Q. Can you take us through the eagle a little more on 13, and the shot that went in?
RICH BEEM: Yeah, I hit driver off the tee box and hit it just a little further right than I'd like to, but I still had a decent shot at the green, a decent angle at the pin. And I had 232 front -- 234 front, 251 hole. And I decided to hit a 3-wood, because it's better obviously to be long on that hole than to be short, because of the water. And I actually overcut it and left it just on the fringe, just pin-high. And I chipped in an 8-iron for about 60 feet. It went right in the heart. It was great. It was a nice shot, and it was nice, confidence booster right then and there. I was nervous, because I've had that chip before, and in the past I haven't gotten it that close, so I respected the speed a little more this time and it just went in -- end over end, it was great. It was nice.
Q. With as long and straight as you hit the ball, you seem to be a pretty difficult open player. Have you thought about next week?
RICH BEEM: You know, I really haven't thought a whole lot about it, as far as -- I've thought about the golf course, from what I remember it being. But when I played there last summer, it's going to be so different now. But I kind of know what to expect out of it. I know how it's going to be set up. But, you know, I don't know if the fairways are going to be firm or soft with all the rain up in Chicago. But obviously the rough is going to be about this tall (indicating). But I've thought about it a little bit, but probably won't think about it until I played Monday morning early and I'll figure out where to be aggressive and where to back off.
Q. In your mind do you think that's one I should have a really good shot at, the Open in general, because it does fit your game?
RICH BEEM: I don't know, I -- just because I won the PGA -- I won the PGA, because I was probably the most aggressive player in the field that week. And I probably should be at the U.S. Open. And I'll probably hit more drivers than most guys, trying to fit it in here and there. I probably will have success at the Open, but whether I win it is another thing. I enjoy big time events. I enjoy a lot of people watching and I enjoy the atmosphere, it's fun.
I have to make a notation, I want to apologize to the new sponsors of the event. I referred to it as the Kemper Open. It's no longer the Kemper Open, I realize that, I want to apologize for that, so if somebody would make a nice notation in the paper tomorrow, Len, that would be great (laughter.) I apologized to all the sponsors, that was a very bad faux pas on my part.
Q. The question I had is usually when you take a week off, a lot of guys don't go play golf, but you went and played at Hazeltine. I was wondering why.
And also was that the first time you used your old putter since you've changed around?
RICH BEEM: To answer the first part of your question, because I have no life. I was asked the other day what my hobbies were, and I said I wished I had one (laughter.) I'm trying to get into fishing, but I'm afraid of touching the fish if I catch it. I've got the beer drinking down, it's just the catching of the fish is another bad thing.
And the second answer is, it was the first time I'd used it since -- Robert, you're going to have to wait, I'm on a roll. The first time I've used it in competition since like last September. I used it at Hazeltine this last week.
RICH BEEM: More than likely, yeah.
Q. I've got to follow up with what you just said. I was looking at your bio, and I wanted to ask what you like to cook, because you list cooking as a hobby?
RICH BEEM: I like to cook fish, I just can't catch any. I cook everything. Tonight Robert's going to come over and have enchiladas, make some margaritas, some Tecate with limes. I like to make lasagna, I like pork lines, steaks, if you like it well done, chicken. I don't know, I'm a chef, man, I don't know what I cook. I cook anything you want, man, come on (laughter.)
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