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Volume 24 No. 112
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Quick Hits....

“I think that clearly, this proves that if we did give the invitation to the USGA, that it is at least a possibility that they would come back” – Merion Golf Club member Rick Ill, who chaired the U.S. Open committee, on the USGA possibly holding another U.S. Open at the course in the future (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/18).

"It was a fantastic atmosphere. ... It could definitely host another major championship" – Tiger Woods, on Merion Golf Club (DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES, 6/18).

"You need to get out and test it in competitive play. That's something I didn't do at the start of the year. I needed to play a little bit more" – Golfer Rory McIlroy, admitting for the first time that his switch to Nike gear has affected his game (, 6/17).

"She slapped pretty much every athlete in the U.S. federation in the face. That was the general consensus" – U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcombon Lolo Jones' Vine video in which she complains about her $741.84 check from the U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (, 6/17).