Media Center Interviews

April 2, 2022

Third Round Interview with Dylan Frittelli

Q. Dylan, how did you feel about the round you put together overall? What jumped out to you?

DYLAN FRITTELLI: It was solid. It wasn't my best, but 2 under on this course in tricky conditions and also windy, hot and on the weekend in a PGA TOUR event, not too bad in my books.

Q. It looks like on eight you hit a shot on the cart path and then kind of salvaged that hole. Can you kind of take us through what happened there?

DYLAN FRITTELLI: Yeah, that was pretty straightforward. I was going to play it off the cart path if my drop didn't get me to have a line through the trees, so I just confirmed with the rules official. He showed me the area and made sure I dropped it in the right place. Pretty cool 5-iron around the trees, and then from there I made hard work of it. Managed to come up short on the approach shot, spun back some 40, 50 feet down into the bunker. That was a crazy, crazy bunker shot, could have ended up back at my feet if I didn't get it right, so very proud of that shot and then drilled the putt home.

Q. Is playing the Texas Open significant to you? at all given your time at UT in Austin?

DYLAN FRITTELLI: Yeah, for sure. If there are three tournaments or three groups of tournaments that I want to win in my career, it's the South African Open and the Texas Open and a major. Those three are still waiting to be ticked off on my resume, so I'm going to give it all I can tomorrow.

Q. And being in contention to be able to cross one of those off, what's the mindset like heading into the final day on Sunday?

DYLAN FRITTELLI: Very similar to any other final round. I've not been in contention recently, so I may have a few random thoughts, a few little mental things pop up, so I'm going to anticipate those things and try and work on my mental game tonight.

But I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow. Hopefully the wind blows and it's tough and it's not too easy for the early runners to shoot a nice low score and comes down to the last four, five holes. I feel like I'm playing well enough to win this tournament.