Q. With Amanda being from here, is this at all like playing in the Nelson for you, from a home standpoint?
JUSTIN LEONARD: I wouldn't say -- I would not say yes. I would say because it's a lot of family and friends, it's special.
Growing up in Dallas and going to the Byron Nelson when I was a kid, no offense, but I had not really heard of the Honda Classic when I was six years old and begging my dad to take me out there, because obviously it's a couple thousand miles away.
It's not the same from that standpoint. It is the same from getting to see Amanda's family and friends and just going out to dinner with her aunts, uncles and cousins. She's got a huge family. Fortunately, the tournament committee took care of us on the tickets, and so I knew no matter how I played this week, I was going to have my own little gallery.
Q. Can you estimate how many tickets you needed or how many family are out here?
JUSTIN LEONARD: Probably through the week we'll get quite a few. I don't want to mention numbers, but quite a few. Couldn't fit them all in one car. (Laughter.)
Q. If it end up a tournament where the wind is not blowing and you have to shoot 25 -, maybe 30-under to win, is that okay with you? How do you feel about an event like that?
JUSTIN LEONARD: You know, I'd rather -- I enjoy tournaments more often when par is kind of at a premium.
I don't want to have to go out and have to shoot 63 every day to keep pace. That, to me is not -- that's not a whole lot of fun. It's fun to go out and make birdies, but it's very hard to do that over four days.
So, you know, I'd like to see -- hopefully the wind will pick up a little bit and the place will toughen up some.
Q. Do you think anyone else can get that magic number this week with conditions if they stay like this, would it surprise you?
JUSTIN LEONARD: I don't know. It would be hard to find four shots out there that I could have picked up.
Sure, it might be possible. But on a par-72 golf course, I don't even think about it. I'm not sure many of the other guys do, either.
Q. Was there any one hole, I know it sounds like they were pretty easy, all of them but maybe one hole that was tougher?
JUSTIN LEONARD: 18 was playing longer today because the wind, the last couple days has been out of out of east today it was more out of the south and just starting to pick up.
I hit 7-iron in there the last couple of days and today I hit a really good 4-iron.
So 18 was playing quite a bit different.
Q. By the time you went out to 1, I don't know if you checked the leaderboard before you went out, had you noticed the trend of scores going very low very quickly?
JUSTIN LEONARD: I was like the fourth or fifth group off, so I had not -- no, I didn't notice anything in particular. At that point, I had a couple short holes to start with and had a couple good shots. At the time I got around 14 or 15, I saw a couple of guys that were under 4- or 5-under par.
Q. Were you one of the guys that went over to see the Fazio course this week?
JUSTIN LEONARD: No.
JOHN BUSH: Thanks for coming by and good luck the rest of the week.
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