TODD BUDNICK: The scrambling portion of the game it seems to my at this level that's really where you can make a difference with your game, a lot of players, even Tiger Woods make a lot of mistakes off the tee, but it's the recovery from that. Is that something you've come to work on? Today was a prime example.
KENNETH STATON: I'm really not known for my short game but at times, especially the times that I won on the Canadian Tour, it seemed like I didn't really think about it too much. And when the time came, I hit the shot. I hit the shot when it was needed and that's one thing I haven't done this year is when there is certain shots during your round where it's like the defining moment and I haven't been able to do that. And today I was able to do that. Even though I made a double on the first hole, I got up and down on 11. I got up and down on 13 which was a fantastic up and down. A great 2 putt on the par-3, next hole, 14. Pin back right, I barely snuck it on the green front left. It was the length of the green and just, you know, those up and downs and that 2 putt kind of kept me in the game and everything turned around for me.
Q. This may have been asked before I walked in. What's it been like, the transition from the Canadian Tour to this?
KENNETH STATON: It's just a bigger arena. More distractions on the course. The greens are a little slicker; the rough is a little higher. We get treated better out here. (Laughs) We have free food and a place to eat and courtesy cars and all of that stuff that takes a little getting used to. It kind of gets you out of your thought of just going to the course and playing. There is all of these extra things to do during the week. There is tickets to go to baseball games. You can go here and there. That's actually another difference that, you know, it's nice to have, but it actually distracts you away from the game.
Q. Are you still in touch with buddies on the Canadian Tour and the Nike Tour, BUY.COM this is like going from triple A up to the big leagues, they want to know what it's like, do you talk to them?
KENNETH STATON: Right. The funny thing is the BUY.COM this year has almost -- this year has been dominated by Canadian Tour guys. I think two of those guys have won multiple times. I mean, they know the game. There is great players up there and the Tour doesn't really get the respect that it really should. It was a good homecoming the last two weeks in Vancouver, I saw a lot of the guys that got exemptions and earned their way into the Canadian Tour events and Toronto was fantastic. I saw different guys there as well. And actually in Vancouver two of the rules officials that were on the Canadian Tour were helping out that week and I kind of hung out with them and talked with them a little bit so it was nice.
TODD BUDNICK: All right. Thank you, Kenneth. Play well this weekend.
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