Q. Are you playing the next two and skipping the Memorial?
NICK PRICE: Yeah. I haven't decided whether I'm going to play at Avenel and then the U.S. Open or if I take two weeks open. It really depends on how many weather-affected days we have in the next three weeks. Texas is notorious for us having two or three rain delays in those few weeks.
Q. Memorial always gets a stellar field, but do you think it's too long?
NICK PRICE: I can't play that golf course, period. I've tried and I've finished in the Top-10 a couple of times there, but I just can't play that golf course. It's a bomber's paradise now. The par 5 there is, I have a tough time reaching the par 5s, at that length where most of the time I hit a driver into a slope and I can't get enough height on the ball to get to those par 5s in two. It's always been a difficult golf course for me.
Q. Yet Furyk won and he's not a long hitter.
NICK PRICE: I know. If you could tell me that it was going to be firm, fast, nice and dry, I would go play there every year, but we all know what happens with the rain. And I've spent many, many hours in the locker room like some of the other guys and I just got tired of setting in the locker room and then going out and having a foot of run with your driver.
But it's a beautiful golf course if it would play firm and fast. If it was like Colonial then I would have a chance there. But I can't see it. Something about that Indian burial ground there. (Laughter.)
That's a great tournament. Jack always says, "Why don't you come to my tournament?" I tried to explain, "Jack, you've got a great tournament and you have a right to be very proud of it." But my low ball flight just doesn't work there very well.
Q. How ready are you for the media circus in two weeks' time?
NICK PRICE: I'm trying to plan my strategy as to what's going to happen that week. I probably won't answer any Annika questions that week. I think everything that's been said and enough has been done, let's just see what happens. I think I've answered so many questions about that, but I'll have my press conference on Tuesday, everybody will be looking at Annika. She's the one that everybody is going to be asking questions. She's a brave girl. She's very brave.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Let's go through your score card. You had a bogey on No. 4.
NICK PRICE: I drove it in the right hand bunker and then short of the green, chipped up about 8 feet and missed it.
Then driver and a 3-wood on the green on No. 7, about 35 feet and two putts.
Next, hit it to about 12 feet.
Birdie on 17, 6-iron to about 40, 45 feet.
18, a driver on the right edge of the right-hand rough, lay-up with a wedge, hit on the green about 50 feet and 2-putted.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Nick Price, thank you.
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