Q. Is patience something that you are doing better at this year?
JUSTIN ROSE: Yeah, I think I wasn't very patient up until now, this year. For whatever reason, I had a little bit of a short fuse out there, and that does get in the way of scoring. So that's something I have been trying to work on over the last few weeks.
Q. No thrown clubs today?
JUSTIN ROSE: Yeah, Mickey seems to cower after every shot. (Laughter.) No, in all fairness to Mick, he gets on with the job which is fantastic. We don't hold grudges.
This is where he started caddying, from the age of 12, 13, whatever it might have been. He lives literally ten minutes down the road.
Q. Can you go through your card for us?
JUSTIN ROSE: I birdied the 4th, driver, 7-iron to the fringe there on the front and 2-putted -- well, putted up and 1-putted or whatever.
6, I got a little bit fortunate. I hit 4-iron off the tee and hit 8-iron, bounced on the right edge of the green and kicked in a little bit, 12, 15 feet and holed the putt there. That was nice.
I guess I failed to bogey 12, which is probably worth highlighting. That was a good birdie chance there.
Bounced back really with a good birdie at 13 with driver, 9-iron to four feet.
17, that tee shot always gets your heart pumping just a little bit, a couple of extra beats. Hit a solid 3-wood down the right side into the semi-rough and 3-wood to the right edge of the green and 2-putted.
Q. Do you think it's really long this year?
JUSTIN ROSE: Two 3-woods.
Q. Everybody has been saying, the wettest winter ever or something like that and that it would really be playing long.
JUSTIN ROSE: You know, the first hole is a driver, 3-iron. The third hole is a good driver, 4-iron. I think the key thing is if you miss the fairways on 1 and 3, you are really struggling to get to the green. I missed the fairway just left at the first and I couldn't reach the green. So that was a chip-and-putt. So it is long in terms of that.
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