Media Center Interviews
April 4, 2021
Final Round Interview with Charley Hoffman
Q. Charley, a runner-up here again. I know it wasn't the finish that you wanted, but what do you take from today's experience?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Yeah, I've lost golf tournaments, I've won golf tournaments, but today Jordan won the golf tournament. Obviously I put some pressure on. Obviously I would have liked to have hit some better shots coming down the stretch, but gave myself an opportunity coming down the 18th fairway and that's all you can ask for. Hats off to Jordan.
Q. You really made Jordan earn it today. That chip-in especially was an incredible shot. What was going through your head at that moment?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Yeah, it got a little slope in the middle of the round for me, hit some loose irons and some loose shots off the tee, but I was able to keep it together. That chip-in gave me some momentum and made a birdie on the next hole and just sort of kept him honest. But Jordan played some great, amazing golf. Bogey free on that back nine is something special.
Q. In terms of your golf game overall, what does a finish like this do for your confidence and what do you take from this moving forward?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Obviously you come to each event trying to win, but second place isn't that bad. Obviously I want to get back to the Masters, I want to get back to Kapalua. I play to win, not finish second. But obviously had a chance, gave my best and just fell slightly short.
Q. And I'm sure you know a lot about what Jordan has been through the past almost four years. To be there up close to witness that breakthrough moment for him, what was that like?
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Yeah, Jordan's a great friend. We both sat on the board of the PGA TOUR, we spent a lot of time together discussing a lot of different topics. But Jordan, he played amazing golf, no loose shots and he's a great champion and expect great things next week from him at the Masters.
Q. Slightly redundant here, but the embrace of Jordan after he holed the putt, looked like there was something behind that. Very magnanimous and very sincere.
CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Yeah, Jordan's a great player. I mean, congrats. I know how hard it is to win out here, I know what he's been through. He's a champion, he played great golf and there's nothing more to it than that.