Q. You talked last week about how bad breaks -- how tough it was on No. 2 to not think, here we go again with that?
DAVIS LOVE: It was tough. But I -- that one's over with now. If you could make a five, you've still got the same easy shot you had before. If you can make a five or at worst a six, it's a long day. But it was tough. Like I said, if it had been a calm day and you say, well, there's no big deal, there's a lot of birdies out there, it would be easier to take.
But I hit a good second shot or whatever, fourth shot and a good putt and I did almost make par. And I played -- maybe I wasn't as smooth as I was yesterday, because of getting off to a rattled start. But I did make enough good swings to hang in there, a couple of good swings right after that. But it was like the next hole I hit a good, solid 6-iron that went a little through the wind and bounced over the green. And I was chipping rather than putting.
That was the difference yesterday. Everything was falling right at the pin. And today it was a little bit off. And like we said, this course a little bit off, instead of having a 30-footer, you're chipping out of the rough side of the green or it runs off into the sand, just off the fairway, rather than being in the fairway. And that's the difference between 64 and 69 is just -- you have to hit almost every shot fairly good, not really miss one to stop your momentum.
Q. Davis, do you feel like this round kind of gets you over a little bit of a hump in missing putts this year, the last week of The Masters, you followed it up with a 75 on the second round? Do you feel some stuff falling together for you this week?
DAVIS LOVE: Well, yeah, that's what I was saying, I was patient today. I didn't get frustrated, even though I lipped out, hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in. I hung in there and kept thinking up excuses, something good's going to happen, flip the page from the 12th hole -- 13 through 16, I said the last six holes I'm going to play well or ask for a new ball at 16 and said this is the good ball. And I lipped it out again at 16 or burned the lip.
And I was real patient with myself all day. I never got frustrated, I never thought I wasn't going to make a birdie. And that's a good step, rather than getting frustrated and feeling sorry for myself.
Q. Davis, the last hole for Phil, I don't know what he hit off the tee, but he drove it into the green-side bunker at nine and got it up-and-down for a birdie. When you've got the lead, I don't know -- if he's in that position, taking shots like that, where if he's hitting a driver off the tee, he could get in trouble, is that typical of him, I guess?
DAVIS LOVE: Yeah, it's typical Phil. I did the same thing. So it was just my 9th hole. It was the play today. That back left pin, I had it up about halfway out of the bag yesterday and put it back. The back left pin, if you don't put it exactly in the right place, it was a tough up-and-down. Today was the day to do it. No matter where you hit it ,right or left, you can get it on the green and not put bogey in the equation. And I just didn't hit a good bunker shot, but I hit it right where I wanted it.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you, Davis, for joining us.
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