Q. Anything different tomorrow about the way you attack the four-balls?
JUSTIN ROSE: The four-ball, you know that you really have to make a lot of birdies. The key for us tomorrow and I think Paul will agree is that we both need to get our ball in play more consistently. Yesterday I was out of a few holes and that puts pressure on the either guy; and when he's on the greens from 15 feet, he feels like he's wanting to make the putt, but he's also mindful of not making a mistake. So if you've got two guys on the green with two birdies chances, that makes it a lot easier and that will be our strategy tomorrow.
Q. These first two rounds, was that your play or do you expect to get better?
PAUL CASEY: It was pretty good today, but obviously two bogeys today, it can be better. Yesterday definitely could have been better. What we can shoot, I don't know. I'm not going to state a number. I mean, do you have any comment on that?
JUSTIN ROSE: Not really. But we've got it the wrong way around, really. We've shot a low are score in foursomes than four-ball which is sort of a bit topsy-turvy. But today the course was there for the taking, no wind.
Just at the end of the day, four-ball better balls is the format where you feel like you can shoot really low, and I think to kind of keep pace with the field, you've got to shoot at least 10-under to keep some sort of pace with the field.
PAUL CASEY: I think there is a tendency for the tournament to set the pins maybe tougher on the four-ball/better-ball day because you've got four guys going at pins and they know we are going to be aggressive. So maybe the course was a shot easier today than it was yesterday. But that's only speculation. Who knows.
Q. Which team is the most impressive for both of you?
JUSTIN ROSE: I thought before the tournament started the Argentinians -- when I first saw the course I thought the Argentina would be the team to beat. I'm not sure how they are going; they may still be. They are both very, very long hitters and they have both been playing well all year and they got on very well, similar games and I thought they would be a tough team to beat.
PAUL CASEY: Tough question. I don't know. You've got to look at the Americans with where they are in the World Rankings. I still that we are a good team to beat. If we play well, then we are the team to beat.
Q. Do you have any comments on the ridiculous performance of the Mexican team, their performance on this tournament? They are in last place.
PAUL CASEY: I don't think that's fair to say it's a ridiculous performance.
JUSTIN ROSE: No, there's a lot of pressure sometimes when it's in your home country to perform.
PAUL CASEY: I agree. I've met Esteban a couple of times. I don't know his playing partner. But I think there is a lot of pressure on them this week so I think that is fairly unfair.
Q. Yesterday you started slowly and then today you did so well, why the difference between yesterday and today?
JUSTIN ROSE: I think today we kind of realized that we needed to play well to get back into the tournament. We were quite a few shots out -- well, I don't know where we were aligned but we were behind a lot of teams and I think today we realized how important it was to get out and shoot a good score. So possibly we were just a little bit more focused today.
PAUL CASEY: I reiterate that.
Q. What are the pros and cons of having a friends as a caddie?
PAUL CASEY: Cheap. (Laughter.)
Q. Is it just the one-off?
PAUL CASEY: It is the one-off, yeah. I have a regular caddie sorted for next year. The guy, his name is Ben Harrison. He's worked for me before. So it's not completely new. But he's done very well this week.
Q. Did you both feel like you might do better in foursomes, given that it's less of a putting contest than four-balls?
JUSTIN ROSE: Well, I think we did fancy -- I think we were really, really pleased with our strategy. I think the course suits us very well the way we are playing it, me on the odds and Paul on the evens. I think that really suits our games. So that was encouraging.
And also, I think we are a team of two strong players, where possibly there are other teams that are obviously more one-sided. We both trust each other to basically play the balls anyway around. I believe the guy is going to pull off a good shot.
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