Thursday, May 12th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET)
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

On the scoring conditions Thursday at TPC Sawgrass
Brandel Chamblee – “The golf course is sitting there defenseless as a dart board in an Irish Bar on St. Patty’s Day.”
Arron Oberholser – “Right now, if you are not making birdies, you are getting lapped out there.”
Chamblee – “[John] Feinstein might be able to break par today.”
John Feinstein – “Let’s not get carried away.”
Feinstein – “This leaderboard is fabulous. There are storylines jumping out all over the golf course.”
Chamblee – “On pace to be a record day.”

On World No. 1 Jason Day, leader at 9-under par
Chamblee – “The golf course is soft today, so he can get away with some misses. If he continues this type of play – missing some fairways – over the next three and a half days, it will be unusual, but it will be fun to watch.”
Ryan Burr – “Speaking of heat, Jason Day has been hot all day.”

On Shane Lowry and his record-breaking 29 on the back nine (finished opening round at 7-under par)
Chamblee – “A day to remember in the history of scoring here at THE PLAYERS Championship. Records are going to fall today.”

On Ernie Els, turning in an opening round 6-under par 66
Notah Begay – “He continually stays focused on getting better. He is not going gently into that good night in the latter part of his career. He is staying on top of things, trying to stay focused. This is what should happen when you work hard. You should be able to come through with good rounds and good performances in spite of some of the hurdles that he has come across in the last couple of years. Every player faces it and he has the ability to be overcoming that.”
Feinstein – “I hope he can keep going. As he said, he has a love/hate relationship with this golf course. Today it was love.”
Oberholser – “More than his putting, he has found something his ball striking today.”

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