TIGER WOODS: It's very sad. We all loved Sam and he was just a great ambassador of the game, of our game. We're going to miss him, I'm going to miss him particularly at Augusta. Because it's always neat because we all look forward to him telling the stories he was going to tell, the joke he was going to tell at the champion's dinner each and every year. And he always had a good one for you.
TIGER WOODS: I would much rather have it hard and fast. Because then if I'm hitting the ball well enough, like I feel I am, then I can control my shots in there. And when it's hard and fast like that, if you shoot a good solid round you're going to move up a lot more places than when it's soft.
Q. What do you feel the problem is?
TIGER WOODS: It's just my speed was just a little off. I'm having a hard time getting the speed right. The change from last week to this week and from yesterday to today. It was a little tough.
Q. Did you see any time that you thought you were going to get it going out there?
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, I don't know.
TIGER WOODS: Like I said, what did I do wrong on 18? I finally made a putt. It's just one of those things where I felt like I was so close to getting it going. It just never, I never, never made that putt, or string of putts to get me in any kind of mo on my side.
Q. The four-peat is still doable?
TIGER WOODS: If I play well. I'm going to need to get myself up there where I have a chance on Sunday.
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