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May 28, 2001

Vijay Singh


VIJAY SINGH: I started well coming in, but I just cannot read these greens for some reasons.

Q. Disappointing for you?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, I hit good putts but just never got one in. One of those things.

Q. Do you feel you played well?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, I played well. I'm really happy the way I'm playing. Hopefully, I can keep doing the same thing the next few weeks and good build-up for the U.S. Open.

Q. What's your schedule?

VIJAY SINGH: Next week I have off and then the U.S. Open. Hitting the ball really the way I wanted to. Driving it good. Just need some putts to go in there.

Q. It's been a nice week?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, it was a good start. A little disappointed. I really wanted to play well here and I thought I played well. I just didn't score the way I probably should have.

Q. What does the membership mean to you?

VIJAY SINGH: I'm part of the European Tour for good now, and I can come back here whenever I want to.

Q. You've always enjoyed Europe?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, I still call Europe my home tour. I play in America and live there, which was a big thing. Now that I'm a member, I can just come and go whenever I please. But it was good of them to give it to me.

Q. A good finish, good tournament, but a frustrating day in some ways?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, same as yesterday. Hit the ball really good. Thought I was going to play well when I teed off. Didn't get the breaks I needed. I hit the ball good. Didn't make the putts. You need to make putts when you are playing well. I just didn't do that.

Q. Three birdies in a row, though, on the way back in. That must have given you hope that that could yet happen?

VIJAY SINGH: I looked up and I only dropped one. Caddy got excited. I got excited. But even then, I hit good shots coming in. When you do that, you need the putts to go in. But all in all, it was a good week, and I enjoyed playing back here in Europe and meeting the old guys. I like this golf course. Never played it this firm and hard for a long, long time, which was surprising.

Q. I suppose you have to admire Oldcorn. He's under all sorts of pressure, but seems at the moment to be holding on well?

VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, he's been around for a long time. He's won golf tournaments; so he knows how to win. Just that he has not won for a long time, which is probably giving him a little bit of pressure, but Faldo seems to be playing well again. So, it's going to be a good finish.

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