Saturday, March 18th, 2017


NBC Sports Notable Quotes
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
Saturday, March 18, 2017 (Third Round)
Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Orlando, Fla.

On Kevin Kisner, tied for the lead at 11-under par (4-under 68 on Saturday)
Dan Hicks – “He just has got it going.”
Johnny Miller – “That flat swing off of that driver is working great.”
Gary Koch – “He is making a lot of birdies this week on a very difficult golf course.”
Mark Rolfing – “Kisner is not the kind of player you want to get too far behind. He doesn’t look like he has a huge mistake in his game.”
David Feherty – “He has been solid as a rock today.”
Johnny Miller – “Sometimes it is hard to close out the deal on the last hole.”
Miller – “It only takes Kevin Kisner to have a bad day tomorrow to let a lot of people back into it.” 

Kevin Kisner speaking with NBC’s Steve Stands following his round
Kevin Kisner – “It is almost a perfect combination of it playing tough, but you can still attack it if you make great golf shots. If you keep the ball in the fairway it will give you every opportunity to make a birdie, and that will be my goal for tomorrow.”
Kisner – “I’ve learned that these guys don’t back up so you’ve still got to go make birdies and attack. I’m going to go play my game and make as many birdies as I can, and then I’ll look up to see how I’m doing late on the back nine.”

On Charley Hoffman, tied for the lead at 11-under par, and his birdie putt from off the green on 18 to get to 11-under (1-under 71 on Saturday)
Roger Maltbie – “If he can get it inside 3-4 feet I think he will be very pleased.”
Miller – “How about that 3. How sweet it is. What a putt.”
Hicks – “He used a little bit of his own Arnie magic on 18.”
Hicks – “We miss Arnie. We miss Tiger. But, we got a little bit of magic from Charley Hoffman on 18.”
Miller – “Two shot swing for him. Could have made bogey all day long from there.”

On Matthew Fitzpatrick, T3 at  8-under par
Feherty – “He looks about 14 years old out here. What a great young player this is.”
Feherty – “He just made a cross-handed practice swing [on 18 fairway]. His first practice swing, his left hand was below his right. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that.”
Miller – “It is sort of like driving on the wrong side of the road, right?”
Feherty – “Yes. Now I have seen that.”
Miller – “Cross-handed practice swing. That sounds like Cheech Marin. One of his tips from ‘Tin Cup.’”

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