Sunday, September 25th, 2016


Golf Channel on NBC Notable Quotes
TOUR Championship – Final Round
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

**Rory McIlroy defeated Ryan Moore on the fourth hole of sudden death to win the 2016 Tour Championship. Kevin Chappell was eliminated on the first playoff hole. McIlroy also wins the 2016 FedExCup and the $10 million season-long bonus.**

On Rory McIlroy, 2016 Tour Championship winner and 2016 FedExCup Champion (12-under par, 6-under 64 on Sunday)
Dan Hicks – “And this time, the third time’s the charm and Rory McIlroy wins the Tour Championship and the FedExCup.”
Hicks – “How about this finish. Moore puts the pressure on with a clutch par and McIlory says, ‘Enough is enough.’
Miller – “And Dustin Johnson watches $10 million go by the wayside.”

Rory McIlroy, speaking with NBC’s Steve Sands following his victory
Rory McIlroy – “It was incredible. As I said at the start of the day, all I wanted to do was concentrate on winning the Tour Championship. I couldn’t control what anyone else did. I just needed to come out here and play a really good round of golf. I somehow was able to tie it up in regulation.”
McIlroy – “I just wanted to go out here and play the way I’ve been playing. I’ve played really well this week and feel like my game is coming together at the right time. Two wins in the last three feels pretty nice.”

On the sudden-death playoff
Miller – “This is pretty nerve-wracking, even for me and I haven’t hit any shots.”
Miller – “We are getting our money’s worth.”

On McIlroy’s hole-out on 16 during regulation of play
Miller – “That is the most pumped up I’ve ever seen him. He has won four majors and I’ve never seen a reaction like that.”
Hicks – “His chances of winning a FedExCup title improved dramatically.”

On Ryan Moore, T2 at the Tour Championship at 12-under par, (losing to McIlroy on the 4th playoff hole)
Miller – “He likes to be under the radar but he’s a competitor. He didn’t back down from Rory.”
Miller – “He started to leak a little oil on the back nine, but it didn’t show up on the scorecard.”
Gary Koch – “Wow has he made some putts on the back nine.”

On Kevin Chappell, T2 at the Tour Championship at 12-under par (eliminated on the first playoff hole)
Hicks – “Chappell has certainly proved that he is among the elite. Second day in a row he has played with Dustin Johnson and outplayed him.”
Miller – “This is quite the performance for a guy who hasn’t won before. This is big stuff for him. Going to be the turning point in his career.”
Miller – “Kevin was so clutch for so long until the 71st hole.”
Miller – “Just leaked a little oil in the last half hour but he is such a good player. He has a good future.”

On Dustin Johnson, T6 at 5-under par (3-over par 73 on Sunday and finishing runner-up to Rory McIlroy for the FedExCup title
Miller – “Today is about as flustered as I have seen him.”
Roger Maltbie – “I fully expected him to rebound after his finish yesterday and play better today. That didn’t happen.”
Miller – “His wheels were wobbling at 3-over par today.”

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