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October 24, 2012

Webb Simpson


69-65 Total 134. (-8)

JULIUS MASON:  Webb Simpson with quite a day today, 65.  I think you have to be pleased with that.  Did you just kind of run out of holes to catch Pádraig?
WEBB SIMPSON:  It's hard to say.  He's playing well and he made the putts you've got to make.
I think the turning point for us was kind of the 10 through 13 stretch.¬† I had some good looks and played them even, and he played them 3‑under.¬† He played great.¬† Made a big putt on 16.
But I'm really encouraged with how I played today.  Wish I could have probably had that shot back on 18, the iron shot.  I just came out of it.  But overall, good day, and you know, it's been a great week.
JULIUS MASON:  Can you talk about weather conditions today versus yesterday?
WEBB SIMPSON:  Yeah, I can't believe the weather.  I didn't bring an umbrella and I guess I knew what I was doing.
Today, it just blew a little less and in a little different direction.  I think today played a little easier but pins were a little tougher today so maybe it evened out.

Q.¬† We heard you remark on the closed‑circuit feed on 11 and 12, both putts, a foot from the hole looked like they were in and both missed.¬† Talk about both of those.
WEBB SIMPSON:¬† The greens were really good, really true.¬† They were just, you know, I usually have about one putt like that every three tournaments.¬† I had two putts I hit in a row that were a foot out; the ball is in the middle and you think it's going to stay straight.¬† Kind of gut‑wrenching those two holes, to have those looks and thinking I'm making birdie.
But I didn't second‑guess my reads and we kept doing what we were doing.¬† Only bad putt I hit all day was 15.¬† I didn't get set over it and pulled it.¬† Overall, putted pretty well today.

Q.  The shot at 18, what did you have left in and what did you hit?
WEBB SIMPSON:¬† 18, we had 162.¬† We thought it played about 170.¬† I hit a 7‑iron and just kind of came out of it.
My weakness this year has been when I'm in between clubs and I try to smooth one, my body kind of shuts down, doesn't work as well and that's what happened.
So it's just an eye‑opener that I've got a lot of work to do in the off‑season, because you're going to have four or five shots a round where I'm in‑between clubs.¬† So I learned from it.¬† I wish I could have putt a little more pressure on P√°draig, but he'd probably have 2‑putted if he had to.

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