Q. Does the fact that you did could come in with not a lot of fanfare, sort of low-key, does that tend to maybe make it a little easier to avoid -- if you don't play well, they are going to say, well, Ernie and Retief weren't here; does that make the pressure a little less, the fact that you guys are not expected to play well?
TIM CLARK: Not really. For us, this is just another golf tournament. We played 30 a year. The other hoopla around it really makes no difference. We are here to play our own game and play as well as we can. Obviously if we are playing well we are going to compete.
We looked at the teams and felt we had a very good chance. But, no, certainly no added pressure. Really, it is another golf tournament, and it's kind of easier having a partner. It takes a lot of the pressure off. Obviously you're working together and your mistakes aren't quite as magnified, especially in the better-ball format. It really makes it a little bit easier for us.
RORY SABBATINI: I know Timmy and I both have our own expectations of the game, so it's not like we are coming in here going, well, we are second best. We are coming in here and we have our expectations of how we can play and we both know that on any given day, we can beat anybody in the world. It's basically up to us to push ourselves.
RODDY WILLIAMS: You said you've played together since you were eight years old. Have you won together, team matches or anything? What's the biggest thing you've won?
TIM CLARK: I long time ago we played a 36-hole foursomes event back in South Africa, like an estate, provincial thing we won. I think that was the only time we played a tournament otherwise it was always sort of match-play format, representing South Africa or whatever.
On this course, we worked it out where he would hit the tee shots on the longer holes and that pretty much eliminates the bunkers with his length. I have got the par 3s and it's really worked out perfectly. I think had I played on my own today, I certainly would not have shot that score. I'm hitting wedges into the hole. So it's made it a lot easier for us. I think our combination works perfectly on this course.
RODDY WILLIAMS: What state was it you were playing for?
TIM CLARK: Natal.
Q. What is your plan for tomorrow, are you going to be aggressive and go for the pins or will you be conservative? Save it for Sunday?
TIM CLARK: Tomorrow I think you definitely have to be aggressive. The better ball format, you've got to shoot 10-under or else you're going to go backwards. It also allows you to play aggressively. More so today that you have to be a little more cautious.
But today the flags were easy, so you could go right at them. Tomorrow the pins will be a little harder. But with two shots at each hole you will be able to be a little more aggressive. We certainly won't be holing back tomorrow.
RORY SABBATINI: We both played very aggressively yesterday and today, and I'm sure we'll probably just continue it on tomorrow.
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