Se Ri Pak (Quick Quotes)

July 7, 2012

Q.  Talk about your round today.  I'm sure it wasn't quite what you wanted, but it was very challenging with the wind and the hole locations. 

SE RI PAK:  Oh, it is today.  A lot tougher than any days.  Actually I always expect that.  We know the wind is coming, and there's no way I can get out there.  But right now it seems like one player having a really great time.  But other than that, this is the golf course it is.

When you got winds a little bit in your face, and the greens get firmer, fast and firmer, and you have a lot of different distance from the first two rounds.  It does make huge differences, too.

Some holes, tees back.  Actually, it's really hard.  That causes a lot of trouble a little bit.

But yeah, as I said, you miss it by really little, I mean some golf course you can get away with that, but this golf course is no chance.  Same thing today.  I got a couple tee shot miss a little bit here and there, and it cause me, yeah, cause me some bogeys instead of a lot of birdies.

Of course, it was a lot of disappointing round, but I'm still happy to play anyway, so that's good.

Q.  I'm sure you're a little bit disappointed because a good round you probably would have been in position. 

SE RI PAK:  Yeah, it is.  It is.  Of course, I go out there today, I feel really great swinging and striking, but today is kind of a little off a little bit.  But I guess I'm thinking too much wind, I guess, so that's affecting a lot my game today.

You know, as I said, I'm trying my best out there to focus one at a time, but earlier in the round we got so packed hole to hole, so many players having trouble out there, so we were waiting for at least ‑‑ on one tee we had three groups.  I mean that's long, par‑3, par‑4.  Starting No. 3 we got like three groups on the tee and they move okay and all of a sudden again slowly backed up par‑3 and move okay and slow back again.

So it is hard because you're trying to keep momentum going forward, it's a lot better, but waiting too long with this wind is really not helping.  But as I said, some player have a good day, some players won't have a good day, including me.  But as I said, just one more round to go and tomorrow hoping I'm going well and just do my best.

Follow the USGA
Become a Facebook Fan of the USGAFollow us on Twitter @usopengolf
World Amateur Golf Ranking
WAGR Counting Event
Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

Rolex image

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

AmEx image

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

AmEx image
American Express

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit

AmEx image