Friday, July 29th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
RICOH Women’s British Open
Second Round
Friday, July 29, 2016
Woburn Golf Club, Woburn, England

**Golf Channel’s live coverage of the third round of the RICOH Women’s British Open airs Saturday on Golf Channel from 9-11 am ET and continues on NBC from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

On Mirim Lee, leader after two rounds at 11-under par
Dominik Holyer – “She looks to be happy. And why wouldn’t she be. She is leading the RICOH Women’s British Open.”

On Ariya Jutanugarn, 10-under par after two rounds and one shot back
Judy Rankin – “Her short game has the type of touch in it that you don’t expect from a player who is really a bomber.”
Rankin – “She has got a short game and is a streaky good putter.”
Karen Stupples – “Compared to this time last year, mentally she is in a much better place on the golf course, and that includes even before she got her three wins. You can really see her working on her process on the golf course.”
Rankin– “Watching Ariya, you can’t help but want to watch her play again, because it is very interesting the golf she plays. It is fun to watch her play.”

On Catriona Matthew, two shots back at 9-under par (7-under 65 on Friday)
Rich Lerner – “She is becoming the day two story.”
Tom Abbott – “Great day for Catriona today.”
Rankin – “Very unassuming and a very fine player.”

On Stacy Lewis, 7-under par after two rounds
Rankin – “It would be a lot of fun to see Stacy Lewis come to the weekend in serious contention. I think it would all come flooding back to her.”
Rankin – “There is no doubt that she is playing well enough to win.”

On Azahara Munoz,  5-under par after two rounds
Rankin – “When Aza first came out on the LPGA Tour, she was a nice player but did not have the strength to her game that she has today. She has learned a lot in her years playing and has become a much stronger player.”

On Brooke Henderson, 1-under par after two rounds
Lerner – “What a breath of fresh air she has been on this Tour in 2016.”
Rankin – “She is a terrific young player, a terrific young gal. She is drawing a lot of new fans.”

On the RICOH Women’s British Open Course Rotation
Rankin – “The rota of tournaments in a big way mirrors what goes on with The Open. Since this has become one of the treasured majors in women’s golf, they play such fine golf courses and have great experiences in getting to go there.”

-NBC Sports Group-