Q. I was curious what you thought being somewhat the odd man out in 2001 for the Ryder Cup, what you thought about the changes to go 5 off (Inaudible)
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: We have always had that with all of the players that come and play more often here in the States. They should have changed the point system and the selection system and that's what they have done and I think it's more fair now than it was before.
Q. Do you think that, it would hurt the European TOUR if more guys came over here but also do you think they might do more scheduling changes that would allow -- so that the big events in Europe don't butt up against?
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I don't know if they are going to do that. But obviously we all know that this is a very special event and they have tried to somehow accommodate the dates so we would play this tournament, to.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Can we go over your birdies, 6 of them today, one or 2 quick questions. Birdie on No. 2 right out of the gate.
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I hit a lovely drive, 7-iron 15 feet and made that putt.
And then on 5 I hit a driver, 4-iron, sand wedge and hold a big putt there from 18 feet.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Par-3.
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I hit a 9-iron, I holed it from 12 feet.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: 16.
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I hit a driver, 1-iron, left bunker, sand wedge from there and holed the par from eight feet.
And then on 16, a 6-iron, I holed it from 33, 35 feet more or less.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: 6-iron on 18.
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I hit a 6-iron on 18 and I holed it from 12 feet.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Anything you put different in your bag today?
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: No, nothing at all, the same old clubs.
Q. Someone said this could have been lower, did you have some makeable putts that you missed?
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: Not really.
Q. Did you have any saves?
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I made a save on the first. I hit it over the green and chipped in about four feet, made the putt. And then on 10 hit in the right bunker and made a five-footer for par. I had a birdie chance maybe on 13, yes. But I don't think I would have scored any lower today.
Q. Do you hope it's like this tomorrow, weather-wise?
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL: I'm not hoping that because I know it's not going to be like this. The weather forecast is much better for tomorrow.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Jose, thank you. Good luck tomorrow.
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