Q. Obviously at your age you don't know how many more, if any?
DES SMYTH: I am lapping it up. I set my target to make the cut and my next one is to stay in the top 15, and I get in next year and I won't take more than that. But as I said I'm old enough to know it's going to happen on the back nine on Sunday afternoon. If you're close enough, you have a chance. If you're not, you play in as best you can and finish as high as you can.
Q. When you're playing as well as you can, do you think of (inaudible) --
DES SMYTH: No, I'm tired of playing against these young guys. I told you about that 350-yard drive, I'm fed up with it. I'm quite happy to move on.
Q. What would you say were the strengths of your game over the years?
DES SMYTH: In years gone by, putting and straight driving has been my big strength. I use a long putter, I'm very comfortable with it. I probably missed one putt that I felt I should have got all week, and today I hit a good iron shot into 4, about six or eight feet and I missed it. I don't think I've missed anything inside that. I shouldn't be saying that, I have two days to go. That's how comfortable I feel with my putter now.
Q. How long have you had this one now?
DES SMYTH: Four years.
Q. Having played out there today, how do you think Colin's is playing?
DES SMYTH: Colin is such a great player, he's been the best player I've seen in Europe. I think it's a shame he hasn't won a major. I hope he wins this week. His game deserves it. The type of golf he's capable of is fantastic; scoring average is so low. When he plays well, I don't know a better player. It doesn't surprise me when he shoots low rounds.
STEWART McDOUGAL: Thanks, Des.
End of FastScripts....