Tuesday, May 9th, 2017


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (Primetime)
TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

On THE PLAYERS Championship and the renovated TPC Sawgrass
Brandel Chamblee – “I don’t think there is anybody that looks at this golf course and thinks, yes, this is a perfect match. This golf course has done more for sports psychology than any other golf course I can think of. It gets in players’ heads.”
David Duval – “For the players to come to this championship and this venue, its redo and see it like this, everybody is excited to be out here.” 

On the new long-term FedExCup Sponsorship Extension and the FedExCup Playoffs
Chamblee – “The big stars have bought into it. Now, the PGA TOUR season ends with an emphatic finish, a climatic ending.”
Rich Lerner – “The TOUR is to be given a lot of credit. It was bold and put some juice into a time of year that had been lacking.” 

On Rory McIlroy
Chamblee – “If he [McIlroy] likes to put jigsaw puzzles together, than this golf course will be a really good fit for him, because this golf course – in particular for players of that length – is a jigsaw puzzle.” 

On Jordan Spieth
Frank Nobilo – “Tee to green his game is very, very good. Putting, which is where you win tournaments, he is rather cool right now. He needs to be red hot.” 

On Sergio Garcia
Lerner – “It has been a 20-year roller coaster ride for Garcia. He has been the ‘pro wrestling bad guy.’ Not Iron Sheik, but maybe like Macho Man. Now he is the good guy. Relaxed, with all of that natural talent and charisma finally flowing.”
Duval – “He has played both the villain and hero in professional golf. We want our heroes and sports athletes to show emotion. I see a man who has taken a breath and recognized that he has had an amazing career. While his Masters victory caps it off in a way, at the same time he realizes that by no means is he done. This will open a lot more doors for him as he starts his next chapter in his career as a major champion.” 

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