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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

NBC SPORTS NOTABLE QUOTES: TIGER WOODS LEADS TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BY 3 AT 12-UNDER PAR

NBC Sports Notable Quotes

The TOUR Championship

Third Round

East Lake Golf Club

Atlanta, Ga.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

 

**Sunday’s live coverage of the TOUR Championship will air on Golf Channel from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET, continuing on NBC Sports from 1:30-6 p.m. ET.**

**Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be paired together for Sunday’s final round. This will be the first time these two are the final pairing in a final round at a PGA TOUR event.

 

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Third Round Leaderboard: TOUR Championship Third Round Leaderboard

Tiger Woods               -12

Rory McIlroy              -9

Justin Rose                  -9

 

On Tiger Woods, leader at 12-under par (5-under 65 on Saturday)

Dan Hicks – “This has just turned beyond description. If he is going to pick this time, this way and this day to set the table for his first win in five years – at the TOUR Championship to end the PGA TOUR season – it does border on surreal.”

Johnny Miller – “It would be big for Tiger, but it would be even bigger for the PGA TOUR and the game of golf.”

Peter Jacobsen – “Hard to beat Tiger when he is driving it on the fairways.”

David Feherty – “You can feel the tension in the air. Is this the day, is this the week that he comes back?”

Miller – “He is fun to watch. Nobody moves the needle like Tiger.”

Roger Maltbie – “He doesn’t just move the needle, he is the needle.”

Maltbie – “The crowds are very excited to say the least. They know they are watching something special.”

 

On Rory McIlroy, T2 at 9-under par (4-under 66 on Saturday)

Hicks – “For the first time ever on the PGA TOUR we will have a final round, final pairing of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, in what promises to be a memorable final round.”

 

On Justin Rose, T2 at 9-under par (2-under 68 on Saturday)

Maltbie – “He has played too well for too long to let a bogey-bogey start affect him.”

Jacobsen – “Don’t forget about me, Justin Rose is saying.”

 

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