But one of the things that we were talking about driving in this morning was the USGA does a great job in two aspects: Number one, they always find a great golf course for us to play, NCR, Belle Rive, Shinnecock, Winged Foot, Prairie Dunes next year, those are fantastic golf courses, number one. But number two, they go to communities that really love their golf. You think about 1969 here was the last time they had the men the men had a major championship here, so we're going back to an area that really is rolling up the red carpet. So we have a chance to read the media guide and also read the information that the committee provides with all the hot spots and all the fun places to go.
I don't take my golf home with me. If I shoot an 83 or a 63, I get done, I enjoy it or I kick my bag or whatever with the 83, but when I'm done I pretty much leave it there.
One thing that's important to know, and this is how I believe, what I shoot is my score. What I shoot isn't me. And unfortunately somebody said a lot of guys don't look like they enjoy their golf. I think too many guys identify with their score. They shoot a 63 they're awesome, they're a great guy; if they shoot an 80, they're a bum. That isn't true.
Q. I was just noticing that there were several players who chose not to go to the Senior British last week. What's your take on back to back majors?
PETER JACOBSEN: Well, it's obviously tough. I went because I love playing links golf. It's a major championship. You can't win it unless you enter it. I felt an obligation because I was the Senior Open champ and also the senior players champion, as well, so I felt an obligation to go.
Links golf and that golf over there has always baffled me, and that's why I have such great respect for Tom Watson and what he's done over there. It's so difficult to play. You're dealing with wind, you're dealing with rain, you're dealing with cold, you're dealing with firm fairways, odd angles off the tee. It's really a mind game. It's a mind game. It's a real mind game. It's tough. But I will continue to go to the Senior British because it's a major championship, and as long as I'm exempt, I like to go because I said, unless you're in it, you can't win it.
But back to back majors is really tough. It makes it all that much more satisfying.
RAND JERRIS: Peter, thanks very much for your time. We wish you luck this week.
PETER JACOBSEN: Thank you.
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