Q. Course defenseless out there this morning?
ROBERT GAMEZ: It was. There was no wind whatsoever. I was in the first group so I had nine holes where the greens were perfect. That's what I was a little frustrating missing those short ones because the greens were absolutely perfect. Like I said, on the back I just kept the ball in the right spot kept hitting it up the hill and had some good putts at them.
Q. You made a number of long putts; missed some short ones. Would you say it evened out? Did you score what you deserved as far as how you shot or?
ROBERT GAMEZ: I felt I left a couple out there, especially the 3-putt. You can't give shots away that way. Like I said, the one on 16 was probably you know, and I had it right in front of the green on 14, the real drivable one hit right there and didn't hit a great shot to be ten feet and then like I said, that one on the par 5, No. 2, I mean, that one I thought I made center of the hole and kicked left and lipped out the left side.
For the most part, I didn't really make the long, long putts. I made some good 20-footers that were uphill that I could give a good run at, but I am rolling the ball well so I feel like I should make those too. It is kind of weird. I never really said that before (laughs).
Q. How do you feel -- how do you see the weekend shaping up? Is it going to be a birdie fest out there?
ROBERT GAMEZ: Depends. It all depends on the weather. I am hoping we can get a little bit of wind out there, make it a little tougher. The greens are going to be chewed up tomorrow afternoon. You get it in the morning and the greens are pretty good but get in the afternoon after everybody has been on them they get pretty chewed up because they are really soft, it is unfortunate but in order to keep them alive they have to keep them wet.
Q. Feel like you have you are pretty much all the way back from the accident?
ROBERT GAMEZ: I am not there yet. I know I can still play better than what I am playing right now. I am playing great right now, but I know I have a little bit more in me, that I can play just a little bit better. Not making those three putts. That's just mental errors more than anything. That's where I can get a little bit better. Still can work on my chipping a little bit. I didn't have to today but yesterday missed up a couple of little chips that cost me, but I saved a couple of putts yesterday with some, you know, after some poor chips.
Q. What were the injuries and how long did it take you to recover from all of them?
ROBERT GAMEZ: Well I hurt my back my neck and my right hand, those were the external stuff. I bruised my liver, my spleen, that is why I was in the hospital for five days. It took me about a year and a half to get to where I could hit the shots that I knew I could hit to get back to hitting the ball the way I hit it before the accident. Then mentally, I mean, just my confidence it took a long time for that to come back. When you are not hitting the ball the way you are used to hitting it, it is hard to be confident about anything. You get over shots not knowing where they are going to go. Over the last six months really I have really started to strike the ball really well and right now I am just -- everything seems to be going at the pin, which is a good feeling to have.
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