Sunday, April 1st, 2018


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
ANA Inspiration
Final Round, Sunday, April 1
Mission Hills Country Club
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

**Golf Channel will resume live coverage of the playoff between Pernilla Lindberg and Inbee Park at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.

**Pernilla Lindberg, Inbee Park and Jennifer Song all finished at 15-under par during regulation of play. On the 3rd playoff hole, Lindberg and Song both birdied and Song made par. On the 4th playoff hole (under the lights and in near darkness), Lindberg and Park both made par. Play was suspended after the 4th playoff hole due to darkness and will resume with the 5th playoff hole Monday morning.

On the playoff between Inbee Park, Jennifer Song and Pernilla Lindberg
Judy Rankin – “How about the way these young women have carried themselves and conducted themselves today.”
Terry Gannon – “So we are playing some night golf in the desert for the major championship title.”
Rankin – “Inbee has to be a little calmer than the other two. When you have completed this seven different times, you have a presence of mind about you.”
Rankin – “They just don’t want to go home yet. Business has not finished.”

On Pernilla Lindberg, 15-under par during regulation of play (1-under 71 on Sunday)
Rankin – “Today she is the best 4-5 foot putter I’ve ever seen.”
Rankin – “I see a lot of fight in Pernilla. She has not been whipped by the mistakes she has made today and she is going to take this right to the end.”
Jerry Foltz – “This young lady, after the adrenaline wears off from this final round and from this performance this week – win, lose or draw – she is going to be mentally exhausted. She has grinded and grinded just to get every single ounce out of today’s round.”
Rankin – “I love the fight that she shows.”
Gannon – “Jerry you said Pernilla will be exhausted after this. I am exhausted just watching.”
Rankin – “She hasn’t been the precision player she has been that she was in the first three rounds, but there has been a lot of heart in this golf game.”
Rankin – “She has been rock-solid strong with these kind of putts that take every nerve that you have.”
Foltz – “I can’t tell you how impressive her performance has been all week, especially during this playoff. Gritty.”

On Inbee Park, 15-under par during regulation of play (5-under 67 on Sunday)
Tom Abbott – “Can the putting magician provide one more trick with the wand? Yes, she can.”
Rankin – “She was the player that everybody thought would be there at the end.”
Kay Cockerill – “Inbee never ceases to amaze me how calm and cool she seems in the most intense moments.”

On Jennifer Song, 15-under par during regulation of play (5-under 67 on Sunday), lost on the 3rd playoff hole
Gannon – “She has made a number of really impressive putts coming down the stretch.”
Karen Stupples – “The pressure, she knows what is going on and she knows what this will mean for her and her career.”
Rankin – “Great golf from her this week. Admirable the way she played in this playoff. I guess you can say it wasn’t meant to be because she didn’t do much wrong.”
Rankin – “I learned something about Jennifer Song this week. She is poised to win.”

Jennifer Song speaking with Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell following her round
Jennifer Song – “I know that I can be up here. I am kind of disappointed that I wasn’t able to make those putts in the playoff. I learned a lot and am very grateful and I’m just loving this moment right now.”
Song – “I think I definitely improved over the last year and I feel very confident about my game. I definitely see myself in contention in more tournaments. I’m just excited about everything.”

On Jessica Korda, T4 at 14-under par (6-under 66 on Sunday)
Gannon – “It has been some roller coaster today for Jessica.”
Karen Stupples – “I don’t know how Jessica is feeling but my stomach is doing butterflies for her following her today.”
Gannon – “That is some playing on this final day.”

On Moriya Jutanugarn, T6 at 13-under par (3-under 69 on Sunday)
Cockerill – “She just keeps adding positive outcomes that just aren’t quite the full deal. All of these things I see in her a confidence and a more relaxed attitude when she is in the hunt now than a year ago.”

On Sunday’s final round at the ANA Inspiration
Gannon – “Every time you think the number of players at the top of the leaderboard is going to dwindle today, it increases.”
Rankin – “There is only two things that change scoring here at Mission Hills, that is the rough and the wind. And we have not had any wind all week.”

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