Q. You have a lot more experience both in terms of wins and just being there than the other two players. Will that be a big advantage for you tomorrow do you think?
KELLY ROBBINS: Well again, these two -- Angela is playing great, obviously. She won last week, and has had a very good week this week. I'm sure Hilary probably didn't want to play, shoot what she shot today, but still a very, very good showing. And with the 18 holes, you're going to find out who is doing the right things for those 18 holes is what you're going to find out. And as far as experience goes, sure, I would like to think that maybe there is a bit of an advantage, but again, you rely so much on bounces out here, on this course, and you hit certain parts of the green that you have to hit. And you just can't hit other parts. It might not be a poor shot, but you wind up in positions. So it's one of those courses that you got to be on, otherwise it's going to be interesting.
Q. I know there's at least been some discussion about whether the 18 hole play off is the right thing to do for a Major championship like this. And I know you don't have any decision about that, but what do you think, are you glad that for a championship like this that you go to 18 holes or would you rather have sudden death?
KELLY ROBBINS: Just to be honest, it doesn't matter what I think.
(Laughter.) Seriously, it just really doesn't matter. So I think that we just accept it. I didn't sit in there and go, "Geez, I wish I could be going out right now and getting this done." You just know that when you come to the Open, if you are fortunate enough to be in a play off, it's just the way it is. Just call it tradition.
RHONDA GLENN: Kelly, you were the only one of the three finishing players who actually got to see the end, almost the end of the championship on television. Was it -- even though you were involved, even though you are were going to be in a play off, was it as exciting to you as it appeared to a lot of other people?
KELLY ROBBINS: Well, for me, because I was involved, it was. But I have to admit I'm not a true fan of the game. It's what I do. I love doing what I do. And it's been, like I said, just been so good to me and I've been able to take advantage of it. So but any time you get the people out there, like the numbers of people out there, to hear them cheer and hear them clap, it's why you play. It does give you goose bumps. So I guess I can imagine it was fairly exciting. I'm, again, I'm glad I was a part of it. If I wasn't a part of it, I would have gone, "Oh, okay, whatever". But if I wasn't involved, "No, no". You know. But it definitely, I tell you what, what a great ending for the play here today.
Q. How do you avoid not rooting for those golfers to fail in that situation?
KELLY ROBBINS: Well I think it has to do with respect. I think day in, day out, just playing with the professionals that you play with every day, you just come to realize that you can't, you cannot do anything about what people, what goes on out there. You can only control your own game, well, sometimes. And I think you just come down to respect. If the shots are hit, the putts made, if the pressure is handled better than everybody else, then it's their event. It's their turn.
Q. Annika would have been the fourth in this play off. Good or bad? What do you feel about that?
KELLY ROBBINS: It would have been fine. It would have been -- you know, again, I just think that if she deserves, you know, to be there, if she pulls it off or, I think everybody was thinking she was going to make 4 before she would make 6. That's just what Annika does. And again, out of due respect, if it was meant to be, then she would have been there. And the four of us, I don't know, if we play fours?
RHONDA GLENN: I don't know. I don't know if you play fours or twos.
KELLY ROBBINS: So.
Q. This is the third Major on a very international Tour, I guess one thing is for certain tomorrow an American will win this Major championship. Give me just your thoughts on that and particularly in light of the timing of it.
KELLY ROBBINS: Well, I guess it's fitting. Again, we on Tour don't think about that or at least most of us I don't think really ever go, "Oh, yeah, there's three Americans who are winning this week." Or a Swede or Se Ri is Korean or anything. I really don't think that most of us think about that until we're asked about it. And but we sure -- again, it's exciting to, obviously someone from the states is going to win The Open this year. And Jules did it last year and then you know from then on it was kind of foreign dominated for a little bit. So I guess it's a good thing.
Q. As a follow-up. This is a Solheim Cup year and I know you've been a part of that in the past, so this probably would help you in that endeavor.
KELLY ROBBINS: Yeah, I think that in that situation, whether I win or not, that's going to help that endeavor. That's always something in the back of my mind. The one year in between the two is tough. It's something that I love to do and to have the opportunity to do it, I would love to do it again. And I just have come to my senses that if I wasn't meant to be there, it probably wasn't going to be my last, I would probably be able to get to do it again. And so we'll see what pans out tomorrow and when the time comes, what Patty thinks.
Q. Considering how long the Annika ruling took on 18, were you surprised to see how well Angela and Hilary performed there on 18?
KELLY ROBBINS: Yes. Very, very surprised. Not real surprised, but I tell you what, for those two to be in that position for that long, probably had a few thoughts, you know, going through your mind and you just kind of sit back and try to relax a little bit and see what you can pull off. And again, Angela making the 4, what a great 4. And then Hilary with the bunker shot, I mean just two real gutsy performances coming up from girls that have not a lot of experience anyway, let alone being in this position. So my hat's off to them.
RHONDA GLENN: All right, Kelly, congratulations. Great finish. Good luck tomorrow.
KELLY ROBBINS: Thank you.
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