First-Round Remarks from Michael Block (+11) 81

Q. Michael, how would you assess that round, and how would you rate that experience today?

MICHAEL BLOCK: It's one of those days of golf. If you play golf, you know exactly what just happened. So I don't really need to explain it too much because, if you are a golfer, you've had the day I've had. You understand the facts of where the lies aren't good and the trees are in your way every time. Even your good shots are bad, your bad shots are worse, et cetera, et cetera.

It is what it is. I'm going to live with it. I thought it was going to happen that third or fourth round last week at Oak Hill, and it never happened. It happened now, and I wasn't surprised by it, to tell you the truth.

The experience I had that last week was next level. So today, coming out here and not having my game at all and having a lot of bad luck or whatever you might call it, just call it golf.

It is what it is. At the same time, I sat there, and I thought about it, and I said, I'm going to see my boys tomorrow night.

Q. I know you've had a busy couple of days, a lot of interviews, a lot of stress. How much did fatigue play a part in this today?

MICHAEL BLOCK: I don't know. I saw this golf course one time. It is what it is.

Like I said, I'm not disappointed. I'm going to go home tomorrow night. (Crying). I'm sorry.

I'm looking forward to coming out tomorrow and playing a great round and giving it everything I have. I've shot 58, and I've shot a 59 in my life, and since what I had today, I wouldn't be surprised if I did it. So if I do, cool. If not, I'll be seeing my kids and my wife tomorrow night in Orange County, California. It's all good one way or the other.

Q. Michael, when you -- no matter what you shot today, you're still interacting with the fans, still waving. What do you hope to give to fans when you do stuff like that, walking on the fairway or going hole to hole?

MICHAEL BLOCK: So I went to the PGA Championship when it was at Bellerive in 2011, and I was there during the practice rounds. I was there during the practice rounds as a fan, as a kid, getting autographs from the people and thought it was really cool and watched how they practiced, watched how they threw four golf balls in the bunkers and chipped and putting.

For me to be one of those guys is really cool.

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