Q. Speaking of golf balls, Jack went off on the golf ball this week; it's too hot, goes too far, any particular comment on that?
TIGER WOODS: It's not only the ball that goes a long way, you see a lot on the drivers. The guys can pick up a driver, pick up 20 yards just by burying the COR. You can hit the same golf ball. I think that's our biggest concern out here on TOUR to make sure the COR's are correct.
Q. Did you notice how they've changed over the last 10 years, is it a ball you would hit 10 years ago?
TIGER WOODS: Certainly. It's not only the golf ball is better but the faces on the driver are hotter, the materials we are using is lighter. We never had lightweight steel. And now you can tinker around and get a lightweight steel now with a torque the way you haven't had to have it instead of graphite. So technology is something else.
TIGER WOODS: It's up to our committee, our PGA TOUR, USGA, we need to get together and, the first and foremost are the COR's are not over the limit.
TIGER WOODS: Well, it helps to hit the ball long but the golf course is becoming longer. The longer you hit it, the less room you have to miss hit it. I have gotten long were with this new ball and this new driver and you got to hit it more accurately. You can't just slap it around there and expect that ball to be in play. Before when you had a shorter driver, you can miss hit it and still keep the ball going 10 or 20 yards further. It's in the rough.
TIGER WOODS: Almost. I drove it pretty good for about three days, yesterday was kind of sporadic, but today I really hit good drives.
Q. You said you felt you are hitting the ball well, if you hit it badly it accentuates a bad shot?
TIGER WOODS: Exactly.
TIGER WOODS: Yes. The way I played the last nine holes yesterday. I felt today just go out and do the same thing, hit the ball the same way, make solid contact and keep the ball in play. I didn't quite do that yesterday on the front 9. I didn't quite do that. It cost me a chance of winning the tournament. Today I went out and did that.
TIGER WOODS: I don't know, four or five.
TIGER WOODS: Different golf course, there are a lot of angles on this golf course. You have to shape the ball and you have to make a decision on your carries, what line you are going to take. Bethpage, it was straight ahead and go ahead, go ahead, and speed it.
TIGER WOODS: Yes, more 3-woods than anything else.
Q. Are there corners you go to like Colonial?
TIGER WOODS: Yes. I don't know if Reese redesigned this golf course. There are some high faces on these bunkers so you've got to make a decision. A lot of the bunker carries are such that you've got to hit it good. If the conditions are hot and humid, you can carry those bunkers. If you don't, you might it in the rough.
TIGER WOODS: If I get a big lead I'm playing pretty conservatively.
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