TOM WATSON: I wouldn't say hostile. This is a gentleman's game. You can't call it hostile. But the weather is maybe to some of the players is hostile. But to me it certainly wasn't. I was very comfortable playing golf today. It was not a difficult day at all to play golf. The main thing is keep your hands warm. And that's what I keep on saying, keep your hands warm from getting cold and you'll be okay. But the crowd was fine. They were good Oklahoma fans. They were pulling for Gil to win, and unfortunately he didn't.
Q. Would you run through your birdies if you could?
TOM WATSON: I birdied the 2nd hole. I hit a driver and a pitching wedge in about I'd say 15 feet and made that putt.
No. 4 I hit a 5-iron to about 20 feet behind the hole, made that putt.
No. 8 I hit -- I didn't hit a very good drive, but hit an 8-iron close to the hole, about 10 feet and made that putt.
No. 13 I hit a 6-iron to about 20 feet, out in the fringe and made that putt.
And No. 17 I hit an 8-iron to about six feet and made that putt.
And the one real good up-and-down today again was on No. 7. I hit a drive in the right short rough, I hit a terrible shot out and it ended up in the front, right bunker, off the real hard, hard sand. I hit a great bunker shot out of that about a foot. The bunker shot was about 70 feet.
But I guess that and the putt at No. 12 were the two difficult -- I put myself in some awkward positions. 12, I had a 7-iron, it was too much club, but I didn't think it was going to go as far as it did, but on the back fringe of the green, and I had about 40 feet, but right down the hill. And it had a lot of break right at the beginning of the putt, and I knocked it down about two or three feet from the hole, and made that putt to save par. Those were the two times I had -- two times I was shaky.
TOM WATSON: I really -- I think I made 13 events last year, and 14 this year. What I tried to do this year is play different events than I had the first two years. I think I played five or six different events than I played the first two years. And that is kind of what I'm going to try to do. I still intend to play a little bit on the other Tour.
TOM WATSON: About a half dozen. Three or four, this year I'll play five. I'm going to play in The Masters card Masters down in Melbourne the first week of December.
TOM WATSON: Well, yeah. It's not fun finishing second. It never has been, never will be. And that tournament, the third round I had a lot of opportunities the third round to put some distance between me and the rest of the field and I didn't do a very good job of it. I guess it's just averaging out now. I'm missing more than the average now, and I made more than the average in my heyday. That particular tournament, it was disappointing, but again I don't really look back and -- about the disappointment. What I do is to look at it and see how I can improve and what I did wrong. It's true in life, Bobby Jones said, that you don't learn by your victories, you learn in your failures. You learn through your failures. What did I not do right. That's another way of putting it. Rather than what didn't I do wrong, but what did I do right. And then go ahead and find out and pursue that avenue.
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