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Golf Channel Notable Quotes
Golf Central Live From the Masters
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (primetime)
Augusta National Golf ClubAugusta, Ga.

On Saturday’s third round at the MastersRich Lerner– “It feels like we are heading towards an epic Sunday at the Masters.”Lerner –“Star power and fire power on top of the leaderboard.”Frank Nobilo –“I don’t know if everything boils at 100 degrees, but today had that nice Saturday sizzle to it.”David Duval–“To have this kind of leaderboard, I don’t think we could ask for a whole lot more.”Mike Tirico –“If Spieth and Fowler [paired together on Sunday] can put on a show on Sunday, think about what that will do for the future of the game and for the excitement for the rest of the season.”Tirico –“No other sport could you take two of the biggest names in the game out – in Woods and the number one player in the world, Dustin Johnson – and yet still Sunday afternoon is must see TV.”

On Sergio Garcia, co-leader at 6-under par (2-under par 70 on Saturday)Brandel Chamblee –“I like the way Sergio Garcia is playing. There has always been a sense that Sergio just needed one break. One something where he can look up and think, ‘OK, the fates have bet my way.’ I think that might have happened today at the 13th hole.”Duval –“He has exercised whatever Saturday demons he may have had and has put himself right into the thick of things.”Chamblee –“I think we have all seen a different Sergio Garcia this week.”

On Justin Rose, co-leader at 6-under par (5-under par 67 on Saturday)Duval –“We talk about how he is a bigtime player on the bigtime stages. Gold Medal winner. U.S. Open Champion. Maybe soon to be Masters champion.”Nobilo –“Today’s round had shades of Merion. What an amazing final nine he played today.”Nobilo –“It was clinical. That is the way he plays.”Lerner –“There is a strength of his game tee to green, and there also a strength of character that you need to win tournaments like this.”

On Rickie Fowler, T3 at 5-under par (1-under par 71 on Saturday)Duval –“He has the ability to hit the golf ball as well as anybody in professional golf. His goal should be tomorrow, the way he putts, hit 18 greens. Maybe play a little conservative and give yourself 18 chances. It is all about getting on and giving yourself the opportunities.”Chamblee –“It could be one of the more popular victories given the fact that in many ways he emulates the qualities of Arnold Palmer. That baton and example has been set. So many of the young players today exemplify what Arnold Palmer stood for.”Lerner –“To this point he has been known to wear orange on Sunday. He’d like to change that and wear green Sunday night.”

On Jordan Spieth, T4 at 4-under par (4-under par 68 on Saturday)Chamblee –“Everybody says this is a second shot golf course. Jordan Spieth is a second shot golfer.”Duval –“He’s a fighter. This is a guy that believes what he is doing. He is maturing and realizing that not everything rests on him, and that he can move on from mistakes.”Chamblee –“He doesn’t drop your jaw off the tee, but he will leave you speechless around the greens.”Chamblee –“Deeper into a tournament you get, the better he gets.”

On Charley Hoffman, T4 at 4-under par (even par 72 on Saturday)Arron Oberholser –“He has got to be more patient on Sunday.”Oberholser –“His game is what fits this golf course. If he can stay within himself, can stay in his routine and hits another 15 greens, he won’t make the same mistakes on Sunday.”

-NBC Sports Group-