John Peterson (Flash)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Score 213, 3‑over

Q.        Talk about the benefits of playing with David.

JOHN PETERSON:  Benefits of playing with D.T.?  There's a lot of them.  We can talk about pretty much anything, two Louisiana boys playing in the same group, right in front of Tiger.  It was fun.

I was surprisingly very comfortable out there from the first tee shot through to the end.  I was pretty comfortable.  I felt like I belonged.  I felt like my game's in shape to play well, I just didn't putt very good.

Q.  Talk about that last putt on 18?

 JOHN PETERSON:  That was really bad.  I would still be waiting if there was a rule.  There wasn't rule.  I would still be waiting on that putt.  It started kind of wobbling a little bit I thought it was going to go in, but it didn't.

Q.  What were you thinking feeling on the 13 tee at 4‑over?

JOHN PETERSON:  I was thinking if I got in at 73, 74, that would be a solid round with the way I had putted it today.  But when it went in, man, I don't know what I did, I want to watch the replay.  I hope y'all have a replay so I can see it again.  But I went nuts.  I know that.  I tried chest bump my caddie and I missed and I think I hit his head.  But it was really, really cool.  First one ever.  Being in the U.S. Open on the weekend was awesome.

 Q.  You hit what?

JOHN PETERSON:  7‑iron.

Q.  How far?

 JOHN PETERSON:  I don't remember.  I think it was like 181, 182 maybe.

Q.  Is it true the story about your mom getting an ace on the first time she hit a ball?

 JOHN PETERSON:  She hit one shot in her life and it went in.  And she quit.  Smart girl.

Q.  Where was that?

JOHN PETERSON:  I don't remember.  I think it was in Colorado somewhere.  Pretty sure it was in Colorado.  I never really went on their honeymoon.

Q.  Did you see the ball go in or crowd reaction?

 JOHN PETERSON:  I saw it go in.  I saw it go in and I lost it.  D.T. lost it too.  I think we're pulling for each other, so we both were really excited, it was awesome that it went in.

 Q.  17?

JOHN PETERSON:  17, I hit a terrible drive.  I had a really bad lie in the rough.  Rough was kind of coming into my ball, from the green, and I had to smash a 9‑iron down there, but I left myself with a perfect yardage.  It was an easy shot and an easy putt too.

 Q.  What was the yardage?

JOHN PETERSON:  105.

 Q.  The putt?

 JOHN PETERSON:  I don't know.  Five feet maybe.  It's only one I made all day from five feet, so.  If felt good.

Q.  How did it compare to what you thought it would?

JOHN PETERSON:  I hit it really well, I controlled it really well, I just didn't score that well.  If that ball doesn't go in for 1, I shoot 74, and I lose a lot of ground.

But it went in, so it was an all right round.  I need to go putt a little bit after I eat.  I'm starving, but it was an all right round.  Kept myself right there.

Q.  How many LSU cheers did you guys here and what were they saying?

JOHN PETERSON:  It was cool for like two or three holes, but after that it was like, gosh, shut up.  We got so many roll tides and go Hogs and all that.  I was fed up with it.  I wanted to throw a ball at them.

Q.  Were they yelling Tigers, not Tiger?

JOHN PETERSON:  Well, we got both.  I don't think they knew who I was anyway, so that was all right.

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