PADRAIG HARRINGTON: You know, I'm still experimenting. I wish I when I win one, I'll tell you what the right preparation is (laughter). It depends how much you know the golf course, how much like if it's an Open Championship and you're going to play a links golf course. The best preparation is just to play links golf continuously for a while just to get used to the feel for playing it.
When you come to a PGA golf course like this one, the fairways are soft, the greens are soft. So you want to know the golf course, but most of it is you can predict from the planner I've got to hit this, I'm going to hit the fairway. The key this week is probably play the course a couple of times, but it's more about not tiring yourself out and being ready to play.
When you go to a U.S. Open, and it depends on the golf course, as well, but a lot maybe at Augusta you're looking at spending more time on the greens or something. It's different for every one of them.
Usually, I'm going to play two and a half practice rounds this week and spend some time just working on my short game. As I said, really the golf course is set there in front of you. It's not one that is going to change significantly from day to day with the fairways and greens being reasonably soft. You can predict what's going to happen, so it's not about getting out there and playing a lot of golf. It's about being ready to tee it up on Thursday, being rested.
Q. You're going to play two and a half has the half, you've already played it?
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I'm going to play nine holes Wednesday.
JULIUS MASON: Thanks for coming down and speaking with us, Padraig.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: Thank you.
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