Q. Was there a turning point that you could look back at?
STEVE STRICKER: Not really. Started off pretty decent. I chipped in on, I think No. 5, but just never really got any momentum going. It seemed like I was always fighting and clawing and trying to hang on. When a guy throws that many birdies at you, it's going to be tough.
Q. Is there one big birdie for him?
STEVE STRICKER: You know, he didn't bomb one. He made a birdie on the par 3, No. 13. I think I had just won 12, and he ended up hitting a 4-iron in there to about -- and I birdied 13 to get 1-down and he hit a 4-iron or 3-iron in there to about ten feet and he made birdie and then he went 2-up again.
That was kind of the turning point there where I felt like I got it going and could have put a little pressure on him but he came back and answered with a birdie.
Q. Darren Clarke also lost today so there is no defending champion in the tournament --?
STEVE STRICKER: Yeah, you just never know. You could turn into a guy who is making a lot of birdies and if you just don't play well, it can end in a hurry.
Q. You didn't play badly --?
STEVE STRICKER: I didn't play that badly. I think I made five or six birdies, but never really could get ahead of him. You know, when he keeps making the birdies that he's making -- like I say, he gave me a couple of opportunities where he made bogeys, but I really didn't hit it well enough.
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