PAUL CASEY: Definitely. Without a doubt. The problem with foursomes, I find, is that I feel bad putting some of the guys in the position that I would put myself in. You know, once or twice a round, I stick myself in a position that I'm just I'm used to it behind a tree or in the face of a bunker or something like that, and that doesn't go down too well with a partner in foursomes, I'm not sure why not.
I find you do find a little restricted in foursomes. The key to it is just keeping it in play. I can do that on occasions. I hope I do it tomorrow, and I apologize now if I stick Luke in any positions that he doesn't feel are very, very savory. I think we are a good foursomes partnership. We trust each other's game. That's all that matters, and this tournament will be won during the foursomes.
Q. Have you, for instance, in foursomes in the past taken 3-wood or 2-iron off a tee where you would probably take driver?
PAUL CASEY: Without a doubt, and I will do it again if I have to. I hit the driver very nicely today, so I'm not too worried about it tomorrow.
Luke's got the -- Luke will play the odds tomorrow. His iron game is better than mine. I think it is. You know, we're very comfortable. We played -- we actually practiced foursomes yesterday. We actually played nine holes of foursomes and kept a score. So we've done our preparation -- okay, not much, but we know what we're doing and we're looking forward to it.
Q. Any interesting comments directly to you about your comment?
PAUL CASEY: I've had lots of interesting comments, yeah. None I will repeat.
Q. But some that make you regret saying what you did?
PAUL CASEY: Probably 99 percent of them. 99.9 percent of them make me regret what I said.
No, I have, unfortunately, a message, the story has been run with and there's nothing I can do about that. I can't do anything to correct it now. I wish I could. You know, I have nothing against the States whatsoever. I wouldn't live there if I did. I pay my taxes there; as I said yesterday, coach, girlfriend, friends, all the rest of it.
You know, I wish I could take it back. There you go. You know, unfortunately, it weighed on my mind today. I was quiet this morning. I struggled to get to sleep last night, and you know, makes me -- it's obviously made some other people very, very angry, which I fully understand. It's made me angry. You know, it's made me upset, as well.
Q. Upset at yourself or the way the story's been?
PAUL CASEY: It's upset me. It's upset me obviously the way the story has gone. There's obviously nothing I can do about that. There was a line which was taken, maybe it was off the cuff, it was taken and it was run with. But it has upset me the way things have sort of the way the story has been run with, simple as that.
I've had a lot of negative, huge negative feedback, as simple as that. A lot of nasty stuff that I've had piling through e-mail boxes and all the rest of it some pretty nasty stuff, which, there you go.
Q. Sometimes people say something and then say afterwards, I was misquoted when they weren't and there's been some positive feedback around here certainly that you didn't take that easy route out.
PAUL CASEY: Unfortunately there was a line which I said, which I said I can't deny that. It was said off the cuff. It was maybe taken out of context, but nonetheless, it was said. I would like to -- I'm very tempted to not say anything to the press after that. It's a horrible experience. I've not enjoyed the last two days one bit. ThereÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s a temptation not to talk to the press, I don't think you want me to take that route.
Q. The headline, is that the line?
PAUL CASEY: Yeah, which I shouldn't have used the words, as simple as that. That was my error.
GORDON SIMPSON: Thank you, Paul, Luke.
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