February 27, 2004
TIGER WOODS: I hadn't made anything two days ago, and it was nice to get up there and pour that one right in the middle and it gave me a lot of confidence.
Q. The last six on the front nine you went 4 up and that may be as good a stretch of golf as we've seen from you in a while.
TIGER WOODS: I played well. I played hard like I played at Rivvie on Sunday. I just hope I can go out there and do the same thing for the rest of the week.
Q. It's a little soggy. Are you having any issues with mud balls or anything?
TIGER WOODS: No, we have ball-in-hand. I think the hardest part is trying to make sure you have enough club. There were a couple times out there I had about 145, 140, and I was hitting 7-irons in there. You've got to be aware of that.
Q. Yesterday you had some chances early, it looks like.
TIGER WOODS: I did. He made a couple mistakes early, made a couple bogeys and I went ahead and made a few birdies at the same time. I made a huge putt at the second hole to get some kind of momentum going. I didn't want to drop one there, and I won a couple holes after that.
Q. The putter must have been hot on the second hole, huh?
TIGER WOODS: I felt good on the putting green today. I felt like I was rolling the ball well. I need to go out there and prove it to myself I can do it in competition.
Q. It seems like the putt you made on 6 or 7 where he chipped in was kind of big. Was that a change in momentum for him?
TIGER WOODS: It looks like I'm going to win the hole and go 4 up and miss this little short one and all of a sudden I'm 2 up. In match play that's huge to give him any kind of momentum, give him a shot right there.
He's a heck of a competitor, saw how well he played at the Hope this year and the U.S. Open last year.
Q. We had a lot of matches on Wednesday go the distance in OT and today there's a lot of blowouts.
TIGER WOODS: You drive the ball in the rough, you can't get to the green. Like I did on 10 today, I drove it in the rough, and that was as far as I could hit it. I had 90 yards and I couldn't even get to the front edge of the green from 90 yards.
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