May 16, 2021
McKinney, Texas, USA
TPC Craig Ranch
Q. Patton, 9-under 63 today. Great way to finish week of golf out here. What helped you get it done today?
PATTON KIZZIRE: Well, yesterday I felt like I put a little too much pressure on myself, and today pressure was kind of off and I felt like I put my head down and went out there to make birdies.
We had the same wind we've had the last few days and it wasn't raining yet, so I just got out there and started giving myself opportunities. I've been putting really well, so I did that, I putted great today.
Q. And in terms of how your game has progressed throughout the week, on Thursday you were ranked 131st strokes gained approach; Friday you were 6th; Saturday, 7th, and today so far you're 3rd. That could change a bit. Was there something that changed in your approach game between Thursday and the rest of the week?
PATTON KIZZIRE: I don't know. Nothing in particular. I would say my approach, my iron game is one of my strengths, and that's huge when you match that with my putting. My putting is the best part of my game by far, so when I start hitting the iron shots close I can go low, and I did today.
Q. Clearly those two things came together. Something else that came in today is the rain and the conditions. How did that affect you as it came in I think you said about your 15th hole?
PATTON KIZZIRE: Yeah, so on 15 tee it came in, and, gosh, it seemed like it sped everything up. You got the umbrella, you got the wind, rain, yardage, you got so many different factors going and it throws your routine off.
15, 16, 17, and 18, played very difficult, and I would've liked to played them under par. The birdie on 17 helped me get it back to even on those four holes, and certainly would've liked to birdie 18.
But I'm going to hang around and see what happens, and very pleased with 9-under.
Q. Obviously we don't know what will happen with the rest of the day, but in terms of what you'll take from the past four days of golf moving forward to the next event.
PATTON KIZZIRE: Yeah, I'll take a lot of confidence. Most of my wins have come on courses with low scoring, so I enjoy this type of golf. I like to try to go low. I like a lot of birdies and I'll be back next year.
Q. 10 birdies today definitely was a great round.
PATTON KIZZIRE: Thank you.
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