I think you have to view those situations as, hey I'm not letting another guy down. Hey, I've got another guy in this with me that together, we are going to bail each other out and we are going to pull through this. I've got another guy rooting for me even harder than I am probably for myself. I think you have to view the positive side of it rather than the negative. But it's pretty easy at times especially when you're young, first time there, you can get down on yourself and you feel like Hal told us one time in his first Ryder Cup he felt like he didn't want to go and screw up for the team; rather than going out, he said at Brookline: I'm taking a totally different attitude. The first time I got it one of these I went in there saying, "geez, I don't want to go in there and play bad." Instead of going in there saying, "I want to play good, I want to win some points for this team" and not worrying about the consequences, he went in there worrying about what bad could happen.
I think that happens in all sports to younger players you lose your aggressive nature and you get in there trying not to mess up rather than trying to do well. I think you have to view it as a positive.
I've played in quite a few international events. I enjoy them. I've really gotten to know my teammates so much better than I ever would have. It's more individualistic out here. I have my close friends, but I've made more close friends in those events. You get to know other people better and they are out there pulling for and you vice versa.
And my wife walks, whether I'm playing 36 or not she's walking a minimum of 36 holes because she's walking around with all of the other girls and pulling for the other guys. I see her in the morning and evenings, and she's out there watching a lot of golf and getting into the spirit of things. So it's really become a lot closer with a lot of those players and I cherish that from those events probably even more than the competitive part.
I have a hard time believing I'm saying that but I really we were always early on when I played in those events, '97, '98, '99, our team was always criticized. We were 12 individuals, and that kind of lit a fire under one of those at the Presidents Cup one year. I got tired of hearing it because for me that was the most special, because no one was back in closed doors hearing what we were talking about and how much fun we were having. Just because it looked like on paper in a couple of those events, we were the better team and we didn't win, made us not care about it and that's not the case. I see a lot of passion behind closed doors, I see a lot of guys really enjoying themselves and having a good time. I take those memories with me. That's what I really enjoy about the event.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Jim, we appreciate it. Thank you very much.
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