Q. Jack, I think it was about the third round of the Tradition that you said you were a little sore and stiff. How do you feel?
JACK NICKLAUS: I'm sore, stiff and delighted to be that way. No, I'm fine. I think that it's -- I'm doing pretty well this week. Today was wet, cold, kind of a little harder to play. But I did fine.
Q. Do you expect anybody to go backwards today? It seems like guys are going low today?
JACK NICKLAUS: I think you'll see some guys go backwards. You're going to see a lot of guys go low today. You'll see a lot of low scores today. The course is pretty easy today. And length is obviously no factor for these guys. So the course is going to play fairly easy. It has to be if I shot 71.
JACK NICKLAUS: Perfect. Absolutely perfect. I wish I knew what happened to that putt yesterday. That was the weirdest putt I think I ever had at Muirfield.
Q. Did you say anything to Mike?
JACK NICKLAUS: Oh, yeah, you bet I did.
Q. We thought you were kidding.
JACK NICKLAUS: I was kidding. I was kidding him too. But I was obviously going to say something. You know I never pass up something like that.
Q. Does it ever get old when you're walking up 18 and get that kind of ovation from fans in your hometown?
JACK NICKLAUS: I thought it was very nice. Especially if you can do it for four days. I would much prefer it to be about 6 o'clock in the evening on Saturday and Sunday. That's the time to really do it. That's the proper time. Rather than noon.
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