Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO

Friday, February 17, 2023

Naples, Florida, USA

Tiburón Golf Club

Steve Stricker

Quick Quotes

Q. You're going for four in a row on PGA TOUR Champions. What would it mean to you to achieve that?

STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, it would be -- I'm thinking about it, too. It's on my mind. I would love to do it. I'm excited to have that opportunity. I'm humbled to have that opportunity, just because the older we get, you just don't know how many years you have left out here, so you try to embrace all these tournaments and just try to have fun with it.

Yeah, I'm feeling the pressure to try to do it again, but that's part of it, too. I'm excited to be here and got off to a good start. Need to make a few more putts, though.

Q. The weather is forecasted to change tonight with a front coming through, north wind tomorrow; how will this course play in some wind?

STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, and I think we've played it in the north wind a few times when I played here a couple years ago. It'll be different. The holes will flip right around. But the course is in great shape. There's a lot of scoring opportunities if you hit it in the fairway, a lot of short irons in your hand, and you've just got to try to take advantage of that.

Q. When I look at this golf course, I see tight, sometimes grainy Bermuda lies, in the fairways, around the greens, and on the greens, and to me you excel with that type of a lie. Is that one of your strengths do you think maybe playing in South Florida?

STEVE STRICKER: Well, did you see that chip shot I hit on the par-5? I didn't excel on that one.

But it's tough. It's always in the back of your mind, and it's a little soft in some of the areas around here, so you really have to pay attention to that. We've played around in this area for a number of years, so you need to learn how to play those shots. But you're always cautious about only moving the ball about a foot, so it's all good. The course is in great shape. The greens are fabulous. But you do have to pay attention to those grainy lies.

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