Q. Thomas, after that wonderful putting display from you yesterday morning, why did it start to go wrong in the afternoon here?
THOMAS BJORN: You go out there and you miss a couple. I -- the key to our round was really missed putts on 4, 5 and 6 where we had a chance to keep the match going, and all of a sudden we were 2-down. And I missed three there, make abdominal putts there, but still at the distance where you can miss them. And it just gives the momentum their way. And sometimes you just wake up in the morning and everything goes in and sometimes they don't. And that's why golf is such a special game. You just have to deal with those things, and throughout the week it evens out for everybody. You have the spells where you're holing putts and the spells where you don't. It was tough today because we didn't hit enough fairways today. I certainly, for my part, didn't do the things that I normally do. And then I missed some putts on top of it and it was just very hard to keep it going. And it gave them the opportunity just to go out and play safe golf. And when you've got guys out there like Davis and Tiger that hits two and three irons so far off the tee as they do, they're just going to make pars on you. Because they can hit irons on every single tee. I think they hit two or three woods today in those holes we played. They just hit iron everywhere. But we don't have that possibility, because if we hit irons off the same tees, we're going to be so far back, that we are, even then struggling to make par. That gives them the advantage. And -- playing with Tiger, and you can see it in Davis's eyes, he stands on one tee, and Davis says "What do you think, Tiger?" And he says, "I don't care, as long as you get it in the fairway." Tiger doesn't care if he hits a 7-iron or driver off the tee. If he gets it in the fairway, he's going to get it on the green and they're going to make par or birdie. They are a very, very strong foursomes pairing. We knew it yesterday when we saw the draw. We had it tough, like Pierre, and Phillip had it tough. We knew that was going to be tough. But fortunately it worked out our way in the middle, and that's what we were hoping would happen. And we both knew that both our pairings, if we got out on a good day we had a chance to win. But we needed those two in the middle to win.
Q. How much further do they hit their 2-irons than you do?
THOMAS BJORN: Tiger hits his 2-iron as long as I hit a 3-wood. He hits his 2-iron 50 yards further than I hit a 2-iron; I mean you can't compare. Davis hit a 2-iron down 11 236 yards. I need a lot of downwind to do that (laughter.)
Q. As you probably know Darren was struggling a bit with his game last week, and was doing work on it. He comes out of the gate with three birdies yesterday. What do you think of the way he's playing and has it surprised you even?
THOMAS BJORN: I'll have to say, he just never surprises me. I think everybody in this room knows how good he is. And Darren is the man for the big occasion. He loves being out there in this. He went there last week with high expectations for himself and he knew after the first couple of rounds, well, it was not going to happen last week. And he put his focus on this week and he put in the hard work and it's paid off and he's playing nicely. I said this last week when people start asking me if I was worried about him, you can't worry about top-class players, because they only need one or two days to turn their games around. It disappears quickly, but it comes back quickly when you're at the top of your game. And he's a fantastic player, and he's right there in the backbone of our team. And he needs to be out there and he can pull it off when he needs to.
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