RHONDA GLENN: I had the feeling just chit-chating with you a little
bit in that last rain delay that you felt very strongly you were going
to make that putt when you went back out.
BRANDI JACKSON: Yeah. I mean, I wasn't sure to start with how long
it was. I was sitting there trying to see if it was four, five feet.
But I had a good feel what it was. I made probably three of those coming
in, I guess was the reason why too on 15, 16, 18.
Q. How did you do that? How did you come back, you have got to win
BRANDI JACKSON: Yeah, I don't know. Just -- I mean on 16 after seeing
her -- where her shot was I knew I needed to make par. I was trying
to get the putt around the hole. I kind of miss-hit it. I just didn't
get it there. I kind of -- I really didn't think that much.
I was just trying to make birdies or when I needed to make pars, just
make par and she just faultered on a couple of holes. That's pretty
much how kind of the last three holes went.
Q. What were you thinking when she was standing over her second putt
on the 18th green?
BRANDI JACKSON: I was just-- I was really kind of expecting her to
make it. She putted pretty good all day. I just thought -- I was glad
I made my par-putt and if she made it, then I was, you know, glad I
made it that far - even to come back and make it, I was -- after
12, 13 holes I wasn't expecting -- not I wasn't expecting to
be on 18 but I just didn't think would make it that far. Just glad
to come back that far. I knew I needed to make birdie on 18, but I
guess all I needed was par after all.
Q. Were you having some trouble off the tee late in the round?
BRANDI JACKSON: On about, I guess, on No. 9, I think
one of the first tee shots I hit left. Then probably three or four
in a row I hit left. Then coming up 13 I decided to hit 5-wood. I
just bailed right on it, and hit it over the trees. I started having
a little trouble there for a while off the tee box. I was trying to
get it down the middle and it wasn't working so well.
Q. How did you get through that?
BRANDI JACKSON: Well, I got -- I guess it wasn't a decent break on
14, but I hit a good bunker shot out of that, and then just on 15 and
my shot on 17, I just managed to keep them down the middle was just
the main goal. I didn't hit either one of those pretty solid but they
at least stayed in the middle. I kept standing over all of them hoping
it can go straight at that point in time because I had hit some right
and some left.
Q. Did you sense the mood shift at all around 17 or so? Did she
start to tense up a little bit? It even got cloudier around there
-- it was almost like this ominous sign of some sort --
BRANDI JACKSON: It actually did (laughs). I didn't
actually watch her a whole lot, but I am sure after, you know, losing
16, still knew I had two holes. Then I guess after I knocked it on
on 17 she hit in the bunker sort of got a little noticing her that
she started to get a little tense I guess. It was about the time the
clouds were rolling in too. Then coming up 18 having the two par putts
on that hole definitely. I didn't that much about my par-putt
because I guess I kind of was expecting her to make hers. So I was
just trying to make my birdie to start with; ended up with a tough par-putt
coming back, but it went in. Thank goodness.
Q. It's probably safe to say Becky is playing her played -- the best
golf this week. She was 7-under today. Is there something to be said
about momentum or having that on your side coming back like you did
BRANDI JACKSON: I think so. At the same time I hit the ball probably
the worse today than I have all week so hopefully I got it all out today.
That's kind of the thought at least. She's obviously playing well.
She played yesterday and was about 6-under too. Definitely just knowing
that like you got to go all 36 holes and even if she does get up, you
know, like said there's 36 holes, so -- but I mean, I guess having
the momentum finishing on a birdie today and finishing 2-under coming
in the last few holes definitely gives me a little to look forward to
Q. Have you played against her?
BRANDI JACKSON: No.
Q. So you don't know anything about her?
BRANDI JACKSON: No, I heard she has got a good personality. She's
a character is what I have heard so far. I talked to her during the
rain delay I think a little bit right after she had won and she seems
like a really awesome girl. Should be a fun match.
Q. We don't see these days in women's golf, don't see a lot
of Americans vying for the championship?
BRANDI JACKSON: Yeah, that's true.
Q. I am not saying that to be ignorant but you know what I mean
-- your thoughts of having a couple of young American women
BRANDI JACKSON: That's definitely different than a lot of the tournaments
you see -- it's always good but a lot of players that come from
-- I mean, I played Vicky (ph) who is from Scotland, and
someone else this week from Canada. They are all really good. So it's
good to have Americans going for the title for sure.
RHONDA GLENN: Do you know anything about the history of this championship?
You went to the players dinner the other night.
BRANDI JACKSON: Yes.
RHONDA GLENN: You saw the trophy and everything?
BRANDI JACKSON: Yes. I saw it. I heard about Meredith in her bathtub
where she kept it ---
RHONDA GLENN: Do you know how old the championship is?
BRANDI JACKSON: 102. I remember it being 102nd.
RHONDA GLENN: You are aware of the tradition of this?
BRANDI JACKSON: Yes. Big tradition. I talked to Babe -- how do
you pronounce her last name?
RHONDA GLENN: Zaharias.
BRANDI JACKSON: I don't know her -- I don't know, it
was her niece, a guy here got me to sign something to give to her niece
or something and I looked back and saw when she'd won it.
RHONDA GLENN: '47.
BRANDI JACKSON: Yeah, I saw that. Might have been in the newspaper
or something. That was kind of interesting to make that connection
Q. Did you sleep well last night?
BRANDI JACKSON: Yeah, once I finally got off the phone and got something
to eat finally about 9 o'clock last night I finally went to sleep.
Yeah, once I got sleep, I slept okay, but it took a while.
Q. Are you a pretty calm person or do you battle nerves?
BRANDI JACKSON: Actually I have been pretty calm. I used to get really
nervous. Used to not take much. First hole tee box I would be nervous.
Other than that I am usually pretty calm for the most part, kind of
laid back, I guess.
Q. Dad still have 36 more in him tomorrow?
BRANDI JACKSON: I hope so. His nerves are probably about shot. That
might kind of affect it a little bit. I hope he does. I hope he has
got some more I heard he was running low on it. We'll see.
RHONDA GLENN: Brandi, thank you very much.
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