Friday, August 12th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Olympic Golf Men’s Competition, Round 2
Friday, August 12 (6:30 a.m-3:10 p.m. ET)
Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

**Live Round 3 coverage of the Men’s Olympic Golf competition gets underway at 6:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, immediately following Golf Central Live From the Olympics, airing from 5-6:30 a.m. ET.**
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On Friday’s round two of the men’s golf competition
Johnny Miller – “Nobody really knows what pressure these guys are going to feel when they know they know have a shot at the top-3 positions. It could be that it melts them or it could be that they play great golf…It is a totally different mindset.”
Nick Faldo – “It is important for golf all over the world to be supporting golf in the Olympics these two weeks. Very cool.”

On Thursday’s opening round and golf’s return to the Olympic games
Ireland Team Captain Paul McGinley – “The crowds were much bigger than I thought. What the players had to say and the sense of humility the players had on being in one sport in a big, big picture of other sports and to be part of the Olympics. To listen to all those words resonate and what they have had to say and follow what was said in the media, I think golf really was the big winner yesterday. Sport was the winner. And people representing their countries and we are all very proud of our countries, and to see those players express that through golf was really special for me.”

On Australia’s Marcus Fraser, leader at 10-under par (2-under par 71 on Friday)
Roger Maltbie – “It has been a very solid round of golf. He has hit solid shot after solid shot. Kept the ball in play and out of jeopardy and has been very impressive looking.”
Miller – “He could have run away with this, no doubt about it, with the birdie opportunities he has had today.”
Miller – “He is hitting the ball really well. The putter starting calming down and he wasn’t making as many today.”
Miller – “He has got a wonderful opportunity to make a name for himself.”

Fraser speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following his round
Fraser – “It was very good, I felt like I played very similar to yesterday to tell you the truth, I just didn’t make the putts.”

On Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, one shot back at 9-under par (5-under par 66 on Friday)
Miller – “I’m just so impressed with his game. I think he has got a lot of upside in the world scene, and he already is playing well.”

Pieters speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following his round
Thomas Pieters – “We have a good game plan. You need to hit some good golf shots here and I have hit plenty of good ones…This is the best week of my life so far and I am trying to enjoy it on the course.”

On Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, two shots back at 8-under par (3-under par 68 on Friday)
Miller – “The other players have got to be watching him and where he is on the leaderboard. Almost like in the days of Tiger.”
Feherty – “Pretty impressive these two days. Pretty impressive these two months. Just a ton under par.”
Faldo – “3-wood in the water, 3-wood onto the green, then holes a 90-foot putt for par. You’re kidding me. Now he knows he is walking on water.”
Peter Jacobsen – “How about Stenson. Here we are at the Olympics and the Open and Royal Troon has broken out.”
Steve Sands – “All the ups and downs this game provides the players, if you are riding hot, take that wave all the way to the shore.”

On U.S.A’s Bubba Watson, T18 at 2-under par for the competition (4-under par 67 on Friday)
Miller – “That is a sweet round after the first round.”
Jacobsen – “He has got the right attitude. Coming into this week he wasn’t going to miss this opportunity. He wants to be known as an Olympian and he has embraced this experience.”
Feherty – “He is an interesting character. Kind of eccentric.”
Jacobsen – He is one of the guys you want to watch, whether hitting balls on the range or on the golf course.”

Rio 2016