Q. We all know how hard it is to win the first time on this tour, but there are people that say it's almost as hard to win the second time.
RORY SABBATINI: I disagree. I think it's harder the second time. For the simple reason, you know you've won, but mentally you're saying, okay, I've done this, let's go do it again. And in some sense you're putting more pressure on yourself. It's very rarely that someone is going to go out there and win their first one and then start having strings of wins. Unless your Tiger, of course. It's not a situation that every week you go out there and you can go out and win, because everybody is playing in the field every week can do that. It's a situation where the margin of talent out here is pretty much consistent throughout the field. It's not like you have your real high-end players that are so far ahead and then you have got your guys that are struggling to maintain their card and there's a huge gab. That gap between struggling to maintain your card and being successful out here is a very fine line.
Q. Maybe in that regard, does it help you're playing with a guy who is almost in the same spot you are in, in terms of your career in Europe. He won once several years ago, and hasn't won since. Does that make it easier or harder to play with a guy like that, in the same spot?
RORY SABBATINI: I don't think it makes it necessarily easier or harder. The situation being, I'm going out and playing with Nicklaus tomorrow. He's a great guy. He's a competitor, too. He's very talented and he's showing it. There's a reason he's playing on the Ryder Cup team, because he has the ability to play well. You know, the situation being, I'm going out there tomorrow, do my job, he's going to do his job, and we're going to have fun on the way.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Take us through your birdies, if you would, starting with 3.
RORY SABBATINI: 3-iron to about three feet. Made the putt.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Bogey at 7.
RORY SABBATINI: Hit driver off the tee, hit 6-iron on the green and 3-putted.
JOE CHEMYCZ: From how far?
RORY SABBATINI: 45 feet.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Birdie at 9.
RORY SABBATINI: Hit a 7-iron to about 12 feet, made the putt.
JOE CHEMYCZ: 12.
RORY SABBATINI: Hit a 3-wood off the tee. Hit a 5-iron to about 10 feet. Made the putt.
JOE CHEMYCZ: 14.
RORY SABBATINI: Hit 5-wood off the tee, hit an L-wedge to about 15 feet. Made the putt.
JOE CHEMYCZ: 16.
RORY SABBATINI: 3-wood off the tee, hit a wedge to about 3 and a half feet. Made the putt.
JOE CHEMYCZ: And then the bogey at 18.
RORY SABBATINI: That was a nice little 3-wood off the tee, 8-iron to about 35 feet, 40 feet, and 3-putted.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Thank you. Play well tomorrow.
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