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Player Quotes - 2009 Transitions Championship

What the PGA TOUR Pros say about Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course
Comments from the 2009 Transitions Championship

This course is pretty demanding and you have to play some great golf to give yourself a chance to win. It feels a lot like a major out thereYou’ve really got to have your wits about you…from the first hole, it just keeps coming at you until you sign your card, so you’re just going to have to be tough and try and stand up to it. It’s just that type of course.”
Trevor Immelman

"We all know this golf course is one of the best golf courses on the TOUR….It’s just a great design…the guys work hard to shoot under par.”
2009 Champion Retief Goosen

“I just can’t say enough about the golf course and how good it is…it’s 18 very fair holes, very challenging.”
Tom Lehman

“The golf course was unbelievably difficult. I can’t think of the last time I’ve seen a golf course change more from Thursday and Friday to Saturday and Sunday that it wasn’t a major….the golf course was just phenomenal.”
Charles Howell III

"It's a lot like major championships out here. You've got to play your way around, and sometimes you can't go at certain pins. There's just not a ton of birdies out there."
David Toms
“The main reason I came back is because of the love for the golf course. I just think it's one of the best golf courses that we have on TOUR…I think every player to a man, if they complain about the condition of the golf course, they are crazy.”
Fred Funk
"It's the best shape I've ever seen it (Copperhead). It's also the worst rough I've seen in a long time. I couldn't move it out of the rough today…there’s no breather holes out there.”
Kenny Perry

"The course is in really great shape, it's very lush this year."
Nick Watney

"Last year, I felt like the golf course was in phenomenal shape. Somehow they outdid themselves this year."
2008 Champion, Sean O'Hair

“The course is pretty tough. It is a fantastic golf course, I've got to say…you make a few mistakes; you've got to really get lucky or hit some brilliant recoveries. Not many courses do we jump from 1 from an iron to a wood to a big driver. Most of the time you might get a couple of holes to hit driver, and get your rhythm, but here it's very broken up off the tee, and you've got a lot of holes that are elevated and certainly some that are uphill. So you've got to think, and I would have to say, it is a tough test.”
Stuart Appleby
“We are very pleased with the improvements Sheila Johnson and her team have made here at the resort, and are making, and of course we have always been excited about the quality of the golf course here, the Copperhead.”
PGA TOUR Commissioner, Tim Finchem
The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort may not be auditioning to host a U.S. Open, but the USGA could do a lot worse than visiting this beast.

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