Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (primetime show)
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.

**Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open continues Thursday at 8 a.m. ET, and additionally will follow the conclusion of opening round play tomorrow evening.**

On Jordan Spieth
Frank Nobilo – “When it comes down to it, when the moment gets bigger, he plays better. And these are Augusta-like greens. And nobody putts better at Augusta than Jordan Spieth. And that’s a huge advantage on this golf course.”
Brandel Chamblee – “The case against him is driving accuracy… This place is about ball striking, and he’s going to have to hit it a whole lot better than [he has recently] to play around here.”

On Dustin Johnson
Chamblee – “You could make a very strong argument for Dustin Johnson easily being the favorite here… Sooner or later he’s going to end up with 20 wins and a couple of major championships and he’ll be in the Hall of Fame. I don’t look at him and go ‘what’s missing?’ Nor do I look at what happened last year [in the U.S. Open] and say he choked on the 18th hole… It was one of the worst breaks of all time.”
David Duval – “He is a good enough putter. His stats say it. He’s a lot better than people think. He has so many opportunities that other players don’t because of where he drives it and because of how he wedges it. He’s not the best, but he is a very good putter.”

On Phil Mickelson
Chamblee – “In my estimation, [this] is the best that he’s ever stroked the ball [on the greens]. He is very much a factor this week in spite of his age.”

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