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May 25, 2013

Chris Stroud discusses third round at Colonial

FORT WORTH — Below are Chris Stroud’s remarks in the press room after Saturday’s third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth.


Q. Chris, that was a lot of fun there on 18, you rolled that last one in in front of this crowd that loves a guy from Texas.  You are playing out of Houston now?

STROUD:  Yes, not too far from home.  I live in Houston now.  It's a great golf course for me.  I got a lot of family and friends out here.  It's awesome to play great in front of your family.  I've been playing pretty well the last few months.  I have just been trying to put things together.  This golf course kind of takes driver out of my hands.  So it's a lot more mid irons and, you know, it's all about hitting it close and making a putt, and I am doing that so far.

Q. 67 today, what kept it going for you out there today?

STROUD:  You know, the thing I've been struggling with the last couple of months, I've been playing, very, very well, but I've been missing those one or two putts for par to save the round and keep it going.  I tend to be making those this week.  The short game is a little sharper this week.  I just love this course.  It's such a great course.  I wish we had more like it.

Q. 10-under par, playing the final round, a chance at victory, give me your outlook for Sunday here at Colonial?

STROUD:  You know, I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing.  I'm just going to put blinders on, not look at anything and just play the best I can.  I mean this would be an incredible dream to win this tournament.  This is one of the best tournaments, I think, on the TOUR and, you know, being this close to home would be incredible.  I would really enjoy to be able to play in front of my family and friends that well.

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