Reno-Tahoe interview: Jonathan ByrdAugust 04, 2013
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Q. We talked yesterday. You came off a really good round yesterday. Did that help you right momentum, right mindset coming into today?
JONATHAN BYRD: Absolutely. Yesterday I had an eagle and made like three or four birdies and just felt good on the golf course. I felt like I was getting into a good play rhythm yesterday. And I haven't felt that a whole lot this year.
So that was one of the first days I've felt that way on the golf course. I felt like I was going to make putts and felt like I was going to hit good shots. And that's the way I felt today.
And today I just said my whole mindset was just to be a little more aggressive and give ourselves chances and just free it up. And I was able to do that today and just getting off to a hot start.
The first hole I chipped in from just off the back of the green. Followed that up with another birdie on the par 5 and out of a plugged lie on 3, the bunker, I made a great par.
And then made a 40‑footer‑‑ 50‑footer on the next hole for birdie. By that point I made three birdies and then birdied the next hole. Just felt like I was off to the races.
Just felt like I had to keep the pedal down. But, I mean, I shot 8‑under, if you're keeping score. But I 3‑putted 8. And with that 7‑ or 8‑iron in my hand, the last hole I made par. I had two par 5s that was a little under my skin there.
I did eagle‑‑ bogeyed 1 and eagled 4, I think it's 4. And knocked it right up there next to green on 5 and made another birdie. I'm happy.
Q. Best two‑round stretch you've had in your career?
JONATHAN BYRD: No. In my career? No.
Q. Or here?
JONATHAN BYRD: Here for sure, yeah. I don't know if I've had a top 10 here. So this is the best I've played here.