June 3, 2022
Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
Q. We have Jin Young Ko, a 4-under 67. Can you walk us through your round today?
JIN YOUNG KO: I had a great round today. I got eagle and I had lots of birdies today, so yeah, I'm happy with it.
Q. Did the course play differently at all today compared to yesterday?
JIN YOUNG KO: A little bit. Just greens are more firmer than yesterday, so it was a little difficult than yesterday, but my putting was good, so I played well.
Q. You put together two solid rounds so far. What's your plan going into the weekend?
JIN YOUNG KO: Well, I just focus on my game, and I know everybody wants to get wins this week, but I don't think to think about win. I just want to think just myself and just focus on my game and talking with my caddie and just fun.
Q. Can you talk us through the long birdie on 14 and 15? Can you describe them?
JIN YOUNG KO: No. 14 was I got the 6-iron from the second shot, but it was a little pulled, but it was huge downhill putt. I was trying to just smooth putt, but I had like crush it, and my caddie said, when you are putting, I thought, oh, please, God, and then the ball was hitting the flag and then go in; I make birdie.
And then next hole I had great 3-wood to 20 meters from the second shot and I was aiming to the right of the TV tower. Ball goes straight there and I got eagle.
Q. Have you always been a patient player or have you learned how to be patient?
JIN YOUNG KO: Not really. Well, I know playing not good we have to get the patience on the course, but I'm trying to, but it's hard, yeah. I don't want to think get patient or like this.
Just hit balls and look at the target and just drink water and then talking with my caddie. I don't want to get stressed from the golf.
Q. What do you talk about with Dave?
JIN YOUNG KO: His daughter came here last night, so I always fun to watch she's following me on the cart path, so we're talking about her. Yeah.
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