Q. He hadn't won since 96, Billy hasn't won since 98. When you're in the locker room, do you look at those guys and say they're going to break through, and you say wow, this might be the week for Corey or do you not think about the other guys?
SCOTT HOCH: Not so much for Corey. Billy is just a streaky player. Sometimes he's off the radar screen and then all of a sudden he's at the top of his game. Could be a big amount, could be any tournament. That's just the way Billy plays. Corey, he he's had some difficulties for a while, and a lot of the courses it's tough for him to compete with his lack of length off the tee. I played with him the first two days and I saw how he did it here. It's pretty impressive to watch him maneuver around this course differently. He's got to play the game differently than anybody else out here.
Q. Is there any element for you guys of rooting for guys like that?
SCOTT HOCH: Well, I hope they do well, but I still hope I beat them. You always hope especially the older guys or just guys that have been through a tough time, like man, I couldn't have been more happier a couple months ago when Gene Sauers won. That's unbelievable to be at the depths that he was and all of a sudden he won. That's just something outstanding. It's something you like to see, I don't care, in any sport, a guy that's been down to be able to come back and get on top again. The younger guys, they've got plenty of time to do it. We realize us older guys, that we don't have as many opportunities left as they do, so we don't want to waste anything.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Scott, can we go through your birdies, please, starting with 2?
SCOTT HOCH: Okay, about an eight-footer on two.
I was just on the fringe of the green on 3, chipped it up close, a foot and a half or so, and then --
SCOTT HOCH: 6 I knocked it about five feet for birdie, and 7 was a two-putt for birdie.
Q. How far?
SCOTT HOCH: It was about 40 feet.
SCOTT HOCH: 11 was about 15 feet, 12 to 15 feet.
Then 13 was about five feet, and then 15 I hit two great shots. I hit a shot that I was worried about if I could get it to the green and I knocked it over the green, and I had a decent lie and a good chip, rolled right by the hole about eight feet and missed it. That was disappointing there.
Then I missed my second fairway on 16, and then I hit a shot that ran all the way over the green, about five yards over the green and didn't make a very good chip and then make a long putt for par. That was another key. I mean, it wasn't a birdie but that was a key because the next hole I hit an 8-iron about three feet for birdie.
Q. How long was the putt on 16?
SCOTT HOCH: 16, it was probably 15 feet. The other par 3 that I didn't birdie I probably hit just as good a shot and putt on the other ones. It's always something special if you can get four deuces on the card. I hit a putt and it barely missed. Work on your par 3 stats.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Are you all set? Thank you, Scott.
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