John Peterson (Flash)
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.
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.