TIGER WOODS: It has. It has in the sense that yesterday playing 27 holes and not having the knee blow up with it swollen and unbelievably sore. And then woke up this morning and it felt fine. That is very, very positive news. And it's not like I'm actually going out there and backing off on any tee shots or any shot I'm playing, I'm going out there and giving it everything I got. And nothing has happened.
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, it's, it is as positive a week as I could have ever expected.
TIGER WOODS: Well, I wanted to go out there and put something in the 60s. I knew that would give my, honestly give me a chance to win tomorrow. I wouldn't have too far to go. The golf course is playing so long that no one's going to go out there and shoot 63 or 64 and run away with the tournament. So I just needed to shoot something in the 60s, I did what I had to do to be right where I needed to be. So that's what I was able to do today.
TIGER WOODS: I think the emphasis is on ball striking. Because you got to keep it in play and on top of that now you got long irons into most of the par-4s. And I don't know if you guys have seen the pin sheets at all, but the pin sheets are on most of the greens are three from the side. And we never have a three from the side. It's always four, five or six. But they have moved it more towards the edges, I guess because of the soft conditions, put them on the high spots. But when they did that, they're virtually impossible to getting up and down if you miss it on the short side. And it's hard to be as precise as you want to be when you have 3- or 4- irons into most of the greens.
TIGER WOODS: I guess it's because I have played here for such a long time. I've been down here as a junior and, gee, I played it when -- I played here when I was still in single digits in age. So I've been here awhile and played this golf course, I've seen it in so many different kind of conditions. And I've always liked coming down to San Diego.
MODERATOR: Go through the birdies and bogeys.
TIGER WOODS: Birdied one, hit a driver and an 8-iron up there. And made about a 15 footer.
No. 2, I hit a driver off the tee and a pitching wedge to about 25 feet and made it.
6, I hit a driver in the left bunker, had a great lie, and had no lip in front of me and hit a really good 3-wood out of there on to the green and just 3-putted from about 18 feet.
7, I already described that.
13, I hit a driver off the tee and a 5-iron right in the middle of the green and 3-putted from about 30 feet.
And on 17 I hit a good drive down the right side, hit a duck slash shank over to the right, bleachers, got a good drop. And I had a decent lie. A pretty good lie. I hit a good shot up there and buried about an eight footer.
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, it was a full swing, as high as I could hit one.
MODERATOR: All right. Thank you, Tiger.
TIGER WOODS: You got it.
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