July 18, 2021
Sandwich, Kent, England, UK
Q. Viktor, thank you so much for joining us. A really lovely 66 to close out your Open Championship. Can you reflect on your round for us?
VIKTOR HOVLAND: It was a -- from start to finish. I don't really think I missed a shot today. I hit it really nice, hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. Hit a lot of good putts too, but missed maybe a few too many putts than I feel like I should have.
They were all hit pretty nice, and sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't. At least glad I made the putt on the last hole.
Q. Looking like a top ten finish for you, so hopefully you stay in that position. You'll qualify through to the 150th next year. Good to be able to have a chance to play another Open?
VIKTOR HOVLAND: Yeah. Hopefully, I won't need that exemption to play next year, but I've never been to St Andrews, which is next year's host for the Open, so I feel like that's going to be very special, and I hope to play even better than I did this year.
Q. Great. Just your reflections on the week here at Royal St George's overall. What's it like to be back and having fans out there on course?
VIKTOR HOVLAND: It's been great. Feels like I've been here a long time since I showed up on Saturday last week, so I've gotten to play the course a lot and seen it going from kind of soft, and now it's starting to get firm and fast. The crowds are getting bigger and bigger. Yeah, the more I play this course, the more I like it. I think it's a really good test of golf.
Even with a day like this when it's hot and no wind, you've still got to play some golf. So it's been a lot of fun.
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