Q. (Does Tom Watson play well in bad weather?)
ARNOLD PALMER: He played exceptionally well today. We had another rough start where neither of us were very good, kind of hanging on for dear life in the early holes, and then we thought maybe things were going to get a little better at 8, when we had a situation at -- what was the par 5? The 6th hole?
GARY PLAYER: The 7th hole.
ARNOLD PALMER: It was the 6th hole.
GARY PLAYER: The 7th is the par 5.
ARNOLD PALMER: That's right. Where I hit it up to -- I call it about 18 inches. Gary would probably call it two and a half feet. His partner, Bernhard Langer, hit it up to about four feet. I'm waiting for a reaction. And Gary was very generous and said, "Do you want to concede those two putts?" And I said, "Hell, no."
We were 3-down at the time. So we putted. And I made birdie and he made birdie, and we got rolling. From there, Tom birdied the next hole. And we had to jump the track again at 9. But then things -- he really picked up at 10 and it went on from there.
Q. That's what got the match going, your putt on No. 12? How long was that one?
GARY PLAYER: This is going to be very interesting to tell how long this putt was, because if it traveled any further, it would have needed a passport.
ARNOLD PALMER: It was at least 20, 25 feet. (Laughter.)
GARY PLAYER: Mine was 30 feet.
ARNOLD PALMER: I like the way Gary laughs. That's why I said that. I guess it was 40 feet, maybe 50.
Q. What club did you hit in there, Arnold, on 12th?
ARNOLD PALMER: I hit a 5-wood, and then my 10-foot putt for birdie.
MODERATOR: That concludes the draw. Thank you very much for attending and we look forward to great play tomorrow. The first match is off at 9:00 tomorrow.
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