Q. Did you know when you are putting well on the front 9 that it's looking good, or are you not that kind of optimist?
RETIEF GOOSEN: Well, I felt good after the first 9. I hit a really good tee shot on No. 10 and hit a 9-iron in there to about 15 feet and lipped out. I felt pretty solid about my game. I kept playing away trying to get a good score out there. There is still a long way to go. It was disappointing with a bogey on 18, but I was real happy with the round.
Q. You said at the beginning you putted well today, you made a lot of putts is what you said, aside from the 6 birdies, was there anything about your putting that you like, the fact that you were reading well or what?
RETIEF GOOSEN: The greens are so good, if you hit it on the right line, it's in. I changed my putter this week I went back to my old YES putter that I won the U.S. Open with a couple of years ago. I thought maybe I should bring some old blood back into the game and see if can I get something going.
Q. What were you putting with?
RETIEF GOOSEN: I used a TaylorMade putter the last couple of weeks. I putted pretty well with it at the Deustche Bank but last week struggled again so I decided for something new this week.
Q. When was the last time that you used that YES putter?
RETIEF GOOSEN: It's been a while. I would say it's probably nine months.
Q. Will it make the bag for The Open?
RETIEF GOOSEN: Well if I keep playing like this, yes.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Retief, thank you.
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