Pedantic I know but I can’t helpy myself. They are wrong, they are part of many circulating attributed to one person when really they were another, I dunno why. The actual quote is
“One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them ? Oh my God, what have I just said?”
(US TV commentator)
This is an extremely well known comment and certainly wasn’t a tennis commentator. Just think, what tennis players wife could have access to the balls they use? The players don’t bring their own! It only makes sense for golf.
Go here and you will see many more of the same: