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Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (primetime show)
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.

**Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open continues Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET.**

VIDEO FEATURE – Bob Ford’s Final Farewell to Oakmont: Celebrating his 37th year as head professional at Oakmont, Bob Ford will say goodbye to the club at year’s end. Gary Williams profiles the legacy Ford will leave behind.

On Oakmont Country Club
Brandel Chamblee – “When you start to think about the U.S. Open and the draconian nature of the setup and the stars that it produces… It’s a constant tug of war between apprehension and awe. And there really aren’t many better examples in the world of golf than Oakmont when it comes to those two.”

On Jason Day
Chamblee – “People marveled at [Walter Hagen’s] ability to deal with a bad shot, get on it with it and play golf. And that’s what I see when I watch Jason Day play golf. People are enamored with the perfectionist Ben Hogan, but there are a lot of imperfectionists in the Hall of Fame. And that’s where Jason Day is headed.”
David Duval – “We’ve all seen and known of the potential Jason Day has as a golfer… Going back to last July of the Open Championship on the final hole with a chance to get in the playoff… I think that’s the moment that rattled his cage, and we all need our cage rattled sometimes. You go back to that Monday finish at St. Andrews and leaving the putt short was the moment he needed in his career to really take off. And I think we’ve seen that meteoric rise ever since that final putt at St. Andrews.”

On Rory McIlroy
Chamblee – “This is not the type of golf course where you’re going to win with 100 putts around 72 holes. When Angel Cabrera won here in 2007 he had 124 putts. Tiger Woods finished second with 126 putts. That is probably one of the weakest parts of Rory McIlroy’s game… But if his approach shots are spot on this week, it’s really not a fair fight watching him play.”
Duval – “The strategy might not be hitting drivers everywhere, but it’s also taking advantage of your ability to drive the golf ball. And I think we sometimes get confused that driving the golf ball isn’t always about hitting the driver. It’s about putting it in play and taking advantage of your skills and your talents. And it sounds like that’s exactly what [Rory] is trying to do.”

On Rickie Fowler
Duval – “I’ve felt like after Rickie won the Players last year his climb would have been a little bit higher than it’s been and a little more steady… His next step in progression is winning that major championship. And the fact is, you have to go out and do it, it’s not just a given that you’re going to.”
Frank Nobilo – “[He is] sort of where Jason Day was 18 months, two years ago. Where he was right in the crosshairs, he was the ‘next’ guy we were talking about… But as time ticks on, he now knows he’s ready.”
-NBC Sports Group-