Travelers Championship

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Bubba Watson

Quick Quotes

Q. Bubba, you said you got off to a slow start but really came on there on the back. Did something click in the game a little bit?

BUBBA WATSON: It's one of the golf courses that you -- it seems easy, like it's gettable. Then the first few holes there a little into the breeze today, and so then I hit one tee shot a little off on 2. Hit me in a bad lie. One of those things where it can be anywhere else except but right there, and I hot it over the green. Couldn't get it out of that rough just right. Quick bogey.

Long putt, decent putt on 4 to get me back to even. Again, unlucky chip on the par-5 6, but then I just birdied holes that are birdieable. I birdied 9 with a good putt, 10 with a good iron shot in there, and then the par-5 and then the drivable 15.

So I just hung in there and just tried to make the pars where you had to and then have a chance for birdie, and I made the putts. So today the putter just got hot. Not hot, but it was just nice on the last ten or so holes.

Q. Patience kind of the key there? Sounds like you're saying you were patient and let round come to you.

BUBBA WATSON: Yeah, it was one of those things where I know I bogeyed the second hole, but my caddie was in my ear just saying, Hey, it's tough out here. Couple under par is a good score right now. That's what we did.

We held it together until we got to some downwind holes or holes that are scorable.

Q. Does it help you've had so much success around here as three-time champion that when you get off to a slow start you know if you're swinging the club well there are some holes you can get after?

BUBBA WATSON: Yeah, for sure. You know the holes you can kind of -- I wouldn't say attack. Attack is the wrong word. But knowing what you can do. The history of the golf course, some other champions, what they've done; Streelman, seven birdies or whatever he did to finish.

So you know it's out there. It's just can you find it or can you do it. The putter kept me going today and made the round nice.

Q. How do you plan to come out and attack tomorrow morning?

BUBBA WATSON: Well, I wish there was a way I could sleep for 10 hours. I'm not going to be able to do that tonight. Hopefully you wake up on the right side of the bed tomorrow and the body is feeling good. Physio, the therapist is in there, and hopefully he'll get the body right in the morning and ready to go and we'll be off to the races again.

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