Saturday, March 7th, 2020


NBC Sports Notable Quotes
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (Third Round)
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Saturday, March 7

Arnold Palmer Invitational – Third Round Leaderboard
Tyrrell Hatton -6
Marc Leishman -4
Rory McIlroy -4
Christin Bezuidenhout -3
Sungjae Im -3
Danny Lee -3
Harris English -3

On Tyrrell Hatton, leader at 6-under par (1-over par 73 on Saturday)
Roger Maltbie – “Can you imagine starting out tied for the lead, shooting over par and be in the lead by yourself?”
Paul Azinger – “What a great way to finish. He hit only half the greens in regulation. Scrambled, made some nice putts and held himself together.”
Azinger – “He is an emotional guy and this is an emotional kind of golf course.”
David Feherty – “I remember asking Mic Donaghy [Hatton’s caddie, Feherty’s former caddie] ‘Do you think we will find that?’ after a bad tee shot. He told me, ‘If that ball was wrapped in Bacon, Lassie wouldn’t find it.’”

On Rory McIlroy T2 at 4-under par (1-over par 73 on Saturday)
Paul Azinger – “You expect that he will be the man to beat. He is the one everyone is going to keep an eye on the leaderboard tomorrow.”
Azinger – “The guys who haven’t won on the PGA TOUR who are looking up at Rory McIlroy will have a difficult time tomorrow.”

On Marc Leishman, T2 at 4-under par (even-par 72 on Saturday)
Paul Azinger – “Solid golf today for Leishman.”

On Sungjae Im, T4 at 3-over par (2-over par 74 on Saturday)
Paul Azinger – “Statistically on the green he is just not that great, but his lag putting has been fabulous. He has a tremendous touch. That’s a gift.”

On the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Paul Azinger – “We have got major championship conditions today.”
Dan Hicks – “A U.S. Open has broken out.”
Gary Koch – “It takes a good attitude to be able to play in these conditions today.”
David Feherty – “A fun day to watch golf, not so much fun to play it.”

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