Q. You talked about the changes. Your great strength now appears to be your driver. Are you using your driver more than you used to?
DARREN CLARKE: Yes, I probably am. But in saying that this week it demands that you've got to use your driver where it's playing that long. I got a new driver from Taylor Made there about four weeks ago, five weeks ago. And it's been fantastic ever since. The driver, the combination of the Titleist ball has made a huge difference. Which it has to quite a few other players as well.
Q. The preshot routine is a pretty basic element that a lot of guys talk about. Were you changing it all the time?
DARREN CLARKE: Yeah, I wasn't very consistent, no. I wasn't very consistent before. He's now taught me to just take a look at my target and go and hit it. And that's about as much as I think about. It seems to be working great so far.
Q. First round leader of the Masters, first player from Ireland to ever lead a round at the Masters, but you only have an hour to enjoy it. Do you look at this day as 4-under after all these holes or do you look at that 66 in the first round as part of the deal?
DARREN CLARKE: 4-under. 4-under lying second and go and try and improve tomorrow morning again. The first round is only the first round of a tournament, doesn't really count for that. It gets you in a position where you can improve from it. But there's certainly a long way to go from this morning. So I was by no means getting ahead of myself this morning.
Q. Do you think tiredness will be a factor over the weekend? You've got an early start tomorrow, you have to play more than 18 holes tomorrow?
DARREN CLARKE: Are you requesting my fitness?
(Laughter.) Athlete that I am.
Q. Did I say that?
DARREN CLARKE: I hope not. No, I feel fine now. I would like to put down some of most those bogeys down to tiredness this afternoon, I didn't particularly feel it. So I feel fine. I got fairly big thick sturdy legs that will hopefully carry me around for the next few days.
JIM BLANCHARD: Well, we'll let this fellow go home and get some rest. Thank you for stopping in and it was great day of golf and good luck tomorrow.
DARREN CLARKE: Thank you.
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