Saturday, April 1st, 2017


NBC Notable Quotes
Shell Houston Open
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Third Round)
Golf Club of Houston
Humble, Texas 

**Tee times have been moved up for Sunday’s final round to avoid inclement weather. Golf Channel Digital will live stream final round from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.**

**Sunday’s final round airtimes on Golf Channel and NBC will remain the same: (1-3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel / 3-6 p.m. ET on NBC).

On Sung Kang, leader at 17-under par after the third round (1-under 71 on Saturday)
Justin Leonard – “He was really rolling it today.”
Roger Maltbie – “Generally he managed his game really well today.”
Maltbie – “One thing I’ve noticed today, he doesn’t short side the ball much. He will play to the safer side of the hole.” 

On Rickie Fowler’s four-putt on 18 for a double bogey to finish at 14-under par
Johnny Miller – “This gallery was in shock with that four-putt. Shocked us too.”
Dan Hicks – “Wow. A double bogey just like that. +3 in the final two holes. He has played 15-18 this week +5 with no birdies.”
Hicks – “A stinging finish. Even tougher than yesterday.” 

On Fowler, in second place at 14-under (5-under 67 on Saturday)
Miller – “He picked up some serious shots on the field at the par-3’s today.”
Hicks – “He might be a little more comfortable in the trail position coming into Sunday.”
Hicks – “Aaron Baddeley and Zac Blair both feel like they got left in the dust by Fowler today. And they did.” 

On Russell Henley, third place at 13-under par (3-under 69 on Saturday)
Gary Koch – “I like how he putts. Just kind of a couple of quick looks. He is letting his eyes dictate to his body what he needs to do.”
Miller – “I like the way he plays golf. He just goes for it. It’s fun.”
Miller – “Birdie-birdie finish. The complete opposite of Rickie Fowler.” 

On Hudson Swafford, T8 at 7-under par (3-over 75 on Saturday)
Maltbie – “He has been all over the place on this back nine.”
Maltbie – “It has been a struggle today for him.”
Maltbie – “When all is said and done, I don’t think Hudson is going to very pleased with his performance today. He has hung in there, he hasn’t folded the tent. It just has not been good play.” 

On Aaron Baddeley, T8 at 7-under par (1-over 73 on Saturday)
Notah Begay – “He’s put together a hard-fought round today. He’s hung in there. A little bit of everything. He hit some nice tee shots. A few errant shots. All in all, hung in there pretty well.” 

-NBC Sports Group-