July 18, 2021
Sandwich, Kent, England, UK
Q. Thank you so much for joining us. Really lovely 67 to finish out the Open Championship. Can you reflect on your round for us, please?
BYEONG-HUN AN: Yeah, it was a better start than yesterday, that's for sure. I struggled a little bit on the front nine, but I fought hard to get some back. So I think that helped. I was 5-over after nine holes yesterday. I didn't let it go, finished with a 3-over. Today I shot a bogey-free 3-under, which is all right, not a bad score.
I hit it pretty good, a lot better than yesterday. Then all the putts are just dropping today. So that's why I didn't make any bogeys out there.
Q. Definitely nice to see when those putts drop. Would you also say that maybe perhaps the conditions played into making the scoring a bit better today?
BYEONG-HUN AN: Yeah, I mean, it looks like it's going to be a calm day today. We're not seeing tons of wind this afternoon, but, yeah, playing a little earlier today helps and a little less wind. It's still a pretty -- the greens are getting a little firmer and the pin locations are pretty tough today.
So I think the 3-under was a good score. I could have shot lower, but I also could have shot worse because some of the long par putts went in.
This wind definitely eases down a little bit and hopefully picks up this afternoon.
Q. You just finished competing in the 149th Open. Can you reflect on your week playing in this championship and what the experience has been like overall for you.
BYEONG-HUN AN: Yeah, this has got to be my fifth or sixth Open, I think, and this is the best weather I've had so far out of all my experiences. A lot warmer than the previous years. Yeah, it's been the best temperature, I'd say, nice and warm. It wasn't that cold. It's definitely good to see some crowds back and cheering for me. That was actually good to see.
FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports