An Interview with: Rachel Teske
CRAIG SMITH: Rachel Teske, minus 1 today, minus 3 for the championship.
RACHEL TESKE: I hit a great drive off the tee, and I hit a 7-wood into the green. I had a bit of a sliding lie. I was really comfortable starting left of the green and letting it come into the hole. It was 6 foot behind the hole.
RACHEL TESKE: Right. I've been pretty happy with the way I've been striking the ball and controlling the distances into the greens really well. I'd like to make a few more putts, so I really need to get the speed better.
Today the lines are much better. But I need to get the speed. I'm giving myself a lot of chances, hitting a lot of greens, and that's what I want to do this week.
RACHEL TESKE: Well, I always feel like I can hit the ball well enough and I have the game to play well in the Opens, in any Major, really. And so I'm really, really happy. I'm very comfortable with the way I'm hitting it and thinking my way around the golf course.
This is the way I want to play every Major, every tournament, but every Major especially. But this week it's working.
RACHEL TESKE: Probably continue to hit the ball solid and control the distance on my irons into the greens and have a good feel for the shots I want to play and just roll a few more putts in the hole.
So I'm not really score-oriented at the best of times. I'd like to get play some good quality shots out there.
The first few holes it was kind of hard to judge whether the ball would run or stop on the greens. And they still held pretty well.
So I think that's becoming the norm on the LPGA and it's a great thing, it's exciting to look up there and see a bunch of different players and different styles.