MODERATOR: Fulton Allem, 68, 2 under par.
2 under par round?
FULTON ALLEM: Yeah.
FULTON ALLEM: Yes, I played solid. I never made any putts today. I hit the ball pretty good. I had a few good chances. Missed quite a few for birdie. Made one bogey on No. 2. I short‑sighted myself with an 8 iron. Other than that, played solid.
Does that get to be mystifying, puzzling when you miss the ten‑footers?
FULTON ALLEM: It's something you expect. The greens, it's late afternoon. They're a little bit bumpy towards the end of
the evening there. Sometimes they go in,
and sometimes they don't. But I hit
solid putts. That's what more
important. I hit my putts solid.
At the end of the day, when you look at the scoreboard, you're close to
the lead. So at 2 under par at a U.S.
Open. So that's got to be nice.
FULTON ALLEM: Yeah, we've still got a long way to go, you
know. It's only Thursday. You always just want to try to stay in touch
and hopefully be there on the back nine on Sunday where you can give yourself
How was the course condition‑wise today compared to the practice rounds?
FULTON ALLEM: It's very much the same. Still a couple of fairways are still a little
soft, and the greens are nice. I mean,
it's very fair. It's a very nice golf
course. I enjoyed playing it thoroughly.
Did it remind you of anything on the other side of the ocean at
all? Or maybe parts of it?
FULTON ALLEM: A couple of holes. I like the old‑style greens. They got lot of the old‑style greens tilted
from the back to the front, which I kind of like. They also give you the entrance into the
greens, you can run the ball up into them.
So that makes it nice.
Thank you very much.
FULTON ALLEM: Okay.