Q. Is this the kind of a round where a few years ago you might have been more disappointed with a 70 than you are now? You know how this game goes.
TIGER WOODS: Not the way I played. If I would have played better and still shot this number, I would have been pretty hot. But the way I drove it on the back nine and some of the iron shots I hit in there, yeah, you're a little bit disappointed. I'm a little disappointed I didn't get more out of the par-5s on the back nine. You just drive the ball in the fairway and they're playing like par-4s, and I didn't do that. So that was a little disappointing. I hung in there and I didn't shoot myself out of the tournament and I kept myself there at the top of the board, so overall it was still pretty good.
Q. How is the knee holding up?
TIGER WOODS: The knee is good. The knee is very good. It's as strong as I've ever been. All that rehab is actually paying off.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Can we go through your front nine? You already took care of No. 13 on the back nine.
TIGER WOODS: Didn't I just do that, kind of? First hole, hit 8-iron to about a foot.
Third hole, hit a sand wedge to -- pitching wedge to about 15 feet left of the hole, made that.
I hit a 4-iron on the green on 5 and two-putted from about 30 feet.
7, I drove the ball in the hazard right of the fairway, actually got up-and-down for bogey.
9, hit a driver and a 3-iron in the left bunker, blasted out to about two feet, made that.
Q. Conditions. Yesterday obviously after the rain it was pretty benign out there and you took advantage of it. How is it out there today, and is it going to get tougher for those playing in the afternoon?
TIGER WOODS: We found it tough today. The wind is blowing but it's also swirling a little bit. I said out there earlier to the TV guys that on 17 we played the hole off the tee straight downwind, and my second shot was straight in my face. You know, just like on 18 the indecision from going 3-wood to driver, it was first down off the right and then it comes straight back in my face, and it's tough to read. If you hit the ball at the wrong time, you can hit a good quality shot and look like an idiot.
Q. When you have that kind of indecision going through your mind, is there a way to flush that out or is it something you can't --
TIGER WOODS: I should have been more committed on the shot and I should have backed off and reset it and gone through my routine again, but I figured I feel pretty good over the shot right here, so I'm going to go ahead and swing, and it wasn't a very good swing.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Thank you, Tiger, for joining us.
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