Q. Were the pins about as tough as they have ever played? That's what everybody is saying.
PHIL MICKELSON: That was not something that crossed my mind. I thought there were a lot of pins that were very accessible.
There were some tough ones (inaudible) certainly, the cosmetics of it are not very spectacular. But, it's been something I've been working on for two years now. What's so great about it is it is back-weighted. 80 percent, 90 percent of the weight is in the back and what happens it the face, when the weight reaches the bottom of the arc, the face is actually working upwards. So I am making contact on an upward angle of ascent. And we found that I can go to a zero degree or negative two-degree lofted putter and the ball is rolling immediately off the base without any skid and it is not being beat into the ground; it is actually launching up and over. So consequently every putt tracks like it is on a rail, and if I just get it on line, it seems to go in. So that's why I went to it because I felt my performance with it would be much better.
PHIL MICKELSON: I enjoy playing with him. I enjoy playing with him because I respect his game and I know that if I stay somewhere near his score, I'll be somewhere near the lead, most likely, and so there are a lot of pluses to it.
I don't know what else to say. I mean, I enjoyed the day.
Q. Do you feel physically well enough to enjoy it out there today?
PHIL MICKELSON: I felt like it was going to be a struggle towards the end, and I think possibly, that led to giving a couple of shots back until the end.
The front nine, I felt okay. I felt fine all day. I just lacked a little energy as the day wore on. But I played okay.
Q. Do you know the gender?
PHIL MICKELSON: We will in a couple of weeks.
Q. Do you have a number of kids in mind or are you playing it by ear?
PHIL MICKELSON: We don't know. This will be our third. We'll see how that goes.
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