Q. Could you go ahead and finish off 14, talk about that third near eagle and talk about the putt, how tough it was, and maybe explain how it stayed out?
TIGER WOODS: I don't know how it stayed out, but it was a double breaker. The putt, I had to play probably about foot and a half outside to the right, try to let it possibly get left to the hole and get back in the end. And it just decided to break just a little bit later than I thought it would. And I had a good speed on it.
Q. All the Majors you've played, where does this one rank as far as stress and concentration you need on every shot, every hole?
TIGER WOODS: It's tough, man. When you play most tournaments, you hit a tee shot, you can go ahead, and if you hit it down the middle, you pick up the tee and don't worry about it. Here you worry about it. Please bounce straight. Today, Mathias hit some nice tee shots today and got terrible bounces. And I got two bad bounces today, and also got a couple of good breaks, too. But I think from that standpoint it's a little bit more stressful than most tournaments we play in, because good shots aren't always rewarded by being in the fairway.
Q. You hit an iron on 1?
TIGER WOODS: I did.
TIGER WOODS: Well, if I hit 2-iron down there I'd probably have 150 to the front, it's a 170 hole. 7-iron, 8-iron. It makes the fairway that much wider. And I was watching the guys in the morning. Most of the guys were hitting 2-iron, 6-iron, 2-iron, 7-iron. And if you hit low enough you can run it up on top and have a short iron in there.
Q. On the front nine, I can't remember, I think it was the third or fourth, you pulled out of your swing, there was a distraction. On the tee shot. I think it was the third or fourth. It was the third?
TIGER WOODS: Third hole? What did I do there? Oh, yeah, a photographer snapped a photo on my downswing, so I stopped.
Q. Speaking so much about the fairways, I think the crucial part are the weeds, and by your standard (inaudible.) Do you find it difficult to read or was it just --
TIGER WOODS: If you're in a good position, you can make putts, but if you're on the wrong part of the slopes, you've got some putts that you have to come up the ridge and down, and double and triple breakers. If you're in the right spot, get the ball in the right section of the green, they're not really hard putts. And the greens are at a speed that you can make the putts, be aggressive. But every green is a different speed. Whether it's exposed by the wind or hidden by the grandstands, you have to figure out what the speeds are going to be. And that's the trickiest part, trying to figure that out.
Q. Did you feel that the pin positions are any more forgiving than the last couple of days?
TIGER WOODS: I think they're more forgiving just because the wind wasn't blowing as hard, but they're still tough pins. If the wind would have blown just as hard as yesterday and the first day, I think you would have seen the same type of scoring.
End of FastScripts....