Travelers Championship

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Talor Gooch

Quick Quotes

Q. Talor, just assess your round.

TALOR GOOCH: Solid. I mean, any time you shoot 6-under, doesn't matter if it's at your home club or on the PGA TOUR or whatever, you've done something good.

So it was all around solid. Hit a bunch of fairways and greens and was able to get a few close ones and made a couple good putts. All around good day.

Q. What was working the best in your game?

TALOR GOOCH: Man, it was kind of a (indiscernible) out there. I made one putt outside of six or eight feet so my irons were in a good spot. Had a bunch of good numbers and was able to get a few tight ones.

Sp the irons were really solid today.

Q. This course gives you a lot of different stuff. Front nine, I know your back nine, is a little bit maybe tougher than the back nine. Can lead to some runs you can make. Do you like that about this course?

TALOR GOOCH: Yeah, you know, definitely feels like the front and back are almost two different golf courses in a sense. But, again, the backside, even though it's gettable, can also get you. If you're not getting ball in the fairway, it'll expose you.

So it's good because you feel like you got to get up there and you can't just spray it around. You got to be on your game.

If you are, you know you'll have chances to make some hay.

Q. You've been finding your way onto leaderboards more this year. Do you feel more comfortable when you get in these positions, going low and getting yourself in contention heading into the weekends?

TALOR GOOCH: For sure. I was watching the U.S. Open unfortunately from home this last week with my dad, and I was telling him my rookie year I played with Justin Rose on Saturday and we were around 10th or 12th going into the weekend.

I was a little nervous, to say the least. So just being in those positions really early on a lot has got me more comfortable to be in these positions now.

So it's just comes with experience, and there is nothing that can train experience except just going there and being in that spot.

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