Q. Does this golf course give a guy like you and a guy like Jim Furyk an advantage over the longer hitters?
NICK PRICE: If they don't -- if their course management isn't good -- think of Jim and I. Jim probably hits the ball a little further than I do, but not much. One of our strengths is our ability to control and manage our games, because if we don't manage our games, we can't get away with things like the mistakes that Phil Mickelson or other guys might make. And I think you guys can see some of the mistakes that the longer hitters make sometimes by trying to take on bunkers, when they don't necessarily have to. So if I'm hitting a 3-wood off these tees, to put myself in position, guys like Tiger and Mickelson are hitting 2-irons. And if they play smart, if they hit the ball in the same place as I do off the fairway, they've got one or two clubs less into the greens than I have, but it kind of tempts you. That's the great thing about this golf course. You want to take on some bunkers, but I wouldn't say we have an advantage. It's still 7200 yards.
Q. What were your thoughts and/or feelings about what Tom Watson did yesterday?
NICK PRICE: Well, unfortunately I didn't see some of the emotional -- some of the experience that he and Bruce had out there. I heard they both had tears in the eyes and that. And I can certainly relate to what they're going through, because I had a similar experience with Squeaky. And it's very hard. I can't say I knew when Squeak got sick that he was going to die, but halfway through his illness things weren't looking very good. And the thing that's very hard is your player/caddie relationship is such a close one. And he and Bruce have been together since 1973. They've shared so many wonderful moments, not only in winning championships, but also as friends and companions. And you're spending seven or eight hours with your caddie each day when you're playing, it adds up to an awful lot of time, where you discuss so many different issues. I can understand the emotion that they went through. And I'm just happy for Tom and Bruce that they played well and they're enjoying more of that -- more of those moments together.
Q. What are you putting with now, and historically have you changed putters a lot?
NICK PRICE: I've probably used about four different types of putters consistently through my year, a blade, a mallet, a cinder shaft, and they've all been variations of a theme. I mean the mallets, some have been face balanced, but I always seem to gravitate back towards a certain type of putter. But what I found when I went to see Scotty Cameron was that because I've always enjoyed -- felt comfortable having my hands in front of the ball that I needed more loft. So he made this putter for me. And when you add more loft generally the face hooks. And I've always liked to see a lot of loft on a putter, but hate it hooked. I would be fighting these demons about the lesser of two evils, do I want more loft or less hook. And he made me a putter that's got five degrees of loft and it sits dead square, and it just feels great. My lineup and hand position at address really dictates my stroke. And I don't feel like I'm having to manipulate the putter to get the ball in line. And as a result my feel has been a lot better and more consistent. And I used this putter at Wachovia, probably had the best putting week of my life, the first two days I felt like Brad Faxon, and I can honestly tell you that's never happened to me before (laughter). I putted pretty well in the '90s when I was winning, but I never felt like Brad Faxon. It's a nice change for me.
RAND JERRIS: Congratulations.
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