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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

NOTABLE QUOTES: GOLF CENTRAL LIVE FROM THE U.S. OPEN – TUESDAY PRIMETIME

Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (primetime)
Erin Hills
Erin, Wisconsin 

On Erin Hills
David Duval – “You set foot on the property here, and it has that feel of importance and grandeur. An immensely, fast, beautiful stage. With the last couple of years with what has happened with the U.S. Open, it seems like a very good canvas to get back on track.”
Duval – “It is not going to be the old, traditional high rough, narrow fairways. You couldn’t ask for a better canvas to get things going again.”
Frank Nobilo – “This is a brand new opportunity. It is such a huge opportunity for Wisconsin, but more importantly it becomes a huge opportunity for players who are not normally on our radar. We have a new breed with a new creed and that is what is going to shine this week.”
Duval – “You have an openness to this beautiful golf course that is going to allow everybody to play. It is going to reward what we talk about a lot, shot making.”
Duval – “This is meant to be a difficult, stern test. You certainly don’t want people getting hurt and you don’t want to hear the complaints, but then again, it isn’t the U.S. Open if players aren’t complaining about something. We always do.” 

On Erin Hills cutting the fescue on holes 4, 12 and 14 on Tuesday
Frank Nobilo – “The fact that we are getting guys talking about the fescue and how difficult it could be. That makes it feels like a U.S. Open.”
Brandel Chamblee – “It looks like he [Kevin Na] certainly impacted the decision to go out and mow it. The decision is certainly coincidental. It looks like, and if indeed players hit it in the fescue, Kevin Na is going to have a byline in this championship. If he happens to hit it in there at some point this week, it will be really fun to watch.” 

U.S. Presidents Cup Team Captain and Wisconsin’s Steve Stricker Joined Live From the U.S. Open on-set
Steve Stricker – “This is a lot of fun for us this week. Getting a lot of support out there already.”
Stricker – “I don’t get this on a weekly basis. This is for Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. They get this every week, but I get it when I come to Wisconsin. It is a lot of fun. I’m having more fun with it and I’m trying to be more relaxed about it. But, I’m not here just to show up. I want to do more than just be here. I want to play well, get into contention and see what can happen.”
Stricker – “You are going to have to have a complete game this week. I’d love to have 30 extra yards. A guy that hits it a long way is definitely going to have an advantage here, but you have to have everything this week.”

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