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Golf #Bags #Clubs

  • I was horrified. Absolutely heart sick. All I could think of was that after 23 years together, I'd lost my faithful ally. I couldn't sleep, couldn't get the loss out of my mind. It was like discovering that someone in my family had died.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Sleep #Heart #Golf

  • You learn to accept defeat graciously in golf. Unlike other sports, the game itself is a constant opponent. It never stops. A golfer is fortunate to win a few times. We spend our whole lives trying to conquer something, and we lose a lot more than we win.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Sports #Golf #Winning

  • As a golfer, you feel like you're perpetually on the rack [in foursomes]. Mentally, it's very difficult.
    -- Ben Crenshaw

    #Like You #Golfers #Racks