Bart Bryant (Final Round)


By USGA
July 13, 2014
Q. Second lowest?
BART BRYANT: Thanks.

Q. No bogies.
BART BRYANT: No bogies.

THE WITNESS: Made enough bogies and doubles and triples trips to last a lifetime yesterday. It was a good turn around. It's fun to come back and have a good day.

Q. Was it out is there for the taking? Could you have gone lower?
BART BRYANT: I could have, yes. I had a few opportunities, especially making like 9, 10, 11, 12, right in that region. I just didn't take advantage. But I made a couple early and that kind of got me on the right side of things but, yes, it's a little more playable, at least it was this morning. I teed off at 8:00. We had little wind with softer greens. It will get tougher as the day goes on. The wind was down as opposed to yesterday. In fact, I think I saw a few red numbers out there. I think guys are going to find it a little more scoreable. Some of the back pins are getting -- funneling into instead of away and they set a couple holes up little bit shorter today.

Q. What did you do on 15?
BART BRYANT: I thought it was great. We heard they might do that. I hit a terrible drive and once you do that you're just scrambling to make par which, I did.

Q. What kind of a boost does this give you going forward to finish a Major like this on such a strong note?
BART BRYANT: I'm going to be taking the next two weeks off. I don't have to sit on it. That's nice. Anytime you play a good, solid round on a quality golf course like this -- I say quality, tough golf course, it makes you feel a little bit better about things. I've been playing okay. Yesterday it was just a weird -- I was even par with -- with the turn with two holes to play on Friday -- I bogeyed the last two holes on Friday. I played my first 8 holes on Saturday 10-over. I played a span of 10 holes, 12-over. Other than that, I played pretty good. Sometimes that happens in Major Championships.

Q. What do you think the leaders are going to encounter as they go through the closing stretch? Where do they have a chance to maybe make a birdie or do you think they should be careful?
BART BRYANT: Honestly, they moved the tee up on 13 today and the pin is back, that par 3. That's the scariest hole on the course. It's a little benign. The wind is coming in, you don't have to worry about bouncing the ball over. That takes a little bit of the edge off. And 14 and 15 are set-up short. Not to say that they're going to play easy because you hit it out of position -- you know, 15, somebody is going to make a 2 and someone will make a 7 before the day is over. I guarantee you. It could go either way but somebody comes through there and they're really on and get a couple of nice bounces at the right time they can take advantage and maybe play the last five, six holes, you know, 2, 3-under and win this thing
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