John Deere Classic

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Silvis, Illinois, USA

TPC Deere Run

Peter Kuest

Press Conference

THE MODERATOR: Wash, rinse, repeat, huh?


THE MODERATOR: Do you feel more confident having experienced the heat last week? Does that make a difference, do you think?

PETER KUEST: A little bit. It's just golf, at the end of the day, and we're just trying to put up a score and shoot as low as we can. It's just golf.

THE MODERATOR: Is there anything you take out of last week's experience?

PETER KUEST: It was great. It was a lot of fun. It was fun kind of being in contention and getting under the gun a little bit and getting after it. It was a lot of fun.

THE MODERATOR: Anything you learned about how you responded and what you might try to do different tomorrow?

PETER KUEST: I'm not going to try to do anything different at all. I'm going to go out and play and play my game to the best I can, and hopefully it all works out.

THE MODERATOR: It's a crazy jammed leaderboard. Do you pick a number and try to shoot it, or how do you go?

PETER KUEST: No, if I shoot 6-under again, hopefully it gets it done. If not, oh well. But, you know, there's a 62 out there. We're just going to try to take it one hole at a time and one birdie at a time.

THE MODERATOR: Is your confidence growing as you keep putting up these great numbers?

PETER KUEST: Yeah, definitely. Yeah, knowing I can go out and compete, it definitely helps.

Q. How important is it to capitalize when you're playing as well as you have been the last two weeks just to keep going and keep building?

PETER KUEST: Pretty important, I guess. But we're just taking it one day at a time. I say that all the time, but that's all we're trying to do and not get too far ahead of ourselves and just take it from there.

Q. Have you always had this mellow kind of go-with-the-flow attitude about things, maybe not even just with golf, but with life in general?

PETER KUEST: Yeah, for the most part. I'm really easygoing. Nothing really bothers me. Just take life one step at a time and roll with the punches. Hopefully don't get hit too much.

THE MODERATOR: How does that work for you on the golf course? It's obviously a good attitude to take to the tee.

PETER KUEST: Yeah, definitely. I think it helps with staying patient out there and just knowing you have another shot to hit, so you can't get too far ahead of yourself.

THE MODERATOR: You locked up the special temporary by making the cut. Do you feel like you're free-wheeling at this point, or do you set new goals? Are you thinking ahead at all to the card, to what you can accomplish?

PETER KUEST: I mean, we came here this week to win a golf tournament. We weren't worried about locking up special temporary membership.

We knew if we played well, that would take care of itself, so we were just focused on winning a golf tournament and playing well.

THE MODERATOR: You say we. Your caddie, obviously. It is your family out here with you too?

PETER KUEST: No, they're not out here this week. Hopefully next week they'll be out there with me.

THE MODERATOR: It's a smaller we.

PETER KUEST: We have a good team. `

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