April 4, 2021
Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Mission Hills Country Club
Q. First of all, when did you know or did you know the run that Lydia Ko was putting on you?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: I had no idea. Didn't look at the leaderboard at all today just because -- I saw her name up there but I didn't look at it. I wanted to play my own game, which I did, and did a really good job of that today.
Q. I think everybody watching will second that. Tee'd off with the lead and played some great golf today.
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: Thanks.
Q. What was the internal talk? What were you telling yourself?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: Just kept hitting good shots. You know, my putts were rolling well. Just didn't read it well today. Overall I feel like stuck to my game plan I overcame the adversity out there. It was tough mentally and I just feel like it was a lot going on and I feel look I hammed it pretty well
He was pretty nervous the first couple holes. Probably first seven holes he was really nervous. I can't walking into my shots kind of slower to automatic you have calm myself down every time I hit and feel like that was really important for today.
Q. Watching TV as is child you point at this TV when Tiger was playing and told your dad, I want to be like him. Did you always believe this moment would come?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: No, honestly, not. It's a dream come true. Every time I play here I remember exactly I was on this green receiving my low amateur award and I saw they were jumping and I took a Snapchat and the caption was, One day. It's been crazy.
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