Saturday, September 16th, 2017


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
The Evian Championship
Saturday’s 2nd Round
Evian Resort Golf Club
Evian-les-Baines, France

Sunday Programming Notes
**Sunday’s final round will air live on Golf Channel from 5:30-11 a.m. ET.
**NBC will air a 90-minute special on The Evian Championship from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET.

On Moriya Jutanugarn, leader at 9-under par (3-under par 68 on Saturday)
Judy Rankin – “Moriya is playing excellent golf. There is hard to find any flaw in her golf game right now.”
Karen Stupples – “She hit the ball tremendously well from tee to the fairway and fairway to the green. Gave herself lots of opportunities out there. She put herself into a good spot and set the mark for everyone else going out this afternoon.”
Stupples – “I’d like to see her make more putts. The fact that she is hitting so many fairways and greens and keeps putting herself in a good position is a great deal and will help her to no end. She just has to trust her game, try to be patient and try to block out everything around her if she wants to try to win this tournament.”

On Ayako Uehara, 2nd place at 8-under par (5-under 66 on Saturday)
Richard Kaufman – Big day ahead tomorrow. Final group, final round of a major championship. Unknown territory for Uehara. She is going to be in the spotlight tomorrow.
Rankin – “She does have that ability to go low.” 

On Lydia Ko, T4 at 6-under par (3-under par 68 on Saturday)
Rankin – “This is looking like the Lydia of old.” 

On Sung Hyun Park, T4 at 6-under par (2-over par 73 on Saturday)
Jerry Foltz – “She has displayed some emotion today. Some good, some bad.” 

On IK Kim, T4 at 6-under par (3-under 68 on Saturday)
Rankin – “It think it is one of the great stories in sports of all time. She had such a tough go after the ANA Inspiration years ago and nobody will allow her to forget it. She has completely exonerated herself.” 

On Lexi Thompson, T35 at even par (1-over par 72 on Saturday)
Foltz – “The thing I’ve learned about Lexi Thompson this year, especially at the Solheim Cup, is she can turn into somebody who does things with the golf ball we’ve never seen. That back nine against Anna Nordqvist. I just have hard time counting her out if she is within shouting distance.”


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