Here is what Kentuckian J.B. Holmes had to say after shooting an even par 72 in Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open to leave him at 6-under par going into the final round:
Q. Just talk a little bit about your round and the thought process that went into it. Do you think six shots is going to be reachable, maybe?
J.B. HOLMES: Usually when you shoot even in a U.S. Open and you’re one off the lead, you’re not six down afterwards. So definitely left some out there today. Could have played a little better, but made some good scrappy pars. Just didn’t play that bad, just got in a few spots today where I had some good shots and didn’t turn out the way I wanted to. It is what it is.
We’ll see. Somebody shot 9-under today. So if that’s out there, you never know, depending on the conditions. If it’s nice like this again, then maybe, but it will take a low round, because guys are playing well out there.
Q. Say the wind comes up, what does that do to the leaderboard?
J.B. HOLMES: If the wind picks up, a lot of stuff can happen, you never know. If the wind comes up then maybe I shoot — you can throw a 5-under and that could win, so you never know. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.