This arrived as TNT was signing off at 11 a.m. Pacific, meaning the PR folks didn't waste their day laboring over TNT's first three hours of coverage looking for stellar quotes.
And why would you, when there was this wealth of wisdom and Borscht Belt wit.
Clampett on Stewart Cink making the Ryder Cup team: “I think he’s a shoe-in for a captain’s pick. I think he is the one guy who is a shoe-in. The reason is that he’s been playing very well lately, he’s had three top five finishes this summer.”
And here I was thinking Cink would be picked, too.
Clampett on Sean O’Hair: “I think this is a kid who’s a real up and comer, once he figures out where his swing is and how to swing shots. He’s a hard worker, a disciplined kid, thinks well on the golf course and has all of the natural features of being a great player.”
"How to swing shots?" Hey remember, all I do is hit copy and paste. TNT does the transcription.
Clampett on the low scoring at Medinah: “Some of the members here (at Medinah) are really upset about the scores, how low they are. I’ve heard some talk about that… I just don’t think anyone wants to admit how good these players really are.”
Or we could just roll back the ball and actually make them shape shots and think a little more? Then it's a win-win for everyone!
Clampett on announcing at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, played in Hawaii and broadcast on TNT: “It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.”
Ha ha, bang fist on table, lololololololol.
Clampett on Sergio Garcia’s apparel at the British Open: “I think the reason why Sergio (Garcia) wore that canary yellow shirt at the British Open is because he wanted to make a lot of birdies.”
I really feel bad that I ever complained about Steve Melnyk's announcing.