Shriners Children's Open

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

TPC Summerlin

Patrick Rodgers

Quick Quotes

Q. Patrick, 5-under 66, nice start to the round. Sort of a roller coaster out there, but if we can get some comments on your play.

PATRICK RODGERS: I actually felt like I played reasonably consistent. Obviously making a bogey and a double with easy conditions feels like a bit of a roller coaster, but I had a couple tee shots that weren't too far off that were punished pretty good.

I like the way that I'm playing. I've been working at it pretty hard over the past six weeks, really since the last season ended, and it's nice to see in a round 1 it kind of come together.

Q. Take us through the eagle on 16.

PATRICK RODGERS: Yeah, that was a real highlight. I noticed towards the end of last season I was leading the TOUR in eagles, so I kind of took a little pride from that and tried to be aggressive on par-5s.

I hit a great tee shot there and took advantage of it. I had an 8-iron to the middle of the green and rolled in a 20-footer.

Q. You're a veteran at this tournament. Made some changes coming into this year at the course. Talk about those.

PATRICK RODGERS: The golf course is beautiful. It's in flawless condition. We're really lucky to be the first people really to get a chance to play it. It's just so lush and green out there, but there's some firmness to the green, some firmness to the fairways, so it's adding maybe a little extra challenge.

It's fun to not just be firing at every single flag and landing it right on the flag. It's nice to see a little bit of bounce on the greens.

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