T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Shadow Creek

Angel Yin

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Q. All right, here with Angel Yin after her second round at the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards.

Just take us through the round today. Only one bogey on the card, lots of birdies. What was working for you?

ANGEL YIN: I was making some putts but then obviously like on 7 I missed short one, like a five-footer, which is a bit disappointing because I hit it too soft, which I never do, so that's a bit new to me.

Overall today putting really worked. I was able to close out on the saves I had.

Q. You mentioned in your pre-tournament press conference you're excited for the new format because you're getting to play at least two rounds of stroke play. To kind of be towards the top of the leaderboard and put up solid numbers, what does that do for your confidence?

ANGEL YIN: I mean, I was actually unsure. The other format was guaranteed three rounds. Actually now I am going to play three rounds, which is very fortunate. I think it's a very interesting perspective to put into this golf course in stroke play. I think it challenges people with different games.

Ayaka Furue, for example, for the last two years has finished runner-up and I played against her and I know how good she is on this golf course because she can use it.

Now with stroke play in play, you soften up the greens, soften up the fairways, soften up the front of the green. So is it gives advantage -- takes and gives.

So I think now you have a broader range of players now on the leaderboard.

Q. How are you feeling physically after two rounds of walking?

ANGEL YIN: I mean, I got to say it was pretty tough. Took two Advil. They do work. It is not an ad, but they do work. I was really tired because the turnaround time, I played afternoon and morning, I think first or second off, or third, but towards the front.

You don't really go to sleep at 8:00 so there is only so much sleep you can get. I think I'm managing with Advil. Not an ad.

Q. Are you prepared to possibly have to play four more rounds on such a challenging course to walk?

ANGEL YIN: Yeah, I'm just happy to play. No tournament next week so I can rest all I want. If I can hash it out this week and see where my game is, because every single round I play I get to improve more. My range of motion Rankings gets more and more incrementally every day, so the more I play the better for me.

When O go home I'm going to play anyway because I need to prep for two weeks from now, for Chevron.

Q. To go back in history, when did the accident happen?

ANGEL YIN: Well, I got really lucky. I broke it the week after Thanksgiving, so it was the last few days of November. In my mind when I broke it I was like, okay, I have so much time. I mean, in between the times I didn't really heal probably because I was in Austria, so was a bit difficult.

Didn't really know because the doctor there wanted to operate on it and I was like, I don't want to operate on it. He gave me an air cast. Without your doctor like in America next to you, you don't really know the directions. I never broke anything before so I never had the cast on. Then I flew, so it's okay.

I don't mind. Still playing like what is this, like April now? So I'm not really missing much.

Q. Eighth tournament of the year.

ANGEL YIN: Yeah, so I'm happy.

Q. What are you going to take from the first two rounds heading into tomorrow and then hopefully into match play?

ANGEL YIN: Just I'm playing really well. Just need to stick to my game plan and see how far it takes me. Tomorrow is going to be really tough. I almost think it's tougher than the match play itself. Only eight people get to go on and you could be out there playing in a playoff with ten people.

So that's another thing. So hopefully I do well enough where I don't have to do that. I don't want to walk extra.

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