Monday, February 24th, 2020

Notable Quotes: WGC-Mexico Championship (Final Round) – Patrick Reed Wins at -18

NBC Sports Notable Quotes
WGC-Mexico Championship (Final Round)
Golf Club Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Sunday, Feb. 23

WGC-Mexico Championship – Final Round Leaderboard
Patrick Reed -18
Bryson DeChambeau -17
Jon Rahm -15
Erik van Rooyen -15
Rory McIlroy -14

Patrick Reed (18-under, winner) speaking with NBC Sports’ Steve Sands following the victory
Patrick Reed – “To come back and win my second World Golf Championship – especially with how I had to finish basically [from] 15 onwards… The last hole was ugly, but it was what I needed just to get the job done. At the end of the day, just putting yourself in these positions on Sunday is just unbelievable. It’s a great feeling.”

On Reed
Paul Azinger – “This guy is some kind of resilient. Nothing seems to bother him. He can compartmentalize – it seems like – everything about his life. All the chatter that goes on around the game of golf about [him], he just keeps going forward doesn’t he?”
Azinger – “I can’t say enough about this guy, how tough he is. The more criticism that there is of him, the more he seems to go in this little shell of ‘I’m just going to shut everybody up with my clubs, let my clubs do the talking.’”
Azinger – “He chips like a genius, he drives it really well and he’s under 100 putts [this week]. He’s been absolutely brilliant on the greens. His short game has definitely done the job.”
Gary Koch – “No one has putted the ball on these greens better.”

On Bryson DeChambeau (17-under, 2nd)
Jim “Bones” Mackay – “There’s a lot to be impressed by. Obviously he hits the ball a long way, he’s very precise in many areas of the game. But what really gets me is how comfortable he is on these big stages. He just seems absolutely unphased out here, and seems very comfortable in this kind of spot.”
Azinger – “Everything Bryson has done since he’s first turned professional has been second-guessed. With all the clubs the same length, the fat grips, the scientific approach. Then he completely changes his body.”
Koch – “I know we talk about him being the scientist, but he’s got a bit of artist to him as well.”

On Jon Rahm (15-under, T-3rd)
Mackay – “With all due respect to Vinnie Johnson, this guy might be the new ‘Microwave’ in sports. He just comes out blazing and aims at every single flag. It is so much fun to watch him play on the weekend.”

On Justin Thomas (13-under, T-6th)
Azinger – “His driver really got away from him [both] today and yesterday. This golf course is so tight and tree-lined on every hole, and he [was] out of position on most of them.”

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