Q. One thing though too I noticed when I was following you around today, your tee shots seemed like you were really blasting it down the fairways. Has that always been a plus for you? Have you been working on it a lot here recently?
RORY SABBATINI: When I first got out on TOUR and college I was always a person that basically hit the ball as hard as I could. And I had a pretty good power game out there. And over the years I've done a swing change with Dean Reinmuth and going through that and progressively changing my swing to try and make it more consistent I lost a lot of that power. And basically over the last year we have been trying to gear that back up. And then switching to Nike and using their driver and their fairway woods, and then also using the new ball, it just, that alone produced a lot of, a lot more yardage out there for me. But the thing I'm happy with is the fact that I found something that's consistently straight for me and consistently gives me the distance I want.
Q. Will you go into the final round thinking of shooting a particular number or will you just go out and try and play the best golf you can and whatever happens, happens?
RORY SABBATINI: I'm probably just going to do what I do every day when I go out to the golf course. Just go out there and get loosened up and ready to go. And then once you get out there you don't really go out there looking for any particular number. You kind of go into it with the mind frame of, let's go do a few warm-up laps here, make a few pars in a row, a few good shots, a few good swings. And then the thing that Tiger has become so good at, is he's very much in the mind frame that he can do that and he knows that at any given point in a round he's going to have a session where just everything is going to fall into place. And he just goes gray crazy out there and starts making birdies and eagles. And basically you have to be patient enough to just let that happen. And if you go out there trying to force a number, and things don't get off to the right start, you just put added pressure on yourself.
Q. What did you shoot the day you were chasing down Tiger in the NCAA's?
RORY SABBATINI: I shot 75. And I will note that was the last time Tiger ever shot a 80.
Q. Because of how your season has been so far I think you made a little over $200,000 this year, is that correct, about?
RORY SABBATINI: Yeah.
Q. Are you going to be spending more time, because of how far you are behind Kenny Perry, looking at Kenny Perry and trying to catch him or are you going to be spending more time looking at the leaderboard and seeing where the guys just behind you are?
RORY SABBATINI: I'm unfortunately a person that is a competitor. And I don't like to lose any time, in anything I do. I'm going to go out there tomorrow and I'm going to go out there and try and play as well as I can and who know, maybe catch him. Maybe a miracle will happen and I'll go out and shoot 50. Which I don't see happening on this course, but anything is possible out there. This is a course that you make one little mistake and suddenly it can lead into a big snowball affect. I don't see Kenny doing that, but if it did happen, you got to make sure you also are in a position to go and do that. And if you start focusing on where you are and start focusing on the dollar signs and things like that, you're out there for the wrong reason.
Q. Were there any particular putts right before you birdied nine were there any putts there from like 6 to 8 where you're sitting going, oh, geez, I should have got that one. That was a birdie putt easily I should have made it?
RORY SABBATINI: Well I had a couple opportunities in the round to make putts. I was putting nicely. I was hitting good putts and I just misread one or two and just putts didn't fall in. But that's going to happen. And I'll just try to be patient out there. And when I got to nine and had that putt it was a putt that I looked at and there was no hiding the line. So I knew the line. I just had to get up and execute it. I built up enough confidence in my putter during the round to know that I could hit the putt solidly.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: We'll go over your scorecard. Start out with an eagle on number one.
RORY SABBATINI: Hit driver off the tee, first cut of left rough. Hit a 4-iron to about 12 feet on the fringe left of the flag and made the putt.
Number 9, I hit 3-wood off the tee, then hit a 9-iron to about 12 feet.
14, hit 3-wood off the tee, and then hit a 7-iron to about 15 feet.
Bogey on 15, hit 5-wood off the tee, hit a wedge left into the like and chipped it up and made the putt.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Any more questions? Rory Sabbatini, thank you. Good luck tomorrow.
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