The American Express

Thursday, January 19, 2023

La Quinta, California, USA

PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course

Tyler Duncan

Quick Quotes

Q. Bit of a weird start. Looked sluggish and then you go on a heater. What happened out there? What clicked in around the 4th hole?

TYLER DUNCAN: Yeah, I managed myself well on the front nine. I didn't quite have it. It was kind of just a carryover from what's been going on. I made a little change on a whim on the back nine. Started taking some practice swings and trying to rehearse what I was trying to feel, which I haven't done in about a year and a half. I was able to hit some quality shots coming in.

Q. I was going to ask you, we're going to jump ahead because I was going to go there. What have you been working on since you left Honolulu? What was the trick? What was the thought?

TYLER DUNCAN: Been working hard the last couple days. I felt like I've been moving in the right direction and felt like last week wasn't a good reflection of kind of the work I put in in the off season and where my game was it. It kind of showed the last couple days a little bit and the back nine today I really felt like I got it going.

Q. Statistically you missed one fairway, one green and rolled the rock. So on paper it looks like a really easy 64. In your mind what was the key? Was it the iron play?

TYLER DUNCAN: Yeah, I think I just gave myself a lot of chances. I never really missed it in a bad spot or really got in any trouble. So it was just opportunity after opportunity and I got some putts to fall and just kept it going.

Q. Was there a putt out there or a shot out there that kind of kept that momentum going during that period of good play?

TYLER DUNCAN: Yeah, so I made a bogey on No. 3, I think it was. Make that birdie on No. 4. I drove it over in the right and had to lay up on the par-5. I wedged it in there 10 feet or so and made that putt. That really got me going.

Q. This is a multi-course event. You've won a tournament that uses multi courses. Is there something about that that makes you kind of focus a little more or is that just a coincidence?

TYLER DUNCAN: I think it's just a coincidence. I played here enough times where I know all the courses and I feel comfortable at all of 'em. Now it's just continuing to play well and keeping the momentum going.

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