Saturday, September 23rd, 2017


NBC Sports Group Notable Quotes
TOUR Championship
Third Round
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

**Final round coverage of the TOUR Championship begins Sunday at Noon ET on Golf Channel, continuing at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC.**

On Paul Casey, leader at 12-under par (5-under 65 on Saturday)
Dan Hicks – “Paul Casey has taken hold of this championship as much as you can at this point.”
Gary Koch (on Casey’s lengthy birdie on 17) – “Not necessarily trying to make, just trying to get the speed right…sometimes they go in when the speed’s right.”
Hicks – “Sometimes, when you knock on the door long enough…”

On Xander Schauffele, T2 at 10-under par (5-under 65 on Saturday)
Johnny Miller – “I think he is going to be a fantastic player. His swing is off-the-charts great.”
Xander Schauffele speaking with NBC’s Steve Sands following his round
Xander Schauffele – “It is hard to say that I’m not hot right now, but I think it is a continuation. I had nothing to lose last week and I have absolutely nothing to lose this week.”
Schauffele – “This is foreign territory for me, obviously. We’ll come up with a game plan tonight. Honestly, just try to do the same thing we’ve been doing the last three days.”
Schauffele – “Just reminding myself that I have nothing to lose and I’m kind of fortunate to be here. With that in mind I kind of play free.”

On Kevin Kisner, T2 at 10-under par (6-under 64 on Saturday)
Hicks – “Warm up the chopper for Athens. Could be a real fun ride coming off of this score.”
Miller – “That is a sweet round today.”

On Patrick Reed, T4 at 7-under par (1-under par 69 on Saturday)
Miller – “I don’t think he ever lacks for firing up. He has got a lot of “go to it” in his system. A lot of energy.”

On Justin Thomas, T4 at 7-under par (even par 70 on Saturday)
Miller – “Thomas fought it back after his double bogey on 14.”
Hicks – “This is pretty good work with three bogeys and a double on your card.”

On Saturday’s third round at East Lake Golf Club
David Feherty – “It has turned into a cavalry charge here.”

On the FedExCup Playoffs
Miller – “The pressure of the FedExCup definitely is real.”
Hicks – “It is so hard to play this high level of golf all of these weeks.”

-NBC Sports Group-