Monday, April 4th, 2016


Golf Central Live From the Masters Notable Quotes
Monday, April 4 (7-9 p.m. ET, Golf Channel)
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.

**Golf Central Live From the Masters continues Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET on Golf Channel**

On the familiarity of Augusta National Golf Club
Brandel Chamblee – “We know this place cold. But beyond that… this place simultaneously matches, exceeds and contradicts your expectations, and that makes it the most captivating venue and tournament in the world.”

Frank Nobilo – “You can’t fool the viewer at home. He or she knows every blade of grass out there. They know the key shots, they know the key moments. From a certain point of view, it’s a coming home for the people at home that have waited so long for this [week].”

On Jason Day
David Duval – “He’s playing better than anyone else and really has been for eight or nine months… He is the favorite. I see him managing himself better than the other players, and I see him having more fun and ease with which he’s doing it.”

On Jordan Spieth
Chamblee – “It’s clear that you cannot capture what Jordan Spieth is with statistics. Things don’t add up. But it is also clear that as much as history bets against him winning back-to-back Masters, history would have bet against a 20-year-old finishing second, and against a 21-year-old winning.”

Duval – “He started chasing distance at the beginning of this year because of being on the golf course with some of these guys that hit is so far. That’s not his game and it never will be… This is the one place that proves you don’t have to be that kind of player to win.”

On Rory McIlroy
Chamblee – “The reason he hasn’t won here, and the reason in my opinion that he’ll likely come up just short winning this year… The eventual winner [each year at the Masters does] not have either a big miss or they were phenomenal around the greens… Conversely, Rory does have occasionally a big miss, and he is not brilliant around the greens, out of the bunkers or on the greens. You put those two together and he’s going to have to have a week when he eventually wins here where he is either brilliant on the greens or he doesn’t have the big miss, or a combination of both.”

On Adam Scott
Chamblee – “When you take a look at what Adam Scott is doing, not since 2004 – when he actually led the PGA TOUR in strokes gained putting – has he driven down Magnolia Lane in better control of the shortest club in his bag. When you add that to what he does through the bag, there is nobody – and that’s including Jason Day – more in control in every aspect of his game in my opinion than Adam Scott.”

On Bryson DeChambeau’s unique scientific approach to the game
Nobilo – “The average player, I think they will benefit from old school and new school. I think sometimes we have to be very careful that we don’t just sit here, watch TV, become grumpy old fat men and say ‘everything that’s out there is wrong.’ Because often 99% of the players are doing something new that we’re not even quite aware of. Does he change the game? I really don’t know, but really talented.”

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