Sunday, September 17th, 2017


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
The Evian Championship
Sunday’s Final Round
Evian Resort Golf Club
Evian-les-Bains, France

**NBC is airing a 90-minute special recapping the final round of The Evian Championship today from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET.

**Anna Nordqvist defeated Brittany Altomore with a bogey on the first playoff hole (18) to capture her second major championship.

On Anna Nordqvist, 2017 Evian Championship winner (9-under par in regulation, 5-under 66 on Sunday)
Judy Rankin – “I’m not sure Anna, while playing today, thought about winning until she hit the great shot at 15 and made a short eagle putt. Then it was very realistic all of a sudden.”
Terry Gannon – “Anna Nordqvist is a major champion once again. And it wasn’t easy bringing it home.”
Brandel Chamblee – “A little poetic justice after what happened to her last year at the U.S. Women’s Open.”
David Duval – “To see that putt go in I think was really a testament to the fortitude for her to get it done.”

On Brittany Altomore, 2017 Evian Championship runner-up (9-under par in regulation, with a long putt for par on 18 to finish at 9-under. 5-under 66 on Sunday)
Gannon – “How big was that putt.”
Rankin – “Talk about nerves of steel. Great four.”
Rankin – “I can’t tell you what a satisfying feeling that has to be for her. Not just what she has done in the tournament. She went out in a really hard day, in a position she is not really comfortable with and shot 66. That plays into your entire career and what is coming up next.”

On the playoff between Anna Nordqvist and Brittany Altomore and the weather conditions
Jerry Foltz – “I’ve never played in weather like this on purpose.”
Gannon – “After last night we previewed the final day. These were not the names that we mentioned who would be standing at the end of play today.”
Sandy Mackenzie – “Who would have thought we would be finishing in these conditions.”
Duval – “To see this playoff conducted under these conditions. To me it looked almost unplayable when you are dealing with a green that is basically full of water. Hail on the green. Winds blowing 30 miles per hour. That bogey to win was a heck of a good score really. Just nearly an impossible hole and an impossible situation. They handled it well but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before. Typically that is stuff you will never play golf in.”

On Katherine Kirk, T3 at 8-under par (1-under 70 on Sunday)
Rankin – “She has reason to feel good about this. She really does.”

On Lydia Ko, T3 at 8-under par (2-under 69 on Sunday)
Gannon – “She is just going to come up short, with a bogey on the final hole.”
Gannon – “All season long people have been speculating what is going on with Lydia Ko. The last couple of events will give you a little bit of an answer in a positive way.”

On Moriya Jutanugarn, T3 at 8-under par (1-over 72 on Sunday)
Rankin – “I still believe it is right around the corner. She is just too good of a player.”
Rankin – “If her sister doesn’t have an ulcer from her own game, watching this today will certainly give her one.”
Rankin – “She is going over a million dollars this season without a win. That is playing some golf “

On Sunday’s final round at The Evian Championship
Rankin – “The day is ending on a difficult note for a number of players.”
Chamblee – “We saw a little bit of everything, but we didn’t see this coming for sure.”
Duval – “It was incredible what was happening at the end of the tournament.”

-NBC Sports Group-