RBC Canadian Open

Friday, June 9, 2023

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

C.T. Pan

Quick Quotes

Q. Second round 66. Highlighted by an eagle on 18. What did you like about today?

C.T. PAN: What do I like about today? (Laughing.) Sorry, I spaced out there. I just hit a lot of good shots. I gave myself a lot of good opportunities on the greens. These greens are pretty small to hit it on. Also the driving. Hit a couple bad drives out there, but I was lucky enough to punch out, get out of there.

And the eagle on 18 was special. I hit it to five feet and drained that putt. That kind of kept the momentum going on the front nine, which was my back nine. Playing a little bit harder, but I was able to save a lot of good pars out there. So it was an, overall, it was a great day.

Q. Top-5 finish from AT&T -Am Byron Nelson. What confidence did you take away from that week?

C.T. PAN: Yeah, it was a good week for me. I did not compete for five months. And I feel my game is solid, but you always need a good score for four days to prove yourself. So that was really a good stepping stone for me to feel comfortable out here again. As everybody knows, golf is hard and everyone on the TOUR is very good. So just trying to compete with them.

Q. You mentioned some time off. How is that left wrist feeling?

C.T. PAN: It was kind of nice. But coming back here on the TOUR it was very strange. Just kind of took awhile for me to feel comfortable again. I'm spending more time to do recover now. I have a totally different routine compared to before the injury. So right now I'm going to go back and do a lot of recovery stuff. So it's a new life for me, I guess.

Q. First time back here at the Canadian Open since 2017. You have red pants. What's it kind of like to be back here?

C.T. PAN: I always love Canada. I started my pro career here playing in the Canadian Tour. I finished second. I won twice. And I always love Canada. The people are so nice. My wife loves Lululemon. So, no, just enjoy my time out here. I've had a really couple good scores, I think top 10 awhile ago at the Canadian Open. So just, in general, we love Canada.

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