WM Phoenix Open

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

TPC Scottsdale

Stewart Cink

Quick Quotes

Q. I know bogeying the last isn't how you want to finish the round but you got it in, 4-under, 67, just a few comments about what felt good about it?

STEWART CINK: It was a really good round. I putted well. Reagan and I did a good job with our -- there's a lot of like judgment calls out here, because the weather is getting warmer, there was some breeze all over the place, and then it got colder and it got dark. There's just a lot of judgment. Pretty much every shot other than your full on drivers had a lot of judgment.

So we did a pretty good job of getting that stuff right and executed pretty good most of the day and, I mean, it could have been a really good round, but I'm not going to complain, it was a good round.

Q. You played here a lot, you know what the vibe is like. Do you come into a week like this having to kind of check yourself a little bit to keep the adrenaline on pace or are you just naturally the kind of person that can do that pretty well?

STEWART CINK: There's no way to control the adrenaline, you have to learn how to deal with the adrenaline. So you know that when you walk through those doors on 16 and walk into that whatever they call it, that stadium, you're going to have adrenaline. So you got to figure out how you're going to handle that.

And you kind of become a different golfer for that one hole. So, but yeah it's definitely something you learn, you learn what not to do, I definitely took some knocks on that hole over the years. But it's fun. I don't think I would want every shot of the year to be like that, but it's cool that there's one here and you know what you're going to get every time.

Q. Last question, just kind of assess how you're feeling coming into the week, what you're feeling good about parts of your game coming through for you?

STEWART CINK: I've liked my putting lately. It hasn't really shown a lot of dividends in the form of putts holed, but I've been like really starting the ball where I want and when the misses happen they're just really close. So when that starts happening you kind of feel good and just you stay patient.

So that and also last week missing the cut at AT&T, I didn't, I just didn't feel like myself the first couple days and Reagan and I and Lisa is sort of the de facto sports psychologist on the team, kind of had a meeting about everything after the second round and I was a completely different player the third round.

And I carried that over to this week with a goal of like maintaining a little bit better mindset and just being a little bit more Stewart Cink and who I am. And so it's fun to play when you're not letting the results knock you around.

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