KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

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PGA Frisco

Frisco, Texas, USA

Friday, May 26, 2023

Tracy Phillips

Q. (No Microphone.)

TRACY PHILLIPS: I got off to just such a rough start. Bogeying my first three. Starting on 10, 11, 12, the meat of the course. So just pulled a bad club on 10. Made bogey. Just didn't right the ship for awhile. I made a bad double on 13 or 12. No, 13. But...

Q. You put yourself behind early.

TRACY PHILLIPS: Yeah, then fought back, got back to I think even par for the tournament after a birdie on the 3rd hole. And then missed it from not five feet on 4 after a nice shot. Just couldn't make any putts. Never felt good over the putter all day and that's the difference. You got to make a few 5-footers here and there to sustain momentum in the round and I just didn't do that today.

Q. You said coming in you thought the putter --

TRACY PHILLIPS: No, I changed putters since then and so this is a new putter for the week. It's a Scotty Cameron. It's been in my closet for probably 20 years. (Laughing.)

Q. You're going to be here for the weekend and that's --

TRACY PHILLIPS: I hope so. I think the projected cut's 2. So (wind noise) hit it a lot better than my score. I got off to a rough start and never did quite get the ship righted like I should have or could have. Just need to make a few putts.

Q. If you're here on the weekend, what's the sense of accomplishment in that for not doing this every week?

TRACY PHILLIPS: Obviously I came here not really thinking about making the cut but competing. And then you don't get the start that you wanted to today, so that kind of changes your mind frame a little bit.

But if I do, if I am fortunate to make it for the weekend I feel good. I'm hitting the ball good, I just got to make some putts. Get a little bit better belief in my stroke right now. I got a great caddie on the bag that's giving me some good lines and just not able to hit those lines. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Q. It looks like a place if you shoot a number you could really make a move here.

TRACY PHILLIPS: Yeah, I mean, you know, I got, for me to play this golf course good I got to obviously play those 10, 11 and 12 good. I got to play the par-5s good. I've been fortunate to play the par-5s pretty well. I think I was 3-under yesterday on them and maybe 2-under today. Missing about a 6-footer on 18. So could have been 3-, maybe even 4-under. But just got to do better on the other holes.

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