Q. What about your strategy for tomorrow? Do you get aggressive early or sit there and wait?
MARK BROOKS: I just play one hole at a time. I play relatively aggressive, anyway, depending what club I have in my hands. I'm not typically going to fire 3-iron at some tough pin over water.
But most of the guys out here can play. People forget, guy are doing well out here shooting with 8-irons 9-irons and wedges. Anybody that gets their spikes on and gets in the tournament can play. You have to be aggressive in the right places.
Q. You were pretty upset when you got off 18 yesterday, didn't do any interviews --
MARK BROOKS: No, not really. Nobody came up and asked me anything. I wasn't upset. I don't know who wrote that. That was totally erroneous.
I finished, and, you know what I thought, I think wherever people thought I was I wasn't going to be in the top five or ten, so they didn't come and ask me.
MARK BROOKS: No, thought I would be in the Top-10 maybe. I shot 30 on the front and that's going to make up some ground.
Q. What do you do differently with the altitude?
MARK BROOKS: You have to do a lot more math. That's the main thing. (Laughter.) You know, math, the guessing. Some holes I don't really care what the yardage is. 7 and 11 the par 3s, you have to kind of go by if the pin is back a little further, in the wind is a certain direction. Yardage is relatively irrelevant on some of these holes.
Q. Do you check the leaderboard at all to see who is there, what the score is?
MARK BROOKS: Oh, yeah, I look. They are not staring you in the face here. There's a few of them around there. Yeah, I look.
Q. Is there anybody that's on the leaderboard now that may surprise you?
MARK BROOKS: I'm more afraid of myself than anybody on that leaderboard, I promise you that. I'm not afraid of anybody out there. It's just a matter of me doing my thing.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: Thank you, Mark, for joining us.
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