Q. Something a little off-topic, MCI signed back with the tournament yesterday. For you guys out here, does it really make a difference about who the sponsors are?
DAVIS LOVE III: Yeah, it makes a difference. We want them. We want them. (Smiling) We're thrilled that MCI, they are back in and that they are going to keep this tournament going. They are excited about it and willing to jump back in. They feel like it's that important to the future of their company that they keep this relationship going.
You know, we work hard, especially the top players, board members, they had Fred Funk go in to meet somebody yesterday before he teed off in the Pro-Am to say hello, just for sponsorship reasons. We are aware of it. We want to make sure -- our biggest thing is making sure that the sponsor feels like they are getting valid, so, for MCI, we'll do the same thing we do for all of the other sponsors, try to do a good job, put on a good show and do a good job in the Pro-Am and keep them happy.
We hate to see switches. We like to see people stay and not jump around; it would be better for us and better for them.
Q. Do you fret more than the average guy about this tournament not having a tournament?
DAVIS LOVE III: Well, I felt real confident that this was a tournament that wouldn't have to struggle too much. Obviously, it's hard to fill a sponsor gap but we've had good success the last 12, 16 months, bringing groups in that we thought should have been in golf or should have had a tournament, like Ford, some Wachovias, some really top, solid, blue-chip companies. We are really on a roll and I think the strong companies are realizing that this is where they need to be. The ones that is want to get strong, it's worth it. Even if it's a bigger investment for them, it's worth it for them.
Q. Could we go through the round?
DAVIS LOVE III: Started on 10. 3-wood off the tee, an 8-iron just in the fringe about 35 feet and made that.
18, 3-wood off the tee and an 8-iron to about 15 feet.
2, driver and a 6-iron to about 25 feet and 2-putted.
3, drive and 9-iron to about 12 feet.
6, 1-iron off the tee and an 8-iron to about six feet.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Davis, thank you.
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