Golf Central Live From the Masters Notable Quotes
Tuesday, April 5 (9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET, Golf Channel)
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.
**Golf Central Live From the Masters continues at 7 p.m. ET tonight on Golf Channel**
Compelling feature stories scheduled to appear on tonight’s show include:
- Spieth’s Unmatched Prowess on the Greens: Nearly universally labeled as the best putter on TOUR by his peers, Jordan Spieth’s success on the greens is given a closer examination through the eyes of a marksman, a dart thrower, an archer and the best shooter in NBA history.
- Redbud: The par-3 16th hole at Augusta National is home to some of the most iconic shots in Masters history, ultimately responsible for playing such an influential role in sealing the ultimate fate of both Masters glory and utter heartbreak. The piece recounts some of the most memorable moments at the famed 16th hole, ranging across opposite ends of the spectrum.
Two-times Master Champion Tom Watson on competing in his final Masters this week
Tom Watson – “What I’m trying to do here is just make the cut really, and that would be a success for me the way I can play this golf course. It’s time to hang them up because I don’t like just to try to make the cut, I like to be in the heat of the competition… It’s time to let somebody else have another spot here at Augusta.”
Jim Herman, on winning the Shell Houston Open on Sunday to earn the final invitation into the Masters, where he’ll make his first appearance this week
Jim Herman – “Going down Magnolia Lane? Goodness gracious… Some of us get here quicker than others… [On 18 on Sunday in Houston], best drive of my life by far. I thought 17 was really good, but that one with everything on the line, [it being] the hardest hole… We’re going to put our sights pretty high… There’s no reason we can’t be sitting in Butler cabin on Sunday.”
On Adam Scott
Mark Rolfing – “ It’s amazing to me how resilient Adam Scott has been. I think he has learned patience and resiliency and to be able to bounce back like he did at both the Honda Classic and at [the WGC-Cadillac Championship].”
Notah Begay – “That ability to bounce back … You don’t do that unless you have the type of inner strength to overcome the doubts, fears and disappointment with hitting those shots under the most dire of circumstances. And he’s done a wonderful job of that and has to be in the top-three of favorites this week.”
On Phil Mickelson
Tripp Isenhour – “Hard to count him out [at the Masters]. Last year he finished second with no form whatsoever coming in. And this year, he’s got form. And when he’s had form before, he’s slipped on that green jacket.”
On Henrik Stenson
David Duval – “He doesn’t want to drive the golf ball. He does hit the 3-wood incredibly far, but when you’re choosing to give up 20-30 yards to some of these big players in today’s modern game… Certainly he’s a tremendous iron player, but you can’t make up for [the distance]… I think you’re putting yourself too far from the green, and too far behind the 8-ball when you’re choosing to play the golf course that way.”
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