Friday, October 9th, 2015


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Presidents Cup, Day 2 Four-ball Matches
Golf Central Live From the Presidents Cup
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. ET / Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 3-5 a.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** 

**Golf Channel will re-air Day 2 four-ball matches on Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. Live coverage of Day 3 foursomes and four-ball matches will air on Golf Channel in primetime on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. ET.**

Day 3 Foursomes Matches:
Match #1: Reed/Fowler          vs.      Oosthuizen/Grace
Match #2: Watson/Holmes     vs.      Scott/Leishman
Match #3: Haas/Kuchar         vs.      Bae/Matsuyama
Match #4: Spieth/D. Johnson vs.     Day/Schwartzel

Internationl captain Nick Price speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following Day 2 play
Nick Price – “I’m so happy for Sangmoon Bae and Danny [Lee] the way they played. They were so nervous on the first tee this morning and I think they calmed each other down. Thongchai [Jaidee] and Charl [Schwartzel] they just played solid all day. Adam [Scott] and Jason [Day] they had a real battle today. And I think that was a phenomenal outcome for a phenomenal match. All in all I’m just so proud of those guys. My nerves are shot already. It’s Friday and we’ve still got three rounds of golf to go. It’s very nerve wracking just being back there and being powerless.”

On Mickelson/Z. Johnson being assessed a penalty for breaching the one-ball condition on the 7th hole to go from all-square to 2-down on the same hole
Phil Mickelson ­– “I tried to put a firmer ball in play to reach [the green] in two… This threw for me for a loop that we had a one ball rule. We’ve never really had it and I didn’t think much about it. But it’s my responsibility to know that. I should have at least asked before I teed it, it just had never been a thought for me. But as a player that’s your job to know that.”
Frank Nobilo – “Not to be a contrarian, but you’re all-square after six holes. How can you lose the seventh hole twice?”
Gary Koch – “I think this brouhaha lit a fire under Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson.”
Curt Byrum – “What a day for Phil Mickelson. He has been something.”

On Sangmoon Bae making birdie on 18 to win 1up
Nobilo – “Surprisingly he did not play yesterday, but today he came out and delivered. Long time coming for Sangmoon Bae.”
Terry Gannon – “The biggest roar from this crowd all day long for Sangmoon Bae. Biggest putt you’ve got to believe for him ever.”

On the Day 2 four-ball pairings strategy and how the matches played out
Nobilo – “Super different strategies. America kept four pairings [from Day 1] exactly the same. The International team, the only pairing they didn’t change was that opening one of Oosthuizen and Grace.”
Nobilo – “That first hour of play, the Internationals were behind. It could have almost been embarrassing at the end of the day.”
Nobilo – “[The Internationals] showed up today. And an American side too that struggled. All the sudden when they hit the turn, those last nine holes they tended to go in the International’s favor.”

On the missed opportunities to win holes by both teams
Nobilo – “This is bizarre, let’s be honest. The standard of golf hasn’t been great.”

On Adam Scott employing both the cross-handed and claw putting grip during the course of the match
Roger Maltbie – “It tells you a lot about his confidence. He’s searching.”

On Jimmy Walker’s inconsistent driving off the tee
Nobilo – “He’s had it going out of both barrels today.”
Jerry Foltz – “He’s hit it [wayward] both ways, and quite a bit at times.”

On Danny Lee’s putting
Foltz – “He has hit so many lips today it’s frightening.”

On Bill Haas’ struggles on short putts
Peter Jacobsen – “He’s a streaky putter. When he’s hot he’s making a lot of putts. But when it starts going south for Bill it gets ugly.”


Golf Central Live From the Presidents Cup
Jim Gallagher Jr. – “The teams that had two players in play most of the time had success. A very exciting day for the Internationals.”
Arron Oberholser – “There’s a reason the [United States] 8-1-1 in the 10 Presidents Cups that they’ve played. It’s because at some point the U.S. separates themselves from [the Internationals]. So I like where it’s at right now, but tomorrow the Internationals are going to have to come out and play just as aggressively and as smart as they did today.”

On Match #1: Reed/Fowler vs. Oosthuizen/Grace
Oberholser – “You could throw out anybody and I think that they’re going to have a really hard time beating Oosthuizen and Grace.”
Oberholser – “They’re going to have to really think and strategize because Patrick Reed is not the greatest driver of the golf ball and he can put you in some bad spots off the tee.”
Gallagher Jr. – “I see two very confident players. Fowler is probably playing about as good as anybody. That’s a very confident team.”

On Match #2: Watson/Holmes vs. Scott/Leishman
Oberholser – “That’s [a pairing] I figured would not be broken up.”

On Match #3: Kuchar/Haas vs. Matsuyama/Bae
Gallagher Jr. – “I think Matt Kuchar will help Bill Haas with that calming influence. I saw that coming just because he needs someone to kind of pump him up a bit and keep him calm out there.”

On Match #4: Spieth/D. Johnson vs. Day/Schwartzel
Oberholser – “I’m looking at the Internationals winning this match. You look at the way Schwartzel putted today coming down the stretch. Spieth has got to pick his game up. He’s gotta turn this around in 16 hours. It was ugly today for Jordan. Really ugly.” 

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