Q. You had touched on your medical and personal problems. What's the most difficult thing you would say that you had to overcome?
BOB BURNS: I had what we thought was testicular cancer. And that was in the fall or winter of '95. Through a biopsy it was determined that it wasn't. So that was obviously a great breather there, but it was nice to have off the mind. I have had tendon problems that cost me a couple months at a time off the Tour. I had a stress fracture in my number six rib last year. I had to pull out of the L.A. Open in my hometown which kind of hurt me. And I was out for about six weeks there. So little things like that have happened. Oh, I sneezed at the '95 International and I blew a rib head clean out of my back and I couldn't even crawl. And took me a month or so to recover from that. So I have had some ups and downs and probably not as bad as some of the guys out here who have had multiple surgeries, you know, like Bill Glasson and guys like that. And a bad first marriage. And I say first because I'm engaged to the greatest person in the world who actually really kind of saved my life over the last couple years. And I got to give her a lot of credit.
BOB BURNS: A rib head out of my back. I was watching TV with my head up on a pillow and the headboard and just sneezed in that position and it just popped the rib out of my spine. And it was not a pleasurable experience. I wish it was more dramatic than that, but.
Q. What on earth does that feel like and what is it? I mean that's the weirdest thing. I got to hear more about that.
BOB BURNS: Well, it doesn't feel good. Basically I mean it restricted any movement I had in that rib area and you know a couple ribs over, a couple ribs below. I couldn't move, bend over, rotate or twist. It was a chiropractic issue. But I had muscle spasms around the area and through trick shock therapy and whatnot I was, I over came it.
Q. Trick shock too?
BOB BURNS: Well, you know, trick simulation in the area. Chiropractic.
Q. You've also got some great hobbies. Can you just give a little bit about the beer brewery and architecture and some of the stuff you like?
BOB BURNS: I would love to have more time to brew beer. I actually have never firsthand brewed a batch myself. But I have helped a friend with it. And I have a kit at home that's sitting in a box. And that's another thing about being a golfer is you're on the road so much you don't have a lot of time for your hobbies. But I am interested in, you know, 200 year old architecture and design. And a lot of hands on things myself. Some.
Q. Homes or buildings?
BOB BURNS: Well, like I said, I would love to get in there and spelunk around like a caveman and do that. But I just don't have the time to do that. It's more in my mind right now the creativity than actually hands on.
Q. I'm not sure we answered this question, so I'll try it again. Tonight you're going to go home or not home but to your hotel, I assume, what's the process, will it be different and what will be your approach tomorrow?
BOB BURNS: Well, I'll probably get to bed a little earlier because I watched the double header of the basketball games last night and didn't fall asleep to about 1:30 or 2 o'clock. No, I mean I think I've -- 10 years ago I had problems sleeping if I was playing well in a tournament. I thought about it too much. And now I can kind of put it aside and until I come back to the golf course tomorrow. So I think I'll be fine in that respect. But I mean is that getting to your question? How I feel about tomorrow? I feel fine. I'm looking forward to the opportunity. It will be fun.
Q. Sort of follow up on it. We have had fellows like Rich Beem in your position who came out, won; guys like Jay Williamson who shot 69 and said he wasn't ready. What have you learned about BUY.COM or other places about sleeping on a lead? Getting ready knowing you're on the lead going into the last round, something like that?
BOB BURNS: I'm sorry, I can't hear you that good from that far.
Q. Going into the last round with a lead do you have a strategy you usually use, don't be too aggressive or anything?
BOB BURNS: No, I'll try and be a little more mentally sound than I was on the back nine today. I got out of my routine a little bit, rushed a few times, made some bad swings because of it. Probably because I haven't been in that position in awhile. I mean I've played real solidly this year, but haven't really gotten the job done so to speak on the weekend. My strategy is the same thing. Fairways and greens and try to make the birdies with putting. Avoid the mental mistakes.
Q. If I was your fiance tomorrow and I was watching you, was there one thing I should look for that I say, hey, he's doing that, he's hitting fairways or hitting greens or making those putts, is there one thing I with look at and say, he's got his game going?
BOB BURNS: What would you tell her?
Q. No, what would you -- if she was watching you?
BOB BURNS: Oh, if she was watching me?
Q. How would she know whether your game was on and off tomorrow?
BOB BURNS: She knows. She just knows.
Q. It's not one particular thing you do?
BOB BURNS: Well if I stripe the first couple drives and get the butterflies out of my stomach and make some solid pars or maybe a birdie early then she knows.
TODD BUDNICK: All right. Thanks.
Q. What's her name?
BOB BURNS: J A Y M E. B E N D E R.
Q. Is she here?
BOB BURNS: No, she's not, she's actually flying in to White Plains, New York tomorrow to meet me.
TODD BUDNICK: All right. Thank you.
BOB BURNS: You bet.
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