TRANSCRIPT | Nick Flanagan, 2020 Vic Open, Round 2


Q.  Nick, 10 under, how’d you get there? NICK FLANAGAN:  Both pretty solid both days.  Couldn’t have had any worse, that’s for sure.  I made my fair share of putts but missed a couple of short ones, probably three or four short ones inside five feet.  Just on some of the greens that they lost […]

Q.  Nick, 10 under, how’d you get there?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Both pretty solid both days.  Couldn’t have had any worse, that’s for sure.  I made my fair share of putts but missed a couple of short ones, probably three or four short ones inside five feet.  Just on some of the greens that they lost a little bit with the fungus they had out there, a couple of bad bounces.  But playing solid.  Felt a little bit more solid yesterday than today, but scoring well so that’s good. 

Q.  We know you’ve had your ups and downs, we saw you at the PGA.  I assume the little one’s now been born.  What’s been the impact?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Yeah, yeah, she arrived on the 21st of January, so a busy couple of weeks before I came back here.  Didn’t play a lot of golf.  Had another cortisone shot put in my wrist about a week and a half before I came back here, so I played nine holes before I came back.  Didn’t have a lot of sleep obviously looking after the little girl and my wife’s been taking the brunt of that.  Yeah, everything’s going really well and it’s definitely kind of a new chapter in the life.

Q.  She’s at home?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Yeah, everyone’s still back in San Antonio.

Q.  Was it difficult to go away for the first time to play golf?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Yeah, it definitely was.  I wanted to come and play, I thought I would be able to play all four of these events while I was back but I’m just not going to do the four.  I’m just going to do the first one and the last one and have a little break in the middle and give the wrist a break and kind of, you know, take it from there.

Q.  What is the future?  You talked about maybe doing the (inaudible.)  Has that changed since the finish at the PGA and does it change depending on what’s happens here, perhaps?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Yeah, I think my perspective’s changed a little bit just since the end of last year, having a little baby and stuff like that.  You know, I think I’m a little bit more laid back.  Things will work out no matter what happens.  I’m still playing really good golf, and as long as my body kind of cooperates, this cortisone shot I have in the wrist has really helped and hopefully that sticks for a little while longer and we can keep going.

Q.  The PGA result, you know, and the cheque that came with it, has it kind of made you feel a bit more comfortable?  Are you feeling a little bit more relaxed about everything?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Not feeling comfortable, but I’m feeling less stressed than I was, for sure.  It goes pretty quick.  We paid a lot of bills with that cheque, which is nice.  Taxes are coming up over in the U.S. as well, so got to keep making it.  Yeah, definitely something that we needed coming to Christmas and having this new baby.

Q.  Two days to go, Nick, do you have a feel for these things (inaudible)?

NICK FLANAGAN:  Yes and no.  I mean, it’s golf, you know, who knows what’s going to happen.  If I feel like I’m playing solid enough and if the putting’s feeling pretty good on these greens and I’ve had good performances here in the past couple years, just haven’t finished it off, so hopefully third time lucky.


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