Ishikawa Interview (Flash Area)
Q. How was it today?
RYO ISHIKAWA: It was pretty tough. Tough round for me. Maybe for everyone.
I played with Ricky and Dustin, those guys are, I know these guys are playing good so far this year, but I'm feeling very good and I was able to focus on my golf today.
Q. How much tougher was the course today compared to even yesterday?
RYO ISHIKAWA: The greens are getting firmer and the fairways also. So it's very difficult off the tee with the landing the ball in the fairway.
And the ninth hole I hit pitching wedge off the second shot, maybe 130 yards carry and then running maybe 30 yards. So it's almost like a British Open.
Q. How difficult were holes 1‑6?
RYO ISHIKAWA: I made bogey on 5 and 7, so ‑‑ I mean, number 7 is the most difficult green, but it's the shortest hole. It's very tough, I think.
Q. What's it like to see a guy like Michael Thompson go out there and put up a 4‑under? Do you feel like you have that in you?
RYO ISHIKAWA: No, I just tried to keep par today. I tried to keep the par low today. So I'm very tired right now, especially mentally. So I'm going to rest tonight, so hopefully I'll play well tomorrow too.