Cheng-Tsung Pan Second Round Friday

Friday, June 14, 2013

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.

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