Travelers Championship

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Maverick McNealy

Quick Quotes

MAVERICK MCNEALY: (In progress.) I put in is taking on the golf course this week.

Q. Did something that maybe click a little bit at the turn to make those four birdies on the back?

MAVERICK MCNEALY: I think the front nine was playing a little more challenging. It was a little cooler, more breeze, and as the ball warmed up started going a little further. There was a few birdie opportunities on the back.

I hit a couple really key shots. I think the tee shot on 15 with the 3-wood was really good. Almost made eagle there. And I really got in a groove with kind of three-quarter knock-down short irons today and gave myself a lot of birdie looks.

Q. What have you been working on? I am guessing still working with Butch Harman back home.

MAVERICK MCNEALY: I am. Actually the last couple times I've been in to see Butch we haven't wanted to change anything. We have been working on the same swing feels for the last two years trying to load into the right side and move forward through the golf ball.

He was saying the best lessons are the ones he doesn't have to tell me anything other than, Good shot. So I've been in a really good place with the golf swing for a while.

Q. Can some of that going to see Butch just be he's such a - I don't know if motivator is the right word - but he can instill confidence in his players?

MAVERICK MCNEALY: I think Butch is the greatest coach of all-time and I think his players and their track record speak for that. I've never left his golf school feeling bad about my game. I always feel like I can go out and win the next week.

He's always a phone call or text message or swing video away. I feel like we got our job, our work down by the time we show up to an event. I talked to him last and just said, I feel really good about what we're doing. I just want to play.

I'm playing four of the next five events, and I'm excited to give myself a lot of opportunities.

Q. Do you feel like your on the cusp of going to the next level here on the PGA TOUR?

MAVERICK MCNEALY: I've felt like that for a while now, and I think the score is always the last thing to catch up. Like I said, never felt -- felt like I've worked harder, been more disciplined. I've been working out. My body feels great.

I'm just really proud of body of work I put in, and like I said, the score catches up last. It's a lot of times the work you put in the last couple months prior to things working out where everything shows up.

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