Q. Were you driving the ball real well today other than 18?
GEOFF OGILVY: Yeah, I drove it good. I mean, I thought I got a bit stiff on the two par 5s, 7 and 15. 7 I hit a perfect drive, had 3-iron yardage into the wind and hit it over the back from an awful lie, didn't get up and down, straight over the pin.
And then 15 I hit a 3-iron over the pin farther than I can hit a 2-iron. I was in the fairway most of the day. I think I missed three maybe.
Q. That's pretty amazing, 66 and pars on those two holes.
GEOFF OGILVY: Yeah, it could have been anything. I mean, I played decent. Really, hindsight, give me a 4-iron into both of them, I could have had a couple shots better. It could have been anything, but that's the way it goes. If there weren't any if-onlys I'd shoot 15 under every day.
Q. Geoff, do you feel like you're overdue for a victory or is that something you try not to think about?
GEOFF OGILVY: I don't think about the win, I just feel like I'm overdue to play decent for more than one week in a row. I know if I -- when I'm in contention I haven't really done anything wrong any of the time, it's just things haven't gone my way. I just want to be there more often because I know I get the job some on Sundays, and the more you're there the better you'll get in that situation. I mean, a victory would be nice. It would make me sleep easier and I wouldn't worry as much, but really I just want to get my golf to the point where I can sort of get in this position most weeks because this is why we play. This is the most fun you can have when you're in contention, so that's the real goal is to get my golf to a stage where this is -- eight or nine times a year in this sort of shape.
Q. Why do you think you have been so inconsistent?
GEOFF OGILVY: I worked too hard on my golf swing when I probably really didn't need to, and that gets me thinking the wrong things on the golf course and that gets me off line off the tee quite often. Out here where the rough is you've got to be on the fairway because I putt okay and my irons are pretty good, it's just my driver is not very good. I think I've been working on my golf swing too much close to tournaments. I should really just concentrate on playing the game more than swinging the club.
Q. Does playing well on Saturday make it easier to get ready for Sunday or more difficult?
GEOFF OGILVY: Oh, easier, definitely. I mean, if you scrap around and just get the job done by only a few putts and getting up and down and saving it all day, then you don't know if you're going to be able to play good tomorrow. It's hard. You don't really feel that good. I mean, I'm playing close to as good as I have all year, I guess, pretty much. It doesn't feel that good but the ball keeps going straight, so it must be good. I'm putting pretty good. I'm not holing everything but I'm holing the ones I should.
It's much nicer to come off a decent round. It's hard to come off a really low one, come off a nine or a ten under, that's hard. I don't know why but it seems to be hard because putts don't go in the next day, but coming off of four or five under, that's ideal, I think.
Q. What brought you here this year? You said this is the first time you've played here. How come this time and not previous times?
GEOFF OGILVY: Well, there was only one previous time and last year was my first time out here. I guess it didn't fit. I can't really remember why I didn't play. Same day, probably -- I must have played the few weeks before it. I don't know, I live over in Phoenix, so this is a long trip to go Phoenix here and then Vegas and Disney. It's a lot of flying, so maybe that's why. No particular reason really.
Q. As a young pro you probably play a lot of these tour courses for the first time. Is it hard to convince yourself even though you don't know the layout and the property and the nuances that you can still play well and still win here?
GEOFF OGILVY: You don't really think about it. Some places take learning, but the pretty obvious ones, Colonial and Memorial and Sawgrass, they take some learning, and it's going to be a few years of playing tournaments there to get any good.
I don't mean to sell Kingsmill short, but most golf courses on this tour are pretty similar really, in the setup anyway. The sand is pretty similar, the rough is generally similar, the greens are all the same speed. It's really just the same yardage in a different state, not because of the course but the way they set it up.
Q. I know what you're talking about.
GEOFF OGILVY: They set the greens up with similar firmness most weeks. Out here there's some holes you really have to know where it would help to have a lot of experience, but most courses we play are pretty much a 450-yard par 4.
Q. See the fairway, see the green, make the putt?
GEOFF OGILVY: Yeah. Some courses take some learning, but worldwide not many the way golf is going down. It's longer, bigger, deeper rough, bigger greens it seems like.
Q. Just to get back to the club you mangled, did it bend at the hosel or did it bend in the shaft?
GEOFF OGILVY: I bent in the hosel but I think it's the shaft. I didn't really study it, but I think they're probably both bent to be honest with you. I think the shaft is bent in the hosel or right down at the bottom because usually if you hit a root -- I've never hit a rock before, but I guess the weakest point is just where the shaft is coming out. I'm not a physician, but that's --
GEOFF OGILVY: Physics major, whatever, but I guess that's its weakest point. The shaft bends but I believe the head is probably bent, too. Unless you can find a machine I'll be in trouble.
Q. What kind of wedge is it?
GEOFF OGILVY: It's a Titleist.
JOAN v.T. ALEXANDER: Thank you, Geoff, for joining us.
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