June 10, 2021
Daly City, California, USA
Lake Merced Country Club
Q. 3-under total. How do you feel about your round today?
INBEE PARK: I played good out there today. I think I hit a lot of good iron shots and gave myself a lot of opportunity.
But at the same time, these greens are a little bit tricky so made couple mistakes out there. If I can minus that tomorrow that'll be even better.
Q. Yeah. On the front nine you have four birdies in a row and you putted so well on the front nine especially.
INBEE PARK: Yeah.
Q. How important to make a putt and keep momentum going on these poa annua greens?
INBEE PARK: I think these poa annua greens are just tough greens to make putts. I'm just really trying to concentrate on the speed. When the speed is right sometimes it drops, so that's what happened on the front nine.
Just on the back nine I hit good putt but just didn't go in. Just don't get too frustrated on these poa annua greens, they're tough.
Q. And tomorrow you have morning tee time. Probably have a better condition. What is your mindset going to be tomorrow?
INBEE PARK: Well, I think it's just going to be a little bit chillier in the morning, so got to warm up nicely. And greens are going to be probably a little bit smoother in the morning, so hopefully I can take advantage of that.
Q. Thoughts on playing two similar weeks back-to-back from the U.S. Open to Lake Merced?
INBEE PARK: Well, I think it's two great golf courses that I really look forward to playing. Obviously the weather is a little bit chilly for those two weeks and we're going to be in the summer after this, but I really enjoyed playing these two courses. They're a little bit different. Both really good layouts I love to play.
These greens are just a little bit more trickier with the poa annua on the greens, but I feel like I played good today. Made a lot of birdies, but obviously made a couple mistakes out there today's well. So if I can minus that tomorrow be really, really good.
Q. Playing a U.S. Open is so demanding physically and mentally. How did you rest and get yourself prepared for this week?
INBEE PARK: Well, I mean, I actually didn't rest that much at all because I played with couple of friends at Harding Park, so, yeah, so didn't get too much rest.
I love playing here in the Bay Area and I really love the (indiscernible) weather, so just enjoy the golf course.
But obviously it's a lot more pressure off this week. I'm just -- it's a little bit different atmosphere to this week. It just makes me relax a little bit more after last week. I think that helps.
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