2013 Senior PGA Championship


Q. A 65 today, one of the best rounds of the tournament. Can you talk a little bit about it?

MARK O'MEARA: Well, I was pleased. I got off to a good start. I made couple good putts on the first few holes, like 20 or 25 footers which helped get the day going. And I played okay. I hit some good shots on the back nine and you certainly got to make putts to make a score.

The way I felt this week, still dealing with kind of a little bit of a virus, I'm on antibiotics, and the fact that I was 4 over the first day through about 11 or 12 holes, I was glad that I battled back and fought hard. It's a good golf course and it looks like I might come up a little bit short, but I was proud of the way I played today for sure.

Q. Can you talk specifically about the eagle you made on 17.

MARK O'MEARA: I made an eagle there on the second round. And today I hit a very nice dive drive and a good 3 wood to about 22, 23 feet behind the hole. And I hit a good putt. It was probably just a little firmer than I would have liked, but it went right in the middle.

I had a good chance on 18 and ran it over the edge for birdie, which would have got me to 9, 7 under for the day. So I gave it a good shot, I think I was just too far behind starting the day, to be honest.

Q. And then I know you kind of improved each round this week. What kind of areas of the game kind of led to that?

MARK O'MEARA: I think I could have  well, if I was going to be judging my game, today when I hit some of the hard holes I hit some good shots. I drove it good. I think if I would have drove the ball a little better this week, my iron play was pretty good and I putted okay. My short game was decent.

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