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If I’m being honest, I think I’d be good at television; I just don’t know if I am interested, because you are kind of geographically responsible to a location, and frankly I don’t know if I retired from tennis so that I could sit around tennis tournaments 12 hours a day.
I feel like when I play, I play tough. That’s the New York in me. That’s the street tournaments.
We want to change the way people think about England teams. At the men’s tournaments, we haven’t exceeded expectations, and it’s the same with the women’s. If we can change that, it could have a knock-on effect, even for the men’s team.
I’ve started to show the consistency in majors I had in regular tournaments back in 1998-2000 when I was contending nearly every week.
There have been so many great tournaments that I’ve been privileged to see, and people paid me to go watch, that I’m awfully grateful for it.
When I won the worlds in 1990, I won 70 out of the next 72 or 74 tournaments.
At the very beginning of my career, when I opened my business in Italy, I was also a ranked tennis player. I had won many tournaments. To be an athlete was my first choice. Second choice: designer. However! There was more money in being a designer at that time.
You see it from my area, from any area, really, so many who want to be great and have the drive, but don’t have the resources. I’m very blessed that I have a family that was financially stable enough to get me to tournaments and camps and to practices so I could wrestle year-round.
As I started developing, as I started playing more tournaments and getting higher in the rankings, I saw I had massive potential.
My aim is to win as many tournaments as I play in but some people absolutely love snooker.
Everybody knows my life. I won a lot of tournaments and scored more than 1,000 goals, won three World Cups but I could not play in Olympic Games.
Queen’s is one of my favourite tournaments of the year.
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.
You cannot be on leaderboards at big tournaments all the time and have things go your way all the time.
Some tournaments maybe are important for others, while some are important for me.
The want to improve myself and win tournaments and see how far I go is crucial.
I wish I could have won a lot more tournaments, but I got injured every time I played well.
Because we’re playing tournaments week in and week out I’d think to myself, ‘What’s the point in practising?’ You have no down time to yourself and you’re looking for some to spend with your family and friends. But I’ve now realised that with the game so cut-throat and standards going up every week, it doesn’t work.
It will never be much fun until a Proteas team finally goes out and wins one of these ICC limited-overs tournaments. That will happen one day.
There is always disappointment, heartache. You are losing almost every tournament. You need to just accept it and be positive because you are going to lose and fail. We’re not all Nadal or Djokovic, who can win most tournaments.
I think the tournament is maybe the most fair way to fight for a title because, basically, it’s a ranking system. It’s an elimination system, so you gotta go through the tournaments to face the champion.
When your friends win tournaments it is good for you in a way because it does fire you up. You see what it means to them and know you would like to enjoy the same thing.
I can picture it now, where I grew and me playing in the cage where I used to play. To see what I’ve achieved and where I’ve been, the countries I’ve seen, tournaments I’ve played in, players I’ve played against, it’s incredible.
I was a very happy but quite solitary kid. I spent hours playing on my own, mainly with toy soldiers, and played entire World Cup football tournaments in the garden with commentary in my head.
You can’t win tournaments just with youngsters. In important matches we need experience.
I never contemplated retiring but when I was a teenager I never thought I’d play past 30 years old. I thought I’d win a few tournaments and then have a family.
I like the tournaments at home. The crowd is always behind you.
I believe now that I can win tournaments, and before I was just hoping.
Before I had my son, I used to travel a lot, almost 40-50 days at a time for cricket tournaments.
I wouldn’t say I would have won a lot more tournaments if it wasn’t for video games but I think I would have given myself more opportunities to go further in other events.
I used to be jack the lad, I was out a lot, I was mainly waking up with hangovers at tournaments rather than preparing.
When you start playing tennis, you don’t imagine there’s a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.
Now I want to push on, I don’t want to be remembered for just winning one world title, I want to go on and win as many big tournaments as possible.
The ATP is a difficult structure, it is 50% players, 50% tournaments. And so if you are the chairperson of that organization, it’s very difficult to please everyone.
As a kid I played in tournaments and my team won trophies but in my professional career I’ve not won anything yet. I’m hungry to get a medal around my neck.
I think I will have a lot of chance for big tournaments, especially grand slams.
If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year.
I think when you’ve played at the level that I’ve played, anything outside the top 10 in certain aspects is just a number, unless you’re obviously trying to get into tournaments and stuff.
