January 28, 2022
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Boca Rio Golf Club
Q. All right Jodi, very impressive two rounds of golf; 36 holes. Bogey-free to open your first tournament of 2022. How are you feeling?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Feeling pretty good. Doing everything really well. Hitting some good tee shots and some good iron shots and just everything is really solid, so I'm happy with where my game is at starting the season.
Q. Take me through the first couple holes. We did see some of those birdie chances there and birdie opportunities that you were able to make. Take us through some of them.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, first hole I actually laid up into a divot and managed to get it on the green, but I had 30 feet and managed to hole that; got off to a really nice start.
On number I think it was 3 I hit a really good iron shot to like six feet and holed the putt.
And then 8 it's probably one of the hardest holes on the course, especially when I was playing it straight into the wind. Hit 5-iron to like two feet. I'll take that.
Q. I was talking to your caddie, the wind really picked up mid-round for a lot people out there.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah.
Q. What was it like readjusting on the fly like that?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, it was definitely different to how was it playing yesterday. The wind was tough. Yeah, I scrambled really well today. Had a really good up and downs midway throughout round, so I think just carry on that momentum into the weekend.
Q. What do you think was the most impressive up and down for you?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I would say -- I had two really good bunker shots, but I think the up and down on No. 13, I was probably about 30, 40 yards from the pin on the par-3 and chipped it to a couple feet.
So, yeah, that really helped.
Q. Being able to par save the rest of the round, get some great shots in there, how comfortable are you feeling now that you're back here from 2022, your 11th season?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, as I said, I feel like I'm doing everything really well. I did a lot of equipment testing over the off-season, and I'm really trusted my equipment and what I'm doing with my swing coach and everything.
So I think all the work that I put in in the off-season physically, mentally, everything, I'm seeing it really pay off.
Q. What are some of the differences you made maybe getting ready for this season that you either haven't made in the past or that you changed? I know you talked about the clubs, but also I know sometimes you've been battling with injury.
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah.
Q. Has that changed the approach at all for this year?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I think going into the off-season I was feeling pretty healthy, which means I had a pretty normal off-season. I was able to get into the gym with my trainer quite early and work on a lot of stuff, rehab stuff and strength training, and I think that really helped with stuff that I was doing in my swing, too.
So I think that's a huge part of what I'm seeing this week paying off.
Q. What were some of the equipment changes you made?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: I changed my iron shafts. Went to the KBS Players graphite shaft, which is very stable, and I think I trust in my irons right now. I don't see much curvature on the ball flight. I have a really nice shaft in my drive, good setup in my driver, too.
Q. An impressive start. What will you do tomorrow to keep that going?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Just pretty much what I been doing the last couple days. Just staying steady and trying to stay in the moment and take every shot as it comes.
Q. Are you one of those that's used to the cold weather playing that we'll get tomorrow?
JODI EWART SHADOFF: Yeah, we'll soon find out I think. Yeah.
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