CIMB Classic Rd 2 What They Said

Fri 31 Oct 2014

CIMB Classic Rd 2 What They Said

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BILLY HURLEY, III
Q.  Just talk about the day.  Obviously you got it going real well on the back nine, your front nine.  Just talk about the story to your start today.
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah, I played nicely to start.  That's what I consider to be maybe the toughest stretch; kind of 11 through 13 are kind of the hardest holes out here, and I birdied 11 and birdied 13, so it was kind of a nice way to start.
And I had a birdie at 10 to start, so I was 3 under early, and then just hit a couple of wedges close on 16, 17 and 18 and was able to make a couple of 10, 12 footers to like three feet and maybe a couple of 12 footers.
Q.  And then strong coming in to finish the round.
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah.  I played nicely.  I even played a little bit better probably than the score is on the front side; you know, one bad swing, but hit a lot of really good putts that kind of just hit the edge.  If you would have just hit the edge on the first nine and you make them all on the back nine, then you feel a little bit better about it than doing it the other way around, but at the end of the day it's the same score, so I'm happy with 10 under for two days.
Q.  Run us about 13.  It's a tough hole.  A lot of people have been struggling with it.  What was the secret?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Just, you know, I think it's kind of    I think it's one of the easier tee shots on the course.  Obviously it's one of the longer holes, but I mean it's one of the wider fairways, you know, and I just hit a really good 5 iron that happened to just hop up into the right tier to 10 feet, and still wasn't an easy putt, but I made a nice putt.
Billy Hurley III of USA Billy Hurley III of USA
Q.  What about the double on 2?  What happened on there?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  I just hit a terrible shot off the tee, first shot off the tee, into the bushes somewhere.  Still don't know where it is.
Q.  You're starting now after two rounds to be right up there two, three shots clear will you.  Are you getting a bit of belief?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  There's 36 holes of golf left.  You know, two shot lead is better than a one shot lead, but it's not quite as good as a four shot lead.  You always want to have more.
That's the funny thing about golf is you feel like you always could have played better.  My wife actually hates me for that, or she hates golf for that.  I'm like, ah, I could have always been one better, and she tells me, I don't want to hear about that.
But we got, like I said, two more rounds and it'll just be another    if I can keep hitting it in the fairway and keep putting it like I have and hitting a lot of good putts, then I think I'll be right there on Sunday.
Q.  It is only two rounds, but does it feel any different knowing you're going to come Saturday in contention.  You're going to show up for the third round or are you just trying to keep it the same?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah.  Just trying to keep it the same really.  I've got a little bit more experience now kind of in this position from last year in a couple of spots, so hopefully I can draw on that.
I definitely drew on that today in the back nine after the bad swing and could have unraveled there on 2 and 3 and stuff, but you know, kind of drew on some of the experience I had from last year and was able to hold it together and play nicely coming in.  So hopefully we can do the same thing coming through tomorrow and Sunday.
Q.  Anything specific that you learned being in contention?  You were in contention at Greenbrier and some other spots.  Just a different way to approach mistakes or different way to handle the round?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  I think it's kind of all of it, it's kind of the whole atmosphere, kind of the cameras, maybe more people watching the last group, couple groups.  It's kind of just the atmosphere of it, and you learn a little bit from that.
I think I definitely learned    it was Boston last year where I    on Friday I finished nine and I was leading, and got kind of a bad break on like 12 and made a double and then made a bogey and I went all the way back to like 40th or something like that after Friday was over.
And I definitely used that experience today after I hit the bad tee shot on 2 and was kind of just, all right, let's just    you know, I basically said to myself after I hit the bad shot on 2, if you were, you know, 4 under through 10 and just hit it in the fairway, you'd be thrilled about that round so far.  So let's just go play that way, you know.
And so I definitely used that experience from Boston just a couple of months ago to turn it around there.
Q.  Any particular thing you're enjoying about Malaysia other than the golf today?  Have you been out at all?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  You know, I haven't really been out.  You know, we've    I think the food's good.  They definitely have nice food of all varieties.  It's not just one kind of variety.  So I've enjoyed nice restaurants here in Kuala Lumpur, and you know, I kind of enjoy the heat, too.  I play well when it's hot.  So you know, I don't think it will get any cooler, so it will be all right.
