British Open Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, KJ Choi talk about British Open Round 2
Released on = July 22, 2007, 7:39 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = British Open: Garcia, Woods, Choi talk to the media. Golf Pro Talk at WorldGolf.com
Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services, Golf Publisher Syndications
Showing grit and a newly found putting ability, Sergio Garcia overcame a rough start to put together a solid second round of 71 to maintain his lead heading into the weekend at the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie Golf Club. Garcia hit an errant drive on his first hole, but using a new belly putter, made the putts he needed to maintain a two-shot lead over K.J. Choi
Tiger Woods also started poorly, hitting his first shot of the day into the water, and the two-time defending champion never fully recovered, posting a 74 leaving him seven shots back of the lead. Here is what Garcia, Woods and Choi had to say afterward:
Sergio Garcia Q: Is that what you were looking for after yesterday?
SERGIO GARCIA: Well, I was hoping for a little bit better than what I did. But that was not a bad round. Every time you shoot on a difficult course, on an Open Championship, you shoot an under-par round or an even-par round, you know you\'re not too far away. I\'m happy with the result overall. It was more of a grinder\'s day today. But overall still pretty happy about it.
Q. It was a miracle recovery on the first?
SERGIO GARCIA: I hit a really good chip there. I wasn\'t really going to try to go that much at the pin, because I had quite a bad lie. So I was just thinking try and hit it 10, 12 feet right of the hole and see if you can start with a good, solid putt and make a good par. But the club just got tangled a little bit in the high grass and when I saw the way the ball came out I thought this could be really good. When I saw how it bounced I knew it was going to be close. It was a great save to start with.
Q. Obviously there\'s more golf to be played out there today, but if you are on the halfway lead, how comfortable are you with that and how do you feel you\'re suited to handle that?
SERGIO GARCIA: Well, we\'ll see. I guess it\'s just a matter of waiting and see what happens. But I\'d rather be leading than being eight shots back, that\'s for sure, because you don\'t feel like you have to push your game to the limit all the time. So I\'m pretty happy the way I\'m standing right now. Today, it was a nice day for me. I knew that everything -- all the eyes were looking at me. It was good to still post a good, solid round and keep myself up there.
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