Kevin Phelan Thursday

Thursday, June 13, 2013

KEVIN PHELAN:  I was playing well for a while there and going along nicely.

Q.  Few putts to share the lead?

KEVIN PHELAN:  I wasn't thinking about that.  I was just trying to hole the putts.  It’s obviously a tough course, so I was just trying to take the chances when I could and give myself birdies chances and take them.

Q.  You played two years ago as 19 year old?

KEVIN PHELAN:  I learned more in that week than the rest of my golfing career combined.  It was a huge help today when I just wanted to stay patient.  When I made a couple of mistakes, my experience of Pebble served me well.  I went back to the patience.

Last week was a tough week as well, playing match play against the Americans in the Palmer Cup.  It was a good standard of golf.  I'm not really thinking about making the cut.  I'm just thinking about hitting each shot as it comes.  That was my only goal this week.  It’s not easy but I think I'm doing a good job so far.  It’s always nice to be able to compare yourself to the best in the world.  It is the first time I've been anywhere close to them.  But there is a long way to go and I'm just plodding along.

Current Leaders
PosPlayerTodayThruTotal
1ROSE, J.EF+1
T2DAY, J.+1F+3
T2MICKELSON, P.+4F+3
T4DUFNER, J.-3F+5
T4ELS, E.-1F+5
T4HORSCHEL, B.+4F+5
T4MAHAN, H.+5F+5
T8DONALD, L.+5F+6
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