Q.  You were in the U.S. Naval Service.  Was it easier to make a decision?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah.  I loved being in the Navy, and still have great memories and great friends from being in the Navy.  If I didn't want to play golf, I'd probably still be in the Navy right now, but I'm happy to be out here and be kind of representing the Navy and the Naval Academy on the PGA TOUR.
Q.  Was that a hard transition?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  The transition was very hard, yeah, yeah, because I took basically two years away from golf completely in the part of my naval service, so it took a while for it to come back and feel like a golfer then.
Q.  What was your rank?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  I was a lieutenant, yeah, when I finished up I was a lieutenant.
Q.  I know you were in the Persian Gulf.  Anywhere else that you visited internationally?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  We went to Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia.  Right after I left the ship, the ship came here to Malaysia.  I can't remember which port we went to, so I got to see Japan and the Philippines, so a lot of Southeast Asia.  Spent some time in the South China Sea, and I got a lot of kind of culture experience over here.  So that was a lot of fun.
Q.  What was the name of the ship?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  USS CHUNG HOON.
Q.  And I think you went back and visited, I don't think it was the exact ship.
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah, it was.  They were in Pearl Harbor; that's where I was stationed.  So yeah, I've been back there the last couple of years at Sony and kind of just say hi and see the ship and stuff.  It's fun.
Q.  Interesting reception when you go back?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah.
Q.  Can you talk about the SEAL Legacy Foundation?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  It's a nonprofit charity organization.  It was started by SEALS; it's run by SEALS, and it's obviously for U. S. Navy SEALS.
Q.  When was it started?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  It was started in I think 2000    oh, gosh, I should know that.  I want to say 2002 or 2001.  It was kind of started kind of right in    it wasn't right after 9/11, but it was pretty soon after that.  They kind of started that after we went kind of hot and heavy in Iraq and Afghanistan and SEALS started losing their lives doing what they do.
There's been I think it's right around 70 SEALS who have died since 9/11, so one of the things they're trying to do is get a scholarship endowed in the name of each SEAL.  Obviously not there yet but probably have four or five of those right now.
Q.  It's exclusively for the SEALS?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  It's exclusively for the SEALS and their families, exactly.
Q.  So you kind of support the foundation?
BILLY HURLEY, III:  Yeah.  So I mean the guys who started it are Naval Academy graduates, and they came to me and we kind of struck a partnership, if you will, and they do a lot of cool things to help out the SEALS in kind of ways that you    in kind of asymmetric ways, ways that normal foundation, normal charities don't do.  They kind of try and do some out of the box stuff to help out.
Q.  But you always have
BILLY HURLEY, III:  This whole year I have, yeah.  This whole year I have.  We haven't figured out next year yet.
Q.  Okay.  Thank you.  Play well, Billy.
Kevin Chappell of USA Kevin Chappell of USA
KEVIN CHAPPELL
Q.  Solid round, got yourself in contention on the weekend.  How does it feel?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Yeah, you know, I played nicely today.  Probably played better yesterday, honestly and just didn't make any putts.  Made some putts today and was able to get out of some trouble when I was    I was in it, but it feels good to be where I'm at and in position to have a chance to win a golf tournament.
Q.  Have you played this event?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Played last year.  I think it's a big advantage having seen the golf course before.
Q.  Yeah.  This golf course you gotta figure out before.
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Yeah, you gotta figure it out, figure out your formula and then work it.
Q.  Jeff Overton said kind of the same thing, that after last year he kind of came with a plan.  Is that accurate?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Definitely, yeah.  You know, it's a course that you figure out where to attack, what pins to attack to, and then try and take advantage of those holes, and the situation, so the seventh hole, for instance, yesterday it was a very easy hole to the middle left pin because you have a slope behind it and today it becomes a very difficult hole.  You gotta figure out what to play off the tee and how to attack the hole.
Q.  There was some discussion coming off about a ruling was there?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Yeah.  I assessed myself a stroke penalty on the 16th hole.  I picked my ball up before marking it, and then played the hole out, and then decided not to call a rules official until we were done.  I didn't think that that was going to be the best way for me to finish my round discussing a ruling until I got in.  So called the ruling, made sure I got the right ruling before I signed my score card.
