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July 22, 2022

So Yeon Ryu

Evian-les-Bains, France

Evian Resort Golf Club

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Q. Here with So Yeon Ryu. Fired a 66 today, 5-under at the Evian just to get yourself in contention again in a major. After that round, what are you most proud of of your effort out there?

SO YEON RYU: So my front nine, which was back nine, I played really well. I made six birdies, so that really helped to keep low scores.

So and then like my iron shot was really great today again, so I'm very satisfied with my iron shot today.

Then I think tee shot was little better than yesterday as well, so everything was improved.

And then like I hope I was able to make more birdies at the back nine, but just situation was not really easy to make a birdie.

But I'm happy with the 66.

Q. Just walk me through that back nine, which was your front nine today. Two in a row and then four in a row to finish with a flurry.

SO YEON RYU: It started with par-5, 15, and then that was probably like 36 feet. That was fairly long putt.

Well, actually Sophia just putted just behind me so I saw the line, and then only think I needed to do was hit it like touch harder than hers, and then I was able to make it. So thanks for Sophia.

And then next hole, to be honest I was going to land it little shorter than pin, and that was just led me right on pin and then spin it, so tap-in birdies.

And then next I hit 5-wood and then I hit it 8-iron and that was like under four feet.

And then to be honest, that 18 is really hard to keep the fairway, and then I was hit it really, really great, so I was really happy with my tee shot.

And then ended up there was a divot, so even the distance-wise I was able to go for the two. Then I just had to layup, so I was little disappointed.

I made like about 15-foot birdie putt so I was able to make four birdies in a row.

Q. What's clicking this week?

SO YEON RYU: Just being away from golf. You know, I had three weeks off, and then I didn't take any serious practice. I just been play more of like fun golf. Just play with a lot of my friends, like nongolfer friends. Like golfer, but not professional golfers. And then I play with my family.

So I just wanted to keep it really simple, so I -- to be honest, I didn't really do much thing. (Laughter.)

Q. Is that something you've learned to do through the years? You've been out here for a really long time. Have you gotten better about, all right, I have three weeks. I don't have to practice all the time. It will be okay.

SO YEON RYU: I think it's, I don't know, my personality. I'm really easy to obsess with something. Luckily I guess my last ten years of my career I've been play pretty consistent.

Then recently I didn't really play great. I mean, like compared to that ten years. So I guess that one just made me little obsessed to golf.

And then I realize, you know, like I should have made that -- like some of the things you cannot control. Even though you've been play really consistent, you're human being. It could be not the go that way.

So I think just it's still tough to accepting the fact of I'm not playing consistent as before, but only thing I can do is what I can do right now.

Q. Final question: Heading into the weekend, again in contention in a major, you know that spot, you have done that quite a bit and have played Evian quite a bit. What's the mindset? What do you got to lose?

SO YEON RYU: For me, I mean, I'm not going to lie, I'm really happy to be in contention. Been long time.

And then I really hope I can make this chance really nicely at the end.

But I think right now, most important thing is just playing with a lot of confidence. I think I've been -- lost quite a lot confidence, so I really need to get back my confidence.

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