Everyone dreams of playing March Madness and playing in those tournaments, big-time games.
With more Asian players on the tennis circuit, there’s more awareness about tennis and knowledge about various tennis tournaments.
Some tournaments wouldn’t work as men’s and women’s event but others would.
I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.
Obviously I want to win all the big tournaments – I would hate to look back and not have won them. I also think, for me, there’s something about reaching a certain level rather than getting a certain number of wins.
I just had to get on the golf course and play holes whether it was practice or tournaments. Just keep playing. There’s nothing else you can do.
Sometimes we complain about being on the road all the time, from tournaments to exhibitions and sponsors’ appearances, but really it’s a doddle.
Being from Florida and playing so many tournaments on that beach in Fort Lauderdale, I just want to be on that beach playing.
During my 11-year coaching tenure, Saint Joseph’s won or tied for the Big Five championship seven times, went to 10 postseason tournaments – including seven NCAA appearances – and reached the Final Four in 1961.
I’ve worked hard ever since I was that 18-year-old kid who travelled to South America and India to play small tournaments in the hope of cracking the top 200.
It’s tough situation for Asian players because all the tournaments in Europe and U.S. It’s not easy to go and come back all the time.
I’ve played in tournaments around the world, and had success, but winning a Test is one of those indescribable feelings, especially against a really good team. Nothing compares.
I am most challenged by playing cash games against the world’s top players. These games force me to think several moves in advance, like in a game of chess. And though I also find tournaments fun to play, they just don’t provide the constant brain buzz that cash game players crave.
Results come and go; tournaments come and go.
My parents did everything possible. My dad has worked from eight in the morning until nine in the evening to make it possible so I can play tennis. We had to cancel tournaments because we couldn’t afford to go there.
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after ‘Jaws’ came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, ‘Look what I did.’ But they’ve been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
Pressure comes from myself, because I expect a lot, but I am trying not to put so much pressure on tournaments and to be less emotional during matches.
Some tournaments are played in one day – you might start at nine o’clock in the morning and it won’t end till one o’clock the next morning.
I was struggling to keep my card and get in tournaments and found a way to breeze through the U.S. Open somehow with a cool head. I looked at that and thought, ‘Wow, I could actually do this.’
I’m not a big golfer, but I love to go get a bucket of balls and just smack the balls around. That’s my type of game. When I do play, it’s mostly in charity tournaments.
Some weeks I play well and beat a bunch of players and do super-well in tournaments.
All I do is work hard. Try and work on my bowling and keep improving every day. That’s the key to success at the international level and in tournaments like the IPL.
I was always really smart in school. My whole family is smart. We have ‘Jeopardy’ challenges and have Scrabble tournaments.
I have been in tournaments before where people would say, ‘England should win this game,’ and we didn’t.
Our job as players is to show up to tournaments, put on a show for The R&A and for the Tour and to handle our business.
You can’t really force four tournaments a year.
In Georgia it’s a little different because of the East Cobb program. It’s such a strong program that we see a lot of kids that come through here on a lot of different teams from across the country that come here to play in tournaments.
Sometimes you go through a few tournaments without having a five-setter.
I used to play chess when I was a kid and participate in national-level tournaments with the geekiest guys. This one time, I was losing terribly, so I batted my eyelashes and flirted as I asked for a draw. My dad just couldn’t believe it. He thought, ‘What have I created, a floozy?’ But it worked!
I remember playing on pretty much an all-minority youth team and going to some of the tournaments north of Cincinnati and not being able to stay with host families where all the other teams were staying with host families.
I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you’ve already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don’t know.
I grew up watching Super J-Cup tournaments and things like that, and those were pretty cool.
In tournaments, you want to steal the blinds as cheaply as possible without risking a high percentage of your chips.
You may be the best team in the world, but you can’t win all the tournaments. That’s what the media does not understand.
I certainly think it’s ironic that beach volleyball was first played in the 1930s in Santa Monica and tournaments of a high caliber have been happening in this country since the 1940s, and the FIVB, for many years, has ignored beach volleyball.
ESPN has this problem with sports, it’s impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.
You build yourself up for the big series, the big tournaments.
The most I ever played was 12 or 13 tournaments. Now they’re talking about almost 20, and it’s all year round, playing through the summer as well.
