Q. How do you both feel about the format?
JOHN ELWAY: I love it. I think it's great. I think that, No. 1, it's a lot of fun to play because you can get aggressive. No. 2, if you make a couple bad swings, you can't lose it in one hole; whereas in medal play, you can shoot yourself out of the tournament in one hole. This format, you can't do that. That eases the mind and makes it a little bit more fun.
You know, when you can make those birdies, one birdie equals three pars. You can be aggressive and roll it. That's why I kick myself every time I leave a putt short; "What are you doing, lagging for a point," rather than three points.
I think it's fun. And the thing is more guys are in it and anything can happen tomorrow. Somebody can get really hot. A couple eagles right there could win the tournament for somebody.
JACK WAGNER: 16 is playing up, too. They are putting the tee up on 16. So 16 is a little more possible eagle hole than it used to be.
Q. You and Bartkowski have both been in the hunt many, many years here, and you're going to be in the last group tomorrow, it looks like, with 51 points. Any thoughts there as far as the fact that you have not won yet? What do you think going into tomorrow?
JACK WAGNER: You know, it's a really, really tough thing to get mind over nerves on a golf course. I don't care what anybody says, I don't care what level you play at. I'm sure the PGA TOUR pros, because they do it so often, play tournament golf, but we just don't play that often.
You know, it's hard to overcome nerves sometimes and you just have to gut it out. I think the guys like Danny and Rick, and John, given his experience on the football field, guys like that, they have been there a lot more times. But you just have to overcome it. I've got nobody to blame but myself any don't win tomorrow or play well. So you've just got to grind it out.
Q. A couple key par saves on the back side there?
JACK WAGNER: Yeah, I was in the woods a lot. I don't know why, I chipped out a few holes in a row there.
Q. Great saves.
JACK WAGNER: Thanks. (Laughing.)
Q. On 16, were you looking left?
JACK WAGNER: Yeah, I was looking left, like the mental nutcase I can be out there sometimes. You always look for some kind of hole on a par 5, you just can't -- because John and Brett hit great drives, and they are both up by the hole and you just feel like you're really wasting. But you just have to play smart and trust your game a little bit.
Q. Did you guys switch out any clubs knowing the format change? Did you add an extra wood in the bag?
JOHN ELWAY: You know, to me, you have to be more aggressive, but to me, I've actually hit more 3-woods this year than I have ever. So all I want to do, I just want to be in the fairway. 9 is really the longest hole that we'll play. Other than that, if you're in the fairway, you just want to knock it on the green and give yourself a chance to roll in for birdie.
Off the tee, I've actually been less aggressive, but then on your second shots, trying to be more aggressive.
Q. Was your tournament last week?
JOHN ELWAY: No. We moved it back to September.
Q. Last year you were talking about maybe considering Stableford system for that.
JOHN ELWAY: I think I'm going to do it this year.
JACK WAGNER: I think it's a great example. Our group is a great example, we've never made that many birdies before. We must have had 20-some birdies today. We had nearly 18 or 20 birdies and I think that's a great example of how you just loosen your stroke up a little, because we just don't play that much tournament golf to be good enough to, you know, stroke it to the hole. So I think that's a good example of how this is a good format for this tour.
Q. Not a lot of points on the par 5s.
JOHN ELWAY: I've yet to birdie a par 5.
JACK WAGNER: Really?
JOHN ELWAY: Yeah.
JACK WAGNER: (Laughs).
JOHN ELWAY: I lipped out on 3 and 4, I had probably an 8-footer on 3 that I lipped out. 16, I was in the bunker pin-high and made a bad bunker shot and left the putt short.
18 I battle with every time I play it. I tried to get smart and hit 3-wood there. So I finally hit a shot into the green and hit 5-iron to the beach. So, I don't know. That's what happens when you're a mental midget.
JACK WAGNER: I'm going to caddie for John next year. We're going to switch years.
Q. Conceivable somebody could go 80 tomorrow, 80 points?
JACK WAGNER: Oh, yeah. Absolutely. No question.
Q. You're seven back, do you think you're going to have to be a little more aggressive or are you thinking play your game?
JOHN ELWAY: Make some putts. I'm just going to try to hit the greens and roll some putts in. I'm not going to get any more aggressive off the tee. I'm just to go to try hit it the fairway, on the green and roll it in. If you do that, you get on a little bit of a roll like each one of us did today, you have a chance to make some points.
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