Sunday, March 20th, 2016


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Final Round, Sunday, March 20, 2016
Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Orlando, Fla.

On Jason Day, 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner at 17-under par
Dan Hicks – “And in the end it is Jason Day who emerges from the pack.”

Johnny Miller – “He has not had his best stuff tee-to-green the past couple of days.”

On Day’s greenside bunker shot at 18 to 4 feet of the hole
Miller – “If he can knock it inside of six feet, my hat is off for him, no doubt about it. There is a lot of pressure here.”

Roger Maltbie (after the shot) – “Well, where is my hat, I’ve got to tip it.”

Miller – “Very impressive.”

Miller – “He knows he’s hit one of the great bunker shots of his career.”

Jason Day speaking with NBC’s Steve Sands on what this victory means to him
Jason Day – “It means the world. I had a text from Tiger this morning and I just grinded it out today. It wasn’t the best day that I had, but just being able to get it done when I wasn’t quite on.”

On Kevin Chappell, finishing in second place at 16-under par after making a bogey on 18
Johnny Miller (on Chappell’s par putt on 18 that finished more than 4 feet short) – “Wow that was very nervous. I don’t blame him, but very nervous. That is not what you wanted to do.”

Kevin Chappell speaking with NBC’s Mark Rolfing after his round
Kevin Chappell – “I survived. That was kind of the goal of the week for me not feeling well, was just to get in 72 holes. And I did. To have a chance to win, that was all that I could ask for. I feel like I handled myself really well. I would love to have that tee shot back on 18.

Chappell – “I don’t have any energy to waste. So, getting upset or getting down, that is wasted energy. So for me, it was to find the positive in everything and really enjoy the walk out there and look people in the eyes and get to enjoy the fans and their reactions.”

On Troy Merritt, T3 at 14-under par
Hicks – “This will not be a day that Troy Merritt will soon forget.”

Roger Maltbie – “He has been really fun to watch.”

David Feherty – “We are seeing a bunker clinic between Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell. Some superb shots over the last few holes.”

On Merritt’s approach shot into the water on 18, en route to a double-bogey 6
Miller – “A heartbreaker. An absolute heartbreaker.”

Hicks – “A costly miss at the worst possible time.”

On Merritt’s five straight birdies on the back-nine (holes 10-14)
Hicks – “Troy Merritt is a huge Harry Potter fan. He is looking like a wizard right now.”

On Sunday’s final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Hicks – “What another Sunday at Bay Hill.”

Miller – “What a crescendo to the Florida swing.”

-NBC Sports Group-