FedEx St. Jude Championship

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

TPC Southwind

Scottie Scheffler

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Q. Thoughts on rebounding from the round and just kind of putting in a good score after --

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Obviously not a great start. I had that bad swing there on 13 or 14. That's kind of the nature of the golf course. You've got to -- there's certain holes where you have to really hit high-quality shots, and if not, you're going to be punished severely for it, and that's one of those holes that I made a really poor swing, and it cost me two shots.

It's frustrating obviously when you see everybody is making birdies and you're 2-over through four or five holes. It was frustrating, but hung in there nicely and played some really good golf after that.

Q. Anything Teddy said to you or you said to yourself to turn it around, or just patience?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: Just a lot of patience today. I actually didn't even really say anything after I hit it in the water. There just wasn't much to say. I just hit a terrible shot. I was comfortable with the club, I was comfortable with the wind direction and everything. Just made a really poor swing, and there was nothing I could really do about it after the fact, so I just did a good job of staying patient and didn't get too upset with myself.

Q. You gained like two and a half strokes on the greens on the back nine. Was any of that getting a little bit more familiar with the new putter?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: I'd say a lot of that. I think it's just more trust than anything in what that putter is going to do. I like that it feels close to my blade, but every putter is a little bit different.

I hit a lot of really quality putts today, and really the only one I wasn't too pleased with was maybe one bad putt there on the shorter par-4, maybe 15. I think I pushed it a tiny bit and it ended up lipping out. But other than that, I hit my line a bunch today, and I was really comfortable out there. I hit some fantastic putts on really 1, 2 and 3 were all just strokes that felt amazing.

Q. What's your favorite part about playing with Rory and Jon in the same group?

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER: I mean, just you've got two of the best players in the world, and I'm sure when things kind of settle at the end of our careers, they'll be two of the greatest players to play, and it's just fun to watch the talent. Rory, the way he drives the ball is pretty ridiculous, and the way Jon fights out there -- obviously he didn't have his best stuff today, but you still see the talent there. He's so good.

Anytime you can see just really quality shots, it definitely is helpful to see out there.

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