Tuesday, July 18th, 2017


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From The Open
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Southport, England

**Golf Central Live From the Open continues at 7 p.m. ET tonight and 6 a.m. ET Wednesday morning.**
**Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, Golf Channel premieres Summer of ’76, centering around an unlikely duel at the 1976 Open at Royal Birkdale between two eventual World Golf Hall of Fame members in Johnny Miller and 19-year-old Seve Ballesteros.

On The 146TH Open
Frank Nobilo – “This is golf’s Wimbledon.”
Rich Lerner – “Bathing in sunshine today here at Royal Birkdale, and always, we are bathing in history at The Open.”
Brandel Chamblee – “It is more than Royal and Ancient. It has become this beautiful mix of old and new.”
Chamblee – “It is the oldest and most unpredictable championship.”
Nobilo – “The last two years, every major championship record has either been equaled or broken. The talent level and the performance is outrageously good.”

On 2-Time Open Champion Padraig Harrington
Chamblee – “He is the best example that golf has of the importance of a great attitude. Great attitude matters more than great talent.”

On Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Chamblee – “It is a 14-hole test and a 4-hole party.”
Nobilo – “You don’t have the traditional links where everything is going to go in the same direction. When it giveth, it also will taketh away.”
Chamblee – “We know Birkdale is Royal, but it is also charmed in that it is part of some of the best stories at The Open.”

On England’s Justin Rose (finished T4 at the 1998 Open in Royal Birkdale)
Nobilo – “Justin is held in a totally different level here in England. They appreciate what he’s done. They appreciate what he stands for and he has never forgotten his roots.”
Chamblee – “If Justin Rose were to win this week it would be, in my opinion, the greatest bookend achievement since Bobby Jones.”
Lerner – “He would gain royal designation if he were to win here at Royal Birkdale.”

On John Rahm
Nobilo – “He has won, he has failed and he has learned in an incredibly short period of time.”
Nobilo – “If you talk to the players on the range, they single him out as special. The way he hits it, the way he plays and the way he competes. He is still learning, but he is learning at an incredible pace.”

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