Miller on Kuchar: Watch out, Rickie and Bubba


Golf Channel and Golf Channel on NBC analyst quotes from Sunday’s final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. 

Live From The Players (NBC, 1:30-2 p.m. ET)

Golf Channel Analyst Frank Nobilo on Kevin Na:

“How do you turn Na into a positive? With a putter.”

Nobilo, on the chances of Kevin Na winning The Players Championship.  

“Since they moved the date to May, no 54-hole leader has gone on to win.  So on the subject of could it happen…. I’m going to say Na on Kevin Na.”

The Players Championship final round (2-7 p.m. ET)

Golf Channel on NBC analyst Johnny Miller on The Players champion Matt Kuchar:

“He could be really be a good threat to Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson in the future.”

Johnny Miller on Matt Kuchar’s decision to play tennis before the final round:

 “I guess it pays to play tennis in the morning.”

Golf Channel on NBC analyst Roger Maltbie on his text message from Charles Barkley Saturday night regarding Kevin Na:

“Last night I got a text from Charles Barkley. It said, ‘Kevin Na is my hero. Welcome to my world.’”

Johnny Miller on Rickie Fowler after his birdie on 17:

“Seems to have the ‘it’ there, doesn’t he?...That’s what could make him a special player. With a little more experience, (he could be) a good closer. It’s a rare trait, I’m telling you.”

Johnny Miller on Zach Johnson’s final round:

“That’s a really gutsy round. I’m proud of him.”