Saturday, November 19th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
CME Group Tour Championship
Third Round, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Tiburon Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.

**Due to the RSM Classic PGA TOUR coverage running long, Golf Channel’s third round coverage of the CME Group Tour Championship began at 5 p.m. ET on Golf Channel and will air for its regularly scheduled two hours until 7 p.m. ET.
**Sunday’s final round coverage of the CME Group Tour Championship will air from 1-4 p.m. ET on ABC.

On Charley Hull, leader at 13-under par (6-under par 66 on Saturday)
Terry Gannon – “Look out for Charley Hull tomorrow. Poised to win one here on the LPGA Tour for the first time.”

Charley Hull talking to Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell following her round
Charley Hull – “I just kind of putted and they went in.”
Hull – “It [the course] didn’t suit me last year. I didn’t play well last year. But, I feel like I am playing well at the moment, and when I’m playing well I feel like any course can suit me.”

On Brittany Lincicome, T2 at 12-under par (6-under par 66 on Saturday)
Judy Rankin – “She admits to getting a little nervous when the heat is on.”
Gannon – “Good run for Brittany Lincicome today.”
Rankin – “She lives just north of here and could not be more comfortable this week.”

Brittany Lincicome speaking with Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell following her round
Brittany Lincicome – “I was lucky enough to get invited to the LET event last week and I played really well. Glad to see it continuing this week. Obviously this is a very big tournament. Not only being my sponsor but also a very big purse and a lot of ranking points this week.”
Lincicome – “Something is clicking and I’m very excited. Unfortunately it is at the end of the year.”
Lincicome – “Last week was a very narrow golf course. Coming in to this week, the golf course is so much wider. I putted really well last week and the momentum is continuing which is great.”

On So-Yeon Ryu, T2 at 12-under par (3-under par 69 on Saturday)
Gannon – “Wouldn’t count her out tomorrow. As a matter of fact, she might be the favorite.”
Rankin – “We’ve said all week if there is a player whose game makes you think she is due, it is So-Yeon Ryu.”

On Ariya Jutanugarn, T4 at 11-under par (7-under par 65 on Saturday)
Gannon – “Judy, I give you credit it. You were touting her 3, 4 years ago.”
Rankin – “I saw her as this great young talent who had not a clue how to close. Guess what. She has learned.”
Rankin – “It has been some season for Ariya and Lydia Ko. I can’t wait to see the final round tomorrow.”

Ariya Jutanugarn speaking with Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell following her round
Ariya Jutanugarn – “I think I just tried to focus on each shot. Not try to focus on the outcome or focus on the future.”
Jutanugarn – “I’m ready to have fun and be happy on the course and enjoy every shot I have a chance to hit.”

On Jennifer Song, T4 at 11-under par (6-under par 66 on Saturday)
Rankin – “She finishes the day at -11 and is right in the thick of things.”

On Lydia Ko, T4 at 11-under par (1-over par 73 on Saturday)
Rankin – “The opportunities have not been nearly as great today, nor have there been as many of them.”
Rankin – “She sure has come back to the field today. You just never know in this game.”

On Lizette Salas, T4 at 11-under par (5-under par 67 on Saturday)
Rankin – “Such a big week for Lizette Sales. Not a top-10 finish this season.”

On Mo Martin, T9 at 10-under par (2-under par 68 on Saturday, which included a back-nine 30)
Rankin – “Another good solid day for Mo.”
Gannon – “What a turnaround.”

On Ryann O’Toole, T23 at 6-under par (3-over par 75 on Saturday)
Rankin – “She is a player who does not have a lot of experience in the heat and the heart of contention.”
Tom Abbott – “Up and down day for Ryann O’Toole. Started the day three shots back and just couldn’t get any momentum going today.”
Rankin – “She just has to continually put herself in this situation until she finds that comfort zone.”

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