October 8, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Q. 8-under par, 63. What do you take from this round? You're 6-under making the turn and you got those holes coming down the stretch. Happy with what you did today?
PATRICK CANTLAY: Yeah, 8-under is a good start and it's just the first round, so scores are going to be really low.
I think wind is supposed to maybe blow this weekend, so that might curtail a little bit.
I think going to need to get into the 20-unders, so today is a good start.
Q. Flat stick was cool. On 7 you make about a 28-footer. And that was, by the way, 62 feet at 8, so really rolling the rock well.
PATRICK CANTLAY: 62-footers help. It hit the flag stick a little hard. Probably would've been five or six feet by, so that was nice to go in.
Rolled it well today. One three-putt on 14, but other than that hit the ball well, rolled it well. It was a good day.
Q. What is it about this golf course that brings out the best in you?
PATRICK CANTLAY: I drive the ball pretty well so I have a lot wedge opportunities out there.
I like the course. It sets up for a right-to-left shot on a lot of holes, which is my preferred shot.
So I'm just playing from the fairway a lot and it feels like there is lots of green lights, lots of opportunities to hit it as close as I can. I like the golf course and I've played well here.
Q. What's it like when you go out there knowing that, I got shoot 6, 7-under par each day or I'm going to be out of it?
PATRICK CANTLAY: Yeah, that's not the mindset I got. I just try to give myself as many opportunities as I can. The birdies will come out here if you're patient and play smart.
Today they did, so hopefully the next three days are more of the same.
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