I don’t think I could ever say that I will never play again, because even if I felt I could never play in top-class tournaments again because I don’t have time for the preparation, after a while you might one day think: ‘maybe, maybe, maybe… why not?’
Winning domestic tournaments like leagues, cups, and super cups adds to your standing in your country, but once you take a step forward in Europe and lift that European Cup, I think that prestige extends to the global stage.
Snooker players go into steady decline and lose their intensity after a while. But I will have real purpose the next five years. I want to prove people wrong and win a lot more tournaments.
You go to tournaments to win and when you actually lift the prize, you feel tremendous pride and happiness.
Being away for the weekends, and me being the international player that I have been for those 30 years, I’ve spent a lot more time flying around the world, playing different golf tournaments around the world.
The ‘Halo’ series is my favorite. Me and my friends actually played in tournaments and won some money doing that when we were younger.
Germany are a tournament team. I don’t know why that is, perhaps the mentality. We always look forward to tournaments. We also believe we can always perform well.
Tournaments are won by aggressively going after smaller pots with a range of starting hands. The trick is learning how to do that without becoming reckless.
I’ve been lucky enough to experience some big tournaments at Under-21 level and would love to be part of a World Cup in England.
Being a professional chess player is not very family-friendly and I am away quite often playing tournaments, sometimes for 12 days at a time. I catch up with Gusztav every day on Skype and email but even though I miss them, I don’t make a point of ringing the children every night.
To win a Grand Slam, you have to win seven matches in a row, and it’s very different physically and mentally from other tournaments.
I have played up front for England, been away to tournaments, and scored goals there, so I know once I get into those positions I will put the chances away.
Every win that I’ve been going through, it’s been securing anyone’s doubts or even my own doubts about whether I belong with these guys, playing these high-level tournaments.
In 1971, big tournaments were very new to me. I just thought Wimbledon was one of the other tournaments.
Tournaments are won on the last day, not the first.
When I was 19 and 20, and 20 or 25 in the world , I was enjoying it. But now it’s a rollercoaster and I just can’t seem to find the commitment to work hard, to enjoy and to lift trophies. Maybe I have to look at a few things and maybe play less tournaments.
I don’t wake up every day and think about which tournaments I won and which titles I hold. It’s something I don’t care about.
My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn’t much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn’t even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments.
I am not on tour any more, but I hear things, and there are stories that some players are not as dedicated as they should be and treating some of these PTC events in Europe as stag weekends rather than tournaments.
Playing only when you have a strong hand, also known as being a slave to the cards, is simply not the way to win tournaments.
The great thing about my two lives is I love them both. I’m very ambitious and nothing gets in the way of me practising and concentrating on winning golf tournaments. But then I come home and get back to normality.
Some people thought I’d be on the PGA Tour, that I’d win tournaments, play in majors, contend in majors, win majors. I thought they were crazy.
I think the first step is definitely Top 5. From there, you can sort of see the end, and that’s the top. In order to do that, you need to win Slams and big tournaments. That’s just proven. There is no other way.
It’s really great, winning some tournaments and leading the American group. It gives me a boost and a ton of confidence.
I think one of the important things around tournaments and qualifying tournaments is the jeopardy around it.
Just being away from home was the toughest bit. Battling injuries, going to tournaments, and not even playing was tough, but they’re not really big problems.
I wasnt bothered about winning tournaments at the beginning. I just wanted to win enough money so I could stay on the tour, earn a living for my family. But then when you start to win, you just want more and more.
I remember when I first came out on tour, it was Greg Norman and Nick Price. We forget how big Norman was, what a presence he was. I remember one of my first tournaments, Greg threw an orange peel down on the ground and some fan ran over and grabbed it. ‘This is Greg Norman’s orange peel!’
Before I was going into tournaments and just hoping I would win one match. But now I’ll go into tournaments expecting to do well and if I bring my best game I know I can win them and beat all the big players.
I think at one point there were three television channels showing ‘Starcraft’ tournaments in South Korea. We were so unprepared for its success.
Before a game, I avoid having a heavy meal so that I don’t feel sleepy at the board. You eat to be healthy, and that generally takes care of everything. Also, you can’t be too finicky, since at tournaments you tend to eat at restaurants here and there. But, as long as you’re eating sensibly, it’s all good.
