Q. What would it mean to defend this title?
ERNIE ELS: It would mean a lot. You just want to keep going. I'm trying to improve as a player and my golf, I just want to get better. I want to take every day as it comes, and as I said to you guys before, every tournament as it comes. I like the golf course, I like this tournament and it will mean a lot. Obviously if you win, that's what we're here for.
Q. Especially in the climate of being unsure about coming.
ERNIE ELS: Where are you going with this? (Laughter.)
As I say, I'm just playing. I was fresh coming in here and I just felt that my swing was good, so there's no reason why I shouldn't play when I want to play.
Q. Have you given thought to the fact that after both your wins here you've won a major?
ERNIE ELS: Well, no. Obviously you guys have got all of the stats and you guys go through all of the stats. That is a new one. I haven't thought about that.
Already, even if I don't win tomorrow, I felt like I've got a good chance of winning a major this year. I'm just going to keep getting better. I'm going to play as well as I can tomorrow, and if it works out, great. I just want to give it my best shot. That's what I want to do at all of the major, also. I just want to try to keep improving, until the first one comes, anyway.
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