Monday, March 28th, 2016


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes
WGC-Dell Match Play (Finals & Consolation Matches, 3-6:30 p.m. ET on NBC)
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas

Finals and Consolation Match Results:
Finals Match: (2) Jason Day def. (16) Louis Oosthuizen 5&4
Consolation Match: (52) Rafa Cabrera Bello def. (3) Rory McIlroy 3&2

Jason Day (winner) speaking with Golf Channel on NBC’s Steve Sands
Jason Day – “It’s been an amazing week. I’ve really enjoyed this golf course. I’ve been able to not only utilize the great short game that I’ve had from last week to this week. But to be able to play the way I did from tee to green and then on top of it make tough matches and hit the clutch shots, it’s been really fantastic.”

Day – “It was 50/50 when I woke up that morning on Thursday and was hitting balls on the range. Everyone was standing behind me wondering if I was going to tee it up… As things went on… slowly the back got better and better. But the amount of therapy that I did this week was a lot. But very pleased with how it recovered so quickly.”

Day – “It’s never easy winning… One thing that I need to focus on is I can’t really get too complacent with how I’m playing. I need to focus on the little things that make me great and really just go into Augusta and prep the exact same way that I always have in the past. And really try and focus on hitting it and executing the shots when I get there, and hopefully the rest takes care of itself.”

On Day
Johnny Miller – “He reminds me so much of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. He can hit the most amazingly great shots, and can hit it all over the lot like both of them did, but not pay the price when he hits it all over the lot because his short game is so amazing.”
David Feherty – “In the last year where he’s had so much success is just being able to maintain his focus, his mental strength. Because all the rest of his game was there. He’s got a terrific attitude and he doesn’t let much bother him, doesn’t let much excite him until the end.”
Peter Jacobsen – “What impresses me about Jason Day is that he’s a no excuses kind of guy. He’s been through a lot in his life, emotionally and now physically… This guy’s just tough, it’s impressive.”

PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem speaking with Dan Hicks on his 1-year extension through June 2017
Tim Finchem – “The board did extend my contract. I’ve got some things this year I want to concentrate on that are important and move forward. And then after that, when I step aside I’ll be helping out around the edges.”

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