FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
PROGRAMMING ALERT – THIRD ROUND OF TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP RESUMES SUNDAY AT 9:45 A.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK
Final Round Coverage – 12 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel/Peacock, Shifts to NBC/Peacock at 1:30 p.m. ET
Notes and Quotes from Third Round – “He’s doesn’t have his best stuff. You can just tell by the way he’s carrying himself. He’s just trying to hang on. He’s just not dialed in.” – Paul Azinger on Scottie Scheffler
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 27, 2022 – NBC Sports presented exclusive third round coverage of the 2022 TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.
Play was suspended due to inclement weather. Live third round coverage will resume Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel. Final round coverage will begin at noon ET on GOLF Channel and shifts to NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET. All coverage will stream on Peacock.
TOUR Championship Leaderboard – Third Round (In Progress)
Following are quotes from third round coverage on NBC and Peacock.
ON SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER
Paul Azinger: “He’s doesn’t have his best stuff. You can just tell by the way he’s carrying himself. He’s just trying to hang on. He’s just not dialed in. A couple of dicey wedges for a guy who ordinarily, that’s his strength. He’s just hanging in there today, trying to figure something out.”
Azinger after missed birdie putt on 9th hole: “He just kind of seems a little lethargic. There’s so much stress on what he’s trying to achieve here, he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself and he’s so wrapped up in trying to be in the moment.”
Azinger on Scheffler’s birdie at the 8th hole after hitting the green from the fairway bunker: “(The fairway bunker shot) was such a hard shot, not many guys can pull that shot off, and then to follow it up with the putt…it was so important for Scheffler to make a birdie today before a bogey.”
ON XANDER SCHAUFFELE
Roger Maltbie after Schauffele found the green from the trees on the 7th hole: “Openings in the trees to this fella are like catnip.”
Maltbie as Schauffele asked patrons to move with his lie in the right rough on the 5th hole: “When this used to happen to me when I was playing, I would tell the fans, ‘You know, if I was that good, I would be in the middle of the fairway folks. You might want to give me a little room.’”
ON SUNGJAE IM
Azinger on Im on 13th hole after missing consecutive birdie putts short while in third place: “I’ll tell you what happens – it sticks into your head exactly where you stand, and you have every reason to be tentative on a downhiller. You don’t want to do anything silly at this point. It’s just pressure.”
MIKE TIRICO ON LATEST PGA TOUR DEVELOPMENTS
Tirico: “Competition usually brings change and we’ve seen that here. We’ve also seen a reaction from the biggest names in the game – generational talents like Woods and McIlroy – stepping up not on the golf course, but amongst their peers, to try and make the changes to improve the PGA TOUR. If all of this happens, we will have bigger events for all of us to enjoy. But there’s also the reality – and with three more cases in the last 24 hours – of legal action continuing to expand, that this is going to be tied up in the courts for a while. So while there may be better action on the golf course, a resolution to this situation in the sport is weeks, months or maybe years away.”