GENE LITTLER QUOTES

American golfer (1930- )

I can't ever remember anyone winning a tournament like that.

GENE LITTLER, after winning the Nynex/Golf Digest Commemorative golf tournament with five bogeys, six birdies, and no pars in the last 11 holes, New York Times, August 3, 1987

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Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of the most misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes.

GENE LITTLER, interview, March 22, 1969

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I don't like all the glory, hand-shaking and general run of things after a tournament.

GENE LITTLER, "The Mystery of the Unknown Open Champion, Gene Littler", Park City Daily News, June 6, 1962

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I probably hit the ball as far today as I did 40 years ago. That just shouldn't be.

GENE LITTLER, attributed, The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations

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It never occurs to Arnold that the ball won't go in the hole, but I'm always surprised when it does.

GENE LITTLER, comparing his putting philosophy with Arnold Palmer's, The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations

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Palmer was the big gun as far as getting the tour to where it is today. He was the most charismatic player ever. He did everything the public wanted him to do.

GENE LITTLER, attributed, Hogan: The Man Who Played for Glory

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It's a game of constant adjustment and the guy that adjusts the best is the best player.

GENE LITTLER, attributed, The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations

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