July 22, 2021
Evian Resort Golf Club
Q. 4-under 67, closing with an eagle. That's a pretty good way to finish. Tell me about your eagle there. You holed out?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Yeah, so I hit 2-iron off the tee, 3-iron. I thought I hit it pretty good. I thought it was like perfect shot, so end up a bit left, not get in the bunker, and then I chipped and holed it.
Q. That's got to be a really good feeling to end a round.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Yeah, I feel pretty good because I missed a lot of putts like all day, and I kept complaining to my caddie, I keep missing the putt, and he's like, Let's make eagle this hole, and I'm like, Okay, and then we end up making eagle.
Q. You did start out a little down, you were 1-over after eight holes or something like that. What turned it around for you?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Actually I made bogey on my first hole, so I had a pretty tough front nine, hit like everywhere, missing a lot and missed some putts and have to get pretty tough up-and-downs on the front nine, and back nine I just turned around and getting much better.
Q. Do the views here and just the feeling here help at all with more of a laid-background? You can't help but smile when you look around this place.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I will say I love this place so much, especially the views, everything, the golf course. Even though I never played good here because I feel like the course is so tough. Maybe the course doesn't like me. But I really like this course. I like it out here so much.
Q. What makes it so tough?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I feel like you kind of have to get everything to play well on this course. You need to have good tee shots, second shots, and especially your putting because the greens is pretty tough.
Q. Were you working on anything specifically to get ready for this week?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I would say I feel much better after last week, but I still have so much things to work on, like my tee shots, because I'm struggling a bit with like my commitment, so I just want to be better with that.
Q. How much are you thinking back to last week when you're down after the first few holes? Last week was so awesome; how much does that help?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I kind of have really great memories of last week and still carry on this week because to me it's very special to be able to win with your sister, and when you get out here you kind of understand some days you're going to have bad days or you have good commitment and you're the player you want to be. I kind of understand that, and of course from last week, always in my heart.
Q. What do you remember most from today's round that you think you can apply to tomorrow's round? What's your biggest takeaway?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I would say we understand we're going to make a mistake, and even when you have good commitment it doesn't mean you're going to make the putt or it doesn't mean you're going to end up in the fairway. Just keep doing the good stuff, and one day it's going to be your day.
Q. Are you going to work on anything specific or just take it easy?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: You know, I'm just going to work on the putting because I missed a lot of putts today.
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