Barracuda Championship

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Truckee, California, USA

Tahoe Mountain Club

Alex Noren

Quick Quotes

Q. The guys said you couldn't speak highly enough of this place.

ALEX NOREN: It's nice. I know that it's the Open week, but I don't think anybody would withdraw this late, and I love this course. I thought it was great last time I was here two years ago. I had this week planned, and it's three weeks of training before the Playoffs, and I just wanted to get here and kind of follow that plan.

Q. Great chance to win rankings on the FedExCup?

ALEX NOREN: Yeah, that's the thing, too, so every time it counts twice, it's great. It's like last week, Scottish Open, I thought it was brilliant. You get points on both ends. I hope more tournaments become that way.

Q. Just a word on the format this week, Stableford, a little bit different?

ALEX NOREN: Yeah, it could be different. A point here and there it's probably different. But overall you just have to play good, and it kind of evens out. You know, an eagle counts kind of high, so you've got a few opportunities, so yeah. It's fun. I think it's a great track, and like the surroundings, and the ball goes far. It's fun.

Q. Looking at your results so far this season, you've been solid. Are you just looking for that one result to kick start you?

ALEX NOREN: Yeah, it was a good spring and then I tried to get back into some better game. Like I thought I played better at the Scottish the last two, three rounds, and yeah, just kind of worked my way back. That's why I wanted also those three weeks to kind of get the game going a bit and then the Playoffs and then have a good fall. Not just over-play, over-play, and get those three weeks of training in sort of the middle of a season. I know the PGA TOUR ends, but the DP World Tour continues until December, and PGA TOUR is pretty strong in the fall, too.

I hope this is a good schedule for me.

Q. You've been coming over to the States quite regularly. You kind of get used to the jet lag but it does take a while to get out of your system. How are you feeling?

ALEX NOREN: Yeah, I think it's easier to go west than east, which is good. That's why I wanted to come here, too, because I knew if I get here Wednesday, I get the pro-am in, I get to feel the course, get maybe like six hours -- three hours of practice, maybe three hours of pro-am. I think it's enough going this week, and then early start tomorrow, which is fine, because I'll probably wake up at 3:00, 4:00. It was a long flight, long flight to get to the West Coast.

Q. You got your golf clubs at least?

ALEX NOREN: I got them. Everything is good, so just look forward to it.

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