2012 PGA Championship Interview Transcript -- Alex Noren

Q. Great number out there today in tough conditions.  Can you just talk about that?

ALEX NOREN:  Yeah.  I couldn't even dream of this at the beginning of the day.  (Indiscernible.) I got into a groove on the back nine, started hitting better drives, a little bit longer, getting it in play.

Q.  You said you weren't feeling very good before the round.  When did it start to click in?

ALEX NOREN:  Either on 1 or 2, my 11th hole, really I started playing better and hitting the driver and the 3 wood a little bit better. 

Q.  You're right on the top of the leaderboard.  How do you carry that momentum into tomorrow? 

ALEX NOREN:  Well, I had my best feelings at the British and I was trying to get a feeling, but (inaudible) a lot of times you feel (inaudible).

Q.  Talk about the eagle you had on 16. 

ALEX NOREN:  Well, 16, just over the hill had a good lie and was able to get an awesome flight and was just off the green and chipped it in from 12 feet. 

Q.  (Inaudible.)

ALEX NOREN:  It's the best score I've had all season with the wind and the course, but my short game was the best it's been today.  I got my game going on the back nine a lot better from the tee to the green and hit a lot more greens, made it a lot easier. 

Q.  Knowing that the course had a little more teeth this afternoon and you get to go off early tomorrow, what's your mindset going into tomorrow?

ALEX NOREN:  With how tough the course is, I'm just trying to play the long holes (inaudible) I'm just trying to hit my irons into the greens.  There's a few holes that you can take advantage of. 

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