TODD HAMILTON: 2, I hit a very good drive. Wind was really blowing pretty good at that time. I had a 6 iron in there right at the pin, two more steps and at worse I'm going to make a par, and if it stops quickly I might have a very good short putt at birdie. But it came up short in the bunker, didn't hit a good bunker shot out, probably 12 feet and missed the putt.
5, hit a good 2 iron off the tee. I played that hole smart all week. I could never reach it. So I didn't even try to hit driver. I hit 2 iron off the tee. 2 iron second shot, just trickled in the right hand rough.
The wind was really blowing at the time. Anything short on that hole is going to be a tough up and down. I just caught a little lull on the wind and it went over the green. I had a really tough chip which I thought I had a pretty good chip, maybe six, seven feet and missed the putt.
9, hit a good shot off the tee with an iron. Ended up just in the left rough. Thought I hit a good shot, had a good number to the hole, it was playing out to the right of the hole to use a slope to bring it back. I just got a little past the green up into the fringe, stayed up there, and I've been struggling the whole week deciding whether I should putt or chip, chip and run or lob. So I think that's one thing about this course that makes it difficult; you're given a lot of options. And a lot of guys don't practice; they just take their lob wedge and hit lob shots. Whereas the European guys, they will hit the lob wedge, they will hit a 4 iron, chip and run; they will putt.
I've been struggling the whole week deciding what to do. Ended up putting from there, probably missed about a six or seven foot putt for par.
3 putted 13. Ran it by about six feet, missed it. I was really, really struggling with my putter at that time. I felt like I had to hit a lot of good shots close to make a birdie.
Q. How long did you live in Illinois?
TODD HAMILTON: I think maybe 26, 27 years old when I moved to Dallas.
Q. What high school did you meet your wife?
TODD HAMILTON: Union High School. Biggsville Union was the name of it. Biggsville, Illinois is the town. When I was there it was just Union High School. Probably 300 kids in our whole school. I had 65 kids in my graduating class. Not much going on back there.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Congratulations on a great week.
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