A Flash Interview With: Birdie Kim

Q. Tell us how you were able to hole out that bunker shot at 18?

BIRDIE KIM: I don't think I make. I just try to get close. Tried my best to make par, maybe I can, make bogey still I have chance. I just want to try to par, get close to hole. But I never think about those ball go in the hole. So amazing.

Q. Tell us about that shot on 18.

BIRDIE KIM: Just amazing. (Laughs). I didn't try to make it, that's why I was surprised and maybe that helped me, that's why I can make it.

Q. What were you trying to do?

BIRDIE KIM: I just tried to get close to hole and then just best I can to make par.

Q. Can you describe what it was like watching it roll to the cup?

BIRDIE KIM: Yeah, I watching Michelle's. Her ball is not much that rolling, not a lot. So I catch -- green is not that -- I have confidence that I can close to make the hole, then make it.

Q. Did you see it go in?

BIRDIE KIM: I just see it go in. I didn't see the roll.

Q. What did you think when it went in?

BIRDIE KIM: Maybe I win the tournament.

Well, it was really I didn't think anything. It was just I make it. That's all.

Q. What is the biggest tournament you have won before this one?

BIRDIE KIM: I play already Futures Tour three years. I win tournament three times in the Futures. Then first time in the LPGA.

Q. How does this win compare to those?

BIRDIE KIM: I don't know now. (Laughs) Still I can't believe.

Q. Can you talk about your emotions when that birdie dropped in on 18? Did your heart start to race?

BIRDIE KIM: Oh, no. I just -- I don't think so. It was just I make it. That's all I feel. I was so tired.

Q. Golf is so important in your country. What do you think is going on right now in your country with this win?

BIRDIE KIM: I don't think about that far.

Q. When you started your round this morning, you had every intention of winning this tournament?

BIRDIE KIM: No, I just try to Top 5 (laughs). I didn't try to make the win. Just I always try to easy, just right at the fairway right at the green, two-putt. If I miss, I can make later.

Q. How about your emotions now, has it sunk in that you are the U.S. Open Champion?

BIRDIE KIM: A little bit (laughs). A lot of interviews though (laughs).

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