August 19, 2022
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Wilmington Country Club
Q. Pretty good round of golf. It wasn't easy out there with the winds and the firm greens late, was it.
COREY CONNERS: Yeah, it was definitely a lot trickier than yesterday morning. The greens really firmed up. Had to account for some pretty big bounces hitting shots into the greens. Yeah, felt like it was a solid afternoon of golf.
Q. Was it surprising, the firmness? 15, 16, 17, you hit good shots and just right off the back of the green.
COREY CONNERS: Yeah, landed all of them a little further than I wanted, but still thought each of those kind of had a chance to hang around.
Yeah, definitely giving myself plenty of room on 18 with my wedge shot to let it bounce up there after those few. Yeah, it was certainly tricky.
Q. When you look at your position going into the weekend at 7-under and you look at today's round, you didn't birdie any of the par-5s and shot an excellent round of golf. Probably one that has you feeling good about tomorrow I would think?
COREY CONNERS: Yeah, for sure. I felt like the last two days I've played really solid, gotten the ball in position off the tee, had a lot of good iron shots. Felt like I'm striking the ball well, and I'm just trying to give myself as many looks as possible. Certainly left a few out there today, but yeah, feel good about the game going into the weekend.
Q. You started the week on the bubble, No. 30. You've made it to East Lake a couple of times already. How important is it for you to make it there with the benefits that come with that?
COREY CONNERS: Yeah, it's a huge bonus. It's certainly a goal at the start of the year, trying to play your way into the TOUR Championship. Giving myself a chance here with a good week, and just, yeah, trying to play my game, have some fun and see what happens.
Q. Presidents Cup obviously coming up soon, but Sunday or Monday is the cutoff for the top eight. Have you been looking at the standings and looking at what the international team might look like?
COREY CONNERS: Yeah, I have a little bit. I'm focusing on my golf first and foremost, but I'm really excited to play my first Presidents Cup. It's going to be pretty amazing. I love the golf course.
I had that as a goal for a long time, and I'm really excited looking ahead to that for sure and just trying to keep playing well, keep the game sharp, and it'll be a fun group of guys. It'll be definitely an exciting event.
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