Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From The Open
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET)
Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland

**Golf Central Live From The Open airs at 7 p.m. ET tonight. Golf Channel also will air a special edition of Morning Drive, from 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. this evening leading into live coverage of Round 1 of The 145TH Open, airing from 1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.**

On players jockeying for position as the No. 1 player in the world
Frank Nobilo – “Tiger Woods’ era seems like so far ago. He took it to a totally different level… This current three of Rory, Jordan and now Jason Day… It no longer seems like a mountain to climb to stake your claim. It’s more like a volcano.”

On Jason Day
Duval – “I see a player who is embracing everything that is demanded of the modern player. And that is strength and power and aggressiveness off the tee, and it’s also tremendous touch… [Along with Dustin Johnson], you’re seeing exactly what needs to happen in today’s modern game which is wedge the ball, make a few putts, but hit it a mile.”

On Jordan Spieth
Duval – “I think the enormity of what he’s been doing in the major championships for in excess of a year has caught up to him. It takes a lot out of you. To contend and win golf tournaments and be in contention week-in-week-out is much more draining than teeing off early Sunday playing your round and being out of there at 2 o’clock. And to do that in major championships, let alone 5-6 straight like he did, I think it just catches up.”
Chamblee – “[Driving] is the worst part of Jordan’s game right now. Pot bunkers around here will catch you. Little-bitty small greens demand that you find the fairways. Right now given the state of his game, he’s going to have to have done something between the last event and teeing off tomorrow to have straightened up his driving to factor in this event come Sunday night.”

On Royal Troon Golf Club
David Duval – “The back nine may be the most difficult 9-hole stretch in Open-rota golf. It is that difficult. The holes are extremely long, you’re fighting crosswinds the whole time and it’s a great challenge for every player out there on the golf course.”
Brandel Chamblee – “I think it terms of driving the ball straight, this golf course is right behind Muirfield in importance in the Open rota.”

On The Open
Nobilo – “There always seems to be a touch of serendipity when you come to an Open Championship. And to top it off, the weather forecast is exactly the way you’d like it. A little bit of wind, a little rain and a little bit of sunshine.”
Chamblee – “A million things grab you. I’ve always thought that this major championship stood alone. The oldest trophy, the deepest history. And I think that it asks more of you.”

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