Once again, the great people at Turner Sports have sent the press release from the PGA Championship within minutes of sign-off. With coverage including the conclusion of the 2nd round and the start of the 3rd, I present this press release.
Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the PGA Championship from Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. – Round Two/Three – Saturday, August 14, 2010
TNT’s Round Three /Final Round coverage of the PGA Championship concludes on Sunday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET.
Announcers: Ernie Johnson, Ian Baker-Finch, Billy Kratzert and Jim Huber
Johnson on former PGA Champion Steve Elkington standing at -3 through the second round: “Wow, getting in the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’. How about Elk heading into the weekend?”
Kratzert on the low scores through the first two rounds at Whistling Straits: “This is the second time they’ve seen it (the course). They are not intimidated as they were in 2004. That’s why we are seeing the guys shoot the scores they’re shooting.”
Kratzert on Vijay Singh: “This has been a very good putting round by Vijay with the putter, he did not miss anything. You can just feel the confidence growing with Vijay with the putter.”
Baker-Finch on Sergio Garcia possibly joining the European Ryder Cup team: “There is no use in including him if Sergio himself is saying ‘I need to shut it down.’ If he’s playing well he’s the first guy on the plane. If he’s not playing well he needs to shut it down and get his confidence back.”
Baker-Finch on Tiger Woods’ aggressive shot from the sand on the 18th: “I don’t understand this, I really don’t. Why wouldn’t Tiger just take his wedge shot?”
Johnson after Woods hit it on the green: “I guess that’s why.”
Jim Huber interviewed Tiger Woods, who stands at -3 after two rounds.
Woods on his performance through two rounds: “I didn’t really have much today or yesterday. I was happy to get the score I did…I’m in good shape, I’m right there in the ballgame (for the tournament).”
Johnson on the 93rd PGA Championship taking place at Atlanta Athletic Club in John’s Creek: “No per diem for me, just a half hour from my house.”
Kratzert on the long hitters having an advantage to win: “I think that’s going to be the story as the longer players will go ahead and seal the deal.”
Kratzert after a visual of Ernie Els way in the distance in the player’s parking lot: “I’m not feeling bad about the parking spot, he’s got the Mercedes.”
Johnson on France’s Gregory Bourdy: “This putt for Birdie, from Bourdy, from Bordeaux (France).”
Baker-Finch: “You’re killing me.”
Johnson: “Facts are facts.”
Baker-Finch on winning Major Championships: “You need to contend in majors before you have a chance to win them.”
Thanks to the great people at Turner Sports PR department for sending today’s quotage from the PGA Championship.
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