PGA Championship 2012: The Best Quotes from TNT Coverage Day 2

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIAugust 11, 2012

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10:  Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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The PGA Championship telecast that aired Friday on TNT had plenty of wonderful storylines plus some weather that allowed for plenty of extra time for chatting about golf in general..  

The TNT team of Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ian Baker-Finch (analyst), Billy Kratzert (analyst) and Vince Cellini had plenty of time to talk golf when they came on the air at 1 p.m. and signed off a little after 7 p.m (EST)—that's six hours to fill. 

Even the CBS gang got to join in on the conversation as Jim Nantz, Sir Nick Faldo and David Feherty got some air time on Friday's telecasts. 

Here are some of the best quotes from the telecast (provided to Bleacher Report by Turner Sports).  

Friday was a very good day for co-leader Vijay Singh, who ended tied for first at four-under par. The normally guarded Singh had plenty to say to Cellini about the wild and windy conditions at The Ocean course at Kiawah Island.

“Going out was okay. You try to make a few birdies if you can keep your score under par, but from holes five to 13—that nine-hole stretch—you just survive. You try to hit the fairway and the green and manage your score.”

Speaking of the wind, it played havoc with the score as 35 golfers posted scores over 80. The conditions were more like a British Open layout than a PGA Championship course. The conditions prompted the following from Ian Baker-Finch, who spent some time on the European Tour and knows something about those windy courses in the U.K.    

“The wind has really made a difference…the strategy changes and the players have to avoid disaster. There are doubles and triples [bogeys] on a course like this on every hole.”  

Tiger Woods shared Baker-Finch's respect for the wind. The co-leader talked about putting in winds that reached over 30 mph in gusts.

“It was hard staying steady [while putting]. It was tough. It was fun, but it was tough. There was no such thing as an easy tap-in.” 

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The telecast times for Saturday and Sunday:


Round 3

TNT: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CBS: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Sunday, Round 4

TNT: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CBS: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.