The Senior Open Presented by Rolex

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Auchterarder, Scotland, United Kingdom

PGA Centenary at Gleneagles

Glen Day

Quick Quotes

Q. Take us through first round of 64 to share the lead here at the Senior Open championship?

GLEN DAY: Yeah, you know what, I putted great. I really have to, I've got to give some credit to Wes Short. We are staying together this week and he gave me a little putting lesson, and for the first time, I made a lot of putts today, so that was it.

Q. What did he tell you?

GLEN DAY: Well, a combination of a lot of things, but whatever it was, it worked. It really did. I putted good.

Q. When you teed off this morning, did you feel a score was out there, bearing in mind how benign the conditions were?

GLEN DAY: Oh, yeah. We played late obviously. No wind. Very rarely have I ever played over here, been this calm and easy. So yeah, they are there, but you have to hit good shots. If you hit good shots and make putts, good things happen.

Q. Was it very much momentum? How was your form coming in this week?

GLEN DAY: Oh, no. I have nothing. I didn't even get my golf clubs. I had to get another set of clubs, and this is a new putter and a driver that I didn't hit very well. Everything is -- no. I have no reason to believe I would play good today.

Q. That makes the score even more astonishing playing with foreign clubs?

GLEN DAY: Well, Srixon did a wonderful job. Thank you to them for getting me a set of irons and clubs. But they are not yours.

So I did get them in time to play a couple practise rounds, so at least I know where the ball goes with those clubs, you know what I mean. So obviously it's not ideal. But even if I get my stuff, I still may play these.

Q. What can you take from that opening round confidence-wise into the rest of the week?

GLEN DAY: Well, obviously, like I said before, putting, I made putts. So how do you get out of bad putting? You make putts. How do you make putts? You get confidence. How do you get confidence? Well, you have to make putts. So it's what comes first, the chicken or the egg. I was lucky enough to make putts and build confidence.

I hit a lot of good shots and made putts. I felt like when I got over the ball with the putter, it was going to have a chance to go in. If I can keep putting well, who knows. Very happy.

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