Q. Tougher conditions
today versus the first three rounds. Was
it what you expected from the final round of the U.S. Open?
SUZANN PETTERSEN: I think the conditions today were pretty
good. It doesn't get much better. Hardly any wind. The course was really receptive. I don't think it ever got as hard as it was
the last time the U.S. Open was here. We
just talked about it. I played pretty
awful today and just hit my irons pretty bad.
If your game is on, you can shoot under par, and that's pretty good in a
Very disappointing weekend for me, 9‑over
par. But hung in there. It's easy to let it totally slip away when it
starts slipping gradually, but yeah.
Q. You were one of the only golfers early on in
the tournament that was kind of not worrying about the course and all the talk
about the course is so hard. You seemed
really, really confident. Was it just
basically your play over the last two rounds and the course was just the course
and you were fine with it the whole way through?
SUZANN PETTERSEN: I still don't think the course is that
hard. If you hit good golf shots, it's
receptive. The fairways are fairly firm,
so distance‑wise it's not that bad. The
holes I thought were going to be really long didn't really play long. They played 12 up pretty much every day. Today they played it back. I think I had a 6‑iron or something to the
pin. Not really that long. And even 3 turned out being fairly reasonable. The wind was never really that hard into you
and at least we had an iron into the green.
So overall I think the course is not
that intimidating as a lot of other U.S. Open courses that I've played has
Q. What do you take, if anything, out of this
SUZANN PETTERSEN: What do I take? It was a good start. Obviously I could have asked for a better two
rounds. Yesterday was the toughest
day. Yesterday was about survival. Not kind of putting yourself too far out of
it. I was a bit too far out of it and
made a terrible second shot on 5 today, which kind of killed the momentum of
trying to do something special. So
wasn't too many birdies today.
Q. What are your plans for the next few weeks,
tournaments coming up?
SUZANN PETTERSEN: We have ‑‑ we're all going to Europe in a
couple of weeks, so I'm headed back to Norway for a couple of weeks of practice
and see some friends and family, and then it's time to work again.
Q. What's the best part about being back in
Norway as opposed to being in the States?
Is there something that you really miss when you are gone?
SUZANN PETTERSEN: There's certain foods. Summers in Norway are usually pretty
good. But I guess it's the mid 70s on a
good day. It hasn't really been that
close the last month. But it's just nice
to get away from the every day life, I would say. Come up against an old environment. See friends and family and just hang out.
Q. What did you think of the area, Kohler, the
town, the people, the spectators?
SUZANN PETTERSEN: Well, the hotel was fantastic. Other than that, I was in Sheboygan one
time. I thought it was a ghost town, to
be honest. There was no one there and
you don't see anybody on the street.
Pretty dead. A lot of nice
people, though. It's been a great
reception here at the course. Been a lot
of people, a lot of fans, even though it was really hot early on.
But it's a nice place to kind of get
away and collect your thoughts and get some energy, but I don't think you are
here to ‑‑ it's not the party town.
Q. Your best day this week was the day you over
slept. Are you going to make a habit of
SUZANN PETTERSEN: No.
But I mean I still had my time. I
just had to cut everything short.
It was an overall decent week, very
disappointing weekend for me. Game
really didn't stick around, as I was hoping it would be. Didn't really putt that well on the weekend
either, so that kind of helps you to put a good score together.