May 13, 2021
McKinney, Texas, USA
TPC Craig Ranch
Q. Doc, bogey-free 64 today. What worked so well out there today?
DOC REDMOND: Yeah, I hit my driver pretty well so got it in the fairway, which ball in hand, so that helps a lot. And then just hit some good iron shots. Gave myself a lot of looks and was seeing some putts pretty well and watched them go in.
I think it was a little bit of everything.
Q. When you have to make a lot of birdies on a course like this and you see that the field is scoring so well, do you put a little bit more pressure on yourself?
DOC REDMOND: Yeah, I think midway through the round I did. I stalled a little bit and you see all these -- even though I was 5-under through 10 you see all these guys playing well and you feel like you can birdie every hole.
Still the PGA TOUR and the hole locations are difficult and this course is pretty long, so you got hit good 5 and 6-irons. I was just trying to stay patient and knew that I would have tons of looks and eventually they would go in.
Q. How does this course stack up to the strengths in your game?
DOC REDMOND: I think it's great because I'm starting to hit it a lot better than I have. Ball is in fairway, which is huge for me. I hit my driver really well and at times can hit my irons really well, which it was better today. I think it's -- can still get better.
I feel like I've putted really well recently and that showed today.
Q. Has there been a change that's caused you to putt better?
DOC REDMOND: No, I think it's just continually trying to improve the stroke and get more consistent. Last week I putted really well on Friday even though I missed the cut, so that was really positive. I've tried to just kind of keep those feels going forward to this week.
Q. Good round today.
DOC REDMOND: Yeah, thank you. Thanks, guys.
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