June 6, 2021
San Francisco, California, USA
The Olympic Club
Q. Talk me through your round today.
ANGEL YIN: Pretty exciting the front nine. Made an eagle and then I think was 4-under through 9, so pretty good, looking good.
And then the back nine that double really hurt and, then just kind of never recovered. The last putt on 18 to me was huge. Redeemed myself after like a bad-ish back nine. Wasn't what I imagined in my head. So, yeah.
Q. You were able to play four championship rounds at on the Olympic course. What are your thoughts on the course, how they played differently each day and how it felt to be on this great course?
ANGEL YIN: I mean, I think more so the difference was the weather. I don't really do too well in the cold, as it showed on the second day. Second day was surprisingly colder than the first day, which was Thursday, and I played in the morning.
So my body kind of broke down. I regrouped, and then I made the cut. So luckily it was sunnier and hotter on the weekend. Kind of regrouped and kept myself warm. Been playing around with hand warmers all day. They're still in may pocket.
I just can't do the cold anymore. So that was the biggest struggle. And golf, it was -- obviously it's hard, a hard golf course. Front nine and back nine are a huge difference. To me the biggest challenge was the weather. Playing next week, too, in the same weather, so I need to keep that in mind.
Q. And so how are you able to change your mindset coming into the weekend?
ANGEL YIN: I know I was playing good. I mean, Friday I really just lost it. I don't even know where left, right, front, back. I did not know what was going on. My caddie could be speaking to me and nothing was registering.
So I know he was playing good. I just need to keep my head down and keep myself warm. I know the score is out there. I can just do really well.
So that's just -- I just kept my head down and played.
Q. Looks like you're going to finish solo 6. How does that make you feel?
ANGEL YIN: It's good. Yeah, it's good. My second cut ever made, so it's good. I'm happy.
Q. Can you just tell me briefly how the U.S. Women's Open, what it means to you.
ANGEL YIN: I mean, this is probably one of the tournaments that I've always wanted to win above all the majors just because it's the U.S. Open, I'm American, and I want to win the home tournament.
And never won a USGA event. Came close but never won one. So it would mean so much to me if I could win a USGA one. Obviously would've been great if it was in California, too. It's not in SoCal, but it's California, so close enough.
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