2013 Senior PGA Championship


QUICK QUOTES FROM: KIRK TRIPLETT, JEFF COSTON and KIYOSHI MUROTA


KIRK TRIPLETT

Q. Talk about your round today.

KIRK TRIPLETT: I got off to a good start. I think the course was setup for some birdies on the front nine. Just wasn't able to carry it through. Struggled a little bit the last four or five holes and happy to shoot 3 under, but needed to shoot six or seven.

Q. Overall, how would you characterize your play for the entire tournament?

KIRK TRIPLETT: Well it's a little sloppy. I hit enough good shots to do well, but I hit too many bad ones. So I made a lot of bogeys. Kind of drove the ball poorly when I needed to hit some good drives. But I putted well, so I'm looking forward to the next couple weeks.

Q. And overall how was the experience here this week?

KIRK TRIPLETT: Fabulous tournament. A nice golf course, great, lot of tradition, wonderful condition, beautiful setup with all the stand and all the people that were out watching. So it felt like 30 years ago.

 

JEFF COSTON

Q. I understand your week started in a very hectic manner with another tournament just getting here was an adventure.

JEFF COSTON: Yeah, it was a lot of fun. This is the second year that's taken place where the scheduling of the Washington Open ended on Wednesday. And this started Thursday, so this year I got in Thursday morning. I had an afternoon tee time. I won that state open four times and I would love to get it a fifth. So I'll just have to keep working on it.

Q. You won the low club professionals honors for a second time. What does this mean to you? Is it something you think about?

JEFF COSTON: I haven't thought about it too much. Really the honor for club pros is to be able to play in this tournament and be a part of things. Having my golf academy and I've been there 19 years and played the TOUR before that, so it's nice to be able to come and play and see people that we haven't seen for awhile and test yourself and so I really appreciate that.

Q. Tell me just a little bit about your round. I watched most of it. You got off to a real strong start and not as strong at the very end. But tell me about for you how the round went.

JEFF COSTON: I was riding the wave there, man, like Switchfoot for awhile. And that was good and fun. And golf is weird. And weird people play it and I'm glad I'm one of them. But some things happened and, boom, it can happen to anybody. At least that's what they tell me.

Q. What's up with this air guitar?

JEFF COSTON: I'm trying to have fun, man, I'm on the back nine of life. I'm trying to enjoy the journey. And I played every TOUR but the women's TOUR. I'm trying to have a little bit of fun. And I used to play the guitar, I always wanted to be a rock star, man, so there we go.

 

KIYOSHI MUROTA

Q. How was your round? The four birdies. How about the four birdies?

KIYOSHI MUROTA: It's great.

Q. Can you talk about the last two?

KIYOSHI MUROTA: Those were good.

Q. What about 18?

KIYOSHI MUROTA: 15 feet.

Q. What will you remember about St. Louis and this tournament?

KIYOSHI MUROTA: There are big trees and it's difficult for me. There are big houses in the area, and it was very impressive. The thunder storm was very much a surprise for me.

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