May 14, 2021
McKinney, Texas, USA
TPC Craig Ranch
Q. Matt, 5-under yesterday, 6-under today. How pleased are you with how the last two rounds have come together?
MATT KUCHAR: Yeah, thanks. Certainly happy with where I stand. It's a course I wasn't sure what to expect with the length of it with the rain we got on Tuesday, Wednesday.
But now to be here, you know, played some good golf over two days, put up some good numbers, had the scoring clubs work, the par-5s have been gettable, and thankfully I have been doing a pretty good job of scoring on the par-5s and a handful of the shorter holes.
Q. What did you think of the conditions today versus what you saw yesterday?
MATT KUCHAR: Somewhat surprised we had lift, clean, and place yesterday. This course drains amazingly well with the zoysia fairway grass.
But we had lift, clean, and place, which always feels like you got a stroke advantage when you're picking the ball up and cleaning it off. Today without it I think they mowed the fairways. They were just a little bit tighter.
But winds picked up. I think today probably go down as a slightly more challenging day with a little more wind to contend with.
Q. In terms of how you're feeling about your golf game, you've been playing some great golf, especially since the Match Play; I know you had the disappointing missed cut at the Masters. Other than that, how are you feeling about your game coming into this week?
MATT KUCHAR: Yeah, thankfully it's turned the corner. It was a frustrating stretch with the COVID restart. My game was not where I wanted it to be and it's taken a little while to find form again. Thankfully as of kind of week of Austin, Match Play tournament, things have rounded back into kind of playing Matt Kuchar golf again.
It's been a whole lot more fun. It's a whole lot nicer when you somewhat know where the ball is going to go when you're standing over it.
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