Media Center Interviews
April 23, 2016
Interview With Charley Hoffman
Q. How did you feel that you were able to play today?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: I struggled and didn't hit it that well early and made some good pars, scrambled, gave myself some opportunities. 17 has my number unfortunately this week and hopefully I can get a birdie on that hole. It's a pretty straightforward hole. 2-under par have a chance going into Sunday.
Q. You continue to be in this position here on this golf course. Do you feel as if at some point this place owes you a little bit, that you have --
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Obviously I got the keys to playing pretty golf. Hopefully, I play good tomorrow. Obviously this golf course fits my eye and hopefully I get it done. I've been knocking on the door for the last month and a half. I want to get a win and take what comes along.
Q. Charley, overall a great day. Maybe not the finish you wanted but let's start there on 18. Is there ever any doubt of not going for it on your second shot?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: That pin is probably the one you don't go for. You know what, I wanted to try to make something happen. I knew if I hit it solid it would go to the front of the green, two putts like Patrick Reed. Hit a good chip.
My caddy and I were on two different lines. I ended up changing my line. Happy the way I played. Didn't hit it great early, made some great pars and then gave me a bunch of opportunities to come down the stretch and 2-under par is never going to hurt you.
Q. Certainly isn't. Seemed like a really gutsy performance. Plan for tomorrow, how are we feeling about Championship Sunday?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Turn the 75 to what I've been shooting into a 65. Hopefully get a little bit of improvement. My goal was to have a 7, 8 shot lead so I shoot 75 and still lead. I'm going the try to shoot in the 60s.
Q. I can understand that now. Good luck, congratulations on a great round. Looking forward to tomorrow.