Q. How tough is it putting away a guy that you're really close with?
JUSTIN LEONARD: It's tough when he's kind of had my number. You know, certainly at the PGA, he played a great round on Sunday. But it seemed like if we're paired together Thursday and Friday, Davis plays really well. Since he won Pebble Beach, he's got some momentum going and, you know, it is, it's fun to play against him but it's pretty daunting, especially when it's a driver in the front bunker on No. 1.
I'm thinking, well, length is not a big advantage on this golf course and then walking up the green I go to Chris: "Chris, I think length is an advantage on this course."
It's fun but it's hard. Because he's a friend, does that make it easier or tougher, probably a little bit tougher. But at the same tie, you know, he's done it to me, so I don't feel too bad.
Q. Does he still owe you one?
JUSTIN LEONARD: Yeah, he's always going to owe me one.
Q. On the chip on 16, from that lie, how many other things could have happened from that lie, how difficult was it and when are were you thinking just get it up-and-down and get out or get it close?
JUSTIN LEONARD: I was trying to leave myself with a decent putt up the hill and I did.
But it's hard to know how the ball is going to come out because there was some pine needles behind it and what looked like sand underneath it, but you never know, it could have been rocks. So it was one of those where I felt like I was probably playing a percentage shot and trying to blast it and fortunate to make a nice putt there.
Q. You talked about yesterday just for Davis, it's a good time of the year for him to be playing good. How do you feel with that going forward as far as PLAYERS and Augusta as far as changing your swing and now with the win where you are with your game?
JUSTIN LEONARD: I'm excited. You know, last week, I didn't play well in L.A. and then I didn't play well at The Match Play tournament. So Amanda and I got home to Dallas on Friday and I took four days off and then Tuesday, I was at the golf course, which is probably the earliest I have ever started practicing on a week off. I worked my tail off for six days, and that's something that I haven't been doing because I've been playing pretty well. But when you're hitting it kind of lousy -- and worked with Butch a little bit at The Match Play and had some things to get comfortable with, I knew it would take a long week of work.
So came here, with a little bit of confidence because I felt like I was hitting it better and getting more used to a couple subtle things that I had gotten away from. And so, you know, it's nice to be playing well this time of year and looking forward to a week off and then getting ready for THE PLAYERS and then Augusta.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Justin, congratulations.
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