OLIN BROWNE: Well, I played great at Pinehurst. I played with the guy that won the tournament, and I played with the defending champion the day before that. You know, I didn't match him shot for shot, but I was there on most of it. It's as hard a golf course as I've ever seen and as hard of a golf course as I hope I ever see, and everything else is easy after that well, not easy, but easier.
You know, the U.S. Open, it's the pinnacle well, any of the majors, any of those four would be the pinnacle in golf. Everybody who has won one or two or three or however many it is they get a chance, they are as proud as they can be of it. I didn't get to win the tournament, but it validated all of the things I've been working on for the last year and a half. You get into that environment and you're naked out there and there's nowhere to hide, so you either step up and hit the shot our don't. The only thing you can do is commit as completely as you can. If you've done that, you've done your job.
And the other things happen the way they happen. If you get a 21 5 yard shot out of the rough and you're hitting a squirter with a 6 iron that leaks its way over a bunker and runs up to eight feet and you tap in the putt, you've hit the great shot and you've got the great result. But you can also hit a great shot, on an insane golf course like that, where you miss your spot by five feet and you roll down the hill and you're making 6.
I struggled on Sunday, didn't shoot a very good score, but I committed to every shot and I played really well Sunday. I hit the ball much more solidly Sunday. You couldn't see it in the box score, but there are days when you do a lot of things right and you end up empty handed. And then there are days when balls are bouncing off of trees and putts are lipping in. I can't explain it. That's the way this game is.
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