November 15, 2001
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
MODERATOR: Could you give us some comments on your round today.
KARRIE WEBB: I think it started off a little shaky. I haven't really played a competitive round in four or five weeks. Took me a while to settle into the round. You know, after that I really played some good golf. I hit some really good iron shots. Really, you know, had some decent putts out there. I feel like, you know, I wasn't in too much trouble. I now remember I had three bogeys. I said I only had two. Mike was right. I really hit the ball well. Besides those three holes, never really got into too much trouble.
KARRIE WEBB: It's a different course. I mean, it's not a typical Florida course. Because of its indifference to Florida courses, I really like it. There's parts of it that you feel like you're probably in South Carolina, Georgia area, and then there's other parts where it does feel a little more like South Florida. I think the way the course is set up, it's a challenge, but it also rewards someone that plays a little more aggressively and is playing well. You can be penalized very badly if you do play aggressively and do miss shots.
KARRIE WEBB: Yeah, I think so. The closing three holes are really going to be an exciting finish, depending on the way the wind blows. I think especially if the wind starts to blow out of the east again, 18 will play into the wind a little bit more, and 16 will play a little different, too. But all in all, I think, you know, it's definitely a tournament-style golf course. It's set up well for us. I think it's still going to give up some high numbers.
KARRIE WEBB: Yeah, four or five weeks.
KARRIE WEBB: Probably. I probably had four weeks off, I guess. I had two weeks totally off, then I've been practicing since then. I played the Wendy's Three Tour Challenge last week. I've been playing and practicing for a couple weeks.
KARRIE WEBB: Well, I think just to try and finish off the year on a positive note. It wouldn't damage my year if I didn't play well. You know, I think it's always nice to go into the off-season playing well in the last tournament.
Q. Sleeping in your own bed this week?
KARRIE WEBB: Yes.
Q. That must be nice.
KARRIE WEBB: It's very nice.
Q. (Inaudible) seem to play off each other?
KARRIE WEBB: I don't think we -- we birdied the same holes, I think. I don't think there were many holes where we didn't birdie just a couple probably.
Q. How much is it her responding to your shot or you responding to hers?
KARRIE WEBB: It's not like that. Sure, I think it happens anytime someone hits a good shot. If you're second to hit in there, you want to hit a good shot behind them. Whether you do or not remains to be seen. I think we both just wanted to get off to a good start in the tournament. The fact that we were playing together, it's probably a bonus because we do play well, normally play well together.
KARRIE WEBB: Well, I think she's definitely putting better. In the last few years she's always hit a lot of greens, but she's definitely putting better. I think, you know, I know when I started putting better a couple years ago, it just feeds through your whole game. You start hitting it better after you start putting better. I think the biggest key to her year is she's made more putts.
Q. Do you remember the last time you played (inaudible)?
KARRIE WEBB: I don't know. I'd have to sit and think about it.
KARRIE WEBB: But on the LPGA Tour.
Q. 65 or 66 there.
KARRIE WEBB: 64, 65, yeah. Sorry, I can't remember.
Q. Do you like playing with her more than anyone else?
KARRIE WEBB: Doesn't matter. We don't tend to talk. Actually, we probably talked more today than we do on average. I think it just depends on the circumstance. If it was the last round of a tournament today, probably wouldn't have said a whole lot to each other. Unless I'm playing with one of my best friends, I don't talk to the person I'm playing with in the last group on the last day often anyway. Not that that is a tactic or whatever, it's just that I need to really concentrate on what I'm doing. It seems hard to make idle chitchat with someone that you don't really know that well, when you're trying to win a tournament, when you're both trying to win a tournament.
Q. On 17, right when the TV went on, you started (inaudible)?
KARRIE WEBB: So we didn't do that on TV (laughter).
Q. None of us saw it happen.
KARRIE WEBB: Well, I actually misjudged the wind there and hit it short right on the green. But I probably had, I don't know, a 50-, 60-footer. I 3-putted. Annika missed the green left in the hazard. Long story short, she didn't get up and down.
KARRIE WEBB: 5-iron.
KARRIE WEBB: I think I got away with a bit of a miss there. You know, I had a pretty good lie. It was actually a little fluffier than I thought. It sort of came out a lot softer than I thought, but it still landed on the front of the green with lots of topspin and rolled up to the pin.
KARRIE WEBB: I would have been happy to get out of there with 4-under. I'll definitely take 5.
Q. (Inaudible) a problem at all?
KARRIE WEBB: Yeah, because I had a 50-, 60-footer on 17. You can't see the line as well. I had to have the pin tended. Not that you can't see the hole, but you just don't get a good feel on the pace of the putt when it's starting to get dark like that.
Q. Hit it short?
KARRIE WEBB: I hit it about six, seven feet past.
KARRIE WEBB: A positive. As long as I kept giving myself chances, I thought a couple could go. You know, as long as we're staying close to the lead, you know, not that it's not nice to be leading, but as long as I stayed around the lead. If I hit it good all day, hit good putts, they didn't go in, finished two or 3-under, that's okay. I finally got a couple together and, you know, here I am.
MODERATOR: Let's go over the score card.
KARRIE WEBB: 1st hole, I hit a 3-wood off the tee into the right fairway bunker. I didn't really have much of a shot there. Probably about 40 yards short of the green. Hit it on and 2-putted for a bogey. 3, hit a 5-iron just short right of the green, chipped it to about three feet. Made the putt. 5, I hit a 6-iron to 20 feet. 7, I hit a 5-iron to ten feet. 9, I missed the green short left in the green-side bunker with a wedge. Hit my bunker shot to about 15 feet, missed the putt. 12, I hit a sand wedge to about six feet. 14, I hit 7-iron to about eight feet. 15, I hit a 4-iron on the green and 2-putted from 25 feet. 16, drove it through the fairway and hit my 53-degree wedge to, oh, 12 feet. 17, 5-iron, 3-putt. 18 was a 5-iron to about five feet.
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