Q. What's your schedule like now?
ROCCO MEDIATE: My next is Colonial Memorial. Nothing is going to change. But it was a week of -- last week at Hartford I played very, very, very poorly, and I worked on some things on Tuesday with a buddy of mine, Randy Sonnier, who has been my friend for 22 years. We started working on my grip a little bit. I said, all right, and I started to see results on Tuesday. And then Wednesday in the pro am I played okay, not bad. And then Thursday I played okay and I just kept carrying it through, and I had no -- after I shot 68 on Thursday, I thought what's the cut? I'm looking at the paper, what do I have to shoot to stay here, because I want to keep practicing in tournament conditions with this thing, having no intention of sitting here.
I don't know what kind of attitude you want to call it, but I wasn't in shape to win anything on Sunday -- or Monday, believe me. It just goes to show you, you never know what can happen. All of sudden things clicked. I started to putt better, we worked on putting, and bang, I just started doing some crazy things and here we are.
ROCCO MEDIATE: It's a challenge because I really -- the driver swings I made coming in, were the best driver swings I ever made in that type of situation, because I didn't miss a fairway. I knew if I did I was going to lose, because Calc starts getting on one of those binges, I'm out of here, it's all over, and that's what -- I knew I didn't have it, but I got it in. I hit a couple of good iron shots. I had a bad one on 17. I misjudged it completely.
The best drive I hit all day was 18. I hit it right toward the score board and it kept rolling. I hit it just where I was looking. And in the playoff against Elkington, I snaphooked it in the first bunker, so that was dancing through my head. I got that out of there. Thank goodness. But winning this way was really -- it actually feels very good because actually I hit it really good, and then I hit it really bad. And I got a good result, because that's what a professional is supposed to do, an older 39-year-old professional, I should say.
Q. Was there one shot today that you were proudest of?
ROCCO MEDIATE: Let me think which shot did I hit. The tee shot on 16 and 18 were my two favorite shots, and the wedge on 15 was -- that was a hard shot because that wind was going like this, and Calc's ball looked perfect and flew over the green, and stuff like that was going on. And I trusted the yardage and I actually made a swing there was the resemblance of a swing and it went right by the flag. That was my best shot, because it got me back to four up. Like I said, I wasn't comfortable at all with any kind of lead today. I wanted to try to get to 5 and 6, and I couldn't. I didn't have the tools to do it.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Thank you, Rocco. Congratulations.
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