Q. (Inaudible) talk about the reception you got coming up 18 despite ---
TIGER WOODS: It not only 18 but all the way around the fans were extremely respectful. They have been gracious to not only myself but all the players this week. As I have always said, these are the most knowledgeable fans in the world and they certainly have proven that again this week.
TIGER WOODS: I have already accomplished it. Only difference is it would be a different way of doing it.
Q. When was the last time you shot 81?
TIGER WOODS: I think the last time I played well, I think it was last year (inaudible) I think I shot 83. Honestly (Laughs) I mean, I was low round of in the group with 83. It was brutal, it was blowing about 40, 50 miles an hour, just a brutal day. I hit a 2-iron from 150 yards and didn't get there. It was blowing that hard.
Q. How come you stayed out there?
TIGER WOODS: It a long way home. Might as well play. (Laughter).
Q. What did you think when you woke up this morning and seeing the conditions?
TIGER WOODS: For me I wish it would have been a little more difficult because if I would have shot the same round under more difficult conditions it -- maybe I could have had a chance, but realistically I am too far back. Too many guys between myself and the lead and the way those guys are playing, I am sure those guys will go out there and play well.
Q. How important was it for you to go and shoot a round like that today?
TIGER WOODS: My goal was to get to even par, even under par, I think that would have been a very successful tournament, and I am very pleased that I have done that.
TIGER WOODS: I think for me it was important to go out there and play like I did the first two days, just hit the ball well, think well, and putt well. Only different today is today the putts went in versus the first two days where they weren't falling.
Q. You round was weather related and sort if impossible to --(inaudible)
TIGER WOODS: No, I tried my heart out yesterday. I tried all the way around there and I shot 81. I grinded my way around there and I shot 81, that was the best score I could have shot.
Q. When did you realize that it was over yesterday that after eight holes --(inaudible) --
TIGER WOODS: You can never think that way. I didn't think it was over until those guys were finished on 18 yesterday. You have to think that way. Even today if I would have gone out there, let's say I would have birdied the last four holes, I would have been right there as well.
TIGER WOODS: I didn't get off actually to a gracious start. I was 1-over there. Made birdie at the fifth and I think the eagle at 9 got me going a bit and the save on 10. I never really thought of getting back into this championship without a chance to win until maybe the last few holes probably could have gone maybe 2, 3, 3, I might have had a chance.
TIGER WOODS: Depends on the weather. If I would have shot this under yesterday's condition, I would have liked my chances. (Laughter).
Q. Are you playing anywhere before the PGA?
TIGER WOODS: I really don't know yet. I might play Buick, but as of right now, I really don't know.
Q. How do you look at the PGA now?
TIGER WOODS: Same. It is a major championship. Try and get ready the best I possibly can.
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