Poulter was putting in pink on Oakmont's devilishly difficult greens
"I'm going to watch the carnage on TV. I don't have to root for it, it's going to happen."
Phil Mickelson reveals his plans for the afternoon at Oakmont after his morning's work left him wondering if he can catch the late flight back to California this evening.
"No, no, no. I didn't knock out Mickelson. Mickelson knocked
out himself. He shot 11 over par."
Angel Cabrera's last-hole birdie consigns Phil Mickelson and all those on 11 over and worse to a weekend off.
"There is no point bitching and moaning that it is a difficult golf course because it is a tough golf course and it is not supposed to be easy."
Ian Poulter, who wore pink trousers to work on Friday, tells it like it is.
"It's just a mean golf course."
And it's not fair, bitches and moans Jim Furyk.
"I've shot some very good rounds of golf but that has to be the best, I think."
An over-the-moon Paul Casey reflects on what was probably the best round of his career.
"This is right up there in terms of my best round ever. If I had kept the bogey off the card, without a doubt it would have been."
But then he reflects some more and decides it was only one of the best.
"I think it's a better 71 than yesterday's. I walked off the course yesterday a little disappointed whereas today I'm delighted with 71."
While Casey debates whether his 66 was his best round ever or just one of his best, Justin Rose is absolutely certain that his second-round 71 was better than his first-round 71.
"It's a real test of golf, all the way through. Just walking through the parking lot is tough."
Big-hitting American Bubba Watson shows he must be a tough guy then, after carding 71 for second place at one over.
"The first green - thank God I have spikes on because I think I could have slipped right off the track."
Tiger Woods slightly overplays the severity of conditions at Oakmont but shows he's still got a sense of humour after a grinding 74.