Travelers Championship

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Kramer Hickok

Quick Quotes

Q. Kramer, great start to the day. Things are rolling along. Maybe not the finish you were looking for, but tell me how the day went for you.

KRAMER HICKOK: It was solid golf. I've been struggling with my swing all week. It was just one of those weeks where you don't feel comfortable but the shots are coming out where you're looking. I would you just say last few days have been a lot of good misses, to be honest with you.

There are a lot of rounds where I felt a lot better about my swing and scored a lot worse, so I'm not complaining. Seems like my game has got better as the rounds have progressed. It's playing tricky and firm and really fast and the wind is swirling, so to me it's just all about giving yourself looks, getting yourself on the green, and dancing.

Q. Talk about the wind and the conditions and how they changed as you went through the round, because the course and the conditions were different than Thursday and Friday.

KRAMER HICKOK: Yeah, for sure. First two rounds were pretty negligent with the wind. Then I'm playing adding 20 to 25 yards on some shots, so you're sitting there with 120 yards -- or like I had 170 yards into 16. Hit a 6-iron, and that's -- sometimes it's hard to commit to that with water short and trouble long, and you're hoping that the wind stays fresh. If it dies down you're 20 yards over the green.

So it just makes it tough. You just got to time it right and it hit the shot you're trying to hit.

Q. Were you aware after you made the putt on 15 that you had a two-shot lead? Were you being conscious of what was going on in the tournament, or do you need to...

KRAMER HICKOK: Yeah, no, I knew where I stood. At the same time, I know 16 has given me fits in the past, and it was just really about stepping up and hitting a good approach shot there, and then just managing the last two holes.

I put myself in position right in the middle of the fairway. Hit the wrong club. In between clubs on 17. Hit the wrong club there, then 18 just hit a bad wedge shot.

So I don't like look back and think of it in any negative limelight. I'm just happy to be where I am now and look forward to tomorrow.

Q. Based on where you are, is it going to be a mental or physical challenge for you?

KRAMER HICKOK: Mental for sure. You know, just being in this position I'm trying to relay it back to how I felt on the Korn Ferry Tour and the Mackenzie Tour. Obviously this is a bigger stage, but it's just about going out there and playing golf, and I play my best when I'm relaxed.

I'm going to try and be as relaxed as possible and talk to my caddie and try and have a fun round.

Q. What are you going to do to relax tonight?

KRAMER HICKOK: It's a little too late to go fly fishing. There is a river. I've been fly fishing this week. I don't know, we'll see.

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