Saturday, August 8th, 2020


GOLF Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the PGA Championship
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, Calif.
Saturday, Aug. 8

GOLF Channel’s PGA Championship news coverage continues Sunday with Morning Drive from 8-10 a.m. ET; concluding with Golf Central Live From the PGA Championship following the Sunday’s final round network coverage from 9-11 p.m. ET.

PGA Championship Leaderboard
Dustin Johnson -9
Cameron Champ -8
Scottie Scheffler -8
Brooks Koepka -7
Collin Morikawa -7
Paul Casey -7

On Saturday’s third round at the PGA Championship
Brandel Chamblee – “I think the top blew off of this tournament today. It was like Mount St. Helens. It has been bubbling for a long time. All of the longest hitters got together today and said, ‘Let’s go have at it.’”
Chamblee – “It was like a home run derby. It was fun to watch. Long drives and long putts.”
Justin Leonard – “It was a very entertaining day of golf. It defined where the game is today. Hammer it down there, go find it and hope for a good lie. When you find it, go make a birdie.”

On Dustin Johnson, leader at -9
Brandel Chamblee – “Every single day this week he has been trending in the right direction.”
Justin Leonard – “I think he plays without scar tissue. This is a different and more mature Dustin Johnson that is out here today.”
Chamblee – “While Dustin appears to be carefree and scar free, I think it gets to him that Brooks Koepka has won four and he hasn’t.”
Leonard – “He [Johnson] is happy for his friend Brooks, but it also inspires him. It inspires him to work harder. He wants to get back in that conversation. He doesn’t like being down 1-4. He wants to be down 2-4 at the end of tomorrow.”
Chamblee – “Talent-wise it is a toss-up between Koepka and Johnson. Brooks plays like he has Jim Valvano’s speech going on in a loop in his head. Dustin sometimes plays like he has the AM radio playing in his head. That’s the difference between the two.”
Rich Lerner – “We don’t say this a whole lot. Dustin Johnson rode a red-hot putter to take the lead heading into Sunday.”

On Brooks Koepka, T4 at -7
Justin Leonard – “This is a guy that has no scar tissue. Everybody in this field has scar tissue. The only scar tissue is what is in his knee and that is not bothering him.”
Rich Lerner – “He is not just lurking. He’s looming. Great athletes intuitively understand that this is it. This is Game 7. This is the fourth quarter. This is how Koepka competes in major championships.”

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