Marc Leishman. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports.

Best player quotes at the Farmers Insurance Open (round three)

Gary Woodland played college basketball as a freshman at Washburn University before transferring to Kansas University to play golf.  He has a history of injuries, most notably to his left wrist, since joining the Tour in 2009:

I played a lot of sports in my life and never been injured, and been playing a lot of golf and get injured.

The poa greens at Torrey Pines baffle a lot of players, but Australian Marc Leishman feels right at home:

I think it’s all the grasses I grew up on as a kid, kikuyu fairways, poa greens and there’s gum trees everywhere, eucalyptus trees.

Jordan Spieth credits his caddy, Michael Greller, with keeping him in the game after a poor start:

Michael kept me, really kept me in it today.  I would have been in trouble without him pitching positive thoughts my way because I was getting down on myself with my confidence.

Pat Perez averages 290 yards off the tee with his driver, but he is no match for Gary Woodland:

When you play with Gary, who hits it 40 yards farther than I do, it doesn’t look that hard.  Where he hits it is unbelievable.  But it was a lot harder today.  The wind was up in kind of a different direction, but I don’t know, just harder.  The greens were tough, the pins were in tough spots and didn’t seem to get a whole lot of roll out there.

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