Q. Obviously, you wanted to be in this position, but did you really expect to be?
CHAD CAMPBELL: Yeah, I really do. I felt like I've played well all year and have been working really hard on my game. Lately, last week, really started putting a lot better than I had been. I had a lot of confidence coming into this week, so definitely, expected to be contending. It's obviously why you play in tournaments is to be in contention. So I'm happy -- definitely happy to be in that position.
Q. Tell us a little something about Lewisville, Texas.
CHAD CAMPBELL: I've lived there for a year now. I grew up in West Texas. It's around Dallas, northwest part of Dallas. I've lived in the Dallas area for about five years now.
Something in particular you want to know?
Q. Where did you grow up?
CHAD CAMPBELL: I grew up in Andrews, west part of Texas.
Q. I've been racking my brain, I know when I read that Sports Illustrated there was some bizarre nickname someone hung on you and some big mystery as to where it came from; can you give us both answers?
CHAD CAMPBELL: The nickname is "Skeeter" and I honestly have no idea where it came from.
I would tell you if I knew. I've asked the guy that tells it to me and he doesn't know either. So I don't know where it came from.
Q. Normally in this situation, a Chad Campbell will look at the names around him going into a Sunday and see a Woods or a Mickelson. You look around, you see Micheel, Tim Clark and that sort of thing. Is there a comfort factor that you are not running around with the people that you know, that you know their game?
CHAD CAMPBELL: I think so, probably being since I haven't been in this position before. But you still go out there, and it's not like you're concentrating on what they are doing. You're trying to take care of your own business and you're trying not to worry about -- you can't control what other people are doing, so you might as well not even think about it.
So it's really -- it's really not that big of a deal.
Q. You've obviously proven yourself with your play on TOUR, but how much does winning drive you, especially considering your background?
CHAD CAMPBELL: Well, that's what I've worked for all this year, trying to get my first win out here. I have had some success in the past but not on the PGA TOUR. You know, I'm ready to win. I'm looking forward to it and I'm working hard to get there. Hopefully sooner or later, it will come.
Q. Being from West Texas, are you a wind player, and is that your style of play that's shaped who you are and how you play the game?
CHAD CAMPBELL: I definitely think so. I think it was an advantage growing up where it was windy. You learn to play a lot of different shots, as opposed to having perfect weather all the time; it can get a little nasty out there sometimes.
Just being able to work your way around the golf course and play different shots, I think it's definitely been an advantage.
JULIUS MASON: Thanks very much, Chad.
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