Q.  So that penalty stands then.
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Yeah, I shot 4 under par 67    or 68, excuse me, not 5 under.
Q.  Just talk about that a little bit.  It's an interesting aspect for people who don't follow golf maybe in this community.  How players call penalties on themselves, and that's kind of how this game works, isn't it?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Yeah.  It's on your honor.  You know, we're out there, it's one of the only sports where you're playing with your opponents, and they're not, you know, on that hole, I was on the right side of the fairway, Nicholas Fung was on the left side of one fairway and Nicholas Thompson was on the left side of the left fairway, so I mean there was 50 yards between three of us    or excuse me.  I'm thinking of the wrong hole.  I was thinking of 17, but I was still 50 yards from anyone else really, and you know, it's something that there wasn't a question what I was going to do.
Q.  Any hopes going into the weekend?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  Just keep playing some solid golf.  If you can hit the fairways out here, you can attack, so keep driving the ball well and make some putts and see what happens.
Q.  So it was in the fairway that took place?
KEVIN CHAPPELL:  It was in the 16th fairway, correct.
KEVIN STREELMAN
Q.  Not a bad couple days.
KEVIN STREELMAN:  Yeah.  Good start.  You know, it's kind of fun getting here and feeling good with the putter and the short game and just getting in position where you know you're going to make the cut; and just go out, stay aggressive and just see what happens.
I really enjoy the golf course.  I'm driving it well and putting it really well, and keep attacking this weekend.
Q.  Great start to the season, runner up finish the last time you played; right?
Kevin Strelman of the United States Kevin Strelman of the United States
KEVIN STREELMAN:  Yeah, I played great in Vegas, especially the weekend.  I made a putter switch there, that's really made some dividends for me this far, and just continued confidence in the progress I've made and just want to continue to improve each day.
Q.  Any details on the putter switch?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  Nothing much.  Just back to a putter I used when I was a kid.
Q.  How long ago?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  It's been a few years.  I always had it close to my heart, but yeah, just one of those.  I'm sure I'll go back to my other one at another point, but right now it feels really good.
Q.  It's the one club you guys never get rid of, isn't it?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  Yeah, can't mess around with those putters.
Q.  You hang onto those things.  Does it have a name?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  No, I tend to    it's funny, I kind of collect Scotty Camerons, and I'm like really careful with those, but I have this old Odyssey 2 ball that I just beat up constantly, and that's the one I end up putting the best with.  You can't have too much respect for your putter.  You gotta kind of keep it in its place.
Q.  Where have you been keeping it these last few years?  Under your bed or
KEVIN STREELMAN:  I got a little putting studio in my basement.  I always know where it is.
Q.  So your belief must be growing.  Finished second last week and you're in that position again.  Is this the best you've been playing do you think?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  I think it's the best my short game's been.  My ball striking is getting there, but my coach and I are getting really close to it taking off.
I expect it to kind of be early next season, but hey, if it happens this week or next, that's even better.
Q.  Is there anything in particular this putter does better, like it helps you on your short putts, long putts?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  I tend to putt really good inside of ten feet with it, yeah.  But I think sometimes you just need a fresh look as a golfer, as we all know.  I just kind of picked it up, said, wow, that felt really good, and threw it in Friday morning at Vegas and shot 18 under in three rounds there, so it's been pretty close ever since.
Q.  It's funny Sergio switched grips before this week.  The putters in particular, is there something, every now and then you just need to freshen up?
KEVIN STREELMAN:  Yeah, you just need to freshen up, exactly.  I think irons and wedges and even driver you just want the same consistency that you know the look of, the loft lies gotta be all right, but the putter sometimes you pick it up, and yeah, it feels pretty good and you go out and make everything.
JEFF OVERTON
Q.  Good round.
JEFF OVERTON:  Thanks.
Q.  Just talk about kind of the first two days here in Malaysia and getting yourself into a nice spot going into the weekend.
JEFF OVERTON:  Yeah, I always love coming over here for some reason.  Seems like I always play all right.
Just got off to a really bad start and I hit it way right and got lucky to make a bogey, and another bad bogey, but then after that it just seemed like the swing was back on fire like it was yesterday and hit a lot of good shots, made a big, long putt on a hole, and just kept on grinding it out and had a good solid round.
