Monday, February 24th, 2020

Notable Quotes: WGC-Mexico Championship (Third Round)

NBC Sports Notable Quotes
WGC-Mexico Championship (Third Round)
Golf Club Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Saturday, Feb. 22

**Sunday’s final round coverage of the WGC-Mexico Championship airs live at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel, and continues at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.**

WGC-Mexico Championship – Third Round Leaderboard
Justin Thomas -15
Patrick Reed -14
Erik van Rooyen -14
Jon Rahm -11
Rory McIlroy -11
Bryson DeChambeau -11

Justin Thomas speaking with GOLF Channel’s Todd Lewis following his round
Justin Thomas – “I really want that first place [finish tomorrow]. I’ve been close a couple times. I definitely feel like I have a little bit of unfinished business here. There’s a lot of great players that are going to be breathing down Patrick and I and everybody’s necks. I know that I need to play well tomorrow, but I know I want it.”

On Justin Thomas (15-under, leader)
Jim “Bones” Mackay – “He manages his game as well as anyone on TOUR. To be able to hit the ball 320 yards off the tee and have the kind of hands this guys does, it’s no wonder he wins as often as he does.”
Paul Azinger – “Part of what separates this guy is his ability around the greens. He’s clicking on all cylinders.”

On Patrick Reed (14-under, T-2nd)
Azinger – “He seems to be putting the best [of anyone in the field]. He just seems to be making everything he looks at.”
David Feherty – “He’s made pretty much everything, and he’s made it in the center of the hole.”

On Erik van Rooyen (14-under, T-2nd)
Azinger – “He’s been holing [shots] from off the green like they’re four-footers [this week].”
Roger Maltbie – “He’s got a lot of short game, and also is a pretty good driver of the ball.”

On Bryson DeChambeau (11-under, T-4th)
Maltbie – “He tried to play aggressively [today] and it just got away [from him] a little bit, and he couldn’t recover. Just too many short-side misses. And this golf course will make you make bogeys when that happens.”

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