Lilia Vu: Round 4 Interview

THE MODERATOR: All right, here with Lilia Vu after her fourth round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Can you just contextual ize this week for us? I know coming back, first major after your injury, and you're in the Top 2 looks like right now. Just tell us about the week for you.

LILIA VU: Yeah, I'm really proud of how I played this week despite what's been going on for the past couple months.

I think if I didn't have my first round 3-over, then I would be in a pretty good spot now. Today was playing super tough. Wasn't able to access the pins as good as I did yesterday and kind of convert.

It's just high stakes, high pressure, and wasn't able to do anything about it. Pretty proud of my first major back coming out of an injury, so, yeah.

Q. Today did look like it was playing pretty tough. When you were looking at the leaderboard, were you surprised to see Amy's name so far ahead of everybody?

LILIA VU: I don't think I was surprised. I know she's a really solid player and knows how to win. Obviously it's working for her and she's played so well, so congrats to her.

Q. Yeah. What makes you such a great closer out here? I know last week it was a come-from-behind and yesterday and today you made a big charge up the leaderboard. What is it about you that makes you so good at closing?

LILIA VU: I think for one, I just look forward to weekend golf. Just something about it. I just feel so excited to be here. You can kind of feel the energy from the crowds and the fans as more people come and watch.

So I think it's -- I feel like every hole is an opportunity to try and birdie. If not, you move on, try again the next hole. That to me is really fun. So just having a good time out here, you know, creating new shots in my head. It's a difficult challenge, so it's a fun one, too.

Q. You've got a fun stretch of golf ahead of you. Two more majors, one you're defending, and the Olympics which you'll be playing in. How good do you feel going into the next stretch of good events?

LILIA VU: I'm super excited. I think because obviously I've done what I needed to do with my body to recover, I'm excited to kind of have two off weeks back at home and do some work with my trainer. I did lose some of my power from just rehabbing and doing all that stuff.

So I'm excited to go full throttle on my off weeks.

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