Q. What did your caddy say when you made the joking comment about holeing the bunker shot at 8 and after you holed it, did anybody say anything?
LEE JANZEN: He said, these unbelievable 3 bunker shots in a row. I said well, I knew I couldn't stop it so I just aimed at the pin. He said, well, you hit it.
Q. Did Kenny say anything?
LEE JANZEN: He said great shot, after he made his putt. If he hadn't made his putt, he might not have said anything.
Q. Lee, what is your caddy's name?
LEE JANZEN: Mike Hicks.
Q. You were playing well at Atlanta and played a poor last round did you take anything from that?
LEE JANZEN: I know it was not a good story at Atlanta. I drove the ball well in Atlanta. At other tournaments I would be in position -- I played poorly on Sunday. I hadn't done anything well on Sunday. So that was positive. I drove it well. So I thought I would go out today and play well enough the last three days. It's easier said that done. It's just another day of golf. You just got to go out and play like it's just another round of golf and not worry about any of that stuff that's what I have been doing too much. Today I did less worrying and just tried to play.
Q. I know you guys always talk about just worrying about yourself and not thinking about the other guy, but as well as Kenny has played the last two weeks, were you thinking that the wheels have to start coming off this guy sooner or later before the end of the day hopefully for you?
LEE JANZEN: Well, you know, we know Tiger can sustain a roll probably better than anybody on TOUR. I have never had a chance -- I finished in the top-10 a week after winning and I know that the last time I won was Olympic and the week after I finished third, I don't remember for sure. I think I finished third at the Western. With nine holes to play I had a chance to win. I just ran out of gas. It's hard to maintain that emotional focus for that extended period of time. I wondered, could he stay that focused for the whole day? But he started out great so usually your habits are -- you carry them on. If he started off shaky, it's hard to have a great round all day. The way he started out, it just looked like he was going to play that well that day.
Q. What's he doing (Inaudible)
LEE JANZEN: Well, he has always been long. He has pretty much played right to left. I would say his ball curved less today than I'm used to seeing. I guess he usually plays a pretty good draw. I would say it drew less. Sometimes his putting is not as good as it could be. I think he putted well the last two weeks. On top of that I think that he also probably minimized his mistakes. He didn't put himself in real big trouble. So if you don't give yourself a whole lot of chances to make bogey and hit it 10, 12, 15 feet like he did last week. I don't know what he did this week. The front 9, he was very solid. He could have made a couple of more putts.
Q. Lee, since Olympic have you felt better than this going into an Open and how important is it having Mike Hicks on your bag in an Open situation?
LEE JANZEN: Each week has been good the last few weeks. The Byron Nelson was his first week with me. We improved every week. I think we are going in on a roll, which has been good. He has been to the U.S. Open plenty of times. I would say this is the best I felt about my game since '98. Every U.S. Open you get into, you try to give yourself some kind of hope that you will play well.
Q. Who has Mike been working for since Payne?
LEE JANZEN: He worked for Bob Estes for a while, Justin Leonard for a while and most recently Steve Stricker. He caddied for me a half dozen tournaments last year in the fall at the end of the year including Sharp Shootout that Bronco and I won.
Q. Two weeks like this can redefine a year, is Kenny a better player than a lot of us have known?
LEE JANZEN: Most of the time I've played with him he has played really well. I played with him earlier in the year when he shot a course record, which was 62. I seen him shoot really good scores. He plays well usually when I play with him. I don't know where he is on the money list year after year, but I think he usually has pretty good years, doesn't he? I know he likes hanging out with his kids in the fall. Maybe he will play a few more tournaments and have a higher finish. I think he plays well when he plays.
JOAN vT ALEXANDER: That's it, thank you, Lee.
LEE JANZEN: Thank you.
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