Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


NBC Notable Quotes
Shell Houston Open
Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Final Round)
Golf Club of Houston
Humble, Texas 

**Final Round tee times were moved up to avoid inclement weather. Live coverage was streamed on Golf Channel Digital from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET today. Final round coverage is currently airing on NBC until 6 p.m. ET.**

On Russell Henley, Shell Houston Open winner at 20-under par (7-under 65 on Sunday)
Dan Hicks – ‘This was some incredible run today.”
Johnny Miller – “He is robbing Kang of his first victory.”
Miller – “This is big stuff. Wins this and he’s in the Masters with a hot putter.”
Gary Koch – “No weaknesses. He is really on form.”
Miller – “He has that switch. He can flip it on. Definitely a fun guy to watch.
Koch – “I can’t remember a putting performance like he has put on here, especially today.”
Miller – “You can see the grind it out attitude he has. He is not smiling until he gets the trophy.”
Hicks – “Henley was an artist today with all of the putts he made this week. Just incredible stuff.” 

Russell Henley talking with NBC’s Todd Lewis after his victory and playing in the Masters next week
Russell Henley – “I just knew it [today’s round] was going to be hard. Rickie has been there a lot. Sung was leading by six after two days so he was playing great. I didn’t really see him hit a bad shot the whole time. I just told myself to bear down. Win or lose, I was going to go hard the whole time. I feel like when you embrace the challenge it kind of calms you down a little bit too. It is hard to believe. It will sink in at some point.”
Henley – “Gives me chills [on the Masters next week]. I’ve been trying not to think about it today, but obviously it went through my head a lot. But I feel like I belong out here. I feel like I’ve played well at every level. College and on the Tour, I played well. Out here, I’ve won a couple of times, so I am starting to believe that I belong. It feels good to just compete and I felt really excited the whole week to play.” 

On Sung Kang, second place at 17-under par (even par 72 on Sunday
Hicks – He really grabbed a hold of this tournament after the first 36 holes. And then Russell Henley started making everything he looked at.” 

On Rickie Fowler (T3 at 16-under par), after a fan yelled after Fowler’s tee shot on 18, “How Do You Like That Johnny Miller!”
Roger Maltbie – “Well, how do you like that Johnny Miller?”
Miller – “I tell you what, I did learn something, you don’t want to mess with Rickie’s fans. They are rabid.”
Hicks – “You weren’t exactly blown away by the way he finished at the Honda, even though he won by four and went into the final round leading by four. Yeah, he’s got his avid followers, doesn’t he?”
Miller – “He’s a great kid. Great talent.”

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