Q. How did you hookup with Gretzky and how exciting is that for you?
MIKE WEIR: We've talked about it at a charity tournament every summer, where it's myself against three hockey players, himself and two other guys. It's been Brett Hull and one other guy in each of the last three years.
Wayne and I have talked about it. The All-Star Game has fallen on the weekend of the tournament and he has not been able to play the last few years. But this year it does not conflict, so he's able to do it.
I'm looking forward to it. Should be a good time.
Q. Torrey Pines, you are playing this year, right?
MIKE WEIR: Yes, I'm scheduled to.
Q. Now that Torrey has the Open and the South Course has been redone, how would you rate Torrey Pines with the rest of the West Coast Swing now? Obviously, it doesn't have quite the history of some of the other events, but how would you rate the golf course overall?
MIKE WEIR: Unfortunately, I didn't play it last year. I skipped the Nissan in San Diego for the Olympics in Salt Lake. I didn't get to see the changes in Torrey Pines. I thought the golf course was pretty good anyways.
Obviously they have added a lot of length and it's going to be much more challenging. That's how -- until I see it, I guess I can't answer that properly.
Q. Now that it does have the U.S. Open, will it be something that's fairly automatic on your schedule, to try to get as many rounds in on the course as possible?
MIKE WEIR: I think so. Definitely, it's still a ways away, 2008. Still, it's good to get familiar with the golf course, especially where a major is going to be at. Yeah, that would be a fairly regular stop on my rotation.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Real quick, if you could just take us through your birdies and bogeys, starting with the birdie at 5.
MIKE WEIR: 5 was a par 5. I guess I hit a driver and a 5-iron into the bunker and probably about a 7-foot putt there.
6, it was in the green-side bunker in two and hit it.
9, I made a drive and a wedge to maybe six feet.
10, I made a bogey, with a drive and an 8-iron and 3-putted from 35 feet.
Probably about a 25-foot putt for birdie on 11.
Birdie on 12.
14, the par 5, I hit drive and a 6-iron and 2-putted that.
I made probably about a 10-foot putt for birdie.
I missed a tee shot on 16 that hit the palm tree on the left side and had about a 12-foot putt for par.
18, hit it short of the green and chipped up about four feet and made it.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Perfect. We sure appreciate it. Thank you. Play well the west of the weekend.
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