NICLAS FASTH: The course is -- the greens are receptive. I think at the moment, only the wind is keeping us from really shooting low scores. I may be playing well now so it feels easier than it really is. The way the course has been playing these two days, the course setup and everything is not too difficult, so the scoring should be low. The wind can change that, of course, but the wind has been fairly tough these two days, and especially yesterday. Still the scoring is low.
I don't know how it was yesterday morning; that's when all the low scoring was. So maybe it was somewhat easier; I don't know.
Q. Have you set any targets for this year?
NICLAS FASTH: Yes, of course. Do you want to know them?
NICLAS FASTH: One target that I really -- or goal that I really could tell you about is I really felt that I've developed as a player the last few years, but I haven't won anything big which is disappointing. So one of my main goals this year is to win a reasonably big event, here, or in America. I really feel I have to win a fairly big event to prove myself, not only to others, but to myself and feel that -- I need that to take the next step in my career.
Q. And this would fit that profile?
NICLAS FASTH: It would, for anybody, I think.
Q. And obviously, after the second place, you'll be looking at the majors, as well?
NICLAS FASTH: Yeah, I know the game; I don't back off if I get a chance. They don't come easy. To win, you usually have to do a lot more than finishing second. Fair enough, but I know I can do it. When I get a chance, I'll go after it. I really did that last week. Two shots behind was not what I was hoping for after that good start, but I'll give it another go this week. I'll expect obviously some more guys to shoot low today. I'm probably not going to be in the lead but I'll be there with a chance for the weekend.
Q. The thing that the other players say about you is that your mind is very strong. Do you agree with that?
NICLAS FASTH: Yes.
Q. Why? How do you make your mind so strong?
NICLAS FASTH: Well, I worked at it since the age of 15 maybe. There are a lot of small skills involved, self-control. But I guess you could call it self-control in different ways. But there's a lot that you can do. As you see out on the Tour now, there's a lot of psychologists around and coaches and everything. In Sweden we started doing this 15, 20 years ago. I was one of the guys who was interested and so I've worked a lot at it. It's a not hard work; it's just a matter of acquiring the skills and using them and getting used to that.
Q. Are you working with anybody we would know?
NICLAS FASTH: Not right now.
Q. You don't work with anybody?
NICLAS FASTH: I could say probably but nobody you would know. It's a professor back in Sweden, I see him about twice a year. I do most of the work myself right now. But I get support. One guy who has supported me -- obviously my coach -- but also the Swedish coach for the Swedish team; he's out in some tournaments and I see him once in awhile. His name is Peter Matsen.
Q. Was Pia Nillson involved in that program?
NICLAS FASTH: Yeah, probably. Not when I was in it. She was the head of it but we never saw her, the guys never did.
RODDY WILLIAMS: Thank you.
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