May 20, 2022
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Southern Hills Country Club
JOHN DEVER: Good afternoon and welcome back to the 2022 PGA Championship here at Southern Hills Golf Club. We are joined by Tyrrell Hatton, who put forth a second round 68 today; he is 2-under par for the championship.
Tyrrell, four straight birdies there today that really kind of thrust you up on the board. Kind of got you in range. It's kind of a pretty good position going into weekend.
TYRRELL HATTON: Yeah, it was -- obviously we had a nice run on the back nine. Able to take advantage there of the conditions being a bit kinder to us.
It was quite strange obviously. Our front nine today was still -- it was tough, it was gusty, and then we sit on the 10th tee and it just dropped out of nowhere.
So, yeah, had a nice run there. Obviously pretty disappointed with the finish to be honest. Three good putts on the last three greens and obviously none of them went in. I kind of did my bit there. Wasn't the easiest to hole putts this afternoon.
Maybe a combination of not being able to be cut and rolled added to that, but they were pretty bubbly, so not the easiest to putt on.
Q. Can you talk about taking advantage of the draw? You got the better end. Did you stick your head outside this morning in the midst of that heavy wind and wonder, what are we in for today?
TYRRELL HATTON: No, I was watching the golf this morning on my iPad, in amongst watching the Formula 1 practice in Barcelona. Pretty chill morning. Obviously there's a few guys that have had fantastic rounds yesterday et and obviously this morning. JT and Fitzy, some pretty good golf in the conditions they faced.
At the same time, we had tough conditions yesterday morning. It wasn't like it was a walk in the park then. It was still a little bit breezy for us for the front nine.
Obviously the back nine is completely different because we really didn't have the huge amount of wind, so we definitely had the better side of the draw there.
You just hope that you can hit it close enough to not have a stressful putt.
Q. They didn't cut greens today. Just wondered, they may have got a little slower in the afternoon. Did you feel that was an advantage or disadvantage or any kind of affect on you?
TYRRELL HATTON: I wouldn't say it's an advantage. I mean, we're playing a major championship, not a monthly medal. You know, they're bubbling all over the place. It's so hard to hole putts. So you can hit a great putt and they just don't look like going in, which is hard to accept when we're playing in a major championship.
From my point of view obviously I hope that the greens are nicer over the weekend. But saying that, I still need to be able to hit decent shots to give myself opportunities to make birdies, so just see where that takes us.
Q. You understand why they didn't cut them? You okay with that?
TYRRELL HATTON: Yeah, that totally makes sense with the winds that they had this morning. It was pretty brutal with the gusts that they had coming through at the times, and the greens, they've got some decent slopes on them, so they can't make them quick otherwise it's just -- one, it will slow the rounds down even more, and two, pretty much make it unplayable.
Q. If ESPN was going to pick out one shot to show on a highlight, which one would you suggest?
TYRRELL HATTON: I just said in the SKY cart you can see why I use Ping, my birdie on 14, the par-3. I didn't hit that one out the middle and it still flew a decent distance, and yeah, trickled up there to a couple of feet, which is just about in this range to be a stress-free putt this afternoon.
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