I’m playing in the best tournaments in the world with the best players in the world. That’s good stuff. It’s great. The extra attention hasn’t made a difference to me.
My generation started in big tournaments. ’88 Olympics, we got silver. ’89 European Championship, we got gold. 1990 World Cup in Argentina, we got gold. ’91 European Championship, we got gold, and then there was a civil war, and for three years, we didn’t play.
I’ve played for 15 years and played in five major tournaments. I know what it gives me in terms of the joy, in terms of the love for the game. But I’m done with it.
If I win seven tournaments in a row, I get so confident I’m in a cloud. A loss gets me eager again.
I’m content. I want to have better success in the tournaments than I’ve had, but I know I’m playing well, so I’m happy with that.
When I started playing all the players were trying to sell the game of snooker. Nowadays the prize money is so great, competing in tournaments is no laughing matter.
A competitive HIL means that India will be able to field a stronger team in the international tournaments.
What tournaments want to do, typically, is support charities in their community that need the money and charities that are impactful to their community. The better the job the tournament does for the charities, the better they are able to sell the tournament and raise money for the charity.
I got into poker in the early 2000s. In snooker tournaments, you are always looking for things to pass the time between matches, so we’d play together, or I would play online.
It’s not like I’m hanging out at shopping malls or going to celebrity golf tournaments. I’m so in my own little world. I got my dog, my music, my brother, a couple of friends.
We don’t have that many tournaments so sponsorship from logos is another way of helping boost your income.
It’s a plus to have a twin sister in the same tournaments.
It is important to start winning international tournaments early and get that mentality into you. Then, hopefully, you can take it on to the world stage.
That has alway been the goal. To be the best in the world, to win major tournaments.
When three-quarters of the tournaments were being held in parking lots and other artificial locations, that was a growing frustration for me as someone who grew up playing beach volleyball and idolizing the guys who came before me and knowing the history of the sport.
I will have won Wimbledon this year in 2013, and I will stop with that. It was magnificent. You will certainly see me at tournaments again, but not playing.
I think we’ve always got to have a mind of the feeling for the supporters about the importance of each match. We’ve got to be careful not to make tournaments too big and then make qualifying too straightforward.
I’m entering tournaments every week trying to win.
There can be tournaments that can be elusive no matter how well you play in them, but there’s no point in thinking, ‘Well, it’s just not to be’ until it’s done and dusted.
There are so many tournaments when I started this way. I was so shy. I didn’t really play well. And then all of a sudden I found the very strong, powerful Gael Monfils.
Movement is one of the most important things. My consistency, everything – there’s a lot to improve. Coaches are never happy. But I’d like to keep improving, go deeper in the tournaments, and get as high in the rankings as possible.
I started playing in ’98, but I got hooked by playing celebrity golf tournaments. Tiger had a lot to do with it – his passion, the way that he plays. He’s unique and different, and he inspired a lot of my passion. It’s a sport you can’t master. If you’re an athlete, you can do almost anything, but golf is not like that.
I can’t think of anything in my profession that would mean as much. You can talk about Emmys or Super Bowls. Fifty Masters Tournaments, that would be the ultimate.
On the weekends, I do the usual parental things, going to the boys’ football tournaments or getting out for a hike along the Great Wall.
A big part of managing a golf course is managing your swing on the course. A lot of guys can go out and hit a golf ball, but they have no idea how to manage what they do with the ball. I’ve won as many golf tournaments hitting the ball badly as I have hitting the ball well.
I won two ITF tournaments in Japan in two weeks. I had to qualify for both of them, which meant that I won 16 matches in 15 days.
There’s not many firsts in my career, as I have been a part of many tournaments and fortunate enough to win many.
I didn’t learn how to swing a golf club until late in my career. And even though I won all those tournaments, I still struggled with consistency, and I relied on my strengths, which were hitting the ball long and high, and I could chip and putt with the best of ’em.
I don’t like to come to tournaments, like, one week before, because I just need, like, a few days, and then I’m ready to go for it.
I don’t play in tournaments, but I follow some.
Golf, tennis, I think we respect one another and the crowd. If you see golf tournaments, as well, on the side, no one’s yelling, no one’s talking. There’s a lot of quiet there before someone is hitting the swing or stroke. So is tennis. It’s a very respectful sport.