Q.  Now, good playing on two different courses, so you can't necessarily say it's the course.  It's a little different than Indiana out here.  Is there any particular thing about being over here, time of year?
JEFF OVERTON:  I think it's because it's just so hot.  You don't really care how you do.  You're just trying to live.
Q.  Survive.
JEFF OVERTON:  You're trying not to die of a heart stroke or something.  It's just, I mean, I don't know.  It's just    I came over here the first time and finished second.  I guess maybe I have good vibes or something.  I don't know.  Obviously the game of golf is all about confidence, and having a good vibe starting the week is always a big advantage.
Q.  Talking about confidence, do you have some kind of going into this stretch?  I mean I know it's been kind of up and down for you the last few months.
JEFF OVERTON:  Yeah.  Been hitting the ball pretty well.  It just seems like there's one little thing here and there in each tournament that kind of has been costing me, but I've been playing good.  Just can't really put a    figure exactly out what it is.  Just continue what I'm doing, and hopefully everything all goes together at once.
Q.  Hoping to get in contention.  I imagine excited to get that feeling back on the weekend?
JEFF OVERTON:  Yeah, absolutely.  Looking forward to.  It's a fun golf course, and after playing here last year, I kind of have it figured out.  It's just a matter of driving the ball straight, hit the ball straight and make some putts on these greens and we'll be right there in it.
SERGIO GARCIA
Q.  Another solid day for you.
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah.  I felt like I played quite well again.  Obviously, you know, I left a couple of good opportunities out there on the back nine, but I also made a couple nice putts on 13, 14, 15.
So you know, overall it was a pretty good day, good couple of days so far, and more for the weekend.
Q.  This is right where you want to be heading into the last two rounds, isn't it?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah.  There's no doubt I would love to be two or three shots better.  I feel like I probably could have the first two days, but other than that, I felt like the play was quite solid throughout the two days, and I just gotta keep going, keep doing the same things.
Q.  I know you guys deal with it a lot in Asia, but these rain delays, how do you deal with it?  What do you do?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Nothing.  You gotta    you know, there's one thing we can't control is nature, and you know, this happens and you just gotta realize that that's the way it is, just stay calm, eat a little bit, kind of get ready for the restart and then try to play the best way possible on the restart.
Q.  Lee had a good day as well, and I mean does it sort of like rub each other's game off when he's having a good day and you're having a good day as well?
Sergio Garcia of Spain Sergio Garcia of Spain
SERGIO GARCIA:  I don't know.  I guess it always helps when your playing partner is playing well.  It doesn't always work that way, I guess, but yeah, he had a great day.  He obviously played very solid, and every time you make a hole in one it's always a special day, so yeah, it was good.
Q.  Two days here already on the course here.  Are you seeing the shots that you want to hit out there on the golf course?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah, for the most part.  Felt like I hit a lot of good shots.  Obviously a couple of shots that, you know, that I would love to hit a little bit better, but other than that, it's been quite good, and just gotta keep going the same direction and have a good weekend.
Q.  What will be your plan when you step on the first tee tomorrow?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Same thing.  Just kind of keep playing solid like I've been doing all week, and keep giving myself chances and try to score the best way possible.
Q.  Tell us a little bit about that change of putter[].
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah.  I mean I've obviously    you know, I've been putting with it for probably three years, and it's been good, don't get me wrong, but I like to practice normal.  And you know, I've been thinking about it for probably for some months now to try to get some tournament play under pressure with a normal grip, and it's felt pretty good.
Obviously I hit a couple bad putts here and there, but other than that, I felt like I hit a lot of good putts, even the one on the last day I just misread it, but it's been quite good; I made some good putts.  I hit some good putts that unfortunately didn't go in, but it feels good.  It's something that I wanted to try and see if I could do it.
I think usually my speed is a little bit better when I putt with a normal grip than    and with the slow greens it's a little bit better, so it's just something that I wanted to try.
Q.  Is it just this week that you've switched back?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah, I've been practicing with it for a long time.
Q.  In tournament play?
SERGIO GARCIA:  Yeah.  In tournament play.  We'll see how it goes on the weekend.
