Q. You changed putters earlier in the week, I assume this one you will keep a while?
VIJAY SINGH: Yes, I hope so. I have a good feel with it. Especially the short ones. I feel like I can make the short ones without trying too hard. Right now it's done me a lot of good and I am going keep it as long as I can.
VIJAY SINGH: Yes. I have won a tournament playing 4 different putters 4 different days. So it really depends on how you feel with what you are doing. I don't know. It's not the first time.
Q. Which tournament was that?
VIJAY SINGH: I don't know. It was Europe. I know that for sure. I can't remember right now. Sorry.
Q. Can you talk about the history of your putting because you had times where you putted well, times you didn't putt well, you had times in your career especially early the putter was really holding you back?
VIJAY SINGH: Yes, I putt conventional a long, long time. I won a lot of tournaments playing with a regular size putter. Then I went to the long broom handle thing. I think I had a lot of top-10 finishes but never won a tournament. Then I went back to the short one, cross handed and won The Masters with it. But the way I'm putting now, I think it's the easiest and the most comfortable way to putt. It releases the putter so well. And as you know, a lot of guys are changing to it. Gamez is changing. His golf game is coming around. A lot of golfers will be changing.
VIJAY SINGH: I think so. I lost a lot of tournaments putting badly.
Q. What putting at Sahalee, what kind of grip?
VIJAY SINGH: Sahalee was cross handed as well.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: A couple more questions.
Q. Having won twice at this point in the season with your recent run, do you feel like this sets up being a big year for you, or it could be?
VIJAY SINGH: I plan for a big year. I prepared very well. I was really prepared the beginning of the season. Then I got hurt and I thought everything was going to go haywire. The golf game has comeback. I'm starting to play like I did the beginning of the season, and I am hitting the ball the way I want to. I'm excited. I'm looking forward to playing the Memorial and the U.S. Open.
Q. Have you had a chance to spend any time with Byron, had a long conversation? And if so anything that he said that kind of stuck with you?
VIJAY SINGH: I have read a lot of his books. The only time I have seen Byron play was when he played against Littler in that Shell Wonderful. I have all of those. I'm a great study of golf swings. I do that in my own time. Byron's golf swing, a unique golf swing. It was good for him. He had a lot of different moving parts in his golf game but it worked for him. Hogan was totally different. All of those great players, they always did something different. I just pick out the good points and see what works for me.
Q. You haven't had a chance to talk to him any of the years you were here?
VIJAY SINGH: Not really. I asked him about his ranch today. I said one of these days I must come and see it. When I am back here I probably will makes a visit to him.
Q. I'm doing the golf channel post game show and they were surprised how you handled the controversy and played as well as you did, did you do that because have you a routine, practice, fitness, everything is routine?
VIJAY SINGH: I think so. I did not miss any work out at all. I work out twice a day if I can. I did not miss that at all. I think my mind just focuses on the game straightaway. It didn't bother me much, you know, at all what was going on because I don't read papers much. My wife kept telling me what was going on. But I tried not to, you know, get my game distracted or my mind and I just focussed on my game. It's Byron's tournament. I didn't want anything else to interfere with me playing this week in the tournament. That's how I focussed I guess.
And if I start reading and listening to the papers, gosh I shouldn't be here. I probably would have withdrawn.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you.
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