"I played a lot of other sports at school and just one day the golf bug bit me and I started playing serious golf from when I was ten years old."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Retief Goosen on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Retief Goosen on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Retief Goosen on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Retief Goosen on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Retief Goosen on Henry David Thoreau
"Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house."
"I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really."
"Traveling around, it's difficult to follow much TV. Mainly I'm somebody who watches sports."
"Golf is growing, and there are more good young players, but you don't see them going abroad. It's so expensive to travel."