April 30, 2021
Palm Harbor, Florida, USA
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)
Q. Bogey-free 63 on this Friday. How would you describe it?
SAM BURNS: Yeah, I didn't even realize it was bogey-free until you said that. I think early I had a couple -- I think on 3 and 4 I had six, seven feet for par. Made a good birdie on 1. Hit a bad tee shot there I was able to convert from, with a wedge. And then I think those putts on 3 and 4 were huge just to kind of keep the momentum going.
And then we kind of made the back there and birdied the first three on the back and then just kind of were off.
Q. You talk about putts, 22 today, 23 yesterday. What has come together with you on the greens?
SAM BURNS: Well, I think these greens are all Bermuda and in the past we have had some overseed in there and these are straight Bermuda and that's what I grew up on. So I'm just comfortable around those. I think just playing on them every day back home, you're used to seeing grain, you kind of don't even think about it, but you know it's there and you're kind of calculating it in. So I think I just feel comfortable on these greens.
Q. This season on the PGA TOUR you've been in the mix on the weekend in those final parings, hasn't quite panned out. What have you learned from those experiences that you hope to apply here the next two days?
SAM BURNS: I think for me it's just sticking to what I've been doing, having a good game plan going into the day. And then there's going to be times in the rounds where it gets tough and I think in those moments just hanging in there mentally and just being ready for when it turns. So I know over the weekend there will be some challenges, and I'm excited for the opportunity.
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