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Sunday's Quotes of the Day

21 July 2013 17:30 BST

Lee Westwood and his son Sam

“At the time Castle Stuart was a big win for me. But in seven days it has gone down considerably.” – Phil Mickelson

“This morning he said: ‘I’m going to bring you home a Claret Jug’.” – Amy Mickelson

“I love the Masters, but I love the British Open, especially in Scotland. It means the world for me, as his caddie at least, to win.” – Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay, Mickelson’s caddie since 1993

“I could not be more proud to be your champion.” – Mickelson, to his wife and his caddie… and perhaps to the Muirfield gallery

Lee Westwood

“I didn’t do a lot wrong today. I just didn’t do enough right.” – Lee Westwood

“Some days it just doesn’t happen. I’m not too disappointed. I don’t really get disappointed with golf anymore.” – Westwood again

“I had so much fun this week. I hate that it’s over.” – 2009 Open champion Stewart Cink, who shot two under today to finish eight over, tied 26th

“It’s not like I’ve lost my card.” – Tiger Woods on the five years since he won a Major

“I’m happy with my week, other than that I didn’t win.” – Adam Scott finds third place in 2013 feels a whole lot better than second place in 2012

“I’ve seen him here and we’ve spoken – just chitchat, nothing deep. I want him to win but it’s tinged with sadness, thinking about what might have been. I’ll send him congratulations if he wins, but I won’t stay to watch his final round. It’s pulling on the heartstrings, a bit.” – Billy Foster, who was Westwood’s caddy until May 2012 when an accident stopped him working for a year

“Preferably a player with a short name and a four-shot lead.” – Garry Harvey, who engraves the new champion’s name on the Claret Jug, when asked who he would like to win

“I might go for a run later…down to the pub.” – Stephen Gallacher

Fitzpatrick press conference“I kept telling him ‘good shot’. He’s not like one of those crazy bombers you see. He’s good.” – Fred Couples on his final round playing partner, 18-year-old Silver Medal winner Matt Fitzpatrick

“Down 18 was pretty nice. I did say to my caddie that I was hoping for a full grandstand. He said ‘You’re making a bit of a big wish there’.” – Matt Fitzpatrick

“They had to move the TV from the bar to the main lounge.” – Fitzpatrick on how his Open appearance has impacted on his club, Hallamshire

Graeme McDowell“I’m going to Canada for the RBC Canadian Open next week. Then the Firestone PGA. Then the FedEx playoffs. Then I might get married.” – Graeme McDowell gets his priorities in order

“Speaking to David Duval on the range, he’s trying to get back to swinging it the way he was in the late 90s, or early 2000s. He was No.1 in the world, won The Open in great style, awesome. In an attempt to try to get better, he made himself worse. It’s a funny old game.” – McDowell again

“I’m upset he didn’t get it, but he’ll get it next time. I’m proud of him. I’m also a bit hungry.” – Sam Westwood, age 12, on his father’s achievements at Muirfield

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