Friday, October 9th, 2015


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the Presidents Cup
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 (5-6 p.m. ET)
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea
Incheon, South Korea

**The United States lead the Internationals 5 ½ – 4 ½ following the Day 2 four-ball matches**

**Tee times and the start of Day 3 foursomes matches have been delayed by one hour due to weather. Matches are scheduled to start tonight at 7 p.m. ET live on Golf Channel**

Day 3 Foursomes Matches:
Match #1: Patrick Reed / Rickie Fowler     vs.      Louis Oosthuizen / Branden Grace
Match #2: Bubba Watson / J.B. Holmes     vs.      Adam Scott / Marc Leishman
Match #3: Bill Haas / Matt Kuchar             vs.      Sang-Moon Bae / Hideki Matsuyama
Match #4: Jordan Spieth / Dustin Johnson vs.     Jason Day / Charl Schwartzel 

On Phil Mickelson’s post-match comments following Day 2 four-ball matches
(Mickelson: “I feel like we spotted the International’s best team 2 holes and they still couldn’t beat us. Just saying.”)
Brandel Chamblee – He [Mickelson] was being challenged by the member of the media with his mistake and the obvious and potential consequences of his mistake. Rather than solely saying he felt terrible about it, he disrespected two of the nicest, most gracious guys in professional golf, Jason Day and Adam Scott. So, if you are looking for a way as an underdog to find an impetus to spur you on to beat somebody, you look no further. If I was the International captain, I would have that quote playing on a loop in my locker room the entire time reminding them just how poorly smugness looks on anybody.”
David Duval – “That is what their alarms are set to, that is what they are waking up to this morning. It is not a ring, it is that loop. That was a little overboard, if anything.”
Paul McGinley – “We talked earlier in the week about not losing the moral high ground and remaining humble, to a large extent, and remain part of the team to a large extent. I can guarantee you from my experience, that is being played on a loop. That has gone viral in the International team room. They will be using that to galvanize themselves, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Nick Price is showing everybody on that team and they are discussing it.”

On Match #1: Reed / Fowler vs. Oosthuizen / Grace
McGinley – “Louis and Branden have been formidable so far, unbeaten. A new pairing, with Rickie going out with Patrick Reed. That is a little bit of a trial-and-error for the United States, so you’d have to say the Internationals will be favored.”

On Match #2: Watson / Holmes vs. Scott / Leishman
Duval – “The Bubba and J.B. pairing looks like the dominant pairing so far in the Presidents Cup. I do not see any problems for Bubba and J.B. just because they have jelled so beautifully well in this team format.”

On Match #3: Haas / Kuchar vs. Sang-Moon Bae / Hideki Matsuyama
Chamblee – “If he can come out early – along with his partner Matsuyama – and get up early and get this crowd raucous, it sends a message to the groups in front of them as well as the group that follows them that perhaps they can pull this out.”

On Match #4: Spieth / Johnson vs. Day / Schwartzel and Spieth’s post match comments following Day 2
Duval – “That is his way of letting out his frustration, it looks like, because we haven’t seen him get frustrated this year because he had no reason to…That is just him basically calling himself an idiot out there. He said they played poorly and he doesn’t know why. I’d say, ‘Well, because you are trying hard.’ You want to win for your teammate, your partner in the matches and it’s the Presidents Cup. There is some different added pressure that comes out at times. Even for the best players in the world, it shows up at times and you don’t always bring it.”
Chamblee – “I love his answers…he doesn’t say any of those clichés. He is so matter of fact about the issues he is facing, and he’s honest. That is what he is. Competitive and honest. Honestly, he has got to make more birdies than they did yesterday. He made one birdie, Dustin Johnson made one birdie, and they can’t afford to be playing mediocre golf.”
McGinley – “Let’s not be too hard on Jordan Spieth. His behavior this year has been exemplary. He has been a tremendous asset for the game of golf and how he has conducted himself. In my opinion, it is evidence why the big hitter and shorter hitter are not ideal when it comes to four-balls, because I feel that Jordan felt under pressure. I like, in four-balls, two guys with similar games, the opposite of foursomes.”

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