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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

NOTABLE QUOTES: TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY’S THIRD ROUND ON NBC – JOHNSON AND CHAPPELL TIED FOR LEAD AT 8-UNDER

Golf Channel on NBC Notable Quotes
TOUR Championship – Third Round
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

**Sunday’s final round of the Tour Championship will air on Golf Channel from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET and will continue on NBC from 1:30-6 p.m. ET.**

On Saturday at the Tour Championship
Dan Hicks – “This whole FedExCup has become a lot more interesting.”
Hicks – “This is going to be a great finish to the PGA TOUR season on Sunday.”
Johnny Miller – “It is a big moment for anyone tomorrow. I think Dustin Johnson is still the guy to beat.”

On Dustin Johnson, co-leader at 8-under par (1-under par 69 on Sunday)
Miller – “I think Dustin got the worst round out of his way now. I think we will see the old Dustin tomorrow.”
Miller – “Psychologically his birdie putt on 18 was big so he can say tonight, ‘I didn’t lose my lead.”
Hicks – “Just as we thought Johnson might be fading away, he birdies the last.”
Gary Koch – “Just when we were lauding him about the mistake-free golf he has been playing, he starts to hit some questionable shots coming down the stretch.”
Roger Maltbie – “He kind of lost his rhythm.”

On Kevin Chappell, co-leader at 8-under par (2-under par 68 on Saturday)
Miller – “He has a lot of upside to his career. He is a star in the making. Just has to get that first win.”
Maltbie – “Very consistent play all week.”
Miller – “I know he got a surge of adrenaline once he shot to the top of the leaderboard.”
Hicks – “Nice three rounds on this course. One bogey through 54 holes.”

Kevin Chappell speaking with NBC’s Steve Sands following his round
Kevin Chappell – “So proud of myself the way I hung in there today…It is a comfortable pairing. Dustin plays fast and he is respectful of me. I really enjoyed it today. I’ll enjoy it, relish it and look forward to the opportunity tomorrow.”

On Rory McIlroy, T3 at 6-under par (4-under 66 on Saturday)
Miller – “Rory has got to feel pretty good going into tomorrow.”
Miller – “This will a big moment for him, with a big finish to cap off his season.”

-NBC Sports Group-