August 23, 2020
Norton, Massachusetts, USA
Q. You had plenty of time to think about it during the rain delay. How much calculation -- were you looking over the computer as you were sitting in the clubhouse?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: We lost the main math guy there, what he said, I need birdie to pretty much make it on the number. I thought I needed birdie. I thought I probably might need eagle.
But yeah, out on the golf course with about four or five holes to go, I was telling myself, just try and make two more birdies and see where it goes. I was hitting it should poorly and just playing horrible. Proud of the way I finished just on a hard day to just get it done.
Q. Did it feel a little like trying to win a tournament or even something of that caliber coming down the stretch?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: It felt that way because everyone sort of knew what was going on, and even Scottie was going "Come on, make a good swing" and motivating me, and everyone I walked past knew I needed birdie.
Yeah, it was definitely some pressure on me, but luckily that 3-iron is probably one of my favorite clubs in my bag and I always hit some decent shots with it. So I was happy with that yardage. I just needed to make the swing.
Q. Considering where you started the week, how proud are you of what you've accomplished?
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: I'm very chuffed going into next week. I was very disappointed on my round today. Honestly I had no control over anything. It was all over the place and up until four or five holes to go, it just sort of gave myself a little bit of an opportunity, just to at least have a chance for birdies.
But it was just fight, fight. I never got down on myself. I honestly just tried to see if I can give myself a putt somewhere for birdie. I made a massive putt on 16 for birdie. At the end of the day, I'm probably most happy 73 that I've had in a while.
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