Q. What does this do for you confidence-wise as you head back to another college season?
HUNTER MAHAN: Good. I'm excited about the college season, and about how much I've learned here, and how much I showed myself on how to never quit and just look forward to the next few tournaments I play.
Q. You mentioned on TV you were not surprised so much by Ricky's short game but by how long he was.
HUNTER MAHAN: I knew Ricky was long. That was not a shock to me at all. I was surprised how straight he hit it. He hit it so straight off the tee with his driver, his irons, I mean, just everything was right down the middle and always in the fairway.
Q. You said you had to be patient after the first 18. At what point did you decide that maybe patience wasn't what was necessary, you needed to do something different? Or did you?
HUNTER MAHAN: Just playing those first few holes, I was hitting some good shots. I had a good opportunity on four, I think, to go back and miss that and I was frustrated there. On five, I missed another putt. And six, I missed another putt. And after those holes I really wanted make those and I just couldn't get it in. And that was definitely frustrating. And after that I was like, I'm going to need some help here because I'm just not playing solid. And he just never gave it to me. And on the back nine I was just, he gave me a break on 10. I knew I had to just ride the momentum and just keep it going.
Q. What did you have at 16 this morning? This morning when you hit it in the water? What club?
HUNTER MAHAN: I was trying to hit a wedge out of the water there. I mean out of the rough.
Q. And then from the ball drop?
HUNTER MAHAN: I think I hit another wedge.
Q. When does school start for you?
HUNTER MAHAN: I'm a week into school actually. So that's not good. Oh, well.
Q. Will you get tested on this week?
HUNTER MAHAN: Yeah, by my coach, I'm sure.
Q. Were those about 25 foot putts you had. You lipped out one?
HUNTER MAHAN: Yeah.
Q. And then you made one on the next. They were both about 25 feet?
HUNTER MAHAN: Yeah, they were both about 20, 25 feet.
KEN KLAVON: It was really a tale of two putters as your putting game came around later. What was going through your head? Were you more frustrated that you didn't hole some more putts.
HUNTER MAHAN: No, after I made that short par putt on 10, I think I got some of my confidence back where I got some feel back in my hands and the greens because I just had some problems with the speed. I think I was hitting it a little bit too firm. But I just never gave up and I just had confidence in my putter that I could make some putts.
KEN KLAVON: Any other questions? All right. Thank you.
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