The thrilling conclusion to Sunday’s final round of The Players Championship elicited plenty of reaction in both the NBC broadcast booth and on the Golf Channel’s “Live From The Players” set.
Here are some of the most memorable remarks from the men who called the action.
On Tiger Woods’ win at TPC Sawgrass:
Johnny Miller: “It was very impressive. The work he as put in is paying off. Besides the 14th hole, he played great golf and he is looking really good for the future. It looks like he might get a major if he keeps doing what he is doing before the year is out.”
Brandel Chamblee: “There was so much about this win that was unique. It was all new. It was a new Tiger. And yet there was so much about this tournament that reminded me of the old Tiger. He was a tactician like he was at Hoylake in 2006 under Hank Haney. He broke this golf course down technically and clinically. He was relentless like he was in 2001, when eventually Vijay Singh broke down and made the mistake at 14. Today, it was Sergio Garcia at 17.”
On Woods’ errant drive on 14
Miller: “This hole has got his number. He has only hit the fairway 10 times in the last 30 tries.”
Then, after Woods took his drop, Miller again: “That was really, really borderline. I couldn’t live with myself without saying that.”
On Sergio Garcia’s meltdown on the par-3 17th
Miller: “It was almost too much for him. The minute he hit that (first tee shot), he knew it was right.”
Gary Koch, on Garcia’s second tee ball into the water: “Absolutely amazing he would come up short.”
Dan Hicks: “You just never want to be one of those guys at 17. One of those guys in contention who feels all alone when things just starting going the other way.”
On Garcia’s drive into the water on 18 and ensuing double bogey
Hicks: “This is as wild a spinout the last couple of holes that we have ever had here at this championship.”