Arnold Palmer Invitational – Final Round Quotes, Golf Channel, NBC Sports

bayTV Rewind: NBC Sports Sunday, March 22, 2015

Arnold Palmer Invitational – Final Round – Golf Channel on NBC at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.


Matt Every (19-under, winner) speaking with Golf Channel on NBC’s Steve Sands following his victory

Every – “I was driving it really good this week and my irons were spot on… I kind of had a feeling, I was shaking some of those putts in late. The one on 18 [was] straight downhill, that’s what you want under pressure.”

“A lot of friends and family out here this week, and their support was awesome. I know how hard it is to win, and there’s no time for that on the course – letting your emotions get you – because it’s just kind of a mess.”

On Every closing his round with a birdie on the par-4 18th hole

Johnny Miller – “That’s a heck of a round – 66 – birdieing the last hole, and making three perfect shots here at 18.”

Dan Hicks – “[He] had all sorts of confidence in his ball striking coming into today. [He] said ‘I’m the best in the field [at ball striking], I have to make some putts’, and boy did he just make a big one.”


On Henrik Stenson (18-under, 2nd)

Miller – “Those two three-putts in a row on 15 and 16 were killers.”

Gary Koch – “You would have bet a lot of money that Stenson was going to make birdie at 16 after the perfect tee shot.”

Hicks – “This one is going to sting.”

On Morgan Hoffmann (15-under, 4th), after a double-bogey finish on the par-4 18th hole

Hicks – “What a crashing finish.”

Miller – “That is really too bad. It’s going to cost him a lot of money and a lot of [FedExCup] points.”

Roger Maltbie – “I would think there’s been a lot of lessons learned on this back nine.”

On Hoffmann

Miller “He’s a good player. He needs to relax a little though and enjoy the good.”

Maltbie – “There has been no let-up, no back-off in his game. He’s played aggressively from the start. Even when he lays up he lays up into very narrow places.”


On World No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s (11-under, T-11) first-ever appearance in the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Miller – “Right now his game is definitely just simmering – it’s not hot.”

Koch – “He shows flashes of brilliance but then there are stretches of holes where he either loses his concentration or his confidence.”