Up above the trees because when you get down in the trees it swirls all different directions and it is tough to get committed to -- you got one coming off the left, you throw up the grass again and now it's coming off the right. You want to get the overall wind, hopefully that's what you catch when you hit your shot.
It's also guessing too. You have got to be -- you have got to know what the wind is doing up above the trees but then again, you just hope that you catch that wind that you are playing for.
If it gets past it, there's no rough over there where I was at, it was just --
I have pitched out a couple of times this week.
It does wear on you. There's no doubt about it. You are definitely tested and -- it is fun to play under conditions like this where you know if you go out there and you shoot a good solid round you are going to move up the board. That's when it rewarding. You don't have to go out there and shoot 67 just to try and keep pace of where you are at. You go out there today, you shoot anything under par, you are moving up that board.
TIGER WOODS: I think it is great because then if you play -- as I said, you play a good solid round you are going to be moving up that board. That's what you want to keep doing.
All depends on the wind, it really does. Because if the wind blows like this, it won't take that much to move up the board, it really won't. Anything under par you are going to be moving up. To me that's what is fun about it. Now the rough, they haven't cut this rough and it is over six inches now. You hit it in there and you are not -- you better get lucky if you want to go for it.
They could, but it's just so hard to see because the wind is supposed to be changing directions, supposed to be coming out of the south by today and tomorrow which is completely different what we're playing right now. Then it is supposed to be picking up too, so we'll see what happens.
The fifth one. (Questions where THE PLAYERS Championship fits with The Majors).
The bigger the tournament I think it's more fun to play than when it's difficult. Because the bigger the tournament you are supposed to have a challenge not only from the tee shots to the greens but as well as on the greens. That's what this golf course is presenting. We as players obviously pretty lucky that it did rain because with this much wind, with no rain, this golf course would be really fast and really difficult.
You pick a club for the shot you are going to hit and you got get committed to what you are going to do. You block out everything else and hit your shot. If you get a bad break and the wind blows it, so be it, but hit your shot. Get committed and hit your shot. That's all you can do.
That's what today is about, you have got to get committed to what you are going to do, with the wind blowing all different directions I have backed off on seemed like every shot. (Laughter). That's what happens when you are playing under these conditions, you are going to be doing that.
You have got to play the proper shot and the proper shot changes depends on which way the wind is coming up. We hit, for instance, over on 16 we're with the ball the first time and it is blowing straight downwind, it is a perfect wedge. All of a sudden I have got to rip a 9-iron to get there. That's how it is and how it's blowing out there. That's the difference of getting committed and not being committed.
Just play my game and see what happens.
That's one of the reasons why this is like the fifth major is because that -- one reason is because you are tested from tee-to-green as well as on the greens.
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