Notable Quotes: Golf Central Live From The Olympics--08/12/2016



Olympic Golf Men’s Competition, Round 2

Friday, August 12 (6:30 a.m-3:10 p.m. ET)

Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

**Live Round 3 coverage of the Men’s Olympic Golf competition gets underway at 6:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, immediately following Golf Central Live From the Olympics, airing from 5-6:30 a.m. ET.**


For more Olympic Golf coverage on NBCOlympics.com, visit HERE.

 

On Friday’s round two of the men’s golf competition

Johnny Miller – “Nobody really knows what pressure these guys are going to feel when they know they know have a shot at the top-3 positions. It could be that it melts them or it could be that they play great golf…It is a totally different mindset.”

Nick Faldo – “It is important for golf all over the world to be supporting golf in the Olympics these two weeks. Very cool.”

 

On Thursday’s opening round and golf’s return to the Olympic games

Ireland Team Captain Paul McGinley – “The crowds were much bigger than I thought. What the players had to say and the sense of humility the players had on being in one sport in a big, big picture of other sports and to be part of the Olympics. To listen to all those words resonate and what they have had to say and follow what was said in the media, I think golf really was the big winner yesterday. Sport was the winner. And people representing their countries and we are all very proud of our countries, and to see those players express that through golf was really special for me.”

 

On Australia’s Marcus Fraser, leader at 10-under par (2-under par 71 on Friday)

Roger Maltbie – “It has been a very solid round of golf. He has hit solid shot after solid shot. Kept the ball in play and out of jeopardy and has been very impressive looking.”

Miller – “He could have run away with this, no doubt about it, with the birdie opportunities he has had today.”

Miller – “He is hitting the ball really well. The putter starting calming down and he wasn’t making as many today.”

Miller – “He has got a wonderful opportunity to make a name for himself.”

 

Fraser speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following his round

Fraser – “It was very good, I felt like I played very similar to yesterday to tell you the truth, I just didn’t make the putts.”

 

On Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, one shot back at 9-under par (5-under par 66 on Friday)

Miller – “I’m just so impressed with his game. I think he has got a lot of upside in the world scene, and he already is playing well.”

 

Pieters speaking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands following his round

Thomas Pieters – “We have a good game plan. You need to hit some good golf shots here and I have hit plenty of good ones…This is the best week of my life so far and I am trying to enjoy it on the course.”

 

On Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, two shots back at 8-under par (3-under par 68 on Friday)

Miller – “The other players have got to be watching him and where he is on the leaderboard. Almost like in the days of Tiger.”

Feherty – “Pretty impressive these two days. Pretty impressive these two months. Just a ton under par.”

Faldo – “3-wood in the water, 3-wood onto the green, then holes a 90-foot putt for par. You’re kidding me. Now he knows he is walking on water.”

Peter Jacobsen – “How about Stenson. Here we are at the Olympics and the Open and Royal Troon has broken out.”

Steve Sands – “All the ups and downs this game provides the players, if you are riding hot, take that wave all the way to the shore.”

 

On U.S.A’s Bubba Watson, T18 at 2-under par for the competition (4-under par 67 on Friday)

Miller – “That is a sweet round after the first round.”

Jacobsen – “He has got the right attitude. Coming into this week he wasn’t going to miss this opportunity. He wants to be known as an Olympian and he has embraced this experience.”

Feherty – “He is an interesting character. Kind of eccentric.”

Jacobsen – He is one of the guys you want to watch, whether hitting balls on the range or on the golf course.”









Golf Channel Notable Quotes

Golf Central Live From the Olympics

Friday, August 12 (3:10-5 p.m. ET)

Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

**Live Round 3 coverage of the Men’s Olympic Golf competition gets underway at 6:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, immediately following Golf Central Live From the Olympics, airing from 5-6:30 a.m. ET.**


For more Olympic Golf coverage on NBCOlympics.com, visit HERE.

 

On golf’s return to the Olympics

Nick Faldo – “Everybody is coming out of here with sheer pride in what they’ve done. Harrington said it best last night when he said ‘There are 60 winners this week,’ which doesn’t happen in a normal, regular tournament.”

 

On the pressure heading into the weekend play and competing for Olympic medals

Faldo – “If you want fame, if you want to be a legend and if you can handle that for the rest of your life, this is the medal to win.”

Rich Lerner – “We could have the biggest third place battle in the history of golf.”

Faldo – “You have to have the mental strength this week since there are only three prizes. You have to use that as determination. It forces you into doing things – like all of the Olympics we have watched over the years – we see the Olympians do something, they pull off personal bests to get themselves to a bronze, silver or gold medal. I think we are going to see the same thing in golf.”

 

On Australia’s Marcus Fraser, leader at 10-under par

Faldo – “I admire Fraser’s wedge play this week. Really cool. Everything is within a couple of feet from the pin.”

Frank Nobilo – “If he wants to win a medal, he is going to have his keep his foot on the pedal.”

Brandel Chamblee – “You have to give him his due. First round 63, Olympic record, and he came back out today and played very solid golf.”

David Duval – “I was excited to see him back it up today. It tells me that as of now, he is up to the task and it will be interesting to see how he performs this weekend.”

 

On Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, one shot back at 9-under par

Nobilo – “He is an absolute star of the future.”

Duval – “There is no reason why we aren’t going to be talking about him moving forward like we talk about Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. He has that potential to get up there into the top-5, top-10, top-15 in the world.”

Faldo – “What a great golf swing. He has got so much talent.”

 

On Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, two shots back at 8-under par

Faldo – “He is in an amazing place in his career right now. He has battled over the last few years and is in a very confident position in his career.”

Lerner – “He is a super talent and a super star. So much fun to watch.”

 

On Great Britain’s Justin Rose, T4 at 6-under par

Faldo – “He is in a strong position heading into the weekend because he has been here and is well prepared physically, technically and mentally.”


SOURCE: Golf Channel