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Saturday, January 20, 2024

La Quinta, California, USA

PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course

Patrick Cantlay

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Q. Another solid day for you. Put yourself in relative contention. How is the game feeling after three rounds?

PATRICK CANTLAY: Everything's pretty good. Need to make a few more putts. I've shot low around here on Sunday before, so going to need another one of those.

Q. Just, in general, when you know you need to go low on a final day with it like that, I know at the beginning of the week you don't really change much of a mindset, but now on a final day, does that do anything or is it still kind of stay the course?

PATRICK CANTLAY: I don't think so. I think this golf course, there's not too many ways to play it. You got to drive the ball in the fairway, and give yourself lots of looks, and hope you make 'em all.

Q. You shot 60 as an amateur. What do you remember from that round?

PATRICK CANTLAY: Just a day where everything went right.

Q. It got matched today by Nick Dunlap. Wondering, from those days when you were in contention a lot as an amateur, take us through the nerves you feel when you're not quite a member out here, you're still trying to figure things out, and suddenly you're thrust into contention. What do you remember about that?

PATRICK CANTLAY: Yeah, definitely. Well, he's playing fantastic golf, it's very impressive, amateur or not amateur. It would be first time that he's in the lead in a PGA TOUR event, so we'll see how he does.

Q. Do you remember feeling different though, like, when you were an amateur? It's got to feel different than a college or amateur event. You won a lot before then, but now to put yourself there in a TOUR event, does that heighten everything?

PATRICK CANTLAY: Yeah, probably a little bit. I think there's nerves, no matter what, whenever you're trying to close a tournament. But on the PGA TOUR, there's probably just a little bit more of that.

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