On Returning To The Site Of The 2007 Presidents Cup
“I was telling some of the guys that it was a disappointing week for our team and being part of a team, that’s what it was all about.
Sunday was definitely special for me playing Tiger that day and playing so well. I have great memories as I walk around the golf course of that day and of the week. I haven’t been back since, haven’t played the golf course since, so it was good to re-familiarize myself with the golf course again and just remember what you have to do out there.
Where Will There Be Trouble?
“I think the finish of the golf course is very strong, right near the end – 16, 17, 18, with some of the pin placements and the way the greens are designed, there can be some tough pins there. Eighteen is just a difficult hole.
Around the front side, the stretch of four, five, six – those are some difficult holes, but then there’s some scoreable holes, too. Again, I think early in the week here with the soft conditions, I think you’ll see some good scores, but hopefully, it firms up a little bit and the greens will get a little firmer and it’ll make it a little more difficult.
Has the Canadian Open Changed Over The Years For Him?
“I think it changes.
“I look at the first time I played. I qualified as an amateur when I was in college, a 19-year-old amateur and Monday qualified and beat – I forget who I beat in a playoff to get in – and I was so nervous, my first professional event being the Canadian Open, that it was a little overwhelming.
And then, through the years, I’ve been the focus of attention and not so focus of attention sometimes, so it definitely changes every year.
This year I’m excited about my game. I’m ready to play and compete. So yeah, I think it changes every year, the feel, a little bit.”