Q. A year ago you were expecting to play in the Ryder Cup. What's happened in a year in terms off the team. Have you been in touch with the captain?
DAVID TOMS: I've talked to Curtis some. Not a whole lot. We're all going our separate ways and just all going about our business until the last month or so when it was getting closer to the time. As far as my thoughts on the Ryder Cup, I had a lot more time to prepare. Last year I made it right at the last minute, and barely had enough time to get my uniforms and my golf bag and so forth, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to prepare for it or think about it. Now that I've had a year, as far as my game, I think I'll be much more prepared to play.
Q. Do you feel you've had to spend a year justifying your presence on the team?
DAVID TOMS: I think so. At least in the media's eyes they're going to write about who is playing well and who's not. You want to play well. You also want to be playing well going into the event, or feel like you're playing well, to get that confidence. Obviously it's going to be a pressure situation, and the better you feel you're playing at the time, the better off you'll be.
Q. (Inaudible) low key at the Ryder Cup this year?
DAVID TOMS: I think that's what he's hoping for. I think that's what needs to happen. It was getting a little out of hand. But I don't know. I just have to wait to get there to see. I have no idea what to expect. I've talked to players who have played before and they've warned me of things that might go on. As far as my experience, I have to wait to get there to see.
Q. Did you feel like you needed a three-week break mentally or physically?
DAVID TOMS: Absolutely. I played 22, 23 events already. I needed a break. I played in the summer, I seem to do a lot of outings, guys have some events going on. And I played 22 official events, plus the Fred Meyer, CVS, some Monday outings all through the summer. It's time for a break to get away from golf and enjoy life without having the pressure to perform. I needed that for sure.
DAVID TOMS: Just about everybody on the team that's has had some experience with Ryder Cups. You know, Hal Sutton, we live in the same town and he's obviously been on a few of the teams and he's the kind of guy you want to talk about Ryder Cups with because he's very competitive, a very spirited guy and he's given me some insight.
Q. One thing that stands out?
DAVID TOMS: Not at all. Just talking about how the matches went in the States, how it went when it was in Europe. You know, different experiences with other players he's played with. It's just fun to listen to all the stories of guys over the years. Actually Curtis Strange put a book together for us, had a letter from all the captains, past captains of the team and they wrote us a letter about their experience and what it might be like and gave us some pointers. It was fun to read those.
Q. A book, did you say?
DAVID TOMS: A little book form, a letter each captain wrote to the team.
Q. When did you get it?
DAVID TOMS: I've had it over a year now. I got it last year at Kingsmill.
Q. Have you had uniforms for a year?
DAVID TOMS: Yes. I packed them away so the moths wouldn't get them, so I kept them wrapped up.
Q. How far back did the captains go?
DAVID TOMS: There was a letter from Sam Snead, so pretty far back.
TODD BUDNICK: Thank you.
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