August 23, 2021
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Liberty National Golf Club
Q. How would you characterize the day?
JON RAHM: I haven't been able to digest it. My son put a smile on my face so at least I'm not in a terrible mood.
You know, I think it's going to be very easy to focus on maybe 15 on. Even though I was I did not make a putt all day. I did what I had to do tee-to-green and it could have been a lot better than what it was. I felt like I could have had a bigger lead and that wasn't the case.
The putts on 9 and 10, they were good putts. Speed of the greens was a little different today and I couldn't quite get to it.
And then, you know 15, it's the one I keep going to. I hit every single one of those five shots the way I wanted to, and that's the unfortunate part. That bunker, the wind didn't push the ball the way I thought, and I think that was the difference.
Q. I know it's hard to focus on not winning today but there are a lot of positives out of the week. How do you take the short turnaround, how do you look at the positives and take it into the BMW next week?
JON RAHM: If anybody should be rested, it should be me. I just haven't thought about it too much. You know, I played great golf and I've played only what four holes all week over par, and usually if I do that, I probably would have been a lot more under par.
I don't know, it just hurts to think about it a little bit too much. It's the second time I'm going into contention in the back nine, and the same bunker, same hole screws me over again. Similar tee shot, different wind conditions but similar tee shot. That's the upsetting part, come up short when I had a good chance.
And then 17 and 18, I didn't make my best swings. But like you said, you know, short turnaround, one more week next week to finish as high as possible for the FedExCup for Atlanta, which is the goal.
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