What's In My Bag? Jeff Quinney

October 2008
AGE: 29 / LIVES: Scottsdale / STORY: Has improved his world ranking 200 places the past two years; 2000 U.S. Amateur champ.
My sport psychologist, Chris Dorris, and I set my goals high at the start of the season. We wanted two wins, not just one. So far I have a second and third. Making the top 50 in the world got me in major championships. I want to stay there [Quinney had fallen to 56th as of early August].
October 2008
I didn't really focus on golf until my sophomore or junior year in high school. I played four years of basketball in high school. Growing up in Oregon, I couldn't play golf in the winter. So I didn't touch a club from October until March.
I played a lot of golf in the summer with Casey Martin at Eugene Country Club. He was so good back then. I learned from his practice habits; he'd be out there all day hitting balls or chipping and putting.
I attended ASU and live in Scottsdale. I have a sponsorship deal with the Phoenix Coyotes and have gotten to know [coach] Wayne Gretzky. I played with Wayne once, and he took me for some money. He shot 39 on the back nine. A lot of strokes. Good player. Can't putt, but he can hit it.


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