Q. Vijay, did you know Mark McCormick died today?
VIJAY SINGH: She just told me. I'm kind of shocked about it. I knew he was in a coma for a long, long time. But it still hadn't sunk in. It's a sad day for golf. He was a great man.
Q. Talk about how important he was.
VIJAY SINGH: He was our MG. He has been in the forefront of golf forever. He started managing, you know, Nicklaus, Palmer, and all of those great golfers. Everybody down the line that was No. 1 in the world. He managed. It's a great loss to golf, I think.
Q. Vijay, Tim Petrovic was just in here and someone asked him when did he start feeling comfortable on TOUR. He mentioned the round he played with you at Pebble Beach last year and that he felt like -- Phoenix. I'm wondering if you recall that round.
VIJAY SINGH: I know I was in Phoenix.
Q. Were you aware of making him feel comfortable?
VIJAY SINGH: I know I played with him a few times. He is a really good ball striker. I didn't know I had an influence on him. He is a good player. He is due to win. Hopefully, not this week because I want to win. What can I say? I wish him luck for the weekend.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you, Vijay for joining us.
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