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Round 2 Quotes: August 13, 2004

Sean English (12-over-par 84 today to move to 15-over-par 159)

(on playing in the championship) "It was a pleasure, it was great. It's really an honor to be here and play Whistling Straits at the same time as (Ernie) Els and Tiger (Woods) and Davis (Love III). It's great. I can look back on it and my son, he's six months old right now, he's not old enough to know this stuff, but, he can look back on it and see what Dad did."

(on his play today) "I didn't have a lot of game today. I don't know what it was, I don't know if it was yesterday. I had a lot of adrenaline and I just got back into it and grinded a little bit better yesterday. Today I just didn't have shots and it seemed like my good shots went bad."

Paul McGinley (2-over-par 74 to move to 1-under-par 143)

(on his round today) "Well, 74 doesn't look like a very good score, but the course is a heck of a lot tougher today. I had three 3-putts and a double bogey, so when you put those into the equation, 74 wasn't bad it all."

(on the course) "I wasn't surprised. They changed a few of the pin positions that the caddies would have picked up yesterday where the spots were and where they would be going to be today. They changed a few of those today. Moving the tee boxes back is understandable. It's a major championship."

(on his round of and the course) "I think the scoring is going to be a lot higher today. I'll probably be in the middle of the pack and hopefully play strong again."

(on his expectations) "I can't get too far ahead on this golf course. It is a very demanding golf course. If I'm going to make the Ryder Cup I need to make up some ground."

Duffy Waldorf (even-par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)

(on his round today) "I played really well today, probably as well today as I did yesterday. I just putted a lot better yesterday. Today the three 3-putts did me in. I made the birdies today to have a good round, the three-putts kind of killed me. Missing the short putts today was the difference."

(on the adjustments made in the course) "I thought the set-up was tougher today. The pin placements, tee placements and the wind were about the same. So in all it was a little bit tougher course."

Charles Howell (1-under-par 71 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on his play today) "It wasn't easy out there today. It was a bit windy there, especially on the tougher holes coming in, six, seven and eight , right on the water there. It got pretty darn windy there for a bit. The golf course was tough today they had it set up a bit tougher than yesterday, which you kind of assume that was going to happen, and you play it.

(on making changes for the weekend) "Obviously those guys up there [in the lead] are playing good. But hey, there's still 36 holes left. It still is a major and it's not easy out there, so a good score goes a long way."

(on Ryder Cup position) "I'm not even thinking about it because of however many tournaments the qualification is for this is just one of a whole lot of them. This just happens to be one more of them and it happens to be the last one and it's a major so it gets a bit more attention."

Geoff Ogilvy (1-over-par 73 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on his play today) "I wasn't that happy at 1-over. It's not that tough if you hit it on the fairway, this course, but soon as you miss the fairway it's not that easy. You can be on the greens and have almost nothing a couple times. All in all it was pretty decent."

(looking ahead at the weekend) "I'm still here, I don't think their [leaders] going to run away hard on this sort of place, so I'm still in it."

(on his eagle on par-5 No. 2) "I had a good drive, 240-something it was downwind. I hit a 3-iron to about six feet. It was a good shot, it was just like you want to start."

Bill Britton (2-under-par 70 to move to 3-over-par 147)

(on his improvement from yesterday) " I don't know, I just played better, it's hard to say why, that's just the way golf is."

(on his play yesterday) "It was pretty disappointing. I would have liked to have more time between rounds because you may not expect a lot, but you try as hard as you can and you want to do well, so it disappoints me."

(on the week) "Today was great, yesterday was great until two-thirds of the way through when I was struggling. The whole week has been a blast." Sean English (12-over-par 84 today to move to 15-over-par 159)

(on playing in the championship) "It was a pleasure, it was great. It's really an honor to be here and play Whistling Straits at the same time as (Ernie) Els and Tiger (Woods) and Davis (Love III). It's great. I can look back on it and my son, he's six months old right now, he's not old enough to know this stuff, but, he can look back on it and see what Dad did."

(on his play today) "I didn't have a lot of game today. I don't know what it was, I don't know if it was yesterday. I had a lot of adrenaline and I just got back into it and grinded a little bit better yesterday. Today I just didn't have shots and it seemed like my good shots went bad."

Paul McGinley (2-over-par 74 to move to 1-under-par 143)

(on his round today) "Well, 74 doesn't look like a very good score, but the course is a heck of a lot tougher today. I had three 3-putts and a double bogey, so when you put those into the equation, 74 wasn't bad it all."

(on the course) "I wasn't surprised. They changed a few of the pin positions that the caddies would have picked up yesterday where the spots were and where they would be going to be today. They changed a few of those today. Moving the tee boxes back is understandable. It's a major championship."

(on his round of and the course) "I think the scoring is going to be a lot higher today. I'll probably be in the middle of the pack and hopefully play strong again."

(on his expectations) "I can't get too far ahead on this golf course. It is a very demanding golf course. If I'm going to make the Ryder Cup I need to make up some ground."

