Sanderson Farms Championship

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Country Club of Jackson

Sam Burns

Quick Quotes

Q. 48 holes without a bogey you haven't made one since your front nine on Thursday. What's been working so well the last few days?

SAM BURNS: Yeah, I think I hit it well the last couple days, haven't putted it like I want to yet, hopefully that's coming tomorrow. But I think just I'm going to go practice a little bit more putting. I need to hit my mid irons a little bit better but other than that I think it's been solid.

Q. Is that kind of kicking off the competitive rust after not competing for a couple weeks?

SAM BURNS: A little bit. I think it's also me trying to get better. I feel like I'm always and Travis is the same way and my coach, we're always just trying to find little things where we can improve and if it's a quarter of a shot a tournament, that adds up over the year. So we're just going to try to keep continuing to get better.

Q. Out of the top 8 I think there were only two guys who have won on TOUR, yourself and Watney. How hard is it to win out here and is it a little bit just being in the right place at the right time? I've heard guys say you just have to be a little bit lucky.

SAM BURNS: Yeah, you definitely have to get the breaks, that's kind of part of it. But also it just goes to show you how many talented players there are out here. I think with how bunched up it is there's probably at least 20 something maybe more guys that could win tomorrow. So really it's just going out there and trying to put a solid round together.

Q. And then what about Memphis where you came really close, there was kind of a bizarre day, actually, a lot of guys thought that it was going to go a certain way and then all of a sudden we got this playoff. What did you learn from Memphis that you might take into tomorrow?

SAM BURNS: Well, I was packing my stuff up to leave and then I held off. So I think it's just, you never know, you can only control what you can control, so really just trying to put a solid round together, trying to have a game plan, attack the golf course and then somebody goes out and shoots 62 tomorrow and wins the golf tournament, I mean, I can't control that. So hopefully that's me, but you never know.

Q. We're so early in the year or the season I should say, we're late in the year, early in the season, what is the next front here for you? What is the next sort of thing? A lot of guys sit down and make goals when you're in between seasons or whatever, I know you don't have very long but what is the next thing for Sam Burns?

SAM BURNS: We sat down after Atlanta this past couple weeks ago and we set some goals for the year. We've tried to just put in place a practice plan and some goals each week to attain those and just try to continue to strive to reach those.

Q. Care to elaborate what they are?

SAM BURNS: No, we keep those to ourself.

Q. Do you feel comfortable now in these situations where you're near or at the top of the leaderboard?

SAM BURNS: Yeah, I think for me it's not really thinking about winning the golf tournament or who is in front of me or who is behind me, really it's just Travis and I going out there each shot having a purpose for that shot and trying to execute and at the end of the day that's all we can do and so that will be our plan for tomorrow.

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