Friday, October 5, 2018 - Q. 67 in your opening round at The Open and a 66 here today. What is it about this course that you seem to like?
TONY FINAU: It's good. It's tough. I think it's a ball-strikers course and I definitely consider myself a good ball-striker. It was nice to see some putts go in early and keep that momentum.
It was also nice that No. 12 is a par 5 this week, because it was a par 4 in The Open. Par is par. It doesn't really matter, but you know, it's cool when you make a 4 on that hole and it's actually a birdie, not a par.
I played really nicely today. Put myself into contention going into the weekend.
Q. Nicer that the wind has died down?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, it was a whole different story than yesterday. This golf course would have been hard to play yesterday but I think you've got to take advantage on a day like today where there's not too much wind, and I think I was able to do that.
Q. This is your first time playing the event. What have you made of the courses?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, they are great. They are great golf courses. You've got to golf your ball. I like the creativity that links brings. A lot different than the golf I'm used to back in the States. But you know, it's fun to be here at the Home of Golf. I look forward to the last two rounds at St. Andrews. Should be a fun weekend.
Q. And is this helping the post-Ryder Cup blues?
TONY FINAU: Yeah, for sure. It's a perfect atmosphere for kind of the post-Ryder Cup. Really enjoyed myself with a amateur partner, Ryan Smith. We are good friends and we're having a good time out there on the golf course.
You know, playing these golf courses in this type of tournament atmosphere, I don't know if it gets much better, so it's pretty fun.