Duffy Waldorf (even-par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)

(on his round today) "I played really well today, probably as well today as I did yesterday. I just putted a lot better yesterday. Today the three 3-putts did me in. I made the birdies today to have a good round, the three-putts kind of killed me. Missing the short putts today was the difference."

(on the adjustments made in the course) "I thought the set-up was tougher today. The pin placements, tee placements and the wind were about the same. So in all it was a little bit tougher course."

Mike Baker Jr. (5-over-par 77 to move to 13-over-par 157)

(on his round today) "Both days I got caught up in a little bit of wind and rain. Not bad today, though it was set up tougher today. Yesterday I just made three doubles, in tennis they would call them unforced errors. It is hard to comeback on this course."

(on the PGA Championship experience) "I was saying to my caddie on the eighth or ninth, 'Take all this view in, because you may not see it for a while.' There is a ton of people here. It's different. You're trying to make every putt so you can here that roar that other people get."

Skip Kendall (1-over-par 73 to move to 1-over-par 145)

(on how the course played today) "I thought the course played a lot more difficult today. They say they didn't move any tees up and I thought the pin placements were a little bit more difficult too. I hung in there, you know, I don't think I really played that well - I just tried to manage my game the best I could...it looks good. I'm glad we played on the weekend and hopefully I'll put together a couple of good rounds."

(on Jerry Kelly's situation) "I mean, it doesn't mean any more to me. Jerry has a lot more on the line with the whole Ryder Cup thing going. I think he could care less about the 27 straight without a cut. I really feel bad for him and I know he wanted to play so well, not only being in his home state but because of what the implications were. So hopefully he'll hang on to 11th place and maybe get one of the picks. I think he would be a good choice, actually, too."

(on his round today) "Well, I feel good that I am making the cut. You know, I thought when we started out today we had a little squall when I first started and my first four holes, 10 through 13, were dead into the wind. I don't know if I could have even gotten to the fairway on 11 today with the tees being so far back. I think I hit my tee shot pretty good - I pulled it left but I think it went about 240 (yards). And I hit a 3-iron in on my third shot on a par 5 and I made bogey, so I don't consider what we had going on today real easy. It got a little better, probably, after my fifth hole on 14- the weather did, but still. Finishing on seven, eight and nine - those are three of the toughest finishing holes to play. Certainly 16, 17 and 18 are playing a lot easier than seven, eight and nine."

(on selected shots on the front nine) "I had 215 on seven. I hit a 2-iron as hard as I could and I hit a great shot left side of the green and I still had 60 feet. And eight I hit as good a tee shot as I possibly could hit and I had to hit a 3-0wood from 230. Hole nine is playing a little easier, but it's still a tough hole - but I didn't play it very well. It certainly was playing pretty difficult - at least on the front side anyway."

(on how he shot today) "I really was pleased with my ball striking yesterday, but today wasn't very good. I tried to manage it okay, I tried to hang in there, I got it around and hit fairways and greens and made one birdie out there on No. 2, a par 5, and I had two bogeys. You know, I just hung in there today. I'm not real pleased with it, but I'm still looking at pulling out a couple of good rounds this weekend."

K.J. Choi (1-under-par 71 to move to 5-under-par 139)

(on his round and strategy for tomorrow) "Today I started very patient and my focus was on the golf course. So, every hole was a birdie chance, but my putter didn't work today. My putting was a little slow and I pulled it to the left a little on No. 4. I lost the ball. I don't know if it bounced in the water or what. I'm going to try to be more patient tomorrow and my outlook for the weekend is good. I'll practice my putting lines more, but overall I'm pleased with the tournament."

Adam Scott (1-under-par 71 to move to 2-under-par 142)

(on his round today) "I played pretty much the same as yesterday, pretty steady. I played pretty solid, I'm just not making any putts of any length, so around this course you're going to have a lot of long putts because the greens are so big. I just haven't got the line and speed down yet."

(on his satisfaction of play) "I'm hitting it pretty solid. It's obviously not my best, but I feel as free as I possibly can with the swing. Everything's under control and it's pretty solid. I've hit some good shots. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't take advantage of the good weather today. I nearly got it going there and had a chance. It was a shame not to get in there at 4 or 5-under and be right there tomorrow, so I have some ground to make up."

(on his chances for contention) "If I'm going to move up or have a chance to win I've got to let myself go on the course and just play. I can tell I'm protecting it a bit to make sure it stays in play. It just doesn't feel like I'm playing my best, but it's pretty good."

Ron Philo Jr. (7-over-par 79 to move to 11-over-par 155)

(on his play today) "I could have putted it in. I could have played extremely poorly, I played very solid today. I made some great putts coming in. I couldn't manage to make it go in the hole today. I had a lot of chances to make some birdies early and I didn't. I'm pleased with the way I hit it but not the way I putted."

(on playing in the championship) "It's great. It's always exciting. It was the fifth time I've gotten to play and it never loses the excitement. You just realize how good these guys are, especially from 50 or 100 yards out."

