Q. What will you do next two weeks before Augusta?
TIGER WOODS: Ball-striking, chipping, putting. Everything, every facet because when you play Augusta National you are going to have every facet of your game on in order to win. The two times that I have played well there, I have contended and actually won, I have had everything going. That's what you have to have in order to win there.
Q. Good preparation for Augusta?
TIGER WOODS: No doubt about it. Only difference is it's kind of like Augusta but you have got U.S. Open rough out there. Six, eight inches in some spots. Majority of the time you drive the ball in the rough you can't advance it. It is just like playing the U.S. open, you have got to pitch out; take your medicine, and try and wedge it on there and make a putt.
Q. (Inaudible) you like having the extra week?
TIGER WOODS: It's pretty good because I have to go to a wedding. My buddy is getting married, and it's going to make an exciting day for all of us to watch him get married.
TIGER WOODS: Probably harder than that. I swear I really played well this week. I just, as I said, just in the wrong side, maybe a yard here and yard there, that's kind of what it ends up to.
TIGER WOODS: I played with him at Sunday at Doral. He really played solid. I was very impressed with his action. He has got a great swing, wonderful demeanor for golf. Keeps a nice even keel and that's what he's going to have to have coming down the stretch here. Hopefully he can play well and we'll see what happens.
Q. What do you know of Steven Ames?
TIGER WOODS: I know he had visa problems (laughter).
No, He has always been a player that has been able to hit the ball real solid but just hasn't been up there and I think this is a good stepping stone for him and I am sure he will carry a lot of confidence, however this tournament ends up, he will carry a lot of confidence out of this.
TIGER WOODS: That's what you needed to do. There were some pins that were definitely accessible early in the round and I didn't quite hit it in there tight enough.
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