What they said: Sang-Moon Bae

January 27, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

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Q. Wonderful round of golf today, 5-under 67. Tell us about the day. You were 5-under making the turn, good front nine.

SANG-MOON BAE: Yeah, it was a very nice front nine. I made five birdies on the front nine. I made a lot of birdie putts. So, yeah, it was very nice.

Q. You made this South course look pretty easy. You were 7-under yesterday. Your thoughts on how you played this whole course??

SANG-MOON BAE: No, the South course is very tough, you know. Sometimes it's very tough. It's not easy for me.

But this year I'm a rookie, so every time I play, I'm happy. Every time there are many good players, so it's very competitive.

Q. What is the best part of your game right now??

SANG-MOON BAE: I hit a pretty good driver, and, yeah, pretty good iron shots. Sometimes I miss the putts, short putts, but the putt is playing also pretty good. So, yeah, I have confidence.

Q. You're at the top of the leaderboard. What's that feel like??

SANG-MOON BAE: I'm very happy. I will play aggressive tomorrow. Yeah, I will.

Q. The confidence after the first round and the second round and the South course is supposed to be harder, but you took it with no problem.

SANG-MOON BAE: Little worried on the South course, but the South course is very tough and a long distance. It's a long driver and long not easy iron shots. But today was pretty good, so, yeah.

I made a lot of birdies today and two bogies. So, yeah, I'm happy right now.

Q. Getting off to the quick start makes the round a lot easier.

SANG-MOON BAE: I'm winning right now, so my confidence is higher. But I'm a rookie this year. So every time I'm happy.

Well, first time on the PGA TOUR this year, and there are many good players. I will try to be aggressive tomorrow and Sunday.

Q. Tomorrow being moving day, what are your goals for tomorrow??

SANG-MOON BAE: I will stay aggressive tomorrow. Yeah, aggressive. That's it.