2013 Senior PGA Championship


QUICK QUOTES FROM: CHIEN SOON LU, JAY DELSING and BOB GAUS

CHIEN SOON LU

Q. How did your round go today?

CHIN SOON LU: Window and rain, but gusts. Green, the speed's okay. But I tried to hit the fairway and on the green, yeah, good.

Q. What helped you get such a low score on the course with the bad conditions?

CHIN SOON LU: Practice is very difficult, but today I played well. And it is okay.

Q. What do you feel you have to do to kind of improve on or do the rest of the week to stay in contention?

CHIN SOON LU: It is okay. Yeah. Maybe try to play better and try win the tournament.


JAY DELSING

Q. 1 under par round of 70, it's been awhile since you've done this, any nerves on the opening holes?

JAY DELSING: Yeah, quite a few all day long. It was really fun though. I was just really trying to stay focused on playing and let the surroundings, I had a lot of encouragement around there, it's fantastic, from the people of St. Louis and family and I just tried to focus on playing and not get out of that mentally. And I did a really good job for the most part. I had a couple of times where I wasn't able to do it quite as well, but I haven't played in a while.

And so it's been a great week. Even stopping right now it's been a fantastic week. Watching St. Louis come out and getting a chance to play in my hometown doing some of this stuff, the PGA of America has been wonderful to me and it's been awesome.

Q. Is 70 the best you were going to get out of this round or was this around that had a little more left in it?

JAY DELSING: Oh, no, there was  I made some really goofy mistakes, like just trying to chip a little low 7 iron under a tree that really wasn't even in the way and I hit the tree and almost went out of bound on the first par 5. So I wound up making a bogey there and should have made  well, you know, could have made better. But I'm sure everybody can say that.

I hit some nice shots and didn't take advantage of them and then made a couple putts here and there. So you know how golf is. I probably should have thought a little bit more before I answer that had.

Q. It's always nice to be in red numbers. Talk about the birdie at 17?

JAY DELSING: Yeah, well the par 5s are interesting out here because you really have to stay in the right position. Mike Tucker wrote a great article about strategy is the way to win here. Not being overly long. And I have picked up some speed since played last, I'm feeling better and I've got some length, but having the thing in the right spot going into a putt from uphill compared to downhill makes a huge difference out here.

So the way I look at it, I'm four off the lead and I got a tee time tomorrow and I'm going to go out and just try and do the same thing.

Q. What do you do between today and tomorrow, anything you work on?

JAY DELSING: No, not at all. I'm just going to take it all in, I got my family waiting for me over there, we're going to go grab some barbecue and have dinner. So I'm enjoying it. I got my oldest daughter's in town so it's going to be a great night.


BOB GAUS

Q. Even par 71. How good was the round?

BOB GAUS: Well, it was a good scoring round. Like I said, I could have made maybe one or two more putts, I kind of was lagging the ball today, was a little tentative with the putter and I drove the ball kind of poorly. So I missed four or five maybe six fairways, but, so fairways I missed were par 5s where I could get home in two. So I think I left a couple shots out there just because of the par 5s. Some of them were, 4 and 8 were birdieable and I parred them both. But I'm hitting wedges in there instead of knocking it on the green. But overall I was pretty happy about the way I it came out.

Q. You played through the afternoon which included a sort of light rain throughout the afternoon, on the greens did that soften the pace of the greens a little bit?

BOB GAUS: I think it slowed them just a hair. Not much though. Downhill they're still pretty fast. Uphill is where it affects you. Because they're already pretty slow going uphill so you got rap it. And a little rain, a little moisture probably slowed it down a hair. It's raining pretty good out there right now.

Q. Anything surprise you about the course today?

BOB GAUS: Not at all. Just the pin placements were pretty good today. Good grief, they were tucked in corners every hole, it seemed like. So, but, no, no surprises. Felt pretty good.

Q. They always say that players prefer the late/early combination, where you don't have that long of a wait if you went out early today and then go out late tomorrow. Is that the case for you?

BOB GAUS: Well, yeah, that's always kind of been my case. I like to go late/early. Especially if I don't make the cut, I can get on the road pretty quick. But, no, late/early is the way to go. I'm in a rhythm, I get to bed, get up, I'm going right back at it. So pretty happy about my tee time.

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