Thursday, August 11th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the Olympics
Thursday, August 11
Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

**Live Round 2 coverage of the Men’s Olympic Golf competition gets underway at 6:30 a.m. ET on Friday morning, immediately following Golf Central Live From the Olympics, airing from 5-6:30 a.m. ET.**
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On Marcus Fraser (8-under, leader)
Nick Faldo – “Obviously he had a slightly easier day with the weather, but all credit to him. It was very appropriate that the lowest round of any major is 63. And now it’s the same for the Olympics.”
David Duval – “With age does come experience. This opportunity has been presented to him with some fellow countrymen declining to play. And he went out on the biggest stage that golf has seen in quite some time and takes advantage of it. This might be that impetus. He might be standing on the podium, if not winning a gold medal. You just never know.”
Brandel Chamblee – “He is no young man at 38-years of age. But you can look and say that his week, his life could change with a good couple of days ahead of him.”
Frank Nobilo – “It might very well end up being the lowest round of the week.”

On Henrik Stenson (5-under, 66)
Nobilo – “I would nearly say [his round] was nearly the same as a 63 given the circumstances. When you go out and someone’s posted a 63 on a calm morning and you’ve got winds in excess of 20 MPH it’s every bit as good. Plus he gets the good draw tomorrow. He has a chance to bolt the field.”

On the United States Olympians’ collective results in Round 1
Nobilo – “Some of them were stuck on the wrong end of the draw… But a 63 has been shot, so you know that’s out there. It’s still possible to at least redeem themselves. The biggest problem for them is not Marcus Fraser though. It’s Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose.”
Duval – “Most of them aren’t out of it, but there’s no mistakes left to be made at this point. They [can] put together a couple of 64s or 65s and get back into it, and they may have a chance come the final round.”

On golf’s return as an Olympic sport for the first time since 1904
Faldo – “It was a really special day, and 60 golfers have firmly etched themselves in our sport’s history.”
Duval – “To a T, every player recognized that it’s bigger than them. Yes it is an individual 72-hole competition, However, they have an opportunity to add to their respective country’s medal count. And during every broadcast you see the medal counts, and that’s important. The chance to chase that down for your country I think is something that every play felt all day today.”

Rio 2016