Sunday, July 16th, 2017


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Final Round
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Dundonald Links, Gailes, Scotland

Rafa Cabrera-Bello (13-under, playoff winner) speaking with Damon Hack following his round
Rafa Cabrera-Bello – “I’m obviously incredibly pleased with how I played today. I played my best golf of pretty much the entire year.”

On Cabrera-Bello
David Feherty – “That really is a spectacular performance from him. Any time you can shoot 64, it’s kind of special. But you do it on the last day and win in a playoff, that’s a special win for Rafa.”

On Callum Shinkwin (13-under, runner-up)
Feherty – “He has to be proud of the way he played. He made that mistake at the end, there’s no question about that. That’s just inexperience. But he played some terrific golf this week.”
Feherty – “He didn’t need to hit driver off the tee. He didn’t need to hit the 2 or 3 iron that he hit from the fairway. And he didn’t need to hit that pitch at the hole… The inexperience, it shows up right on the very last hole… He has made it worth the price of a ticket.”

Matthieu Pavon (10-under, 3rd) speaking with Hack about qualifying for The Open
Matthieu Pavon – “I wasn’t thinking about it. I just tried to play my best golf and made some great birdies when I started. Then following through and making two great birdies to finish the day… So when I look now, I see my name and a spot for Birkdale… I’ve been waiting for this since I was a kid.”

On Ian Poulter (7-under, T-9th)
Phil Blackmar ­– “It’s been the putter that has been the undoing of Poulter. He’s actually struck the ball okay today, but the putter has totally betrayed him.”

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