TOUR Championship

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

East Lake Golf Club

Xander Schauffele

Quick Quotes

Q. Presumably you've not given up hope. You're still right in this. What's the mindset?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, it's simple, just chasing. I put myself in a good position after two rounds, and shooting even par out here on TOUR is never going to get it done, unless it's blowing 100 miles an hour. Yeah, I just need to put my head down.

Q. What's it like playing with Scottie? How tough a competitor is he?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, he's the No. 1 player in the world for good reason. He shows it week in and week out. He's just a really nice guy, so he's an easy person to sort of root for, and yeah, he's a very well-rounded player.

Q. As an elite professional golfer, when you get a disrupted break like you had twice yesterday, overnight, as well, how disruptive, how challenging is that for you?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I mean, it's whatever you make of it. I obviously struggled to sort of get into any sort of shape yesterday with the 4:00 tee time and then pretty stagnant beginning of the round. A lot of everything, long putts, bogeys, birdies. Was not able to capitalize on anything coming in in this restart, which is where I need to do it, and yeah, I've got a lot of work to do upcoming here.

Q. You've done well as the chaser; why do you think a lot of your wins you've come from four or five back?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: It's just a freed-up mindset. You've got nothing to lose. There's no target on your back. Fortunately I've been on both sides of that now, so I need to tap into some older wins that I've had.

Q. What is it you admire most about Scottie's game?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: He's just a scrambler. He's a grinder. I respect his competitiveness, his competitive nature, and he fights. He fights until the end. He doesn't give up on any shot.

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