August 26, 2021
Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
Caves Valley Golf Club
Q. A battle today but a good score considering that it was a bit of a battle. You weren't sort of making the putts you've been making.
CAM SMITH: Yeah, it was actually really solid. Just hit a few good putts that didn't go in and just hit a few bad putts, as well. I still feel good on the greens, it was just one of those days. A little bit of extra work tomorrow morning and it'll be sweet.
Q. It's clear you've kept some momentum going here and you've kept yourself in this with a solid start.
CAM SMITH: Yeah, no, I definitely don't think I gave anything up to the field today. Like I said, I just played really solid golf. Just a couple extra putts go in, and it's a different story. That's how it is.
Q. When it's swampy hot like this, do you have to be mindful of conserving energy at any point of the round?
CAM SMITH: Yeah, we were kind of pretty cruisy today, I think, probably walking a bit slower than what we typically do and trying to find shade a lot. Yeah, it was brutal out there today. Those last probably four or five holes, it gets to you and you start thinking, when is this going to end. Yeah, you've just got to be smart about it.
Q. That's the climb back up the hill, as well. But you're a Queenslander; you're used to the swamp.
CAM SMITH: Yeah, it doesn't really bother me, it just takes a lot out of me. It doesn't bother me to play golf in it, just takes a lot of energy out of me.
Q. So recovery each day becomes important, right?
CAM SMITH: Yeah.
Q. What do you do now?
CAM SMITH: Quick massage, then cold chair for a couple of minutes and a couple beers.
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