July 14, 2021
Midland, Michigan, USA
Midland Country Club
Q. We're here with Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn, 3-under to start the day, four birdies and one bogey. Walk us through the round.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: We actually had a lot of chance for birdies and like some go in and some just not. I mean, we had a few solid like shots out there, a lot of good shots.
Not a lot of fight today, so so far we are good.
Q. Was there any point today where you were like, oh, boy, she did it again?
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: A little bit.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Yeah, a few times on the course because I have like 30 feet and I putt like 10 feet past the hole. I know she's a bit mad because normally when I play by myself I never done that.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: She doesn't do that.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: I did that like twice today.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: And then I hit it like six foot past and she thought I got it back. I was like, I didn't get it back.
Other than that we were not that bad. We had not a lot of fight, and if I get mad, try to walk away and not talking for her for like maybe one hole or two.
Q. One of the primary rules of playing alternate-shot is you never say you're sorry; did any of you ever say that?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: We say that a lot. We have to because the way I miss is just like, I have to say sorry, and I feel sorry. I feel that, so I have to say sorry.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: She doesn't show that she feel it, but it's okay. As long as she say sorry, I was like, fine, whatever.
Q. How often do you two play this format?
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: No, not very often.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: We play together International Crown, but it's not like this kind of format. Normally we play --
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: -- like best ball.
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Yeah, best ball. It's just fun.
Q. Have you done it in the last two years? Have you played it at all?
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: No. Well, last time is like we playing this together --
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: This tournament two years ago.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: That's the last time, I guess.
Q. You're sitting at 3-under, two off the lead right now. Going into the best ball format, how do you like your chances?
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Good.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: I mean, best ball --
ARIYA JUTANUGARN: Actually I'm very excited to play my own ball because when I miss I feel bad to her, because the way I miss is kind of hard to play, so I feel I'm ready to play like best ball tomorrow.
MORIYA JUTANUGARN: I think best ball is something that's always -- you can kind of help your partner but you play your game. I think it's going to make it a little bit easier and probably no fight.
FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports