Q. Mate, Angela, your wife, obviously as a clinical psychologist, and she usually walks with you, what sort of help or can she give you and do you interact at all when you're playing; do you look to her and what sort of things does she tell you about your game and how to sort of, you know, score better or whatever?
ROD PAMPLING: Obviously, we don't interact while we're out there. She more or less just looks at the way I react to certain shots. If I've hit a bad shot, she'll just see how I react, just to make sure I'm keeping on top of it and not letting it get to me. We do a lot of work before the round, just to make sure I'm prepared for what to expect, if something happens. Just keeping alert if something bad or good happens, just to keep you in the zone and keep on just performing so that you can play well.
Q. Is it important for you?
ROD PAMPLING: Oh, definitely. It's a huge part of the golf game now. It's just another link, I suppose, that can get you to the top of the game, and that's an area that you need to be good at to perform out here. There's just so much pressure involved that you have to be level-headed out on the golf course, so that you can perform.
Q. After such a sensational round, anything you'd like to shore up for tomorrow on the weekend, and how are you going to spend the rest of the day?
ROD PAMPLING: Well, it's getting a little too hot out there to practice now. It's starting to warm up quite a lot.
Probably just take it easy. Just maybe go watch a movie or something this afternoon, but just generally pretty laid back. Just do a little bit of practice this afternoon. It's a long time before we play again, so there's no need to go overboard.
Q. A couple of questions about your round. You said you holed a putt on 14; you didn't say how far it was.
ROD PAMPLING: Maybe 25, 30 foot, somewhere around that range.
Q. Also, how many times were you in the deep rough?
ROD PAMPLING: Once.
Q. Which hole and what happened?
ROD PAMPLING: No. 4. It was a left-to-right tee shot and I just cut it just a little too much. I was about ten foot into the rough.
The other one was 18, but it went into the bunker.
Q. And from the rough, did you get it to the green?
ROD PAMPLING: It was a par 5, so just hacked one down to the fairway and knocked the third one on.
Q. You're coming off a significant performance at the B.C. Open. Do you feel that you gained some momentum with how you've played over the last couple of weeks, especially the B.C. Open, where I think you finished fourth?
ROD PAMPLING: Yeah, the last three tournaments I've played really well. It's just a lead-on from there. We just kept working on the game and it's just gradually getting better and better. The last three tournaments, yeah, have definitely cemented the confidence in my game.
Yeah, it's just gradually been building. I knew early in the week that I was playing well. It's just a matter of keeping the head on and just keeping it level. I knew we could play well because I had been hitting it well during the week.
Q. Back to the theft of the clubs, please. How long ago did that happen?
ROD PAMPLING: I think it was the weekend after Hilton Head, so I think that was mid-April, somewhere around there?
Q. And you said you opened the garage and everything was gone; golf clubs and bag or car and everything?
ROD PAMPLING: Oh, no. That was separate. Just the golf clubs.
Q. Last year with Rich Beem, this year Ben Curtis, from the players with less of a reputation, is there a conscious awareness that when those guys win majors that majors are out there for all of the players?
ROD PAMPLING: Oh, definitely. I think the depth on TOUR now, anyone can win every week. And it's just when you see guys like that win, it definitely gives you confidence that you can go out there and compete at the highest level.
Yeah, especially when they win, it shows that majors are not just set out for the Top-20 in the world, who are the only ones that can win it. Anyone who starts this week can win.
JULIUS MASON: Thanks very much for coming down.
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