Shriners Children's Open

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

TPC Summerlin

Vince Whaley

Quick Quotes

Q. It's nice to play some good golf, and this has certainly been a week of good golf for you, highlighted by today's round. What were you most proud of out there today?

VINCE WHALEY: I hit it really well off the tee today. I've been hitting it -- usually off the tee is kind of one of my strengths, but it had not been this week, but today was a lot better, so I was happy about that.

Q. I know this has been such a disappointing year, the start, the stop, just trying to find the right body, right frame of mind, then the reset to the fall you've had two good starts. What are you looking for out of this FedEx Fall?

VINCE WHALEY: Yeah, I'm looking just to find some consistency. I'm happy to be playing golf again. My wrist bothered me for a long time, so it sucked to be at home, and then you come back and you feel like you're ready at home, but it's different when you come out on TOUR and try to compete against these guys. I'm just trying to kind of get comfortable again, and yeah, just keep building on it one week at a time.

Q. How do you process that? You're in a rush coming back, and then when you do come back you've got to listen to your body and what it's giving you, and to get back in that rhythm, it feels like this stretch the last three starts kind of is that rhythm now back-to-back weeks. Compare and contrast how it feels earlier in the year when you were itching to get out and hit some balls and compete again?

VINCE WHALEY: Yeah, so when I was at home, it was kind of after I'd been off for four to five months because every week I'm going out, seeing where I'm at, seeing where I'm at, and just little improvement, and then I finally got to the point where I thought I was ready, went back out, and two weeks in, it's not good again, so I kind of had to take some more time off, which wasn't ideal. But I finally feel like I'm in a pretty good spot now. I know what to do to kind of get my body where it needs to be to tee it up for multiple weeks in a row. That's about it.

Q. What's it going to take from you tomorrow?

VINCE WHALEY: If I could just hit it like I did today off the tee, the course is so scorable if you're in position, so if you just can hit the tee balls where you're looking, you'll be all right.

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