Q. When you first came out, you had a pedigree. People expected big things from you. Are you happy with the way your career has gone? Do you feel there's some majors, Ryder Cup team, Presidents Cup team?
BILLY ANDRADE: I haven't had a run. All great players have their runs where they play for two years where it's just, you know, the hole is wide open, you hardly ever make a mistake, you play great golf. I haven't had that run yet.
I've played some good golf in spots. I've been very inconsistent overall. I truly believe that if I can get my driving down, get my swing down where I don't hit it all over the place... If you drive it bad out here, you've got a slim chance of doing well.
I've been a notoriously poor driver for my whole career. Until I can fix that problem, which I think I'm doing a better job of it, then maybe I can get on one of those rolls.
As far as being happy, I wake up happy. It doesn't matter if I miss the cut this week or if I win the tournament, I feel that I'm the same person when I play great or if I don't. Results in golf aren't going to make me in my skin feel better about myself. I don't know. I would have loved to have won the Masters five times and the US Open a few times, accumulated much more money, titles than I have so far in my career. But, you know, what, I play golf for a living. It's a pretty damn good living. I got no complaints. Opportunity to play, people I've met, my wife still loves me, I got a couple great kids that are healthy. I got nothing to complain about.
I look at it that way. Golf, you know, what, it's secondary. If I do well, it's great. If I don't, my kids don't really care, my wife doesn't really care, it's not that big a deal to me.
Obviously I'm competitive. I hate to lose. I love to play well, love to be in this situation. I'm going to do the best I can. Win, lose or draw, when I leave this place, doesn't really matter if I win or not as far as how I'm going to be perceived in my family and in my own self. I don't know. If that answers your question.
BILLY ANDRADE: I haven't played with him in a while. He's great. I love him. He's a good old country boy from North Carolina. I went to college in North Carolina. I went to college with guys just like him.
BILLY ANDRADE: I can talk any way you want me to talk. I can say "Eh," "about" (with a Canadian accent) as well as I can say "Dunkin Donuts" (with a New York accent). He's a breath of fresh air. I'm looking forward to playing with him. He is a piece of work.
MODERATOR: Thank you.
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