More of the interesting, unusual or eyecatching things that have been said by interviewers and interviewees in press conferences here at Muirfield

Brandt Snedeker invents a new adjective to describe links golf…

“I realise the nuances, the different shots you need to hit and how uncookie-cutter this kind of golf is.”

Brandt Snedeker on failing to comply with the modern golfing athlete’s Major alcohol abstinence mode…

“I always try to find a spot for the week to have a few pints. You Scottish guys drink Tennents. I can’t drink the dark beers, but Tennents is as close as I can get.”

Brandt Snedeker when asked if his recent injury was a concern…

“I’m tired of feeling like I’m brittle. I’m not brittle. Nothing is going to happen.”

Phil Mickelson goes all coy when quizzed about the putting ‘secret’ he’s found…

Q – “Is there a simple way to describe what it is you’ve found?”

A – “I tried to skip over that because I’m not going to discuss it! I feel that I’ve kind of keyed in on something and I don’t really want to share.”

Phil Mickelson admits his relationship with links golf has improved somewhat…

“It’s a love/hate thing. I used to hate it and now I love it.”

Phil Mickelson on winning the week before a Major…

“It’s difficult to win the week before a Major and then follow it up winning a Major. But then again the last person to do it, you’re looking at him!” [Bellsouth Classic the week before the 2006 Masters]