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Q+A [DEREK TOLAN]
June 24, 2002
The 16-year-old qualifier from Denver shot 78-88 to miss the cut at the Open, but nobody had more fun
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June 24, 2002

Q+a [derek Tolan]

The 16-year-old qualifier from Denver shot 78-88 to miss the cut at the Open, but nobody had more fun

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SI: Looking at that first cut of rough growing on your cheeks, I'm wondering if you shave yet.

DT: Not really. Every now and then it starts to look bad and I'll borrow a razor, but it's not a regular thing.

SI: Do you have your driver's license?

DT: I passed the test last year when I turned 16. It was a different kind of nervous—not exactly like playing in the U.S. Open, but definitely stressful.

SI: What do you roll back in Colorado?

DT: My grandpa's 1992 Tercel.

SI: Have you enjoyed driving your courtesy car this week?

DT: My dad won't let me get behind the wheel. It's a Grand Marquis. I guess I'm not ready yet.

SI: What other goodies come with playing in the Open?

DT: Actually, you don't get a lot of free stuff, which is too bad. But I did get a player's badge, which is pretty sentimental. I'm going to try to earn a bunch of those in the years to come.

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