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May 30, 2004

Ernie Els


ERNIE ELS: I actually thought I played a much better front nine today, and the bogey on 9 killed me. I was coming out of the right rough and missed it in the wrong spot. I missed it short of the green to the right and I didn't get it up and down. That really killed me.

I had some birdie putts on 6, 7 and 8 that I missed, but I obviously needed everything to get to 16 under and I don't think 16 under is going to be enough. I was just too far behind.

You know, at least I played a little bit better. I think I know what I've got to work on the next couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to that. But I had a good time. Obviously, the best round I ever had was that first round. After that, it's been disappointing, but such is life. To go 5 under for three rounds is just not good enough.

Q. Would you have thought that Scott Drummond

ERNIE ELS: No. And it's nothing against him, no disrespect. I think it will be one hell of a story, wouldn't it.

Q. He's higher in the rankings than Ben Curtis, 475th?

ERNIE ELS: Where was Ben?

Q. 396th.

ERNIE ELS: There you go. Well, he's playing good. I tell you, 17 under, it hasn't been all that easy today, with the weather we've had. You know, that's great playing. I don't know if he's going to hang on to it, but it would actually be a hell of a story, obviously.

Q. Can you assess the event? This is the last with the Volvo sponsor, the crowds have been record this week.

ERNIE ELS: For the last two, today with Nick behind us, it's always great support here, great crowd, great tournament.

In the past, I've played better. I got beat in the past, by Monty the one year, when he hit the putt on 18 from 18 feet, I thought I had a chance there. This week, I wasn't the last three rounds, it wasn't quite there.

Q. Schedule?

ERNIE ELS: Going to Memorial tomorrow. I'm thinking about the Buick.

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