Q. Did you know about the putting record when you were out there?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: No. I never thought of it all day. I was aware I didn't have many putts. I read in the paper or somebody told me I had 67 putts through three days, and then I kind of went back and thought, How can that be, and I thought all the greens and the fringes and I must have putted 10 times in four days from an inch off the green. It's luck obviously. I did putt great all week. I won't deny that. But to miss as many greens as I did is almost impossible on top of that. Hey, a record is a record, right.
Q. Is this the best putting tournament you've had, given the record or have you had better ones?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: It's hard to say. At Phoenix last year when I shot 28 under. I putted great, but I hit every iron shot right at the flag. Obviously to make birdies you have to do some pretty nifty putting. It seemed like I putted better this week because they were all for par, unfortunately, or most of them. Those are just as important as birdie putts. A putt is a putt, and a lot of those great pars I made, those nice 8 -, 10-footers for pars really kept my round going, which enabled me to keep some momentum and shoot a decent score. Probably seems like I putted better this week than I did in Phoenix.
Q. Talk about the improvement in your putting over the last few years.
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: I went to the claw a couple of years ago at the TPC and putted good immediately after that. It was like a night-and-day turnaround for me. I putted pretty good for the most part the last year. I had a little bit of a dry spell there in the summer. But then this year, really didn't putt very well at all, at least in my opinion, and that's why I tried the belly claw and I thought I was on to something there at the TPC with an open stance. I talking to Paul Azinger about it and it felt pretty good, but I actually got worse with it the more I putted with it. I thought it would be the other way around. I thought I would get more comfortable with it, and I actually got shakier with it. So after I four-jacked 15 at the Masters to miss the cut, that was it for the belly claw. I was done with it and went back to the conventional claw.
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