Q. We are seeing a lot of low rounds from guys in there 40s. Is that maybe a coincidence maybe, or maybe your guys --
JEFF SLUMAN: Maybe we're not as bad as everybody thinks. Well, there has been some stories written that there are a lot of guys in there 40s playing well on TOUR and that and I think really it has to do with the fact that they have a lot of experience, they have a lot of patience. There is certainly some things like I can't do physically maybe that I could do when I was 25 or 30. But I'm really not that far away either. I'm not really totally broken down. But you know, you try to keep yourself in good shape out here. I think it's important at my age, any time you get into that mid-40 range, if you want to stay competitive out here you have to play a lot. Your body doesn't respond well to maybe playing a limited type of schedule, 15 or 18 tournaments. I think if you stay out here and you keep playing, you never really lose that competitive edge. So I think that's important and I have done that the last couple of years. I will tell you, I'm tired. But I think it's important to do that and there is a lot of guys out here, Nice Price, Fred Funk, a few other guys Loren Roberts is starting to play well again, getting healthy - Jay Haas. I think from that aspect, just showing experience and that is a big deal out here.
Q. Are you concerned as you get older with burnout? You are one of the ironmen on Tour?
JEFF SLUMAN: I look it, don't I? (Laughter).
Q. Do players ever say: Jeff, how do you do it? How do you get out here --
JEFF SLUMAN: Well, they do. What I have going for me is I still love coming out here every week. I love to compete. I love to play. I love the game of golf. So that's obviously very important to have that, to come out here and compete against these younger guys every week. And being fortunate enough to continue to have success, that's another reason why you want to stay out here.
If I was, you know, playing my best golf and finishing 30th every week, I don't think I would really want to be out here every week.
Q. Jeff, you look on the leader board, there are you guys, the mid-40-guys and the young guys who are trying to breakthrough, is that what kind of makes these fall finish-tournaments interesting?
JEFF SLUMAN: It's only interesting if I'm one of the guys near the lead. But every tournament regardless of, you know, where it is on the schedule. I think you see that a lot and you seen it actually probably more this year than in the past. And obviously Tiger is Tiger and he's going to win a lot of tournaments and that, but even when he is in the field, there is a lot of guys getting closer to challenging him on a weekly basis at times.
Two years ago Hal Sutton at TPC wins there head-to-head. And it's just the nature of the game. But sometimes in the fall some of the guys are taking weeks off and they are going overseas or they are getting ready for the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup in a couple of weeks so I don't think the caliber of play really goes down, but I think some of the younger guys see, you know, maybe some of those guys aren't in the field and they feel maybe this is my week and they get off to a good start and they keep it going. So from that aspect you see younger guys making a bigger push in the fall. A lot of times they are honestly playing for their livelihood, you know, time is running out; they've got to keep their card. It has a wonderful way of making you commit to playing better and practicing.
Q. The same situation with you and THE TOUR Championship -- (Inaudible)
JEFF SLUMAN: I'm No. 30 right now, that's a goal that you want to try and achieve every year to get into the top 30 and play in THE TOUR Championship and obviously try to win golf tournaments. I'm going to have a fairly big push to try to get in. I took two weeks off before this. Actually I played Canada last week. Two weeks before that. I will play next week, take two weeks off and then play out the year.
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