Q. When you're standing over those 60-foot putts, do you try to make them?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I try to make them. I feel like I can make them. I made one yesterday from 65 feet. So I'm definitely trying to make it. And if I don't, I'll lag it up there two feet, three feet. That's a good putt.
Q. Did you 3-putt this week?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I 3-putted today. I was kind of pissed, from like 60 feet. But, no, that was my first 3-putt of the week.
Q. What hole was that on?
CHRIS RILEY: Number 7.
Q. You ever play on a course that had greens this big, anything comparable?
CHRIS RILEY: No, I haven't really. These are huge. I've really never seen anything like it. I qualified for the amateur here in '93 but I got sick. I had to withdraw. I had heat stroke. San Diego boy coming here in August and in Houston, that's tough. I didn't drink any water and I passed out in my practice round and wasn't able to tee off. I was like 20 years old, 19 years old. So that was the only other time I had a chance of playing here.
Q. Your first taste of humidity?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah. Basically, yeah. I grew up in San Diego. There's not much humidity on the west coast.
Q. Did they drag you off the course?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah. Actually, the ambulance came out and I sat in the hospital with IVs in me.
Q. You find it even when you went to Vegas, and I live in Vegas. It's a different heat, though?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, it's fine there. I like that. My wife's from Lafayette, Louisiana, and she thinks her skin's going to melt. She thinks it's like so hot in Vegas in the summertime she thinks her skin's going to melt. I don't like sweating too much. In the summertime down here it's pretty hot.
Q. Your dad's health's all right?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, he's fine.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Quickly go through your scorecard and then we'll take one last question.
CHRIS RILEY: I bogeyed number 1. I hit it right off, hit in the right fairway bunker and then rattled one in the tree. It was actually a good bogey. I could have made a triple. But I wasn't very smart playing on that first hole. But I hit it in the trees, chipped it on to about 20 feet and 2-putted.
Then I birdied 3 with a driver, 6-iron.
I birdied 5 with a driver, 4-iron to about 15 feet. 2-putted for birdie.
Then I 3-putted 6. That's the other bogey.
Then 7, I hit it right and got it up-and-down from 20 yards.
8, I hit it about two feet on 8. An 8-iron there.
I hit it about to about four feet there on 9 and made that.
13, I hit driver 3-wood on the green and 2-putted from about 30 feet.
I doubled 14. I hit a driver. I thought it was in the middle. It ran through into the rough and then I had 116 front, 131 hole. Thought I might catch a flier and my caddy talked me out of a wedge. He put a sand wedge in my hand and then I almost hit in the water. Then I had no stance. I was like this. So I kind of played it into the back bunker. Impossible bunker shot. Hit it to that about 15 feet and missed it. Then I was really mad.
I hit driver, 9-iron to about 10 feet on the next hole. Made birdie there.
Then to get over one back, I hit an 8-iron to about 15 feet and made that one.
Q. You were right on it without the double?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I am playing well.
Q. This must be one of the few courses where you can reach.... Why are you laughing?
CHRIS RILEY: Because you're funny.
Q. Where you can reach all the par-5s, can't you?
CHRIS RILEY: Yeah, I'm not used to being able to reach all the par-5s. But I'm not like Darren Clarke, though. On nine yesterday he hit a driver over the trees and hit a 7-iron in. I got to kind of play how the course is meant to be played. I can't overpower a golf course. That's for sure.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Chris, thanks a lot. Good luck this weekend.
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