Q. When a guy wins as much as you do and hasn't won a major, the question inevitably comes up: Does this guy have what it takes. Given that this is called the fifth major and the course and the strength of the field if you were to win this do you think that it would answer some questions?
PHIL MICKELSON: Probably not. Probably not. I thought Akron was a tournament that was much like a major the World Series of Golf in 96 and that -- it's got to be one of the four although most every one of the players considers this on the same level as the four majors, I don't think anybody else here in this room does, and until -- when -- until I win one of the four I will continue to be asked those questions, which is fine. But I am not going -- I don't feel like if for me to win a major, changing my style of play will be advantageous; I don't feel that would give me the best chance to win.
Q. I wasn't asking you to.
PHIL MICKELSON: I know. I am just saying that -- I am just saying that my style of play, if I am going to win here this week or a major, still would need to be aggressive and even if I were to win this week playing aggresively, I will still hear, gosh, will it work in a major.
Q. Your mentioned top 4 on TV (inaudible) --
JACK NICKLAUS: I said Top 5 later just to be safe. Because I knew I was going to get hit with that. What is the one that's out. I don't know. I just -- it's one of the five I would most want to win. Sorry about that. (Laughter.)
Q. Arnold Palmer was obviously mentioned. Do you have other heroes that you admired for the aggressive way -- not necessarily golf?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, I just -- I respect a lot of players and the style of play that I most enjoy watching is Arnold's and it's also the style of play I most enjoy playing. I enjoy watching Jack Nicklaus play. I just don't enjoy playing that way myself. I think that Bobby Jones was a player that I used to read a lot about and watch a lot of video on because he was almost a mystical figure to me because he had passed away before I was born; never had a chance to see him in person; same thing with Hogan and I never met Ben Hogan so those two figures are almost mystical, like they weren't really human, like they were something other than that, as though all the tales about them were mysterious and so forth. So those two gentlemen I enjoy hearing a lot about. But again I don't know -- I think Bobby Jones was a pretty aggressive player. I don't think Hogan was that aggressive.
Q. Have you ever talked with Palmer about his style of play and your appreciation of it and discuss maybe how you played this way and how you don't play this way?
PHIL MICKELSON: I haven't had a conversation with him about that. No, I have read a book or two talking about him and going for par 5s or going for shots and so forth, and what his thought process was and it's the same way for him as it has been for me. It has won tournaments that he probably would not have won and it probably cost him some tournaments that he probably should have won.
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