October 1, 2022
The Colony, Texas, USA
Golf Clubs at The Tribute
Q. Here with So Yeon Ryu. So Yeon, nice sporty little 3-under today. Started off with two birdies on the first two holes. Walk me through those opening birdies.
SO YEON RYU: Actually, I didn't really hit many fairways today, and then I hit it to the bunker on the first hole and then I hit it to another bunker the second hole and then both I made a birdie.
So ended up that was good result.
But, I mean, like I said, my tee shot wasn't great today, but luckily my putting was good enough to kind of compensate it.
Hopefully tomorrow it'll work both. (Laughter.)
Q. How much have you been relying on your short game to kind of carry you in those moments these past couple days?
SO YEON RYU: Well, that was actually kind of tough, because I thought my long game was better than like putting, and then obviously today was like putting was working better.
So that was kind of tricky, that I had to sort of trust myself to like putting will drop.
But I think today weather was good enough not to think about any other thing. Just focus on like what's the carry distance and then what's the kind of shot what I'm hitting or like reading a putt.
So it was all right.
Q. What's it been like to be able to play in front of kind of a hometown crowd? I know you have Dallas roots.
SO YEON RYU: Actually, Dallas have large Korean community, so a lot of Koreans came out to rooting for us. And then not only Koreans, actually quite a lot of spectators came out to watch us today.
Hopefully going to be more spectators tomorrow and then supporting us. And then always amazed too see a lot of people who is supporting the LPGA and then future LPGA stars as well.
Q. Finally, just mindset heading into tomorrow? I know you're looking for your first win since the 2018. Just chasing a little bit probably frees you up to maybe attack this golf course.
SO YEON RYU: Yeah, you never know about golf, what's going to happen tomorrow. Only thing I can do is focus on what I need to do and then focus on what I am capable of doing instead of doubt on myself.
So I really want to give myself a lot of confident and then trust myself and then just enjoy the game and then make a lot of birdies tomorrow.
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