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- The long game is about future outcomes in the long term, rather than immediate results.
- Obama could play the short game (by pursuing short term goals) or he could play the long game (by pursuing long-term goals) -- Henri L. Barkey. "Why America should play the long game in Iran," The National. August 9, 2009.
- In golf, the long game is the part where the ball is hit to cover longer distances, usually to get it closer to the green. The short game involves hitting the ball shorter distances such as to get it on the green near the cup, or into the cup by putting on the green.
- "Under these conditions, the long game can be played to most advantage, as the ball will usually roll ..." William Park. (1896). The Game of Golf, p. 151.