Q. What do you think about playing with Ernie tomorrow?
K.J. CHOI: Yeah, he feels very happy to be playing with Ernie because Ernie is one of the players that he's really looked up to. He's never played with him before. Instead of just thinking about, you know, scores or anything like that, he's just going to take it very easy. He's going to try to learn a lot from Ernie's game, just not be very -- not be too confident, you know. So he's just -- he's going to take the learner's position. That's what he said, as a student would.
Q. If the wind does come back tomorrow, are you comfortable playing in the wind?
K.J. CHOI: Yeah, I mean, it will probably change his game a little. He won't be the only player playing in the wind, so it will be the same for all the others. He's just going to take it hole by hole. He just feels whether it's windy or not windy, he feels very confident this week.
Q. Is it going to be a matchplay kind of situation with you and Ernie, being such a big gap back to third place?
K.J. CHOI: You know, whenever he plays in tournaments, he never really thinks about the other player. It's really about, you know, himself. I mean, it's inside, how confident he is, how comfortable he is. He doesn't really think other players really have any effect in the way that he plays.
Q. How do you feel in relation to your comfort level after the third round in New Orleans this year?
K.J. CHOI: You know what? He's not really thinking about win at this point. He's thinking more about just giving his best, just playing a good round. He doesn't want to really get in to being pressured, thinking, "I have to win tomorrow." He just wants to take it very comfortably. If he just has a good round tomorrow, you know, who knows? A win will come his way. So he's not really trying to win. That's really not on his mind right now.
TODD BUDNICK: Thank you, K.J.
K.J. CHOI: Thank you.
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