RYAN MOORE
Q.  Disappointing bogey, but could round nonetheless?
RYAN MOORE:  Yeah.  It was an overall good day until I went back out there, I missed an 8 footer for birdie on 17 and then 3 putt there because I thought the greens were way slower, but apparently they weren't.
So yeah, but overall I'm in good position after two days.  I played good solid rounds of golf, and just gotta keep doing that.
Q.  Good vibes here?
RYAN MOORE:  Yeah.  Yeah.  It's a place obviously I feel pretty good on it.  I got a pretty simple approach to how I play the course and I just keep doing it over and over again, and it seems to keep working.
Q.  When you say you came back out, you allowed too much.  You thought it would be damper or softer than it was?
RYAN MOORE:  No.  The first putt I hit was super slow, straight down the hill and just had complete loss of speed.  Yeah, that second one there on 18 I thought    yeah, you just didn't think it would be that fast.
Q.  What is it about this course that you enjoy?  It suits you.
RYAN MOORE:  Yeah.  It's a position golf course.  It's not one you can overpower with length, so I feel like it makes    you know, I'm not one of the longer guys on TOUR.  I get it out there enough, but I feel like it makes a lot of guys kind of have to hit it in the places I would normally be hitting it kind of thing, so we play from a lot of the same spots.  I mean you can try and take advantage of it with length, but it will bite you pretty quick if you do that.  Like I said, I hit a lot of 3 woods, even 3 woods on some par 5s, and it's just so important to be in the fairways.
Q.  Is it just coming here do you think that has picked you up this week or was there something else over the past weeks or something you've been working on?
RYAN MOORE:  You know, I'm always practicing, always working on stuff.  I've actually felt pretty good about my game.  I just putted absolutely terrible in Vegas the last time I played.  Just sad.  I mean that's on pretty much my home golf course I play all the time and I just couldn't    I don't know, it's just one of those tournaments where I got it going the wrong way and couldn't get it back and couldn't make putts.
So yeah, I've got some good practice since I've been over here and feels good.
Q.  If you can stay in contention tomorrow, do you think having experience of having won here before is going to help you or is that going to make any difference?
RYAN MOORE:  Well, it always helps.  Winning and being comfortable and familiar with a golf course definitely makes a difference.  You know, in the end you just gotta go play better than everybody else, though and that's how it works.
LEE WESTWOOD
Q.  Not a bad day at all?
LEE WESTWOOD:  Good day.  Yeah, I played nicely, got off to a good start, birdied the first couple of holes, kept it going.  Obviously hit a great shot at 11, the rescue; that was the highlight of the round, went in the hole.
You know, you need a bit of luck, but at the same time you gotta hit well and straight, so it happens now and again.  And went back out after the rain delay and birdied two of the last three and had a really good chance at 17 as well to about eight feet, so pleased with the way I finished, and 65 has got me right into the tournament.
Q.  This sounds like a dumb question, but were you trying to get it that close to the stick?  Were you aiming for there?
LEE WESTWOOD:  I was aiming towards 20 feet left of the hole and trying to hit a bit of a high cut because it was just too much club.  It just came out perfect.  It just shot out about 20 feet left and high fade and landed nicely on the ridge, and then it kicked a bit left and ran up there and went straight in the middle.  Just sometimes that happens.
Q.  Good vibes at this place, huh?
Lee West of England Lee West of England
LEE WESTWOOD:  Yeah.  I like the golf course.  You know, when I came here in April, I looked at it, played the pro am and thought, yeah, it sets up well for me, suits me.  It's always nice when you come back somewhere to have some confidence, and you know, off a win.
Q. That 11th hole has tripped a lot of people up.  You have to be pretty bold, I guess, or is it just kind of short?
LEE WESTWOOD:  It's 226 yards today and into the wind, so you know, it's going to be one of the hardest holes on the golf course.
Q.  The level of belief that you have must be high after a round like that.  When you started slowly yesterday, you came right into a good round today?
LEE WESTWOOD:  Yeah.  I got off to a slow start yesterday, 3 over after five holes, and just had to be patient and try and resurrect the round and the day, and did that getting it level, hit it close a lot, left a lot of putts short.  Today I got the putts to the hole.
Q.  I believe that's your 15th professional hole in one?
LEE WESTWOOD:  I actually don't know exactly.  Someone asked me walking to the green how many I thought I'd had.  I think somewhere around 14, I think.  I'm not sure.
