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Golf Central Live From The Open
Friday, July 15 (3:30-5 p.m. ET)
Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland

** Live Round 3 coverage of The 145TH Open begins Saturday on Golf Channel at 4 a.m. ET and continues on NBC at 7 a.m. ET**

On Phil Mickelson, leader at 10-under par after two rounds (2-under par 69 on Friday)
Brandel Chamblee – “It is one thing to have a game plan, it is another to execute it. You just won’t see anybody come up with a game plan and execute it more beautifully than Phil has through the first 36 holes.”
David Duval – “When Phil has gotten off course – which he has a couple of times so far – he almost makes the shots look routine.”
Duval – “He is putting as good as ever, pitching as good as ever, and his bunker play – well, we have known all about that for the past 20 years.”
Rich Lerner – “We don’t want to see Phil hit all 18 greens. That’s no fun. We want to see Phil get into a little bit of trouble here and there.”
Chamblee – “He is putting better than he has ever putted in his life.”
Duval – “He is putting incredibly well and his short game has never taken a day off, I don’t believe. That combination is great in any tournament, let alone The Open.”

On Henrik Stenson, in 2nd at 9-under-par after two rounds (6-under 65 on Friday)
Chamblee – “He always has been known for his ball striking, but even for him he is in a rich vein of form coming in to this championship.”
Chamblee – “He struggles from time to time on the greens but when he is on, he looks almost unbeatable.”

On Keegan Bradley, T3 at 7-under par after two rounds (3-under 68 on Friday)
Duval – “He is a major champion and has won a World Golf Championships event. Don’t be surprised to see him continue this weekend.”
Tim Rosaforte – “He is a different Keegan Bradley now. He is starting to look and walk like the Keegan Bradley that won that major and had that success.”

On Day two’s scoring conditions and the leaders all playing in the morning wave before the weather worsened in the afternoon
Duval – “There truly can be the luck of the draw involved with The Open.”
Chamblee – “It was a combination of great golf and a great break, not only for Phil Mickelson but pretty much everybody on top of that leaderboard.”
-NBC Sports Group-