Hideki Matsuyama: Round One Flash Interview

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Q. What was the best part of your day?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: Probably the birdie at No. 8 was probably the best shot of the day, anyway.

Q. What part of your game was the best to be consistent enough to shoot 1-over?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: Putting was the strong start of my game today.

Q. How did you like the golf course?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: This is really a difficult, demanding golf course.

Q. In what ways?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: It's really tough to hit the greens today. I mean, these greens with their undulation, it's hard to hit them in regulation.

Q. Rickie Fowler said he had a lot of fun playing with you today. Did you have fun out there with guys your own age?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: I had a great time, myself, today, with the two of them. Rickie played very, very well. Tee-to-green was impeccable. He didn't make as many putts probably as normal, but he really played well today.

Q. What did you think of Rickie's outfit?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: I don't think I could pull it off, but he can.

Q. What are you looking forward to improving on tomorrow?
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: Just one shot at a time tomorrow and just do my very best.
FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

PosPlayerTo ParThruToday
1KAYMER, Martin-9F-1
T2COMPTON, Erik-1F+2
T2FOWLER, Rickie-1F+2
T4BRADLEY, Keegan+1F-3
T4DAY, Jason+1F-2
T4KOEPKA, Brooks+1F+1
T4JOHNSON, Dustin+1F+3
T4STENSON, Henrik+1F+3
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