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"Gary, congratulations. US open champion. Sounds pretty good. I like the way that sounds you heard a lot over seven after you had to fifty four hole league. You heard plenty a head shake you woke up this morning, when you went to bed last night, what was your belief that you'd be sitting here now records of meant to be broken? I mean, everybody says that's what I told myself. And I believe that when I went to sleep last night, and I believe when I woke up this morning that it's my time all those past experiences over seven of led me to where I am today. I can take the good out of that and making forget the bad and I can move on. And today, I stayed in the moment I relied on those good memories and times when I've played good under the gun and was able to pull it out, you referred repeatedly to what you learn to euro, the PGA playing with tiger. When things didn't go the way you wanted him. How did that help you this day for everything? I mean, everything I mean, I, I should probably call tiger and say, thank you for that, because tiger he didn't have. His a game that he shot sixty four which I think is Lois five around in a major. He didn't have his game but he the way he handled himself the way he stayed in the moment the way he blocked out. The excite people are screaming the energies. Unbelievable. And I relied on that today I got a little out of myself, I think that got to me last year. They'll read until I finally settled down on the back nine it was too late today. I didn't I enjoyed the crowd. I fed off the energy but I blocked it out. I stayed within myself I paid attention to Gary. I didn't pay attention to everything going on. And when you do that everything you can kinda calmed down, and kind of take everything kinda slowed down for me today. And that was the big deal you go to a great start your so rock-solid and then middle part of the round early heart of the back nine you got a little quick transition, go right? What was the turning point to get it back the big deal? The second shot on fourteen. I hit a great drive. My foot little slipped a little bit there. But I covered it enough to get it in the fairway. I got up there and his one of those. Caddying Brennan little, we've talked a little bit this week about playing aggressive and I got up there. And one of those where I knew what the concentrate on. New left was bad hit the chip shot in the practice round. I knew rights out of bounds. I knew was only by one, and I don't know what Brooks is doing a head of me as well. I saw Justin Rose just lay up from a similar position. I'm like a pretty easy to lay up and he's like, let's go. It's a perfect three would and that gave me not only confidence for that shop but gave me conference last four holes. That's all I needed to know. He knew I could hit any shot in any situation. And I was able to execute it perfectly, and obviously, make birdie give myself a little room, but I credit, Brennan, forgive me, a lot of confidence right there. The shot that will probably get more attention to that. Of course, is the chip from the green on seventeen ninety feet away. What do you tell yourself as the club goes back just make contact? You know, you don't wanna lay the sod over it. Leave it up there and chip it again. Fortunately, I had that shot earlier in the week. And it was one of those where I could rely. I got it up and down. Fortunately there so I can rely on some some pass memory, but I was just trying to get past the pin. I wanted to have an uphill putt take four move on in Britain last. I do it but I didn't wanna make a big number. And fortunately, I caught it perfectly had a little spin on how to change go win. You were so. Controlled all week you make the thirty footer on the seventy second hole. What came out everything. I mean thirty five years of blood, sweat, and tears. I've been surrounded by great people, my whole life coaches, trainers agents, everything I've had good people around me. And I've kind of keep everything bottled in and I I let it out there in the last night, I was more nervous when I got done because there was no more shots hit. I didn't know what else to do and it all came out when I made that putting the last and it was a doozy. Gary woodland fourth US open champion with all four rounds in the sixties Brooks KEPCO becomes the first player to shoot all four rounds in the sixties in a US open and not win. He was the fifth player to do so all time including Gary woodland kept Cup, fifth straight round in the sixties at a US open longest streak by any player all time I players Tiger Woods finished in the top two in each of the years. I three majors as tiger final round, sixty nine his best flying around at the US open since two thousand nine and now he's gonna take four weeks off before the open"