June 16, 2012
U.S. Open Championship on NBC
“He can make that ball come down like a butterfly with sore feet.”
–Johnny Miller on Jim Furyk
“When you’re 45 years old contending for a U.S. Open is tough.”
–Johnny Miller on David Toms
“When you’re a little nervous, and you’re 42-years-old, you gotta hit those putts, not baby them.”
–Johnny Miller on Jim Furyk leaving a putt short
“Those are two, as I would say, stinkers by Furyk and Woods.
–Johnny Miller on Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods’ poor approach shots on the 5th hole.
“Jesper Parnevik calls it the ‘Swedish Seve’ because all of the shots he hits and the gyrations he makes.”
–Peter Jacobsen on Fredrik Jacobson’s stroke.
“His demeanor is really good. I like this new Tiger. I like the positive vibes. He’s turned the corner since Memorial.”
–Johnny Miller on Tiger Woods
“It has no respect for who you are or what you’re ranking is.”
–Lee Westwood talking to Bob Costas about the challenge playing the U.S. Open
“He’s got no in-between. Either it’s a good hole or a bad hole.”
–Johnny Miller on 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler’s play in the third round.
“We should call him ‘Who knows Beau?’(Miller)
Beau knows a lot!” (Hicks)
–Johnny Miller and and Dan Hicks exchange after Hossler sunk a birdie putt at the par 4, 14th hole.
“The only flat lie you get here at Olympic is on the practice tee.”
–Peter Jacobsen after Jim Furyk hit his shot in the bunker on the 12th hole.
“He didn’t throw his club because he loved it, I know that.”
–Johnny Miller after Tiger Woods reacted to his tee shot on the 14th hole.
“Philip Rivers just called. He wants your autograph.”
–Bob Costas during post-round interview with Hossler, who is a San Diego Charges fan.
“I think I could do that, but I’d have to play a round of golf with him first.”
Hossler in reply.
“Both these guys are the ultimate workers.”
–Johnny Miller on how hard Furyk and Woods work on their golf games.
“He took it like a champion, Tiger did, because that was very disappointing in almost every regard.”
–Johnny Miller commenting on Tiger Woods 3rd round score of 75.
NBC Sports Group’s 2012 U.S. Open Notes & Quotes
June 16, 2012
Live From the U.S. Open on Golf Channel
“This is going to be a difficult 36 holes this weekend. Everyone will be playing with an air of caution this weekend.”
–Frank Nobilo on what to expect on Saturday and Sunday
“His command of flight was one of the biggest keys around him.”
–Frank Nobilo on Tiger Woods play during the first two rounds of the tournament
“He’s not excited to be in the media room. He’s got a look of caution and excitement on his face because there is still a long way to go.”
–Notah Begay, III on Tiger Woods
“To me, it looks like he has the armor back on… If he continues to hit the ball squarely, this may shape up to be his first major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.”
—Tim Rosaforte on Tiger Woods
“This is a friendly pairing. But it’s certainly not going to be overly friendly. These guys are such hard competitors. I don’t think there is going to be a lot said out there.”
-Notah Begay, III on the third round pairing of Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk
“Happy birthday to Phil, who turns 42-years-old today”
— Kelly Tilghman to Phil Mickelson
“He’s one of those players with enough fire power to take advantage. If he can get out and make a couple birdies early. He has nothing to lose and he may make something special on his birthday”
–Notah Begay, III on Phil Mickelson
“I think Phil, at the moment, unless he shoots a 66, is out of it.”
–Frank Nobilo on Phil Mickelson
“The one question Rory is never going to be asked is ‘Can you win a major’. He should figure this out and he should get there.”
–Frank Nobilo on Rory McIlroy
“You know it’s getting out of hand when Zach Johnson’s caddie is making fashion statements out there.”
–Notah Begay, III on the interesting fashion statements that are being made by players and caddies at the U.S. Open this weekend
“If you play in the morning, you are going to get a softer golf course. The leaders play in the late afternoon, so they will have a fast and firm course on Saturday and Sunday.”
–Mike Davis, Executive Director, USGA, on the golf course during Saturday and Sunday of the U.S. Open
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