U.S. Adaptive Open

Monday, July 18, 2022

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 6)

Ken Green

Quick Quotes

Q. How does playing in the first Adaptive Open feel?

KEN GREEN: You know, it was intense. It was a little different kind of pressure than like when I was good because now you're not good but your brain still thinks like you are, so you really have to think your way around the course a lot more than when you could just swing and go.

This course -- I'm old, and it's long. It beat me up. But it was great. I'm excited to be here, and as much as I have had my differences of opinions with the USGA, this was a marvelous creation, and I applaud them immensely.

Q. Walk us through your round today. What did you like about your game? What didn't you like about your game?

KEN GREEN: Well, I mean, the good thing was -- one of the hard things with legs or arms is not to make doubles. I only made five bogeys, but you've got to pencil in a couple birdies, but it's hard when I'm hitting 5-irons and 5-irons. I don't care who you are, you're not going to get 5-irons close to the hole. So I can't really complain. My target score, I said to myself, if I shot 75 here, it would be a good round, so I can't really complain.

Q. In the larger scope of things, what does sharing this course with so many inspiring athletes, how does that feel for you and where do you think or want this championship to go in the future? Where do you think it goes in the future, and what do you think this will do for the adaptive community?

KEN GREEN: Well, that's the biggest hope, and this is really probably up to the USGA in terms of how they get the media to market it. There's so many adaptive people that don't realize they could have a goal or something to shoot for. I've said that golf is the best game on the planet, whether you're a normal person or an adaptive person. Then if you can start playing, say you're someone from the war in his 20s, in five, ten years you could be here, and before you know you could be winning this thing. A national title is a national title. That's something to be respected and something to shoot for.

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