Q. Mentally you said you had some things to work through. How much of that was second round? Based on the last few weeks, does this give you a major boost mentally?
NOTAH BEGAY III: Definitely. I hit -- like I said I hit a lot of quality shots. And the more quality shots you're able to pile up it gives you confidence. And I know I have the ability to play at a high level. And so I just need to sort of tap back into that. Having gone through an injury and having to deal with everything that goes along with that, it's just a lot of baggage.
Q. Just mentally when you start having a poor second round, does that get in your head a little bit?
NOTAH BEGAY III: It can. It definitely can, but it also depends on what kind of person you are. If you're hitting quality shots but you're just not scoring, there's still positive things that can come out of the round. But if you're basing your own perception of your game solely on the end score, well, then, you're going to walk away with your head down every day. But I go into a day with a goal in mind and sometimes the goal has nothing to do with golf. It has to do with just keeping a positive attitude or trying to see if my back is going to start tightening up at certain points. And in the last two years, in the whole rehabilitative process, I've had to bring each aspect along, and finally I'm at a point where my back is not an issue, and my game actually is holding up.
Q. What did your mom fix last night?
NOTAH BEGAY III: Mom had the night off last night. But she's on the staff tonight. I don't know what we've got on the menu.
NOTAH BEGAY III: No. I had dinner over in Rockville, Rockville pike, it was real good.
TODD BUDNICK: Good luck this weekend.
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