June 14, 2003
OLYMPIA FIELDS, ILLINOIS
Q. Your back nine was very cruel to you, not only to you but to a few others.
VIJAY SINGH: I only got on the clock on 17 and kind of brushed things up a little bit, a disappointing bogey on 16, a bad way to finish, three bogeys in a row. Anyway, thank God it's still Saturday. I've got a lot of holes to go tomorrow.
Q. How much more difficult was the course today?
VIJAY SINGH: I don't think it was any more difficult than it was yesterday. The pin placements are a little bit more tougher. It could very eyesly go on the wrong side of the holes here. The hole placement on 16 was pretty tough. The last three holes, I'm a little disappointed the way I finished, but like I said, there's a lot of holes tomorrow.
Q. What's your mindset tomorrow being five shots back? Do you feel like you need to be aggressive, go after the flags tomorrow to put up a good number?
VIJAY SINGH: No, I have to play my game and worry about what I am going to do, see if I can make birdies early on and catch the gap up a little bit. Jimmy is playing very well. I don't think he's going to shoot worse than what he did today. I have to go out there and catch up. I don't expect Jimmy to slip too much.
VIJAY SINGH: A little bit. It's still receptive to good shots.
Q. Tiger said earlier the greens were slower than he thought and he had a hard time getting the pace of the greens. Did you find that at all?
VIJAY SINGH: I don't think so. You get into probably a little bit of a negative mode and stop being aggressive. Obviously they play a little slower because you don't want to make a bogey hitting it past the hole. There was a lot of downhill putts out there so that's probably why we left a lot of putts short.
VIJAY SINGH: Not really. I was hitting good shots. I played okay. I didn't play bad at all. Two bad shots, then one on 17 and one on No. 12 was two bad shots that I hit. I had a bad break on my lie on 18, but that's the way it goes.
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