Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC

Thursday May 19, 2016

Tiffany Joh

Quick Quotes

Q. Nice round.
TIFFANY JOH: Thank you.

Q. Bogey-free, right?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah.

Q. How tough were conditions out there?
TIFFANY JOH: It wasn't -- I think -- I don't think the conditions themselves are that difficult. I think the course is just playing a little longer because it's so wet. Like some of the pin positions were really tricky, but I don't think -- like it's not really windy out there. It hasn't started raining yet.

Q. We looked at the record here. You haven't had a great record here. What were your expectations coming into the week?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah, I was actually talking to my host dad yesterday because I stay off of like hole 7 or something here on the course, and with the big stretch coming up, this was probably going to be the one I was going to take off just because I've never played well here, but honestly, I was like, yeah, but every year I go there and my host gets me this banana bread that's really good. That was honestly the deciding factor.

Q. The banana bread?
TIFFANY JOH: It was the banana bread, and this year they gave me three loaves. Regardless of what happened today, it was a win.

Q. So it's the power of the banana bread this week?
TIFFANY JOH: Pretty much.

Q. What's the name of your host family?
TIFFANY JOH: Armstrongs.

Q. You birdied 7, 9 and 10?
TIFFANY JOH: Oh, I don't know. Yeah, that sounds right. 7, 9, 10. Wow.

Q. Can you describe those holes?
TIFFANY JOH: I can. No. 7 was a par-5. I just laid up, hit it to like nine week from like 34 yards, and made that.

On No. 9 I had a pretty short club in. I think I had like a wedge in and hit it to eight feet.

All of my birdies were inside 10 feet. I didn't really make any putts. I've always struggled to read these greens, and today was no exception. I just felt like I hit it really well, so I got away with not making as many putts.

Q. Your past results here notwithstanding, you did have a tie for 11th earlier this season. Do you feel more confident than you have in a while?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah. I think I feel a lot better about my ball-striking this year than I have. I started doing some yoga in the off-season, so I feel like I gained like at least two and a half yards.

Q. Such a huge difference, right?
TIFFANY JOH: Maybe three. We can round up.

Q. What time did you have to get up today?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah, like I usually wake up at 5:00 regardless because I like to do a little dawn patrol surf session. Here not so much. The beach is kind of far away, and I check the waves anyway and it's flat, so I can't do that. But yeah, I'm typically a morning person. I'm kind of an all-the-time person; let's be honest.

Q. I saw the surfboard.
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah, I was just like paddling and trying to get over a set wave, and if it's going to break on you, you do a turtle roll so you flip over and let it break like over you.

Q. Yeah, of course you do.
TIFFANY JOH: And it must have just hit like perfectly.

Q. When did that happen?
TIFFANY JOH: Maybe six days ago, five days ago. But it's okay, I have like two other boards, so it's fine.

Q. And it looked like a pretty enjoyable, friendly group today; you guys were yukking it up walking up 18.
TIFFANY JOH: Yukking it up, yes, that's exactly how it was. Well, I've never played with them before, so I guess SooBin and Grace are like best friends, so it was funny because there were a couple times they were walking down the cart path with their hand over each other's shoulder and I totally felt like the third wheel. At one point I think I just kind of scooted in between them, like did anyone ask for a little Joh Rio filling?

Q. What worked today that hopefully you're going to keep going?
TIFFANY JOH: Pretty much just ball-striking, which is funny because I honestly did not even take my clubs out of the travel cover last week. Like there was a peanut butter sandwich in there from like the second round of Prattville in there.

Q. What color was the bread?
TIFFANY JOH: I mean, it was still brown.

Q. Was it really?
TIFFANY JOH: It was very brown.

Q. Different shade brown?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah, it was not like a delicious brown, not that there's a delicious. I don't know where I was going with that. So sorry.

Q. So ball-striking?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah.

Q. Now, would any Tiffany Joh interview be complete without a question about when your next video is?
TIFFANY JOH: I don't know. I feel like nowadays, though, it's all about like the 14-second Instagram video. No one has the attention span to watch an entire two-minute YouTube clip. I did a little hard core video in the physio trailer. Did you see that?

Q. I did see that. That was like a jungle gym type thing?
TIFFANY JOH: Well, do you ever watch "The Office"?

Q. Yes.
TIFFANY JOH: There's one episode where they're like, "Hardcore Parkour," where they're like leap-frogging over each other and then Dwight goes over to the refrigerator and opens it and closes it.

Q. So that was you and the physio?
TIFFANY JOH: Yeah.

Q. That was your warm-up?
TIFFANY JOH: Athleticism right there. I was moving so slow, too.

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