Saturday, June 30th, 2018


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Third Round

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kemper Lakes Golf Club

Kildeer, Illinois


**To avoid potential inclement weather on Sunday, tee times are being moved up for the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Final round coverage will be live streamed on Golf Channel and NBC Sports mobile apps, as well as on and, from 12:45-3:45 p.m. ET.

**Live tournament coverage of Sunday’s final round will begin on NBC at 3 p.m. ET as scheduled through the tournament’s conclusion. Recap coverage of the final round will air on NBC through 6 p.m. ET.


KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Leaderboard

So Yeon Ryu              -11

Brooke Henderson      -8

Sung Hyun Park          -7

Angel Yin                   -6

Bronte Law                 -5


VIDEO: Rich Lerner, Arron Oberholser and Karen Stupples Recap Saturday’s 3rd Round  


On So Yeon Ryu, leader at 11-under par (5-under 67 on Saturday)

Mark Rolfing – “She has been brilliant all day. Very steady.”

Gary Koch – “She has been so consistent in her routine today, keeping the pace of her putting stroke the same every time.”

Paige Mackenzie – “She has had a lot of consistency, especially with her putter coming down the stretch.”


On Brooke Henderson, 2nd at 8-under par (2-under 70 on Saturday)

Mackenzie – “She has got an incredible attitude and is an incredible talent. I think it if weren’t for Lydia Ko over the last several years, Brooke Henderson would be the all-star that we are talking about. From what she has been able to accomplish at such a young age, she is massively underrated mostly because all of the spotlight, when you talk about youth, goes to Lydia Ko.”

Mackenzie – “She doesn’t typically labor over shots. It almost seems like today her putting routine is quite a bit longer than the rest of the routine throughout her bag.”

Koch – “She has gotten out of her normal routine, at least it appears to us, especially when it comes to her putting today.”

Mackenzie – “So many great putts over the last several days, just seems like this back nine, she went very cold, very quickly.”


On Sung Hyun Park, 3rd at 7-under par (1-under 71 on Saturday)

Jerry Foltz – “One of her nicknames, in addition to being known as Tiger, translated in English means ‘Shut up and attack.’”

Foltz – She has been hitting almost every tee shot exactly where she has aimed all week long.”


On Angel Yin, 4th at 6-under par (4-under 68 on Saturday)

Kay Cockerill – “With as much power that she has, she can do a lot of things that a lot of other women can’t. She is learning there is a time to be aggressive and a time to be conservative.”


LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua joined NBC’s Dan Hicks in the Broadcast Booth

Mike Whan – “We have played 17 events so far this year and have had 16 different winners. Last year it took us 15 events before we had a repeat winner. You’ve got an Olympic leaderboard here.”

Pete Bevacqua – “I think this is a great partnership we have with Mike and the LPGA, obviously with KPMG, as well as NBC and the Golf Channel bringing all of the attention to this event, taking it to some of the greatest major championship venues in the country, venues that have hosted the best men’s events. That was critical to the planning and strategy that we put into this championship. We want to take the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to the very best golf courses in this country.”


Golf Central Notable Quotes

On Saturday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Karen Stupples — “What a remarkable day. Arron [Oberholser] and I sat here this morning and really wondered how in the world players were going to put a decent score together out there. We saw a driving display from Brooke Henderson and an overall scoring display from So Yeon Ryu. All in all, quite an exciting day of golf, which is exactly what you expect on Saturday at a major.”

Arron Oberholser – “This is a major championship golf course with a couple of ladies at the top of the leaderboard with major championship pedigrees.”


On So Yeon Ryu

Oberholser – “The putting stroke just looks magnificent right now.”

Stupples – “When you look at the big picture of Korean golfers, she has a chance to make her mark on Korean golf and golf in the history books.”

Oberholser – “She started creating momentum at number 11, which was the biggest putt of the day for her. That is where the script flipped for these two ladies [Ryu and Henderson]. So Yeon Ryu was able to go ahead and take the momentum all the way to the house.”

Oberholser – “I didn’t think anybody could create separation on this golf course today, and she has done that with her putter.”

Stupples – “She is drawing confidence for her long game with how she is performing on the greens. That confidence is running through every aspect of her game right now. She is walking down the fairway with her head held high, and she is owning this golf course at the moment.”


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