Q. Davis, given the amounts of rain that fell in Augusta, do you think that lift clean and place should have been used for maybe rounds 2 and 3?
DAVIS LOVE III: It couldn't have been 2, because it spilled over -- it already started when the rain started. But I don't know, it's like the USGA, they don't want to play lift clean and place ever. But it's tough. There were some good scores shot under the conditions. So I don't think it was unplayable. But it was tricky.
Q. So many players taking casual water relief, other players won't, it was just very unfair?
DAVIS LOVE III: It was the same for everybody, kind of the way the players felt. But it wasn't the best conditions to play golf in, that's for sure.
Q. Back to Mark. A little bit about the mechanics, what did he do to free up the putter?
DAVIS LOVE III: He felt like I was hunched over the putter a little bit, a little bit open, rather than stand up straight and arms hanging down and square. So he really got me -- you need a picture of what Ernie Els looks like with a putter. You're slumped down, and Ernie, his arms are hanging and swinging.
And I came out to putt last night, late, and there was Ernie putting. So I followed him around the putting green a little bit and watched him. But I do feel now that I'm taller, and my arms are hanging more and swinging more. And I was missing them right and left. So I knew something -- if you keep missing it the same way, maybe you're misreading or not hitting at the right speed. But I was missing them, pulling them and pushing them, and it was definitely my setup.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: You made 9 birdies today, Davis. Start out on No. 10 with the birdie.
DAVIS LOVE III: 10, driver and a 9-iron to about 18 feet.
11, a driver and a chip draw, a little knock down 8-iron in there about 15 feet and made that.
13, 4-wood off the tee, and pitching wedge to about 20 feet.
15, a driver off the tee, laid up with a 9-iron, believe it or not, and hit a sand wedge to about 20 feet.
16, 4-wood off the tee, 9-iron to about 15 feet.
On 3, driver, 7-iron, 20 feet.
4, chipped it out, hit it pin-high on the right fringe, just into the deeper grass and chipped it in. That was a nice 50 foot chip shot.
And then 5, driver and 4-wood just past pin-high in the bunker, blast out to about three feet, four feet.
And 6, I hit a great drive, 3-wood around the corner and kind of stuck a 60 degree wedge in the ground a little bit and hit up on the front of the green and it rolled off down to the right in that little valley, and I chipped that in.
And I --
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: As far as 9, it's an interesting hole. What's your strategy there? You hit a driver there yesterday.
DAVIS LOVE III: Driver yesterday when the pin was left. Today I hit a 5-iron off the tee and a sand wedge to about 6 or 8 feet.
Q. It's often said that it's hard to follow a great round with another really good one, yet you've shot 63, 62 the last couple of days. Do you think there's another one like that in you tomorrow?
DAVIS LOVE III: I hope so. As I said outside, I shot 62 not trying to shoot 62. So that's the thing, I've got to go out tomorrow and just play and not pay attention to the scores or the scoreboard. I was sneaking a peak at Jose Coceres -- I'm birdying every hole, and he's birdying every one right ahead of me. And I'm not going to let him do that to me again, like he did at Disney. Once I made the turn I said you've got to quit watching the leaderboard. So I've got to tomorrow -- I've got to not pay attention to the score, because obviously four 62's will be very good. But you can't go out and think about shooting four 62's, you've got to go out and play.
The reason it's hard to follow a 59 or a 61 or a 62 is because it's hard to shoot a low 60s round. But when you're playing that good, you ought to be able to come back with another good day.
Q. Davis, you talked about your brother using Ernie Els as a model. Is that because of your frames? You're similar height?
DAVIS LOVE III: The height and similar putting style, more out over the ball and shoulders swinging. We just have similar setups. He wouldn't say, go look at Ben Crenshaw.
Q. Or Billy Mayfair?
DAVIS LOVE III: Yeah, somebody that doesn't have the same type of structure. Ernie and I -- he's switched, but we use similar putters, similar stroke, kind of not a rushed stroke, easy going and kind of smooth shoulder swing putting stroke. So those are -- that was a good mental picture for me. That's why he's a good player and why he's always helped me, because he defines little things like that. Jack has been watching me trying to figure out how to help me get better all year. He's got my swinging good, but there's one little thing that he told me in my putting that Jack didn't see. Because Jack didn't stand there and watch me putt like Mark did for years, putt after putt after putt after putt and under pressure. And my mom sometimes says the toe of your putter is in the air. Little things like that that people that watch all the time pick up that I can't see.
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