Q. Coming into the year, did you -- how did you feel about starting on the Tour? Was there any intimidation at all or feeling that, well, I've got to really prove myself right away?
HEATH SLOCUM: No, not at all, because with the battle field last year, I got to play eight events last year, so I got a pretty good taste of it last year. And I really, truly believe that my game is very well suited for the PGA TOUR. So I mostly put the pressure on myself, if there's any pressure, just for my standards, because I think all these guys out here have a pretty high standard.
And other than that you just go play golf, and if you play well that week, there's no better place to play well than on a PGA TOUR.
Q. Was there a big difference coming out this year, than when you got the battlefield promotion last year and started? Did you notice a big difference in your comfort zone and how you felt about being out here?
HEATH SLOCUM: Yeah, I was very comfortable, from the very first week. Just last week I just didn't have my game all together, and I knew it was really close .So I was just patient and came here this week and worked really hard and just played a really good first round. I'm looking forward to playing tomorrow and keeping it going.
Q. Anything spectacular happen out there for you today?
HEATH SLOCUM: The one on 14, which was my fifth hole today ,I shot eagle, which got me going. I hit some decent shots, but didn't make any putts, but when I holed that, I started getting better. And I made some good putts, and hit a good bunker shots on the 9th hole, which was 18. It really should have stayed in for eagle, but I tapped in for birdie. And I made some really good putts coming in.
Q. On the eagle, what was the yardage?
HEATH SLOCUM: My bunker shot?
Q. The first one, you said you holed out?
HEATH SLOCUM: I holed the bunker shot from the green-side. It wasn't a bunker shot, it was really a chip. It was a 15-foot chip, but that really got me going.
Q. What do you think with your game and the strength out here?
HEATH SLOCUM: I think I'm going to drive it really straight and hit a lot of fairways. As long as I hit it, hit my irons well, and just keep it around the greens or around the hole, I feel like I can make quite a few putts. Usually when I get going good with my putter, it stays pretty good for a while. I feel like I'm a good putter and a good driver of the ball. So hopefully out here those add up to good scores.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you, Heath, for joining us, and play well the rest of the year.
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