Golf Channel Live From Quotes From Tuesday #Merion #isitThursdayyet

Golf Channel has been all over the scene at the 113th U.S. Open.  Here are some quotes from Tuesday’s Live From telecast:

Golf Channel Quotes

Live From the U.S. Open

Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (3-8 p.m. ET)

On the possibility of the USGA implementing a local rule to allow lift, clean and placement of the ball

Brandel Chamblee (@BrandelChamblee): “That is about as likely to happen as getting a text from Donald Trump that ends in LOL. That’s not going to happen.”

On Sergio Garcia’s apology to Tiger Woods for insensitive remarks

Tripp Isenhour (@TrippIsenhourGC): “I hope that in his mind today puts it to rest.”

Frank Nobilo (@FrankNobiloGC): “They are big boys. They are going to figure it out. The fact that they shook hands – Tiger said they looked each other straight in the eye – is good enough for me.”

Frank Nobilo: “Look forward 15 or 20 years and bring them back, they might view what happened the last few months differently.”

On Rory Mcllroy’s workout schedule

Brandel Chamblee: “I think he would be a better player if he spent that time on the putting green.”

On Graeme McDowell’s description of Merion Golf Club

Brandel Chamblee: “Graeme McDowell has many gifts. One of his is an unbureaucratic gift for clarity in the media center. He summed up this golf course in just the 20 minutes he was talking.”

On Graeme McDowell’s chances of winning at Merion GC

Brandel Chamblee: “You can’t overlook the fact that there is only one player in golf that has a better record in the U.S. Open since 2008 – Tiger Woods by a slim margin. He does all the things right to play in a U.S. Open.”

On Dustin Johnson

Tripp Isenhour: “Can a long hitter win here? Sure. Can Dustin Johnson do it? He is going to have to put his ball in the fairway and that is the question mark.”

Brandel Chamblee: “He has the talent to blow fields away like Rory Mcllroy. But he also is inconsistent enough to where he can go up in flames very early in a golf tournament and disappear.”

On Predicting Playing Conditions and Scoring:

Brandel Chamblee (@BrandelChamblee):  “Nobody really has a sense of how this golf course is going to play, and players, media and everyone, alike, doesn’t have any sense of what the players are going to shoot.”

On Tiger Woods:

Frank Nobilo (@FrankNobiloGC):  “While he has been inconsistent, sometimes it’s like criticizing the smile on the Mona Lisa – is it perfect, is it not.  There’s two sides to every coin.”

On Merion Golf Club:

David B. Fay (former USGA executive director):  “It’s been said that Merion proved that whatever else she is, she ain’t no lady.”

Frank Nobilo:  “It’s perfectly unbalanced.”

On USGA’s choice of U.S. Open Courses:

David B. Fay:  “There was a time – and I don’t think the USGA ever openly admitted it – that it was really fixated on the score.  I think that sort of slipped away a bit with Tiger’s performance in 2000 at Pebble Beach and it was punctuated by Rory’s performance.”

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