Q. You mentioned several holes where you had putts just right there. It looked like your putting stroke was nice and fine all day and you felt comfortable over the ball; is that accurate?
PHIL MICKELSON: Yes. I've putted well all year, even though, if you believe what you read, that would not be the case, but I'm 18th in putting this year. I was second on the Tour out of 200 guys last year; it's not like I had a horrific putting year. I've been putting really well last year and a half. I've worked hard on it and I felt comfortable this week. I felt comfortable last week with green that is were equally as fast and firm, much firmer.
So, it's been -- it's been a much better year and a half with the blade.
Q. You talked at the TPC about the reluctance of other guys to go head-to-head with Tiger, when you look at the scoring on the international leaderboard do you feel that bears out?
PHIL MICKELSON: I don't really recall what I said there, but I don't think that that really had anything to do with today. I just think that we were all trying to make birdies. When you do that, you're going to open the door to bogeys.
I opened the door to a bogey on 1, trying to get to that pin out of the bunker. Probably was not the smartest shot, but I wanted to get a little momentum hit a great shot and make birdie. I tried to do the same thing on 3 and 4 and missed it by a yard and it ends up in a bogey spot. If you try to do that on 13 and 15, you're going to make something higher than bogey.
BILLY MORRIS: Phil, thank you very much and good luck the rest of this year.
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