Q. After shooting 66 yesterday, seeing the scoreboard at the end of the day, are you maybe a bit surprised you are sitting here as Masters champion by three shots after shooting 71?
TIGER WOODS: Not really, no. I honestly don't think that anyone can really appreciate, except for the players, how difficult this golf course was playing today. The fairways being completely different lengths than we are accustomed to; your ball is picking up mud; you're catching some weird shots out there; balls are knuckling, and you still have the traditional tough pins here at Augusta. It's just so hard to get the ball close, it really is. I mean, even if you have a good lie and a good situation, even then it's hard.
Now you add all of these other factors in, and the hard part today was not only the fairways, but the fact that the wind kept coming up and dying down, but it was in different directions all day. When I was on -- for a great example, No. 4. I have a 6-iron in there, and so, you know, I'm telling Stevie, I've got to rip this 6, because it was into my face right-to-left. When I stepped over the shot I backed off once because it went downwind, left-to-right, completely opposite direction. I said, I've got to be committed, it's downwind now. And I hit the shot, and lo and behold it was downwind and knocked my ball left-to-right.
BILLY PAYNE: I know everyone would like you to go over your card briefly before we finish.
TIGER WOODS: Okay. 2, I hit a driver 3-wood to the right and pitched up to about four feet past the hole and made that.
No. 3, I hit a 4-iron off the tee. I hit a pitching wedge to about 7 feet past the hole and made that.
No. 5, hooked my drive left. Hooked a 4-iron out short and 3-putted from about 60 feet. Missed about, I don't know, a 15-footer there for par.
6, I hit a 7-iron over the back and chipped it in from about 30 feet.
11, I hit a driver off the tee in the right rough. Hit a 9-iron right of the green. I hit a good chip up there to about six feet and missed it.
15, I hit a driver off the tee. Punched out with a 9-iron. Hit a pitching wedge to about a foot.
17, I hit a driver off the tee in the right trees, punched out in the front bunker and blasted out to about eight feet and missed that.
Q. What iron into 18?
TIGER WOODS: I hit 7-iron.
BILLY PAYNE: Tiger, congratulations, and see you next year.
TIGER WOODS: Thank you.
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