Saturday, April 29, 2017

They said it: Best quotes from Masters Day 2

It was another tough day at Augusta National, but there are plenty of big storylines heading into the weekend. Here are some of the best quotes from the second round of the Masters.

“It was a really good day today at Augusta National. I’m very pleased with the second round of this Masters and we’re in a position now where we, I think, can go out there and win this thing and certainly make a run.” – Jordan Spieth

“Man, I fought hard today. It was a hard, difficult day. And I’m really tired. It was obvious there in the end. I played the last five holes very poorly after a really good round. But I’m even par through two rounds. I’m four back. I’m in a good spot heading into the weekend, just feel I should be a few more ahead.” – Phil Mickelson

“Last year in the finals it was conditions similar to this, more in defense mode rather than attack. That’s a completely different mindset, trying not to make bogeys instead of going out there to make birdies. I’ll approach tomorrow with a completely different mindset.” – Rory McIlroy

“It’s a lot of fun to see your name up there. Hopefully, I can go ahead and keep it up on the big leaderboards,” – Rickie Fowler

“I’m trying to change a little bit on that aspect, like I said before, on accepting things. Sometimes things are going to go great and sometimes they are not going to go great. So I still have to get so much better at it. But what that shows me is that I have a lot of room for improvement, so that is something very positive,” – Sergio Garcia

“I’m a competitor, so I like to believe in myself. I like to think that I’ve had a lot of good finishes here, and my goal is to keep fighting with these guys…I’m not thinking winning this tournament, but I’m thinking continuing to play well and see what happens.” – Fred Couples

“I did all the hard work, hanging in there all day, and then bogeying 17 and 18 is a little soft. But I’m around for the weekend and I think that – I’m not sure what’s going to happen.” – Ernie Els

“It’s an incredible feeling coming back as a Masters champion here anyway. The reception on the weekend gets better. Of course, the crowds have their favorites, like Freddie’s and Tom Watson’s and Mickelson’s, but it’s definitely a feeling out there today when I got it going that they like seeing us past champions doing well. If I can get a couple birdies early tomorrow, feed off a bit of crowd momentum, it will be a fun day,” – Adam Scott

“I can remember when I was an amateur, I can remember playing, and I couldn’t believe that I would be done in the clubhouse having a cheeseburger. The round would go by so fast. Yesterday was just such a challenging day. I was exhausted by the time I was finished.” – Matt Kuchar

“Pretty cool to get to play the weekend in your first Masters. To be in a position to be able to make a run on the weekend makes it even more special,” – William McGirt

“It would be nice if we can get given a little bit today by the golfing gods. It’d just be nice to play the weekend again. It’s an amazing place to be, especially with the weather that’s coming in. And it really would be nice to kind of make it into the weekend. We had that in our own arms but we let it slip,” – Danny Willett

“I’ve been playing great, my ball striking is great, so if I can get myself more looks and make a couple of them, I can get some more, you know, the putter going a little hotter and maybe get a good round going. You never know,” – Jon Rahm

“It’s always great to play the weekend. And on the 30th anniversary (of his win in 1987), it would be very nice to play the weekend here 30 years later,” – Larry Mize

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