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02 Jul 2017

Sunday's Notable Quotes

The following quotes were provided by Golf Channel personalities:

Video: Danielle Kang Speaking with NBC Sports' Steve Sands following her victory.

On Danielle Kang, 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Champion at 13-under par (3-under par 68 on Sunday), her first professional win
Dan Hicks – “And the wait is over. Not only a champion, but a major champion.”
Mark Rolfing – “It has been amazing to me that she hasn’t won. The sky is the limit for Danielle Kang. Tremendous talent and an infectious smile.”
Tom Abbott – “Danielle has a maturity this week that maybe we haven’t seen before and that is maybe the biggest difference.
Karen Stupples – “When you talk about the emotional roller coaster you can have on the golf course, she has been very even keel this week.”
Gary Koch – “Clearly playing the best golf out of anyone right now.”
Hicks – “Talk about a great time to catch fire, Danielle Kang has picked a great time on the back nine.”
Abbott – “So many clutch putts on the back nine for Danielle Kang.”
Stupples – “She seems to find a way to make the putts when she has to.”
Hicks – “This is the situation you dream about. Birdie to win for the first time in a major championship.”

Danielle Kang speaking with NBC’s Steve Sands following her victory
Danielle Kang – “I just trusted in my game and I didn’t worry about anything else. It is all about believing in yourself and being confident and that is what I did.”

On Brooke Henderson, runner-up at 12-under par (5-under par 66 on Sunday)
Stupples – “I’m not sure that any player has more heart in terms of wanting to win than she does.”
Koch – “Birdie-birdie finish, very impressive.”
Hicks – “Some players have that flair, and Brooke Henderson is one of them.”
Kay Cockerill – “Brooke and Brittany are making a good team.”

Brooke Henderson speaking with Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell following her round
Brooke Henderson – “I played great all week and I came so close. Came down to those last two holes to make it really close. I would have liked to have made one or two more putts on the back nine. It was a great week for me. There was a little more pressure coming in to this week. Knowing that I won last year, I really wanted to do it again. I gave myself the best opportunity to do that. Unfortunately, I just came up a little bit short.”

On Chella Choi, 3rd place at 10-under par (even-par 71 on Sunday)
Rolfing – “She has driven the ball nicely today, just hasn’t holed any putts.”
Stupples – “She just didn’t make the putts that she needed to in order to hang in there with Danielle.”

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