Q. Billy, was there anything in particular that kick-started there, you know, what are you doing better?
BILLY ANDRADE: I'm swinging at it much better. After my 77 start in Reno, that was kind of it. I had enough and talked to my teacher on the phone. It was just way, way too inside, I was hitting way too many hooks at all the wrong times. Usually the golf ball doesn't lie, you can see some bad shots and under the gun you don't want to continue hitting bad shots. I was fighting my swing all summer long and playing some horrible golf. In Reno, after that 77, I spent a lot of time on the range, talked to him on the phone a lot, and I think that I got something going. And usually that's my track record when I get something and I feel good about it, I can go with it and right now I'm feeling pretty confident with what I'm doing and I'm going with it.
Q. Who is your swing coach?
BILLY ANDRADE: Billy Harmon, Butch's brother.
Q. A guy, mid-career player who has had a certain amount of success, this year you missed the cut in all of the majors?
BILLY ANDRADE: That's for bringing it up (laughter).
Q. You are fighting back, you are rebounding....
BILLY ANDRADE: That's what golf is all about. I tried in all of those four majors, I played like shit, but I tried. Last year I, you know, had a chance to win the British Open and finished 6th at the PGA, so from one year I went from the penthouse to the outhouse. You can't fake it in majors. Going into the Masters I was playing pretty well and I just putted horribly. Going into the U.S. Open I was not playing very well. You can't fake it at Bethpage Black, I'm sorry. And you go to the PGA and the British, and you know the way the golf courses are set up today, you have to be totally on or you are going look like an idiot. Like I said, I was fighting my swing in the summer. I'm not going to quit. I'm going to continue to battle and I battled my whole career. I think that's what this sport is all about. You're going to go through your lull times and go through your times when you are feeling good about yourself, and a lot of times you ain't. And you've got to find a way to get it back and that's what this game is all about is fighting. I don't know, I'm a classic fighter, I guess.
Q. Did you come too close to any bogeys in your round today?
BILLY ANDRADE: You know, not really. Well, actually, the first hole I drove it beautifully down the left side to a major divot. I tried to chip out a 7-iron and it missed the green left and went down the hill almost on to the second tee and I had one of the -- it's definitely in my top-10 up and downs of all times. I bumped and ran a 7-iron up the hill five feet and made par. I would say the first hole of the day was the one hole where I, you know, it kind of jump-started me. I could have made double as easy as making par. It was kind of unfortunate that I drove it in the fairway and I had a horrible lie and then I was in a horrible situation and I bailed myself out. So other than that, it was pretty -- it was pretty solid.
BILLY ANDRADE: Thank you.
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