You remember the ones that you won something for.  I had a hole of one in Germany once and won a bar of gold, and that's the only time I've ever won anything.  Occasionally there's been a bottle of champagne for a hole in one, but I remember pretty much where all of them are, but I'm sure I've forgotten one or two.
Q.  Possibility of being paired with Sergio tomorrow.  You had some good vibes going today.
LEE WESTWOOD:  Yeah.  We enjoy playing together, so it will be nice to play with him again tomorrow.
Q.  And especially when two people are playing well.
LEE WESTWOOD:  Yeah, you bring each other on.  Yeah, you can feed off each other, yeah.
ANGELO QUE
I started pretty slow and I bogeyed three holes on the back nine and didn’t make any birdies. I sort of got it back on the front but it was a rollercoaster round today. Yesterday I was hitting it so good. Most of my birdies were pretty close.
Today I had to grind it out. I thought to myself to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’m hitting it good but I need a little more putts. Even par, I can’t complain.
I had some pretty good chance on the back nine but I missed. I wanted to keep doing what I’ve been doing and eventually the putts fell. It is always nice to birdie the last hole. Better than bogey!
I wanted to hit under-par everyday so unfortunately I was even-par. There are still two days to go any anything can happen. I’ll still do the same thing. It will all depend on my luck especially when you’re playing against these guys (PGA TOUR). I just need to keep my game together.
PROM MEESAWAT
Q.  Happy with your effort today, 1 under?
PROM MEESAWAT:  Yes.  You know, it was my goal to try and play under-par every round, but today my approach shots were not as sharp as yesterday, so I had to work hard.  hopefully I will play good during the weekend.
Q.  Overall still in a good position to be in; right?
PROM MEESAWAT:  Yeah, of course.  You know, this golf course, if you play under-par every round, even one or 2 under-par, you're in a good position, because the greens are quite difficult, and you have to hit a good tee shot.
It's going to be a good weekend.  Everyone is trying to play good this week.
Q.  You shot a low round on the first day.  It just goes to show that there's another low round this week for you?
PROM MEESAWAT:  Yeah.  You know, I just stick with my plan. Today I didn't hit my putts very good, and I left a bunch of putts on the course as well.  So hopefully this will come on the weekend.  I think I can do it.
Q.  Which was the most disappointing putts that you left out there?  What hole?
PROM MEESAWAT:  Well, I don't want to think about it, but you asked me, so hole No. 4, I hit a good tee shot on par 3 and then from about four or five feet, I missed the birdie putt. After walking off the green, I didn’t want to think about it and then birdied the next hole.
So yeah, very happy for first two rounds, 5 under par.
Q.  You were sick a little bit.  How are you feeling now?
PROM MEESAWAT:  Yeah, I'm feeling better now, but you know, after two rounds, when you sweat a lot and walk in this golf course and in this condition, so I'm feeling weak right now, so need to get more rest and get ready for the weekend.
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
ANIRBAN LAHIRI
Q.  Had to fight back on the back, didn't you?
ANIRBAN LAHIRI:  Yeah, it was quite a horrendous start by me today.  Very disappointed to get into that situation at the start but I think I fought back well.
You know, I'm going to have to really play my best golf the next two days if I want to make an impact in this tournament.  But I don't think I'm too far away.  I think the last 15 odd holes or 12 holes that I played were pretty solid.  I could have actually made a few more birdies.
Just need to find that rhythm for the next 36 and not have any loose holes.
Q.  What happened at the start of the today?  Was it a matter of pushing, trying too hard or pushing too hard?
ANIRBAN LAHIRI:  No, not really.  I just made a bad clubbing decision on 11, and on 12 I got unlucky yesterday, got a little unlucky today, but just hit the shots bad enough to get into a bad spot, and then I just never made my six footers for par or bogey.  So that has been an issue this week, so hopefully I get my speeds right over the next two days.
Q.  No cut in the event, so you'll be in the weekend round.  How will you ready yourself up for the last two days?
ANIRBAN LAHIRI:  I've got everything to play for.  I am playing well.  I believe that I'm playing really well, and I need to just put it together for 36 holes.  I've got to start doing more and thinking less on the course.