Shriners Children's Open

Friday, October 7, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

TPC Summerlin

Mito Pereira

Quick Quotes

Q. Mito, great playing. Nine birdies en route to a 63. What was working so well for you out there?

MITO PEREIRA: I had a really good round overall. I hit driver well, irons really good. I think I hit three or four shots inside three feet today. Solid on my putting. My putter was pretty good today. Overall really good and happy how I played.

Q. Mito, there's six guys from the international team on the leaderboard here. Did that event prepare you guys, the stress of it?

MITO PEREIRA: They just asked me that, and I was thinking about it, and I think Trevor did a really good job with us, encouraging us how good we are, how good we play golf. So I think we carry that over here. Right now we're just playing really good.

Q. A little more relaxing event as well?

MITO PEREIRA: Yeah, yeah. But I think he did a really good job with us and telling us how good we are to just really be ourselves.

Q. When you go home tonight, are you going to think about the nine birdies or think about the three-putt?

MITO PEREIRA: I'm going to think about nothing. Everything outside golf. So I got to disconnect a little bit.

Q. First lead in the PGA since you stood on the 72nd hole. Do you still think about that, or did that disappear pretty quick?

MITO PEREIRA: Obviously sometimes yeah, but it's just way over there in the past. I'm just trying to get my first win here.

Q. And what do you need to do this weekend to continue this roll?

MITO PEREIRA: I think the same that I'm doing. Hitting off the tee really good, and then irons are going to be obviously very important. I think you've got to go pretty low in this week, so just keep doing what I'm doing.

Q. You've had a little bit of a rough stretch really since the Memorial. What has changed coming into this week?

MITO PEREIRA: I think I just took some time off, just to refresh a little bit and start again. I think that will be the only change that I notice.

Q. What kind of things that you were talking about how Trevor encouraged you and your other teammates encouraged you. What kind of things did they say to you to maybe kind of bolster you?

MITO PEREIRA: Just really tried to put us in a position that we really want to play well and really trusting ourselves. Every day he did like a little speech of how good we are and how we can do this. So I think it really touched us.

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