Monday, April 3rd, 2017


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the Masters
Monday, April 3, 2017 (Primetime)
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Ga. 

**Golf Central Live From the Masters continues Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET on Golf Channel.** 

On Dustin Johnson
Brandel Chamblee – “He can shape shots in a far different way [now]. He can get to the right side of holes here, like 1, like 8. He can get to the right side of 11, the right side of 15. No. 4 has given him troubles here in the past… He hasn’t been able to hit [those shots] with anywhere near the consistency in the past here that he’ll be able to do this week. I would say that he is the predominant favorite.”

On Rory McIlroy
Frank Nobilo – “There’s never been a more inconspicuous World No. 2 coming into [the Masters] than Rory McIlroy this year. Purely because he hasn’t played that much… In some respects you have to applaud Rory because he’s been very conservative since the rib injury. He’s come at this year very, very quietly basically with one thing in mind. And that’s to complete that Grand Slam… When you start to look at [his chances], already Mother Nature is starting to turn in the right direction.” 

On John Rahm
Chamblee – “At the top of his golf swing he kind of looks like Lee Trevino.”
David Duval – “You throw in the power, and he is that culmination of everything we’ve been talking about the past 10-15 years and learning how to maximize the usage of [today’s] equipment. He’s one of those players we’re going to more than likely being talking for a long, long time.”

On the Masters
Chamblee – “We all have a nostalgic connection to this place. Every single shot has immediate context to the extent that it’s almost turned everybody into a historian. It’s almost like going to a great museum, but nobody needs the headphones.”

On the ruling given to Lexi Thompson during Sunday’s final round of the ANA Inspiration
Chamblee – “Golf is getting maligned. The rules are getting maligned. But in all that, what is being failed to talk about a lot is that an infraction did in fact occur. The proper penalty was levied, and it’s a more lenient penalty that she got – years ago she would have been disqualified. In that way, she’s fortunate that she was in the playoff.”
Nobilo – “In my opinion, time should never erode the penalty. If this happened on Friday and a person made the cut for it by a shot and it was found out the next day, they should be taken out of the field. The hardest thing here is it’s affecting the lead… In a 72 hole golf tournament, I think everything is up for grabs until the 72 holes are played.”