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May 12, 2018

Ian Poulter

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Q. You've been close here twice. Is there something about this golf course that's difficult to catch a leader on a Sunday?
IAN POULTER: It's going to be difficult now. If I think back to when I was chasing Henrik down, Henrik played incredible golf in tough conditions. It's a hard golf course to press on.

I think this morning I was surprised to see as many decent rounds underway around that front side. The greens were softer at 12:20 than I would have expected, so I think they have kind of put all the juice on them last night, I don't think there will be much on them tonight and that's going to make it even more difficult. I think the greens need to be soft for someone to go very low to catch someone that's out in front. Unless we get -- you're going to need to do what Tiger did on that front side tomorrow; you're going to need to be 6-under through nine.

Q. It was a big week for you last year and it could be again.
IAN POULTER: Walking off 17 having a look at the board, T-2, finished that last year and would have been very nice to par the last, I'll say that. That water is going to taste like acid in a minute when I finally have a drink. I'm raging right now. Not happy. Extremely disappointing from the position I was in on 18. I couldn't imagine if I would have had 50 attempts again from where I was where I would make double, but I managed to do it right there. So it's a shame. I was in the position, 10-under par, I needed to be in to have a realistic go probably of catching them tomorrow.

Q. Along the same line, in the last six years there have been 25 Europeans with top-10 finishes here. What is it about this golf course that seems to fit, that seems to -- that the European players seem to do well on?
IAN POULTER: Not really sure. I haven't really studied it enough to work that out, but it's a tough golf course. It's a clever golf course. You need to play super smart. It can get windy around here and the greens can get firm. We like tough conditions, so I guess that could be one of the reasons why we like it. You can't be overly aggressive when it toughens up.

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