April 2, 2022
Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Mission Hills Country Club
Q. Bogey-free from Brooke Henderson here on moving day. How proud are you of that round?
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, it was a nice round. I gave myself a ton of opportunities, which is always fun.
I would've liked to capitalize on a few more, but overall I'm really happy to get the minus five day. No bogeys, as you said.
Just felt like a really solid round of golf and that's exciting, and hopefully do something similar tomorrow.
Q. What was the difference between today and the first two rounds?
BROOKE HENDERSON: Things just started to click a little bit more today. I just, I don't know, I didn't really quite feel like myself the first two rounds, but I was happy to make the weekend.
And the crowds have been just phenomenal, so to have a better day today just felt nice and I really felt their support out there.
Q. Talking to Brian, it's playing right firm and fast out there. How much does that change your game plan around a course like this one?
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, I mean, you really have to pay attention on your approach shots. You really have to be calculating a lot to make sure that you leave yourself in a good spot to have a good birdie opportunity.
So lots of calculating and kind of thinking your way around.
But so far we've been able to do that pretty well, and like I said, just hopefully have a good day tomorrow.
Q. One big topic of conversation this week for you, how is that thing going? Be very sly about it.
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, it's been going pretty well. I've been hitting the driver well and I've been hitting a lot of fairways, too, which is always great.
I mean, obviously I was not thrilled to have to switch to this driver, but so far it's working out really well.
Q. Still hitting it off the deck, too, I see.
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yep. Yeah, still doing that. I did it today again. So, yeah, I've done that a few times this week. Yeah, it's been working so well, and I feel like because it is firm and fast I really haven't lost this much distance, and that's nice.
Q. Heading into tomorrow, what's the mindset? Are you going to stay the same? Are you going to try to attack more with the major on the line?
BROOKE HENDERSON: I mean, the way I played today, I gave myself so many good looks and just kind of rubbed a lot of edges. So if I can just make a few more putts I feel like today could have been a lot better.
Just same game plan going into tomorrow. Try to hit a bunch of fairways, bunch of greens, and hopefully the putter is hot.
Q. What has been the key for you on these greens? I k know it's kind of tricky out here. There is a little bit of undulations, things you don't always see with the naked eye.
BROOKE HENDERSON: Yeah, the pull to the Indio, you always -- it's always in had the back of your head. Like is this right to left? Oh, Indio is over there. It kind of with you a little bit, but I think the bottom line, you just got get comfortable and just be confident when you make the stroke.
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