Sunday, March 8th, 2020


NBC Sports Notable Quotes
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (Final Round)
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Sunday, March 8

Arnold Palmer Invitational – Final Round Leaderboard
Tyrrell Hatton -4
Marc Leishman -3
Sungjae Im -2
Bryson DeChambeau -1

On Tyrrell Hatton, 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner at 4-under par (2-over 74 on Sunday)
Paul Azinger – “What a win. That was some really solid pressure playing. He earned it. A sign of relief as much as joy.”
Azinger – “You’ve got to give him all of the credit because it was so easy for negative thoughts to jump into his head on a day like today.”
Dan Hicks – “Boy did he hang on tight with both hands on the steering wheel.”
Azinger – “He has really come through in the clutch here today…He has that volcanic potential as well all know, but those tee shots on 17 and 18 he will remember for the rest of his life.”
David Feherty – “He is nice to everyone but himself.”
Azinger – “He is so fun to watch.”
Azinger – “The mental battles he is going through today are enormous.”

Tyrrell Hatton speaking with NBC Sports’ Steve Sands following his victory
Tyrrell Hatton – “It is hard to explain. Just an incredible feeling. Such a tough day today. I actually thought I was playing myself out of it a little bit when I made double on 11, and when I saw the scoreboard on 14 green and I saw I had a 1 or 2-shot lead at the time I was a little surprised. To hold on and win here at such an iconic venue, I am just over the moon.”

On Marc Leishman, 2nd at 3-under par (1-over 73 on Sunday)
Paul Azinger – “He put the pressure on Hatton today. It came down to match play between these two [Hatton and Leishman].”

On Sungjae Im, 3rd at 2-under par (1-over 73 on Sunday)
Paul Azinger – “He is clutch and does not step off the throttle.”

On Bryson DeChambeau, 4th at 1-under par (1-under 71 on Sunday)
Dan Hicks – “He is all bulked up and feeling like the Hulk after that birdie on 18.”
Paul Azinger – “Boy he knows that birdie on 18 means something.”

On Rory McIlroy, T5 at even par (4-over 76 on Sunday)
Paul Azinger – “He looks exhausted and bummed. His driver let him down today.”

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