July 18, 2021
Sandwich, Kent, England, UK
Q. Dylan, thank you so much for joining us and congratulations on a really nice championship here at the Open. Can you reflect on the week?
DYLAN FRITTELLI: Yeah, just an awesome week. Having got in on Monday morning, I think I couldn't have asked for much more. Just to be in contention on the weekend was my goal. I think I more than did that. Had a struggle on 11 today, but besides that, it was pretty plain sailing. I'm really proud of the way I handled everything.
Q. That's fantastic. Also, secure with your place into the 150th next year. So that must be a nice benefit.
DYLAN FRITTELLI: I didn't even know that. My caddie and I were talking about it. Top five used to get you in every major. Not true anymore, but I guess it gets you back in the Open the following year. So St Andrews, that's going to be awesome. I love that place. Any Open Championship is tons of fun.
Q. Talk us through your final round today and your general impressions on it.
DYLAN FRITTELLI: It was a tough day. I had Mackenzie Hughes, who I played the first two rounds with it. He played great, made a wonderful birdie on the last hole. I was just plugging away all day. 11 was unfortunate. I had about five inches of sand under my feet and then one inch by the ball, managed to blade it over the back and almost play a miraculous shot to get it up and down for bogey but it plugged it in the rough.
Really proud of the way I fought back from there, made a good eight-footer for par and then a few birdies coming in, kept it together. I was still aggressive. Hit driver of a lot of tees. It was crucial for me to stick to my game plan and keep hitting it long off the tee.
All in all, great week. Sad to leave the putt short on the last hole, but that's all right.
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