They said it: Day 2 of the U.S. Open


ARDMORE, Pa. – Quote board from Day 2 of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club:

Rory McIlroy, when asked about why Merion isn’t being flooded with low scores: “I didn’t hear any of the golfers saying that. It was you guys saying that it was going to be scoreable. So you must be very good golfers.”

NBC Sports analyst Johnny Miller, on Tiger Woods’ putting: “For some reason he is not making the putts like he does at regular Tour events. Maybe that is part of being his age, and he has a lot of wear and tear on the old tires. I don’t know if that is it, but he is not making them so far.”

Miller, on Billy Horschel saying he was going to try and play the weekend at Merion like it was just another Tour event: “I’ve heard that about 500 times and it hasn’t worked one time. It is not just another tournament. You’ve got to know you are facing this mad lion and you’ve got to deal with it.”

More Miller, on Horschel’s mindset: “You just have to deal with it. You can’t just not face it. It is a tough, tough test, and it is our national championship, and you just have to deal with it and perform. You can’t just say it is the Hershey Bar Open or something.”

Jim Furyk, when asked where this Open (16 over) ranks in his career: “I’ll be honest with you, Oakmont, Winged Foot and Olympic Club were far more disappointing to get so close and I felt like I got kicked in the stomach for all three of those, to lose by a shot or two when I could have won. So, miss the cut by one, miss the cut by 40, it doesn’t really matter. But if you lose an event by one or two, it sticks with you for a while.”