I used to not really like going to the gym when I was playing tournaments because I’d be sore and stiff. But the more you keep doing it, the less soreness you have. And you actually start to enjoy it.
I was competitive ping-pong player. I played in youth tournaments, under the age of 13.
I don’t pick tournaments to score or rivals or other teams to score against. I’m a striker: every game I play, I want to score.
I played as many golf tournaments as I could. I killed time by playing and practicing. It’s something I love to do; it’s fun and I was good at it.
You have to beat the best if you want to win tournaments.
In the end, it’s about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me.
I’m happy to go into Melbourne, one of my favourite tournaments there.
On the independent circuit I’ve traveled the world, I’ve won championships, I’ve won tournaments – I’ve defeated some of the best out there so I feel like I am one of the best.
I wanted to just come out and continue to improve my game, continue to improve my mental capacity to play well in tournaments. I’ve had a slow year compared to last year, but I’ve been pleased because I felt like I was getting better.
I want to be remembered for as many tournaments as I can win and as many grand slams I can win.
For me, I relish playing tournaments in America.
I’ve been in tournaments before when you’ve been away for a while, and you’re not really playing, you’re just training. Sometimes you can feel like you’re not really part of it.
My first major championships was in 2005, which makes me feel ancient. I’m really proud of playing in all the tournaments, yet I can have all the caps in the world, but there’s no point if you don’t have a gold medal.
Everyone wants to play at the top level – everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world – so, obviously, the Champions League is one.
In Brazil, we believe a lot in skill. We think it will decide matches and tournaments. Sometimes we forget the tactical side.
It is never easy to win but it is a lot easier to win when you play well. The key is winning golf tournaments when you are not playing so well. Managing your game is something that I feel that I am still learning to do.
To me, there are only a few tournaments that are important. The Grand Slams, Davis Cup, the Swedish Open; that’s about it.
My first season at Liverpool had good moments but also bad ones. We played three tournaments and we played two finals, and that was good.
We have regularly won medals at all tournaments and I think after ‘Dangal,’ the craze for wrestling increased among the girls.
I grew up with WWE and New Japan, but when I started traveling to Germany, I had the chance to train with people like Christian Eckstein and Tony St. Clair. They were two of the cornerstones of the German ‘beer tent’ wrestling era, when they’d have 30-day tournaments in the same town.
I have formed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni Charitable Trust which organises cricket tournaments in Jharkhand to identify promising cricketers so that we can help groom them, either in India or abroad.
We all say, ‘You don’t have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.’
I was on a competitive ‘Halo’ team, and we would enter tournaments for money.
Ronnie is the greatest player to have ever picked up a snooker cue. People have said that about me. But although I won 50 or so tournaments I never picked up the world championship. That was a little bit of a disappointment.
I go to church in Argentina and I try to keep it up during the tournaments.
I think to give everything I have on court is the best thing to do to win tournaments.
I like to listen to Congolese music because when I was a kid with my father, he took me to play some tournaments in the car and always put on this music. I always fell asleep with this music so it’s good things that I remember.
I always knew I could win tournaments in the U.K. but there was a question mark over whether I could deal with playing in China.
To play in the men’s tournaments I have to keep getting stronger and get more distance.
I want to win as many tournaments as I can.
My goal is to be competing to win tournaments that I’m playing instead of just content with making a quarter.
For years, I didn’t feel like I belonged in the second week of Grand Slam tournaments. I just wasn’t good enough. But when the 2016 U.S. Open rolled around, I knew, for whatever reason, I was going to make a splash.
I don’t come to tournaments to make friends, to go to parties, to hold conversations. I come to be the best, and I’m not mean and cruel and dirty.
I love the crowds in Miami. I feel that is one of the tournaments where I get more support. That helps me a lot.
I had a really great career. I have won over 300 matches, won a bunch of tournaments, almost won a bunch of big tournaments, beaten a lot of good players and done more things than I ever could have imagined.
I’ve had it with the USGA and the way they run their tournaments. The USGA loves to embarrass guys who play in their tournaments.
I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
It is very important to be confident and strong even if you lose, because you know there are tournaments coming up next, and you have to be prepared for it.
It is more important for us to get exposed so we can learn from it and build than skate through all these tournaments and never have any issues and then feel it in the World Cup.
I’d rather be able to play great tennis at a slam than make eight finals of little tournaments and then lose first round of a slam. That doesn’t sound too good.
