RBC Canadian Open

Friday, June 10, 2022

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

St. George's Golf & Country Club

Adam Hadwin

Quick Quotes

Q. With the course conditions, the wind and also the atmosphere today, how would you compare that to what you'll face next week at Brookline or what you would normally face at a U.S. Open?

ADAM HADWIN: Yeah, it's a tricky golf course today. You kind of had to pick your spots to be aggressive. I found some of the thicker rough today, which I didn't see yesterday. So definitely some gnarly lies out there. Yeah, I mean, I think, you know, obviously being Canadian this event is very special to us and the fans treat us like rock stars this week. So it was an amazing grouping having three Canadians together and sharing this battle.

I think to answer your question, probably pretty similar from what we're facing here. The USGA probably will punish us a little bit more than Golf Canada and the PGA TOUR this week. But I think they have set this golf course up where if you do the right things you can shoot 3-, 4-under, but you're going to have to grind your way through that.

Q. Do you relish that and like that, just because they have set it up for a National Open as opposed to a regular PGA TOUR event?

ADAM HADWIN: Yeah, absolutely. I mean I would love to play week-in and week-out like this. Premium on ball striking, shot making, putting yourself in the right spots, not just hitting driver everywhere and seeing how far or, you know, how close you can get to the green. So I think this weekend, barring any sort of wet weather, I think it's set up to play really difficult.

Q. You had rousting ovations from the Canadian fans, 16, 17 and especially 18 where they sang the National Anthem. What does that mean to you?

ADAM HADWIN: It's incredible. It's been a couple long years and they're hyped, they're ready to go. That was loud. 16 was some of the loudest that I've ever been a part of. It's amazing to play in front of, it's great that they're coming out and supporting and, yeah, I imagine that the weekend will be much the same.

Q. How do you focus on the shots you have to make when there's, frankly, really emotional moments like that happening hole after hole?

ADAM HADWIN: Yeah, it can be difficult at times. I've been doing this long enough now though that I understand it's part of it to sort of go through those feelings and those emotions I think is a really good thing on the golf course and to embrace it and certainly just want to play my best golf in front of these fans.

Q. Wondered about your shirt. Did you help design that? Was that for today specifically? It's pretty sweet.

ADAM HADWIN: I wished I helped design it, because I think it's amazing. It's going to be one of my favorite shirts in the collection now. It was made specifically for today, I think Corey's wearing the same shirt, so but Levelwear did a tremendous job coming up with this.

Q. Is that maple syrup on it?

ADAM HADWIN: Yeah, geese, maple syrup, a beaver, some moose, yeah.

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