2012 PGA Championship Interview Transcript -- Pat Perez

Q. You've got to be happy with a 3 under.

PAT PEREZ:  That's the worst I've ever felt going to the tee box, ever, in my professional career, and I don't know    I don't know, somehow I just got it around.  I was just going to try to get it around today.  My putting was good, but I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.  I was pretty much done when I got to the tee box, and I just tried to fight and just get around the course somehow.

Q.  You got around pretty good with five birdies on the day.

PAT PEREZ:  Yeah, I got about 1,000 percent of my game today.  It's been a long time since I've gotten pretty much everything out of my round.  I hit some really bad shots today, and they ended up somehow where I could play them.

Q.  How was the course playing overall?

PAT PEREZ:  This morning there was no wind.  On the windiest course in the world you'd expect a little more wind than this.  But I guess fortunately for me, it wasn't blowing hard enough to where I could try to find something out there and make something happen.  The course is just phenomenal.  The greens are good.  If you get a good putt, you know if it's in or not.  I guess it'll be a little windy this afternoon, but hopefully we can have another good day tomorrow.

Q.  The wind did pick up a little bit as you were finishing off.  How did that affect things?

PAT PEREZ:  Yeah, it did for me because I was hitting a slice anyway.

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