Q. With the wind the way it was today, was it a question of just making sure that you got through this first four holes relatively unscathed, or --
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, are most difficult and then I was -- I always feel that this course when you come off the 4th green, if you are not --I always feel I have got to start -- I have got to have that 11 shots the first three holes, then birdie the fourth. If I am not under par after 4, I have got a long day ahead of me because 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 before you get to the next par 5, the 12th, with a gusting wind are most difficult, and I feel I have got to have one shot in the bag, if you like, from the fourth which I was this morning. I was 1-under after 4. That enabled me to go fourth.
Q. 3 looked really tough.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Third was hard, especially the pin position back right, was difficult. One is always a good hole. And two is always a sleeper.
Q. 12th hole today maybe the worst shot of your round --
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Well, yes, I led a bit of a charmed life at 12, to be honest with you. I wasn't really on the map. I hit it left off the tee, which wasn't clever but I only had 190 yard to the front which would have been 4 or 3-iron under normal conditions, but I hit a 5-wood, it came out. I was supposed to draw it in. It came out dead right. It could have been out-of-bounds across the 13th tee, over the new fence that they have built there that I hadn't seen before and it stopped about a yard from the out-of-bounds. Then holed it from there. Some say, okay reasonable shot, others would say, you know, fortunate.
Q. How long a shot?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: About 35 yards.
Q. Was the ball on the right in the rough sitting up?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: For the third shot, yes, it was actually very, very fortunate. That's why I said I led a charmed life. That gave me the momentum to go on and birdie the 13 which was a good birdie.
Q. You have always been not a technical golfer. I am wondering how much work you have had to do and how straightforward devising a swing which enables you to play as well as you have done in the last week without perhaps damaging your back even further?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: I just have to release the club a little bit earlier now than I usually do. My swing has changed over the last week to accommodate to play, and I just had to play last week. I mean, under normal circumstances if I was -- put it this way, if I was 3, 4-under last week into the last round I would not have played. Because I was leading, I played. And got around. And as Mark's question was if this was any other European event I wouldn't have played here either. So I have just -- I have to sort of change my swing slightly. I have to release the club a bit earlier because I don't have the power coming from my legs because I can't come up and through it. Backswing is okay, but the followthroughs curtailed. So I have got to release the club slightly earlier. That's all I am doing really.
Q. What kind of fluid leaks from the spine and how do you stop it from happening?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: You work out and you get strong and you rest unfortunately. And I don't have that availability right now. I need to rest and not to sit and not to -- and to keep going, keep the blood flow going, that's what the massage is all about, to keep the blood flow going so we don't have the inflammation that's there. I have got to reduce the inflammation.
Q. What does the osteopath charge?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: I don't care.
Q. Making regular visits?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Oh, yeah, I don't really care how much he is.
Details of the back nine, I hit a 6-iron into the 10, holed it from 30 feet.
11 driver, 9-iron to a foot.
12, hole, I think you have heard about that. Chipped in from 35 yards right of the green pin-high.
13, hit a driver 7-iron to 15 feet.
15, I hit a driver 8-iron middle of the green 3-putted from 20-foot. I missed from about two and a half feet there.
17, hit driver 5-wood middle of the green 2-putted and the last hole hit a good drive, 295 to that bunker and went in it. Hit 5-wood out of it a little bit right, sort of just past the tree, chipped on to, well, 15 feet maybe. Holed that.
So 31 back with a bogey, that's not bad.
Q. Lower back?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes.
The bottom 4 disk are a bit worn, yes.
GORDON SIMPSON: Well done. We all look forward to the Monty six-pack.
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