Q. Were you feeling at all like you were slipping out of contention before that run at the end?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I glanced up at the leaderboard a couple of times and I think I was at 14 when the delay hit and I think 17 was leading. So I knew I had to make a couple birdies. So I figured if I would have gotten to 16, I would be doing okay. I know tomorrow, anyways, I'm going to have to shoot another 5- or 6-under to win.
Yeah, I felt like it was slipping away. If you don't make birdies out there, you're going to be going the other way. Bogeys will just kill you.
Q. In a tournament with so many guys a few strokes within the lead, how often do you look at the leaderboard?
CHRIS RILEY: My case today, I knew I was not leading the golf tournament because I was playing with Justin Leonard who was beating me, so I was just trying to hang in there with him.
I don't really look at a whole lot of leaderboards. Tomorrow I won't look at any leaderboards. Hopefully I'll be in the last group. That's what you play for. So hopefully I'll be playing with the guys leading the tournament.
Q. Drives are sort of the glamour shot of golf, hitting long and so forth, and for you, with chipping and putting would be your forte, you sometimes feel like your skills are underappreciated or that people overlook that?
CHRIS RILEY: If I could hit the ball like 325, I think I would do a lot better out here. But, you know, God only blessed me with a great putter and a great short game. He didn't bless me with drives going 325. So I just play with what I've got.
My dad, all we did was chip-and-putt growing up, that's all we did. I really never had a lesson until I was about 18, 19, 20 years old. And my dad tells me he wishes he would have gotten me some lessons when I was young, but he never did.
This is a course that you don't need to hit it long. I'm happy to putt with anybody out here, anybody who wants to putt, we can putt. I feel like it's anybody's game tomorrow.
Q. Davis and Justin are major championship winners, does that make them the players to beat, or is the nature of this tournament so wide open it doesn't matter who is leading?
CHRIS RILEY: Absolutely, Davis Love and Justin Leonard, they are Hall of Famers in my book. So I think they will be the guys to beat tomorrow.
They have been there a lot. I haven't been there as much as them. You know, that's why people come out to watch, to see if someone like me can beat those guys. It will be fun tomorrow. I know it's going to be a challenge and an uphill battle, but hopefully I can roll in some more of those 25-, 30-footers and you never know what can happen.
Q. Is your wife here?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah. She travels with me full time and it's great.
Q. Would you want to get in a putting contest with her?
CHRIS RILEY: She's pretty good from five feet and in but I think I could take her. (Laughter.)
Q. Does she regularly critique your rounds?
CHRIS RILEY: When I play good like today, she won't say much. But when I don't play that great she'll critique me. (Laughing) like I said, it's the nature of the beast. I always ask her what she thinks, too. She's really golf knowledgeable so that really helps.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: We'll go your last four holes, birdies coming in, starting with 15, the par 5.
CHRIS RILEY: I drove it right down the middle, laid up with a 6-iron, chipped it in there about 12 feet, made it.
16, I hit a 9-iron in there about 12 feet and made it.
17, I hit a driver 3-iron just right of the green and chipped it up to about a foot.
Then 18, I've been having a hard time on 18 with the tee shot, but I hit it in the left bunker hit a cut 5-wood out there to the and chipped it in.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Your bogey of the day on 7.
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I hit the wrong club off the tee. I hit in the fairway bunker which is right in the middle of the fairway. I should have hit driver but I didn't. I hit it in the fairway bunker and hit it 20 yards short of the green and didn't get it up there.
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