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June 25, 2013

Inspirational movie quotes for PGA Tour pros

Posted at 5:06 PM by Coleman McDowell | Categories: YouTube Videos

– By Jim Gorant, Sports Illustrated Senior Editor

Before last month’s U.S. Open, Gio Valiante, the mental coach of eventual winner Justin Rose, had his talented but underachieving student watch The Empire Strikes Back, with particular emphasis on the scene in which Yoda tells Luke that it’s time to put up or shut up as a Jedi. (“Do or do not. There is no try.”) With that in mind, SI dug up other cinematic samples that could benefit some of golf’s flagging stars.

1) John Daly

PROBLEM: General delinquency, on and off course

MOVIE: Animal House

BIG SCENE: Delta house gets its grades—and last rites—from Dean Wormer

MONEY QUOTE: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.”


2) Rory McIlroy

PROBLEM: Play has fallen off since he and Caroline Wozniacki became a celebrity couple

MOVIE: Rocky

BIG SCENE: Mickey warns Rocky about pitfalls of standard heterosexual interaction

MONEY QUOTE: “Women weaken legs!”


3) Phil Mickelson

PROBLEM: An inability to finish at the U.S.Open

MOVIE: Glengarry Glen Ross

BIG SCENE: The ABC speech



4) Tiger Woods

PROBLEM: Mental block on weekends of majors

MOVIE: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BIG SCENE: McMurphy teaches Chief basketball

MONEY QUOTE: “It’s an old Indian game. It’s called ‘put the ball in the hole.’ ” (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

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