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August 3, 2003

Briny Baird


TODD BUDNICK: We have Briny Baird after a final round of 66. He finished tied for second, also to tie his best career finish which he did at the John Deere Classic two years ago, I believe. Briny, no bogeys today, four birdies, an eagle. You played well today.

BRINY BAIRD: Definitely, I played pretty much like I played yesterday. Some people call it boring. I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, made a couple putts. Next thing I knew, I was done. It was pretty much that easy. My caddie said I only made one bogey all week. I know I didn't make a bogey the second, the third or the fourth round, so definitely solid playing for me.

Q. It's tough, you shoot 6-under 66, it looks like you still fall two, maybe three strokes behind the winner. You've really got to go low to catch a guy when he's playing that well.

BRINY BAIRD: Obviously, Jim Furyk is a great player, and any time you're spotting someone four shots, that's a lot to make up on this golf course if they play well. I could have gone out there and shot -- it was out there. I shot 6 ( -under). It was out there for 8- , 9-under. That's all I've got to say about that.

You want to talk about football? (Laughter.)

Q. You're having your best year, how do you explain that, is that just a matter of maturing as a player, getting more experienced?

BRINY BAIRD: Pure luck. Just pure luck.

Yeah, I think it's just a matter of experience, getting better. Just experience. There's no secret to it. I'm not hitting any straighter or anything like that. It's just you get a little more at ease with yourself.

TODD BUDNICK: Let's go through your round.

BRINY BAIRD: I birdied 1. Hit a really good drive and a 3-wood right to the middle of the green. Left the putt about a foot short. Tapped in for birdie.

5, I hit a good drive and a little chip 7-iron, not a real good 7-iron, to 25 feet, good putt. Knocked that in.

The eagle, hit just an okay drive and a 3-wood right to the center of the green to about maybe 25 feet. Got lucky and made that.

12, short hole. I think a lot of guys will probably be hitting driver there. Laid up all week and hit a 5-wood, sand wedge just behind the hole and brought it back to about eight feet, perfect.

15, hit a good drive on 15 and a 9-iron to about,a, another one, about 25 feet. Made that.

Q. What sort of number did you have in mind?

BRINY BAIRD: 20. I thought 20 would be a good number to be at. There's only so much that you can do when you're four shots off the lead. I thought if I got to 20, it would be a good place to be and I thought I might get into a playoff.

Q. How hard has Jim Furyk become to catch as a front runner? Seems to me he's become one of the better front runners out here.

BRINY BAIRD: Yeah, well, it's only my second, second place, so it's not like I've had that much experience trying to catch Jim Furyk.

Yeah, he's a great come-from-behind player. He's a great in-front player. He's just a great player.

Q. Your golf bag always carries a picture on it. Can you explain that?

BRINY BAIRD: Yeah, Canon is doing stuff for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Someone at Canon came up with the idea to approach me and asked me if they -- they proposed that idea to me. Obviously, like I tell anybody, anybody with a heartbeat would say yes to something like that. It was easy to say yes to and it works out great. The money that is raised especially on a week like this, I don't know how many birdies I made and a couple eagles, but it's $100 for every birdie I make and $250 for every eagle, for the entire year, is donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The number, 1-800-THE-LOST on the bag gets out to a lot of people. It's awesome.

TODD BUDNICK: Congratulations on a good finish.

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