The point is to win the biggest tournaments and beat the biggest guys head to head. Then, if the computer ranking works out that you are No 1 in the world so be it.
The only way to win tournaments is with the short game. Over half your shots out here are within 30 or 40 yards. Ballstriking is where I’m trying to improve, yes, but more to eliminate big numbers than make birdies.
The media has dubbed me as someone who can only get up for the big tournaments, and that is not who I want to be.
Germany are always among the favourites at major tournaments.
I’ve always been a bit shy, especially in new situations. But I have that other side in me too. Cricket demands that you grow up fast. Playing in domestic tournaments as an overseas player, you’re expected to score runs and bring a lot to the group. And I expect that of myself.
In inter-state tournaments, they used to make fun of my gear. It didn’t bother me. I had my body and my biggest weapon was my mind.
You look at the guys who are winning tournaments , Ronnie, Ding, Mark Selby, Marco Fu – none of them are overweight, they are the slimmer guys on tour.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, I took success for granted, winning four or five tournaments a year. I just expected to win them.
A lot of people knew at the national tournaments that I was a big puncher. We were known as ‘Samson,’ the boy with the long hair.
Of course, I believe injury has stopped me winning more tournaments.
I don’t play any tournaments to come second best.
In tournaments, players typically raise when they enter the pot. In cash games, though, players are more likely to limp in before the flop. That’s because cash games are usually deeper-stacked, meaning that players will have a higher ratio of chips in relation to the blinds than they would in a tournament.
I didn’t play juniors, really. I only played Roland Garros juniors and maybe some European tournaments.
I remember far more shots that cost me matches than the ones that won me matches. That is maybe the way you think if you are someone who has won a lot of tournaments and had a successful career.
My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.
In regular tournaments, players throw in the towel occasionally for one reason or another.
If you’re not at the elite levels there are a lot more opportunities to play tournaments.
My goal is to improve my game, stay healthy and be competitive. If I have that, I know I can be able to win tournaments, which in the end is what it counts.
You could have all the tools in the world, but if you really don’t want to be there, or if there’s something that’s off course that’s playing on your mind… the game of golf is so mental, and if you don’t have everything in the right order, it’s very difficult to win golf tournaments.
Yeah, there are good facilities in Japan and good coaches, but the toughest thing is you need to play a lot of tournaments in Europe or U.S., because they have more good players.
I want to talk about how great of a father I am. How I never miss any of my kids’ wrestling tournaments or big events like birthdays or holidays. I’m always there for anything to do with my kids.
When tournaments are on the horizon, I feel teams in general and particularly England get stronger because everyone wants to show they should be in the XI.
Something that needs to be better is making sure our athletes have the right insurance claims and are protected when we’re going into major tournaments and representing our countries.
When I was starting out, it was almost impossible for me to get visas to travel to tournaments.
I don’t think there has been enough communication between the players and the tournaments. In one sense it’s just as much the players’ fault. Players talk between each other and in the locker room about things that can be improved and then when the time comes to talk and really do something about it they stop.
I don’t play a lot of tournaments, but if I don’t win a tournament in a year, people are like, ‘What in the world is going on?’ People don’t realize how hard it is to win tournaments. You’re not going to go out and play 10 tournaments and win one of them. Your odds aren’t that good.
Traveling so much to tournaments, you get behind in school work.
To be sure, playing it safe isn’t a flashy style of poker. Some even claim that it’s too weak and passive. That being said, playing safe poker is still a proven recipe for success in the world’s biggest poker tournaments.
I don’t cover golf tournaments anymore – I preside over them.
There is money to be made giving trick-shot shows at schools, clubs, tournaments, and even shopping centers. Pool shows on television almost always include a few fancy shots.
Did I have a mis-spent youth? I suppose I did in that I left school early without any qualifications, having bunked off a few times for tournaments.
I think to be ‘tough’ means you look relaxed. So you have to be tough to win tournaments. But you don’t want to be so tough on yourself.
I plan my golf outfits for the tournaments, I recycle some for the practice rounds, but I always have new ideas for my golf attire, and I like to dress nice after the rounds, so I have to bring all my heels. It’s terrible. The worst part about being on tour is living out of a suitcase.
I’ve won the U.S. Championship. I’ve won a lot of tournaments.