Cheng-Tsung Pan Second Round Friday
Q. What an incredible performance out there. Describe what you were able to do on a very difficult course?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: Well, I just trying to hit good shots each time. I mean, in the morning I saw the scores were high. I knew the scoring was going to be tough. And I felt the wind pick up and greens were going to be firmer and faster. So I just trying to remind myself just try to hit a good shot each time, even if I made a bogey, just forget it and then just continue, because sometimes a bogey is not bad.
Q. You're a young guy. You don't seem to be fazed in a major championship. You've played Augusta two times?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: Augusta? No.
Q. No, you didn't. I apologize, I thought you played a Masters.
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: No.
Q. You're not fazed by this major championship atmosphere?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: This atmosphere here is great. I came to the U.S. Open 2011 and I just fell in love with this kind of atmosphere. Personally I feel I belong to that kind of place. I'm not saying I'm good enough, but I love this kind of feeling and the competition is great. I just want to be here always.
Q. It was Congressional.
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: Yes.
Q. You had some experience on U.S. Open courses?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: Yes.
Q. How happy are you with the way you're able to get around this golf course?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: I'm really happy with my performance. I mean 2‑under ‑‑ I think that's a good score for me and I'm very satisfied with my performance this afternoon. And I still have 45 holes to go. I've got lots of work to do and I need to finish it.
Q. Tomorrow, just talk about the fact that you do have to come out, go out and play quite a bit. Does that phase you at all or are you comfortable with that?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: It's just something you've got to do. If you've got to do it, you better finish well.
Q. Yesterday you had a good start and then the back nine got you back a little bit. What did you learn yesterday that you can take into tomorrow?
CHENG‑TSUNG PAN: The course is hard. It's narrow. Well, the only way to score on this course is ‑‑ you've just got to hit a really good shot and if you don't you will get penalized. And that's what I'm trying to do is hit a good shot each time.