Q. 10 and 11, playing in the pouring rain --
DAVID TOMS: Yeah, that was big. I thought I hit a great tee shot on 10 and the wind got it and just barely kicked into the bunker had to hit a shot just down the fairway. I had 8-iron left of where everybody else is chipping from the front of the green. I hit a great shot back there to ten feet from the hole and it was pouring down rain, I had my rain top on, the umbrella and put it right in the middle and that felt great.
Then 11, it's still coming down hard and I drove it in the fairway and thought I hit my second shot to a foot and went right at it. But that shows you, I had 163 and hit a 6-iron as hard as I could and it came to just the front edge of the green. So, shows you what kind of conditions we were playing in.
DAVID TOMS: You need to ask him. I don't know if he had his finger on there long enough. I'm sure -- maybe he thought I was dead, the way I played the last hole, I don't know.
Anyway, I thought that was kind of a neat gesture. He actually told me before I hit my first putt, he (Kirk Triplett) said, "Why don't you knock it in and give them something to cheer about." Maybe that's what I was thinking about when I ran it ten feet by the hole.
He was good to play with. We had a little small talk out there today, talking about how some of the younger guys on TOUR, how far they hit the golf ball and he and I are back there just trying to get it in the fairway and go from there. He was a good partner to play with today.
Q. Players usually leave you a ton of messages congratulating you, what do you expect to hear on your voicemails?
DAVID TOMS: They are going to give me a lot of grief for the way I finished of golf tournament, I'm sure.
At least the guys that played here, they are going to understand how tough the guy course was, how the conditions that we played under today were. They are going to realize that I played a great round of golf until that last hole, and they are going to have to stick it to me a little bit for the way I finished, but that's fine, I can take it. I've got the trophy and that big check -- I don't even know what happened to the big check. Too many numbers on it.
Hopefully I'll get some nice messages. It was a great tournament. It really was. I had to play my best golf to win, and that's the way it should be.
DAVID TOMS: You know, probably so, because we had no experience. I guess there were a handful of guys that have played this, played some outings here on this golf course, probably not under these conditions that we played under this week, tournament conditions.
But to be able to win a tournament where no one really has any experience on it, that was -- it was good for me because it was something I could be proud of, it really is. Like I said, it was a first-class tournament on a great golf course. It wasn't a fluke that I won because I felt like I played great golf all week.
Q. Can you talk about the shot you played on 3?
DAVID TOMS: On 3, you know that, tee shot was probably, other than 18, was probably the toughest tee shot on the course, the way the wind was down left-to-right. If I hit it down the middle of the fairway, it's going to go through into the rough. I was trying to cut it over the corner of the tree there is and I pulled it, maybe five yards. Literally missed my target five yards and dropped down in the rough.
I had a similar shot yesterday on 11. Kind of punched a 6-iron on 11 yesterday and just went a little too far and ended up making bogey. I had very similar shot, hit the same club, and ran it up on the green. Went to about 15 or 18 feet.
DAVID TOMS: No. That was a three-quarter -- I had 148 yard or something to the front of the green. I just played it back in my stance. You know, if it wasn't for the limb that was about 20 yards in front of me, I could have hit a normal shot with an 8-iron or something like that. Just had to take a little bit off and run it up there. One of those shots that comes off perfect.
DAVID TOMS: I don't think she minds at all. She's at home being a t-ball mom these days. They had some festivities going on today in my neighborhood, over at a friends's house for a Mother's Day thing. She was going out with her mom tonight. Hopefully they got to watch the golf tournament. I'll be home tonight. I'm sure she'll still be up to pick me up at the airport.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Let's go over your birdies on 3 and 7.
DAVID TOMS: 3 is where I punched a 6-iron up to about 15 or 18 feet and made a nice putt there.
7, I hit a 4-iron just to the left fringe and 2-putted from the left fringe from about 80 feet or so.
10, I hit 8-iron to about 10 feet or so.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you, David, and congratulations.
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