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Born: 1969-02-03
Profession: Athlete
Nation: South African
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Golf is flexibility, and I notice more guys injured. You can overdo this conditioning.

Tags: Golf, Guys, Notice

Golf is growing, and there are more good young players, but you don't see them going abroad. It's so expensive to travel.

Tags: Good, Travel, Young

I do like match play. I like trying to match an opponent shot for shot. It's a challenge. And it's something different.

Tags: Challenge, Shot, Trying

I hang around under the radar. Nobody is bothering me for interviews.

Tags: Interviews, Nobody, Radar

I mean, to win a major, you've got to be a good player and you've got to get your breaks, as well, to win.

Tags: Good, Mean, Win

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.

Tags: Old, School, Sports

I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.

Tags: Time, Win, Winning

I'm a good listener.

Tags: Good, Listener

I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.

Tags: American, Sports

I've always been kind of a shy guy. Not very outgoing. I might not start a conversation, but if somebody else does, I'll chat away.

Tags: Away, Else, Start

I've got an L3 bulging disk and degenerating disk. It's bulging in two places. Yeah, it's not good.

Tags: Good, Places, Yeah

Just about every player on tour has a bad back. It's just one of those games that does mess you up a little bit. You've got to keep looking after it.

Tags: After, Bad, Keep

Majors are important but so is every other tournament I play.

Tags: Majors, Tournament

Pretty much whoever wins the tournament at the end of the week is the guy that putted probably the best.

Tags: Best, End, Pretty

There are a number of golfers who are playing great golf in their 40s.

Tags: Golf, Great, Playing

Traveling around, it's difficult to follow much TV. Mainly I'm somebody who watches sports.

Tags: Difficult, Somebody, Sports

You can't really measure your game. You can shoot seven under and lose and you can shoot even and win.

Tags: Game, Lose, Win

You could play well and still lose.

Tags: Lose

You know, one day you make putts and the next day you don't.

Tags: Next

I turned pro and won Rookie of the Year on the South African Tour and then it took me two tries at the qualifying school on the European Tour and to get my card and the rest is history.

Tags: History, School, Year

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.

Tags: Dad, Good, Pretty

Cooking is the showy side of domesticity.

Tags: Cooking, Showy, Side

I rush to add that I find the Web infinitely useful for rustling up information, settling arguments or locating the legends of rock stars.

Tags: Rock, Stars, Useful
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I still think the best classic meal in New York is a coffee-shop breakfast - you sort of can't skip it.

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I think that we're always drawn - particularly sophisticated people - are always drawn to the idea of simplicity.

Tags: Drawn, Idea, Simplicity

In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections.

Tags: Interest, Sections, Stuff

Protein was the most valued ingredient 250 years ago: It was the rarest thing. Now the rarest thing we have is time: time to cook and time to eat.

Tags: Cook, Eat, Time

You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.

Tags: Coffee, Food, Together

All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.

Tags: Enough, Life, Secret

Going to a restaurant is one of my keenest pleasures. Meeting someplace with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers, I think is the core of what it means to live a civilised life.

Tags: Food, Friends, Life

In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.

Tags: Between, High, Purpose

The coffee shop is a great New York institution, but it has terrible coffee. And the more traditional coffee shops are trying to catch up with more sophisticated coffee drinkers.

Tags: Coffee, Great, Trying

The World Series is played in my doubtless too-nostalgic imagination in some kind of autumn afternoon light, and seeing it exclusively in the bitter chill of midnight breaks the spell of even the best of games.

Tags: Best, Bitter, Light

There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend - I am a guilty party here - to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores.

Tags: Guilty, Here, Truth

Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions - adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers - none can equal the Internet.

Tags: Alcohol, Process, Writing