CME Group Tour Championship

Friday, December 18, 2020

Naples, Florida, USA

Tiburón Golf Club

Jin Young Ko

Flash Interview

THE MODERATOR: What a great second round here. You started off on 1 but then your first birdie was on hole 6.

Was that when the momentum started kicking in for you?

JIN YOUNG KO: Yes. It was par-5 and then I try to get birdie, but I -- because I couldn't get the birdie before the No. 6, so it was great birdie.

Q. And we got a little bit of Houston and Dallas weather this morning. Did that throw your game off at all, or are you a pro at the cold weather now?

JIN YOUNG KO: Before when I play in KLPGA it was really cold, so I hate cold weather to play golf, but right now I love it.

Q. Because you play really well. Was there a memorable birdie today for you? You had it on 6, 10, 14, 15, and 17.

JIN YOUNG KO: Yeah, 17 was great birdie. 16 was -- 16?

Q. 15.

JIN YOUNG KO: 15 was great birdie, too. Yeah.

Q. You and Sei Young are one and two in the world. Is there extra motivation playing alongside her?

JIN YOUNG KO: Not really. Just, yeah, I mean, world ranking is -- my thinking, my opinion, is it's just little things to play golf.

So if play good I can do world ranking No. 1 still; but if not, yeah, and then she plays good, she can do. Yeah, doesn't matter really.

Q. My last question for you is: What are you going to focus on for the next two days? What is your strategy?

JIN YOUNG KO: Well, I want to bogey-free round next two days, so I'm looking forward the weekend.

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