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SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY KITCHENAID


May 23, 2013


Kiyoshi Murota


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Q.テつ Mr. Murota, just basically I'm asking you your feeling about a great round today and your feelings about this golf course, but let's talk about the round itself.テつ General comments from the round.
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ It was very good.

Q.テつ Anything else about the golf course itself?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ It's a very good golf course.

Q.テつ A couple years ago you were saying, if I can play Murota golf, I'll be fine.テつ Is that true?テつ Did you play Murota golf today?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Pretty much.テつ It was ‑‑ I'm pretty happy.

Q.テつ What were some of the important points of the round today?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Not good conditions.テつ So each shot is very, you have to be careful, be careful.テつ Take it easy.テつ Make it easy.

Q.テつ Birdies today?テつ Where was your longest birdie putt today?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ No. 2.

Q.テつ How far?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Five meters.

Q.テつ Okay.テつ 15 feet?テつ Okay.テつ Are you more at ease today on this golf course for any particular reason on this golf course?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ No, it was very difficult.

Q.テつ In what way?テつ What particular areas?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Everything.

Q.テつ You finished 4‑under par and you held your round together.テつ What were the areas that you held it together the best?テつ The back side?テつ Or how would you say?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ The back nine.

Q.テつ What was your strongest performance coming into this championship and when was it?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Nothing.テつ The TOUR hasn't started yet in Japan.

Q.テつ But prior to this where were you playing?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ It's different in Japan from the UnitedStates.テつ But here it's more I'm playing the rounds.

Q.テつ Where did you play though before you came here?テつ Were there any competitions?テつ Where was that?テつ Recently.テつ Recently.
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Tokyo.

Q.テつ When was the championship that he last played in?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ April.テつ San Francisco.

Q.テつ I want to know when you last played before you arrived here.
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Oh, last week.テつ Last week.

Q.テつ Where was that?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Japan.

Q.テつ He played in the last Japan PGA TOUR event?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Yeah.

Q.テつ Was that a week ago?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Yeah.

Q.テつ All right.テつ Last question, have you learned anything about this championship and what you have to do to be successful here?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Everything.テつ The grass is different.テつ So.

Q.テつ How about the competition?テつ Do you feel comfortable with the competition?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ UnitedStates and Japan the competition in the same.

Q.テつ Were you hitting the ball well today?
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Sometimes.

Q.テつ So this is half Murota golf then.
KIYOSHI MUROTA:テつ Yeah.

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