Friday, July 15th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
The 145TH Open – Round 2
Friday, July 15 (9:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. ET)
Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland

** Live Round 2 coverage of The 145TH Open continues on Golf Channel, and Golf Central Live From The Open will immediately follow. Live Round 3 coverage of The 145TH Open will begin Saturday on Golf Channel, airing from 4-7 a.m. ET, and continue on NBC from 7 a.m. ET through the conclusion of play.**

Rory McIlroy (2-under, T-15th) speaking with Sands following his round
Rory McIlroy – “When you see Phil up there at 10[under], Henrik at 9[under], [a] couple of guys at 7[under], I guess it’s just not to be too disheartened. Everyone knows that the guys on our side of the draw didn’t get the most favorable conditions… I feel like I’ve played really good the last two days. I’m eight shots behind, and that’s fair enough. I just need to go out tomorrow and try to make the most of the conditions and see if I can get myself up the leaderboard.”

Jason Day (1-over, T-41st) speaking with Sands following his round
Jason Day – “I played great for the first 11 holes. [I] bogeyed 12 and then the weather just turned on us and was blowing in sideways… I felt like I shot a low-career round out there today with just how tough the conditions were.”

Jordan Spieth (4-over, T-68th) speaking with Sands following his round
Jordan Spieth – “It was conditions you want to play in over here just when you travel over here with a bunch of buddies. You don’t want to have to post a score at the end and make it count, especially on a Thursday or a Friday… It’s tough. I ended up just smiling, laughing on 16 tee. I was lining driver up 60 yards left of the fairway and just slapping it and letting it just drift all the way over and hopefully it finds the fairway. But, you know we never get to play in golf like this. And it’s kind of a nice change. I just wish I wasn’t grinding around the cut line.”

On Jordan Spieth
Faldo – “Jordan’s got to change just about everything in his game. His driving, his irons, his pitching and his putting, wow.”

On the revolving door for the No. 1 ranking in the world
Johnny Miller – “It’s hard to hold on to your game for a long time. We got so spoiled with Tiger Woods… The guys now they get to No. 1 and they go up, they come back. They go up, they come back. It’s not like it used to be.”

On Friday’s playing conditions
Roger Maltbie – “You can take your yardage book and pretty much throw it away. It’s all guess and improvisation.”
David Duval – “The numbers that Stenson and Mickelson have put up so far as just so impressive. The weather that has affected the draw, you can see what can happen. It can be a dramatic difference. But things can change so dramatically, even through the course of a single round.”

On Rickie Fowler
Duval – “A player like Rickie puts so much of a burden on himself to break through and win his first major championship that I don’t think the outside stuff influences him a whole lot. I think more than anything he just hasn’t quite played that well.”

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