Ian Poulter Saturday (Second Round)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Q.  How was it out there today?

IAN POULTER:  You would love to have got finished last night, but you are coming out on fresh greens this morning and I got a little unlucky on 16.  I hit it into that fairway bunker and had a really bad lie.  I had a massive lump of sand behind my ball and you don’t want to be short coming out of that bunker with that canyon.  I tried to almost thin it, it lands just on the green and dribbles off and it leaves me a nightmare chip shot.  I make bogey then played a lovely shot into 17 and made a two‑putt par.

I think 18 is probably the hardest hole in golf right now.  I played a lovely 3‑wood and 3‑iron and it ran just off the back edge of the green and I didn’t get up and down.  So, albeit it with two bogeys in the last three holes to finish Round 2, I’m right there, I’m right in position and let’s look forward to what Rounds 3 and 4 have.

I’m three off the lead in the US Open.  And that’s the difference of one hole.  You can make birdie and someone can make double.  I’m right in position and right there where I want to be.  It’s going to be a fun weekend.

At the minute we don’t know how many guys are going to make the cut and we don’t know if it will be a one or two tee start.  So I go back to the hotel, don’t I?  We’ll have to see.

Current Leaders
T2DAY, J.+1F+3
T4ELS, E.-1F+5
T4MAHAN, H.+5F+5
* 11th Tee Start
USGA Membership - Join Now
Virtual U.S. Open
U.S. Open Shop