Q. What was your turnaround?
BILLY ANDRADE: My turnaround? All I had to do was play two holes. I was probably going to the bathroom after two holes and then coming out fired up knowing that I didn't have to go to the bathroom anymore.
No, you just knew what to expect. You knew sort of the direction the wind was blowing; it was hard. You just go out and have a chance to make as many as you can. I was fairly in control today which was nice.
Q. 17 is always the hardest hole on the entire Tour, it seems like. Today, in these conditions -- talk about how hard it was like.
BILLY ANDRADE: This morning, it was a driver and a 3-iron to the back pin. This afternoon, it was a driver and a 5. You kind of like to not have to hit a driver off of that tee. It's really nice to hit a 3 and just get it in play and hit 7-iron in with no wind. There's no bail-out. You have to hit a very good drive. If you bail out to the right you have got to chip it back, because you are not going to have a chance to go for the green. Obviously, you can't go left. It's playing, I think as hard as I have ever seen it play.
Q. When the wind blows towards the water the way it is today, how does that change your thinking?
BILLY ANDRADE: When the wind is blowing here at all it changes your thinking that you better buckle up and hit a lot of solid shots because if you don't hit solid shots in this kind of wind, you really look like a fool.
Q. Is that what this championship is about, this is what you guys want?
BILLY ANDRADE: Absolutely. I think like the majors. This is like a major. If you hit it off-line, you are penalized for it. If you hit some solid shots, you have a chance to make some birdies. And I like the fact that 2-under is looking pretty good where at the halfway point versus 15- or 16-under leading the tournament. I think that when you are playing for this amount of prestige, I think it should play as hard as it possibly can. I like it like this.
Q. Is there something to be said because -- that you have to concentrate on every shot?
BILLY ANDRADE: Yes.
Q. Does one bad swing mean you could make triple?
BILLY ANDRADE: You can. That's what -- every shot you have to be ready to play. If you are not, like you said, you can make a big number and, obviously, that's what we're all trying not to do.
BILLY ANDRADE: I love anything going towards where I grew up in Rhode Island, so I am excited about going there. That place is -- Long Island really is sort of like Rhode Island. I think at one time it was probably all the same. The terrain at Shinnecock was a lot like what I grew up on, so I don't think -- I would think Bethpage would be kind of the same thing, so I heard it is awesome. I am looking forward to going there.
Q. Did you get a chance to play it before?
BILLY ANDRADE: I will definitely play it once before the week of the tournament.
BILLY ANDRADE: I am not going to play Kemper this year.
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