Q. On the front nine, especially, you hit an awful lot of shots close, but didn't make too many putts.
RETIEF GOOSEN: The greens are tricky. I think I tend to under read all of them. Most of my putts I missed today, I missed on the low side. I allowed for more break and missed on the high side. The greens aren't easy. If you're just on the wrong side of the flag, you have to play for a lot of break. The greens are quite slopey in some places. It's not easy, some of the putts.
Q. Could you give us your birdies and how far?
RETIEF GOOSEN: Yeah. On the second hole I hit driver and a 4-iron probably to about 12 feet, missed that.
The third hole I hit 3-wood, 7-iron to about ten feet.
No. 10, I hit 2-iron, wedge, to about 20 feet and made a good putt there.
And driver, 4-iron just short on No. 11, chipped down to about six feet.
And that was it, unfortunately.
GORDON SIMPSON: You missed the fairway at the last.
RETIEF GOOSEN: I hit a good driver on the last, yeah, but just two yards more right and it was perfect. But I knew where the flag was. It's not easy to get close on your second shot, anyway, so I wasn't too disappointed about it. I knew I would probably get my third shot close, and have a good sand iron in from about a hundred yards. And unfortunately I missed the putt.
Q. You don't look like someone who would ever have a bad round, and yet at the U.S. Open and PGA you had a big number. What happened in those rounds?
RETIEF GOOSEN: Last week, obviously, it wasn't easy in the third round. I just really wasn't swinging it as well as I would have liked to and missed a lot of shots on the wrong side and that really cost me. So once you start losing momentum on courses like this, it's not easy to come back.
You have to get the momentum going early on in the round to give yourself a good chance for a good round.
GORDON SIMPSON: Well done, Retief. Thank you very much.
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