Arnold Palmer Invitational

Friday, March 4, 2022

Bay Hill, Florida, USA

Bay Hill Club and Lodge

Tyrrell Hatton

Quick Quotes

Q. Just to start off, just some general comments about your second round and feelings going into the weekend.

TYRRELL HATTON: I'm not particularly happy with how I hit the golf ball certainly the last few days. I think the score is pretty flattering. I've putted really good, which is why I've got the score that I have, but I know that I can't keep hitting it that badly certainly with it's going to be playing much tougher this weekend.

Hopefully, I can find a golf swing, and hopefully the putt stays up this weekend.

Q. You touched upon the putter feeling hot. What's the confidence that you're gaining with putts dropping in?

TYRRELL HATTON: To be fair, I've always putted well around here. I don't know what it is. I just seem to see the lines clearer than some of the other places that we go to. Generally, my start line's pretty good. So if I can actually read the greens, then we should be all right. So far, so good.

Q. What's the bonus of good vibes at a place where you've won before?

TYRRELL HATTON: Well, I guess you have that little bit of extra confidence coming into the week. Obviously, it's nice to be back here and good memories from two years ago. I'm pretty happy with the position I'm in going into the weekend. Hoping that I can play a lot better.

Q. Can you talk us through the eagle?

TYRRELL HATTON: We actually hit a fairway, and then we hit 3-wood pin high right. That was a great shot to the back right pin, and we were just off the green there maybe 15 feet. Nice to see that one go in.

Q. What was the bonus, being in the fairway or being 15 feet?

TYRRELL HATTON: Both. I don't feel like I was in the fairway too often today. But it seems I feel like, if I get it on the green within a reasonable distance, I've got a good chance of holing it. It's a nice feeling to have.

Q. When you talk about seeing lines better, I would assume you walk onto a green expecting to make them within reason. I'm just curious how many courses you can say that about where you actually expect to make putts?

TYRRELL HATTON: Not many. Since I've been coming here since 2017, I've generally putted well. It's a nice sort of confidence thing to have. Like I said, hopefully it kind of carries on this weekend.

Q. What's your nightmare course, and how do you fix it?

TYRRELL HATTON: You just avoid them (laughter).

Q. Looking at where you are, as frustrated as you sound heading into the weekend, is that a positive or a negative thing, especially here?

TYRRELL HATTON: Obviously, it's a positive. It's a great feel this week. A lot of top class players playing. I know deep down the long game isn't good enough to have a chance to win if I keep playing like that. So, yeah, I just have to try and figure something out maybe this afternoon.

I'm not one to go and hit balls after a round, but we only live half an hour away. And I'll probably go out there maybe this evening and just hit a few and see if I can find a bit more of a positive feeling that will help us feel a bit more comfortable going into the weekend.

Q. Do you generally find things pretty quickly in an incident like that?

TYRRELL HATTON: No. Like I said, I don't -- I never even -- playing poorly, I don't often go and hit balls. But I guess just being in the position I'm in, I want to play better tomorrow and Sunday and take a bit of pressure off my short game. So yeah.

Q. Is it hard for you to fix something in the middle of a round?

TYRRELL HATTON: I feel like the last few days have been constantly sort of tinkering with little things and trying to find a positive feeling, something that felt good. I actually thought I had that on my second shot into the 5th. I hit a couple of bad shots coming in but still not quite how I want to feel it.

Yeah, tomorrow's a new day though.

Q. Where's the red sweater? On what occasion would you ever wear it?

TYRRELL HATTON: It would be nice to wear it again on Sunday. It's hanging nicely in the wardrobe.

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