CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS SEASON’S FINAL MAJOR – THE 94th PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 22nd CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM KIAWAH ISLAND ON AUGUST 9-12
Excerpts from CBS Sports’ Sir Nick Faldo and David Feherty on
PGA Championship Conference Call on Monday, August 6
For the 22nd consecutive year CBS Sports will be on-hand this August with live 18-hole coverage of the 94th PGA Championship contested at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Keegan Bradley will defend his title at the season’s final major against the strongest field in golf. Last summer, Bradley became only the third rookie in nearly 100 years to win one of golf’s four majors.
Following are excerpts from CBS Sports’ PGA Championship conference call on Monday, August 6.
(On Ocean Course at Kiawah playing like a British Open course)
FALDO: It has the links look. It’s a man made links by Pete Dye and the wind could be the last bastion of defense… I hope it plays firm and fast… I think the players are preparing, thinking that the breeze will be the real significant feature for the week.
(On Phil Mickelson)
FALDO: I personally think Phil is suffering from a little bit of fatigue to be honest. He loves to play the game 100% as we’ve seen in his life… Last week was really hot, 95 degrees, and I think he’s just suffering from a little bit of stamina. He gives a lot on and off the golf course… Once we heard about his problems with his arthritic condition, and of course he’s crossed the 40-year-old line, which I can speak of this, that does make a difference as a golfer. I personally think he just really needs to look at his schedule so he’s well rested when he comes into events… If I were him, it would be just planning my schedule a little bit better and getting strength up. He’s still a golfer, and he loves the game and wants to win and he can still make golf very much his priority in his life.
FEHERTY: He’s kind of an extra-large man in a medium shirt… He’s sort of deceptive. He can look tired or unmotivated and all the rest, but you just never know with Phil. That’s one of the great things about him. You never know when he’s going to play well or when he’s going to do something like the average golfer might do. He has that wonderful flaw that makes us sort of relate to him. He’s such an unknown quantity… He can quite easily play fantastic this week.
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CBS Sports Contact: Jen Sabatelle and Robin Brendle at Kiawah, S.C. 843-864-2500