Q. You're going to play McCarron next. Talk about that.
PAUL AZINGER: Well, I've been encouraging Scotty a little bit this week. Yeah, it's going to stop. It's stopping, right. (Laughs).
But I like him and we're good buds. But it's down to the nitty-gritty now and we are both going to grind it out and play hard.
Q. How much does this mean to you?
PAUL AZINGER: Well, I'm more excited about how I'm hitting it for the first time for so long. I hate to complain -- I've made 21 straight cuts or something, and I've really only missed a couple of cuts since September of '99.
But I can be perfectly honest with you, I haven't really hit it solid just a few times. I've hit it okay, but this is like a different level for me of ball-striking than it has been for a long time, and so I'm really excited about that. I hope this is something that lasts and I'm glad that it's allowing me to advance this week.
I've been lucky, a couple of times I might have played the right guy when I didn't make a lot of birdies and didn't get beat.
But my ball-striking has improved so much that I'm just as encouraged about that as I am about making it this far.
Q. The body language on 15 over that putt, did you think it was --?
PAUL AZINGER: Thanks. My read was straight. The first inkling walking up was it would go to the right, but when I started studying the putt, I thought "This putt is straight." And my caddy, he said it was going to go right. I said, well, you know, I think he's wrong. I think it's straight. As soon as I hit it, is it started to break a little bit to the right, but it went back to the left, so actually I was probably more right than he was.
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