June 30, 2013
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Q. How difficult was
it out there today and this week, the course?
ANGELA STANFORD: I thought it was really tough. I think they
were really generous to us the first couple of days, and then I think they showed
a little bit what this course can do on the weekend. But they could have been a
lot meaner, so it was good.
Q. How impressive is
it that Inbee is currently at 8 under? Would you have thought anyone would have
ANGELA STANFORD: I didn't see that thinking what they have done to the golf
course, I didn't think they were going to let anybody get that low, so it's
Q. You have won
tournaments before. Obviously sometimes certain players are meant for certain
courses. Can you put into context Inbee winning the first three grand slams
three different courses?
ANGELA STANFORD: You know, it's something I thought Annika
would do. That's really the only player that I've played with out here that I
thought would do it. So I mean, I don't know how she's doing it, but obviously
I know she's a great putter and emotionally she really keeps it under control
out there. I'm not sure if she hits it sideways. I'm pretty sure she hits it
I didn't think – after Annika retired I didn't think anybody
would ever do it, so it's pretty impressive.
Q. Do you feel like
no matter how hard you tried you weren't going to go anywhere?
ANGELA STANFORD: Today?
ANGELA STANFORD: Well, I dug a hole early and that kind of
made me mad. I just won't give up, so I was trying to get it to at least level
for the tournament, trying to get back to even for the day. At the same time,
you know, try to hit quality shots and not just keep going backwards, you know.
Q. You said yesterday
when you tried to be aggressive you paid for it. Did that play a little bit to
what you were trying to do today?
ANGELA STANFORD: Not early on. I actually tried to be
conservative, and it got me in trouble. This course can do it to you. Just when
you think you are doing the right thing, you just never know here.
Q. You have played U.S. Opens before, how would you compare
this course to other ones? Obviously USGA likes to set up courses tough. Where does
this fall in difficulty?
ANGELA STANFORD: This is one of my favorites. Difficulty, it
could have been a lot harder, but it was still pretty tough. This is by far one
of my favorites. They got an A with the golf course. And I'm not going to comment
on everything else, but the golf course was magnificent. Couldn't ask for a
better venue for the USGA.
Q. Given how good
Park has been, and obviously it's getting attention for the game, but there's
always talk about if we had an American superstar out there. Some of your
thoughts on that?
ANGELA STANFORD: Well, you know, our Tour is such – it's
just a global Tour. I've just heard it so much and it just makes me so mad
because it's not like the Americans aren't trying. I mean, we're working our
tails off. And you know, to say that I
mean, at some point it makes me mad for the Asians, because it's like so what
are you saying they don't belong here, they don't belong on our so, you know, players don't see it that way. The
media does and it makes it tough for players and really tough on the Americans
because we go home thinking, well, gosh, they are just pounding us but we're
doing our best.
Q. Almost like we're
kind of a country which we think about we're winners, and everything else gets
dismissed. There's almost like there's not an awareness of how global the sport
is and has been for a while?
ANGELA STANFORD: Well, and I think once you see it more on
the PGA Tour more people will be more accepting of it. Because the PGA Tour
hasn't seen it the – our extent yet. Once they do everybody will see it, I
Q. Ultimately do you
kind of feel like you are game your and your fellow American's games are under
appreciated? You go out there and play a good round, but you didn't win?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah, I it seems like it. I don't know how
many Americans we had in the top 20 this week. But I know people say you are
not winning, but top 20, I mean, we counted last night there were eight in the
top 15 maybe.
So, I mean, I can't wait for August and the Solheim Cup,
because we're going to have a strong team. That will give people a chance to
say, man, the Americans aren't too bad. Just don't see it as much as we see it.
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