Club de Golf El Camaleón - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
Entrevista de la Primera Ronda: Tony Finau
Q. Ball-striking may not have been good, but you got your way around this golf course. What was the key for you today?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, that was a perfect way to describe my round. I think just right in the middle of my round. You know, I got up and down on 9 for par and then not a very good tee shot on 10, I was able to make like a 15-footer there for par. Like you said, I just kept it in play when I needed to. I made a great bogey save on 12 and bounced back with a birdie on 13. So I think kind of in the middle of my round was everything and I was just happy with the way I finished and look forward to the rest of the weekend.
Q. How challenging were the conditions out there with the wind and the dampness and the occasional rain?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, real tough. I thought if you weren't hitting it in the fairway, it was really, really hard to predict how the ball comes out of this rough. The fairways are just tight enough, even though they're not very -- even though they're wide enough, they're hard to hit, it seemed like. You get these crosswinds out there. Even though we're playing ball-in-hand, I don't think anybody was going crazy because of that.
Q. When you play here, do you get a good feeling? Does it give you good vibes similar to what you had in Puerto Rico?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, I feel like I've always been a good wind player, so I don't mind playing in wind. I don't know what the forecast is like the rest of the week, but I wouldn't mind the wind picking up. I like playing golf when it's tough. I don't know about vibes from Puerto Rico, but I do like playing when it's tough. I do like it around this place.