Q. Just your thoughts going head-to-head with Mark Calcavecchia tomorrow. Any memories of any match ups?
ROCCO MEDIATE: He absolutely blistered everybody at Phoenix last year. I shot like 63, 68 and got beat by nine shots for the week. Then I shot that on the weekend. So no, Mark Calcavecchia is very, very dangerous, but I've got to go play. This golf course isn't easy. The guy who plays the best tomorrow wins, period. It might not be out of our group, who knows. If I go out and shoot a 68, that means he has to shoot a 66 to tie. It can happen. You take nothing for granted. I'm definitely the hunted one now, and it's fine. It's fun to be hunted every once in a while. It will be fun to play with Mark. He's just a great guy.
Q. When you are being hunted, do you like to put a number in your mind that you're going to aim for?
ROCCO MEDIATE: No, I think if you're the hunted one and look back at what the other guys do, they grind it out and hit fairways and greens and that's all we can really do, so if I can grind it and keep putting myself on the green and make birdie putts that's all I can do. If someone shoots 63, that's just how it is, and that's happened before. There are no predictions. Unfortunately, I can't predict. I wish I could tell you I'm shooting 63 tomorrow, but I would being lying because I don't know that. There will definitely be fireworks out there tomorrow.
ROCCO MEDIATE: I came out that round and started out like crazy. I played really good early and didn't finish it as good because I think I was 250 pounds and out of shape and not strong, but that won't affect me tomorrow. Whether I play good or bad, I don't know, but I've set myself up to play good because I played good to get here. That's the way I look at it. There is no reason I can't do that tomorrow.
Q. Before the week, you were the highest ranking player coming in.
ROCCO MEDIATE: It would be funny. It would be fun to say, Okay, see.
Q. You don't really play attention to those things?
ROCCO MEDIATE: I know where I'm ranked, but I don't put a lot of merit to it. Once I'm ranked, I want to show everybody else that's where I should be ranked. I don't like people to say, "He shouldn't be the top 20 in the world. What the hell has he done?"
Q. Do you think it really is an advantage that you've won here?
ROCCO MEDIATE: Probably not, no. I mean, Mark has won a lot of golf tournaments. It's a matter of playing the course. I was a different player then. The fact that you've won anything is good and if I can carry one of the four times I've won, I'll need that tomorrow. So who knows.
Q. There going to have it in the fall next year with more money, do you think that will a attract more players?
ROCCO MEDIATE: I think the fall is a great time. I'm thinking a better field probably. And you'll probably have -- not that the weather is bad -- you might get interesting weather with the trees changing and it might be neat. Did they change the name of it?
Q. The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.
ROCCO MEDIATE: Okay. That took some imagination. Anyway, they're putting the money up. They can call it whatever they want. I'll be here for sure. I think it will be neat to play that time of year around here.
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