Q. Did any of your Ryder Cup experience help you today?
DAVID TOMS: Sure it did. Yeah, just to hang in there. There's so many weird things that can happen in a match, to know you're never out of it until they say you're done. Even on the last hole, he had it in there three feet, three and a half feet, and I still thought I could chip it in. I hit a good chip. So you just don't give in until they say, hey, you're done, go home.
Q. The swing on the tee shot at 17, just a block?
DAVID TOMS: Yeah, the wind was left-to-right there. It's a tough tee shot. I'm trying -- it was a little bit downwind and it's a long hole for me, so I'm trying to get it up in the air to get wind under it. I hung back and blocked it a little bit. I don't think I hit that bad of a shot. It just got up high and the wind started taking it, and kicked to the right. And that's just a bad spot. But the left rough is bad there, too. You have to hit that fairway. I've been driving the ball great. You saw it. I was hitting it down the middle every hole, and to miss that fairway, I was very disappointed.
Q. Tiger has now finished his opening act, a win at Torrey, top five at Riviera, a win here, coming off of knee surgery, can you talk about what it means to the top 50 or 20 or 10 in the world to see him do that?
DAVID TOMS: Well, I mean he said he feels better now than he did last year, physically. So he seems fine. He's swinging at the ball as good as I've seen him swing in a while. He's very much in control. The only time he seemed to get off out there, he'd get out of rhythm every once in a while and try to hit it hard. But when he played within himself, he had a lot of good shots. You don't realize how hard it is for a guy to hit the ball that hard, even with as much spin. He had to chip the ball around the golf course. He can't hit a normal iron shot from the fairway. If he hits it normal, every ball would spin off the green. He was hitting one or two more clubs than he would, and just chipping it in there. And to be able to hit those shots shows a lot about how his game has progressed. I know when he was first on Tour, everybody was talking about how he couldn't control his distance, but now he's one of the best you'll ever see.
Q. Does it feel ominous at all?
DAVID TOMS: When he plays good, he wins. We all know that. What, 13 World Golf Championships, he's won 7 of them. 7 for 14. I'd like those -- that would be pretty nice. 36 wins --
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Seven and a half million dollars.
DAVID TOMS: I'm just glad he doesn't play 25 tournaments.
Q. Did you feel like anything you did today put enough pressure on him that affected a shot?
DAVID TOMS: I don't know that it affected any particular shot. Maybe I got into his head just a little bit, but I think it was more of he was missing some short putts, and his speed was bad on his longer putts, and I think that was probably more getting to him more than my game was getting to him. I think he probably was disappointed that he was beating himself there a little while.
Q. After the first 18 was final, when the second 18 started, did you want to come out real quick and try to narrow that lead in the early going or try to pace yourself all the way?
DAVID TOMS: I was just trying to pace myself. This golf course, it's long enough for me where there's -- I don't know that there's two birdie holes in a row on this golf course for me, you know, where you feel you step up to the tee, and you hit a good shot, hey, this is a birdie-able hole. You just have to grind away at each shot, because it's long enough -- you saw it. I was hitting 4 -, 5 -, 3-irons, 6-irons, but then you finally get a wedge, and you're worried about spinning it back too much. So there's not a lot of birdie opportunities out there. You just have to peck away at it.
Q. After a tough morning on the greens, you came back, and seemed to putt a lot better this afternoon. Did you do anything in between?
DAVID TOMS: I think my allergy medicine finally wore off. I was jittery this morning. I had been struggling with that the last few days, and took an allergy pill this morning and I was a little shaky. Maybe I was getting tired, and everything just slowing down, and I felt great on the greens this afternoon.
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