The American Express

Thursday, January 19, 2023

La Quinta, California, USA

PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course

Taylor Montgomery

Quick Quotes

Q. How did you find the course today?

TAYLOR MONTGOMERY: I hit it really good today. I hit a lot of good iron shots. Just felt like a relaxed round playing with a bunch of ams. I had a lot of fun.

Q. What did you find about this course that maybe you had heard about before but you had to see it to believe it?

TAYLOR MONTGOMERY: Well, my caddie said that this was the one you wanted to check out and see, because you can kind of lose the tournament on this course.

So I played a practice round yesterday. You can hit driver on a lot of holes, but there's some out of bounds. So I just tried to stay away from that as much as possible.

Q. So what was working best for you?

TAYLOR MONTGOMERY: I would say my irons today. I hit a lot of really good iron shots. I honestly didn't putt that great on some of 'em. Some of 'em were misreads. I kind of have a tough time reading the velvet bentgrass. For some reason I've always -- it's a grass in Scottsdale and I never putted on it that great.

But the iron shots were, I'm super happy with how I hit my irons today.

Q. If you look at your results since the beginning of the 2022-2023 season I think a lot of people would probably look at it and if you told 'em you were a rookie they would say, I don't think so. Do you still feel like a rookie a little bit or have your results made you a little more comfortable out here?

TAYLOR MONTGOMERY: Well, getting off to a good start always helps. That start in Napa kind of relaxes you a lot. I'm happy with the way that I've started. But I definitely don't feel like a rookie.

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