• Week in Words

Tyson talks...and talks... as Root takes Cook's tips

ESPN staff
June 16, 2013
Joe Root tried to let his hair down but came across a fiery Australian in a bar © PA Photos

In the latest collection of colourful quotes from the week, Tyson Fury heaps praise on himself (again), Real Madrid president Florentino Perez refuses to talk about Gareth Bale, and Alastair Cook's advice to Joe Root gets a little messy.

"I don't care if they get helicopters out over this course, it's not going to dry out these fairways."
Ernie Els expects the 113th US Open at Merion to be an extremely wet affair.

"Fans don't want to see two boring fighters dancing around as if it were Come Dancing."
Tyson Fury makes it clear he wants a tear-up if he gets a shot at David Haye.

"We don't speak of Bale so much because he plays at a friendly club to us and they will be annoyed if we speak."
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez either had his tongue firmly in his cheek or he suffers from short term memory loss when he made his latest statement about Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

"I know what a one-iron is, but I probably couldn't hit one."
Rory McIlroy is aware of Ben Hogan's famous shot with a one-iron that helped him win the US Open at Merion in 1950, but does not feel he could repeat it.

"When it comes to talking there's no one better than me and David Haye for entertainment and excitement."
Deep down, Tyson Fury secretly wants to be the best when it comes to talking along with entertainment and excitement.

"It's important that you take these opportunities to let your hair down."
We sincerely hope Alastair Cook is making a tongue-in-cheek reference to the alleged involvement of a wig in the David Warner - Joe Root incident.

"These Argentines, they're rubbish the first year and then good after that."
Colourful Montpellier president Louis Nicollin offers words of warning for any future signings from the land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.

"She did a great job and she even quoted Ron Burgundy, so it was funny."
Phil Mickelson gives his daughter's graduation speech a rave review.

This is without doubt the worst looking outfit I have ever seen. He must have got dressed in the dark."
Butch Harmon may or may not be a sharp, snappy dresser. But he does seem to have an opinion on fashion and he teed off at Hunter Mahan's attire on the third day of the US Open

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