Christine Wolf: “I started quite well and birdied the first two par fives that came up and actually hit it quite close on some of the holes but didn’t make any putts on the front nine. Then all of a sudden, I hit it close and towards the end the putter got really hot. It was nice!
“I’ve been hitting it really well especially my drives, they’re down the middle. I know I can hit it really hard, and it will still stay straight. I’m trusting my game.
“We love competing against the guys, we’ve had a few mixed events at home. It’s just fun. At home there’s a lot of guys I play against, and I really like competing against them.”
Sam Horsfield: “It was just really solid. I haven’t really been taking advantage of the par fives this year. So that was my main goal. I hit every fairway and played them in four under today. That gets you going – four under right there, toss in a couple more and it’s eight under.
“It was definitely different but I really enjoyed it. (Alice Houston) was really good, I think she made four birdies in a row on the back nine. I didn’t really know what to expect, to be completely honest with you. But she played really well and I had a great time.
“It was a great week. It was the first time I’d made a cut in a Major, first non-U.S. Open. That was cool to play four days in a Major. I got food poisoning and was supposed to play last week in Germany. When I got here the other day it was my first time playing or practicing since the PGA, so I’ll just hopefully keep it going the next few days and go from there.”
Henrik Stenson: “It was good to play with Thomas (Bjørn) and Annika. I don’t think it was the prettiest round we could have put together between us but we finished – we finished as friends – and we live to fight another day. That’s probably the best way to describe the golf, but it was good fun.
“I don’t know what happened (on the 15th). I obviously managed to hit one good shot and it was one of those that looked like it very much could make it. I don’t think it was more than a car key between the ball and the hole. That would have been a nice one to finish off the day with.
“I think we would have done a good hybrid today. If he played tee to green and I took care of the putting I think we would have had a lot better score than we had individually. I’ve got some work to do, no question, and the quest continues.”
Annika Sorenstam: “I enjoyed it very, very much. Sometimes it’s not about the score, it’s more about the atmosphere, the people you are with and the surroundings. We could not have asked for a better day.
“It was nice to finally get out there and play. I really enjoyed it. I was quite pleased with my game from tee to green, and from there, not so pleased. That’s just the way it is, but I think overall it has been a great day. Looking at the scores you can see they are quite low so hopefully that means a lot of players are happy.
“It’s great (to have family here). We haven’t been able to be near each other, but for them to be out here and watch, it’s been 13 years since I’ve played in Sweden, and they want to be part of it. Especially for the kids to come out here and watch me play. They watch me on the range and the putting green, they know all the time I put in so for them to come out here and watch is very special. My parents are out here. It’s a family affair.”
Round One Scores
64 C WOLF (AUT), S HORSFIELD (ENG),
65 A CHESTERS (ENG), K SAMOOJA (FIN), S BROWN (ENG), P ANGLES (ESP),
66 D FICHARDT (RSA), O FARR (WAL), F JOHNSON (ENG), V NORRMAN (AM) (SWE),
67 J DONALDSON (WAL), J LUITEN (NED), C HEDWALL (SWE), D DRYSDALE (SCO), D WHITNELL (ENG), S SCHMIDT (GER), L BOQVIST (SWE), L HARM (GER), R RAMSAY (SCO), L FUENFSTUECK (GER), D HORSEY (ENG),
68 C PIGEM (ESP), O COWAN (GER), A HEWSON (ENG), M SIMMERMACHER (ARG), P BABNIK (SLO), S NUUTINEN (FIN), W BESSELING (NED), S KYRIACOU (AUS), P FIGUEIREDO (POR), K BROBERG (SWE), J HAGLUND (SWE), T DAFFINRUD (NOR), J GUSTAVSSON (SWE), K LUND (NOR), K LAMPERT (GER), R ROUSSEL (FRA), J SENIOR (ENG), S KIM (USA),
69 M KAWAMURA (JPN), F LAPORTA (ITA), A ARNAUS (ESP), J GEARY (NZL), J HANSEN (DEN), J KRUYSWIJK (RSA), R FOX (NZL), A MUIRHEAD (SCO), H PORTEOUS (RSA), M HERNANDEZ (ESP), A COCKERILL (CAN), S HEND (AUS), J WALTERS (RSA), S GARCIA RODRIGUEZ (ESP), L HALL (WAL), L ABERG (AM) (SWE),
70 N ITURRIOZ (ESP), S V?LIM?KI (FIN), H STENSON (SWE), Y CHANG (KOR), J MORRISON (ENG), D VAN DRIEL (NED), C ALONSO (ESP), J MCLEOD (AUS), J CALDWELL (NIR), D DAGAR (IND), J SCRIVENER (AUS), M ANTCLIFF (AUS), E PEDERSEN (DEN), E GIVENS (ENG), R ROCK (ENG), R MCGOWAN (ENG), Z LOMBARD (RSA), A THITIKUL (THA), S SHARMA (IND), A VAYSON DE PRADENNE (FRA), T MALIK (IND), L YOUNG (ENG), R SCIOT-SIEGRIST (FRA),
71 M JORDAN (ENG), K HENRY (SCO), C CHEVALIER (FRA), L GAGLI (ITA), R ENOCH (WAL), L GRANT (AM) (SWE), A WU (CHN), G PORTEOUS (ENG), A OTAEGUI (ESP), N H?JGAARD (DEN), C HERBIN (FRA), M SOUTHGATE (ENG), B ALLEN (USA), O FISHER (ENG), M DE ROEY (BEL),
72 M STARK (AM) (SWE), M HADDIOUI (MAR), S SODERBERG (SWE), K METRAUX (SUI), F MOORK (SWE), S BREGMAN (RSA), J NYQVIST (SWE), A CAUDAL (FRA), B POKE (DEN), O WILSON (ENG), A BJ?RK (SWE), L PACE (RSA), A RAI (ENG), S SCHOBER (AUT), P HANSON (SWE), A SANDHU (IND), M PAULSEN (NOR),
73 U WIKSTROM (FIN), A SORENSTAM (SWE), T BJ?RN (DEN), R KARLBERG (SWE), N GARCIA (RSA), A CA?IZARES (ESP), C WILLIAMS (WAL), K POGACAR (SLO), C LENNARTH (SWE), T KOIVISTO (FIN), R PARATORE (ITA), A DIMMOCK (ENG), C FRANKISH (ENG), K MACDONALD (SCO), M WARREN (SCO), M THOMSON (SCO), N JIMENEZ MARTIN (ESP),
74 W HILLIER (AUS), A SAUZON (FRA), B MORGAN (WAL), L GOMEZ RUIZ (ESP), L MURRAY (SCO), D HOWELL (ENG), B HEBERT (FRA), T TREE (ENG), L LEWTHWAITE (RSA),
75 L ALTMANN (BRA), S CROCKER (USA), N LEMKE (SWE),
76 L HUMPHREYS (ENG), J LAGERGREN (SWE), L WESSBERG (SWE), N ELVIRA (ESP), M MACLAREN (ENG), E NILSSON (SWE), M SKARPNORD (NOR), F PARKER (ENG), S BANON (ESP),
77 G COWLEY (ENG), C BOOTH (SCO), J KARLSSON (SWE), R SANTOS (POR),
78 L COLOMBOTTO ROSSO (ITA),
79 A BOULDEN (WAL),
80 H BURKE (ENG),
81 G GREEN (MAS),