September 16, 2021
Portland, Oregon, USA
The Oregon Golf Club
Q. Here with Perrine Delacour with a very nice round of 3-under 69. Birdie on 18. Always a good way to finish. How do you feel about how you played today?
PERRINE DELACOUR: Pretty happy how I played today. Pretty solid. I had a couple bogey unfortunately, but I gave -- like I came back really strong, so I'm pretty happy what I did today.
Q. Tell us about the birdie on 18 or any other holes you feel were important to you today.
PERRINE DELACOUR: I birdie on No. 2 where I holed a like 25 yards putt out of the green. If the ball wouldn't get in the hole it would be out of the green, so I got lucky.
This round was for one of my friends who has pancreas cancer. He's about to pass away, so I had a little star around me all day today, so pretty happy about it.
Q. Glad you're playing for him. Do you mind sharing his name?
PERRINE DELACOUR: Joel Mirbey. He's French and lives in Orlando. He got diagnosed for pancreas cancer six months ago, and now he's in bed waiting to pass away unfortunately.
So it's tough week. I left home he wasn't doing great, so I play for him all week and I'm thinking about him every shot.
Q. That's beautiful. I'm glad you're able to do that for him, and we'll make sure that gets out to him. Had a beautiful round playing for your friend on a tough golf course. Tell us about the walk and the physical challenge that goes with the mental challenge.
PERRINE DELACOUR: Yeah, it's definitely a physical challenge this week. Coming for four weeks off it's hard to come back on this course.
But it's a pretty, pretty course so we are super lucky to play here of it's definitely a tough walk but I think it's challenging for everybody. Everybody knows that so it's all about pacing during the week.
Q. Four weeks means you have fresh legs for this hard work. What were you doing during the month off?
PERRINE DELACOUR: I work out which was nice. I didn't know that course was going to be super hilly, but I work out mostly and did a lot of cardio, which help me for this walk. It's all about pacing yourself during the week and not burning yourself, especially with this walk.
Q. Now you get to turn around and pretty quickly again get to do it tomorrow. A little different conditions; it's so cold in the morning. How do you get ready for the quick turnaround?
PERRINE DELACOUR: Just getting warm. I got warm clothes so of course it's going to be different tomorrow because it's going to be colder, but it is what it is. In play golf you play one day it's nice and one day it could be different. It's all going to be happy at the end of the day.
Like I say, I'm playing for my friend, so I don't care. I'm playing and healthy and everybody around me is healthy but him, but everybody is healthy, so it's all smile.
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