(on Whistling Straits) "The course is beautiful. I don't think that during the week I was prepared to even be thinking about that many birdies. I was thinking that pars were going to be good scores in a lot of spots. But they're making birdies everywhere."

Joe Ogilvie (4-under-par 68 to move to 1-under-par 143)

(on his play today) "Just to play on the weekend after yesterday, I'm pretty pleased. Hopefully, I'll shoot some more scores under par and see what happens."

(on his improvement from Thursday) "I kept it in play certainly a lot better today. Yesterday, I had no idea where the ball could go. Today, certainly in the middle rounds, I hit it very solidly."

(on pin placement) "I think they [the PGA] were just fair. What makes a course tough is the wind and firm greens and these greens haven't been firm. I think they're letting us play golf. I think this course is plenty tough enough. If they get a lot of wind and firm it up a bit, it's going to be all you want the next couple days."

Jay Haas (even-par 72 to remain at 4-under-par 140)

(on the course and the conditions) "I thought the weather was about the same today, a little colder yesterday. The wind, to me, was about the same intensity. I thought the pins were tougher. The tees were back so that made it a little more difficult. If it stays like this guys are going to shoot some decent score, maybe not as low as the first round I'm thinking that 12-under-par is the number."

(on his play today) "I wasn't as sharp off the tee. I wasn't as good into the greens. The wind had a little bit different direction today, but overall I just wasn't quite as sharp from tee to green."

(on making the Ryder Cup team) "I'm not thinking so much about that. I'm thinking about trying to play as good as I can here, figuring that good play here will result in good things happening to me down the road."

Bruce Smith (5-over-par 77 to move to 10-over-par 154)

(on his play) "I hit the ball better than I ever dreamed, but I just couldn't adjust. You can't start forcing it with the irons because you aren't making any putts on a course like this."

(on the support given to his daughter)" Walking the golf course yesterday, marshals would hand me money for Kennedy. When that sort of thing is happening, it is hard to keep your mind on one thing. There has just been overwhelming support."

Padraig Harrington (1-under-par 71 to move to 5-under-par 139)

(on losing his focus today) "Today I really struggled with my focus at the end of the front nine and into the back nine. I had a strong finish and got it back on track. When you get low energy-wise, it's hard to keep your mind on one thing. If it wasn't for those five or six holes, I would have been okay. It's nice when you do lose your focus to be able to get it back."

(on his group today) "It was good company today. Ernie was playing well and Jim (Furyk) is always a nice guy to play with. It always helps when you're-playing with guys who are shooting low numbers."

(on his round) "I'm happy to finish with two birdies today and finish at 5-under. I would have been disappointed to come in at 3-under. I definitely felt that I was playing well on the front nine."

(on his goals for the weekend) "Playing well and getting the focus right all 36 holes; that would be the goal."

Tim Fleming (1-over-par 73 to move to 5-over-par 149)

(on his round today) "Overall I scored pretty well. I'm disappointed in the end because I bogeyed No. 13 from the middle of the fairway and I had a 9-iron in my hand. I had it just in front of the green on No. 16 and could have easily had it up and down for birdie and didn't, then bogeyed No. 17. But every out here can say that if and but."

(on the PGA Championship experience) "I didn't play my best and I still did alright. I'm pleased with my score and I didn't even hit it all that great. I could have hit it a lot better, but hopefully I'll get a chance come back and play sometime."

Scott Hoch (withdrew due to injury)

(on his injury) "I slipped on the seventh hole and sprained my wrist. I slipped on one of the many areas that are slippery here. I slipped and tried to brace myself with my wrist and sprained it. It got to the point where I couldn't hold my club without pain. I'm not going to play until it's all right, I can't do anything about it. I'm going to ice it, but there's not much I can do about it."

Chris DiMarco (2-under-par to move to 6-under-par 138)

(on how the course played) "The front nine played really tough with the wind on 8. I smoked the drive - I smoked it right with a 2 iron and I was still 45 feet short, so that hole played brutal. The key out here is hitting fairways. That's the key to this golf course. I think I only missed two fairways today and that was the difference. The four I missed yesterday were all first cut. You know, so I'm driving the ball really well."

(on his eagle today) "The eagle was nice. You know, I left it about an inch short on 10 from about 15 feet. On 11 I missed a 10-footer; on 12 I missed about a 10-footer and on 13 I missed about a 15-footer. So I had chances on the back nine, I just didn't make too many putts and then the eagle threw me right back in and then I gave it back on the next hole. But I made two good par putts on the last two holes."

(on his play) "You know after my weekend last week it was very nice to go out there (this week) and show some gamesmanship and show some fight that I know I have. Obviously I lost it somewhere on Saturday or Sunday, but I was able to remember on Thursday and Friday and build on that and again, I hit the ball very, very good the first two days and I'm driving the ball good. If I continue to drive the ball good I will be fine."

(on his play last weekend) "As poor as I was playing I was able to hang in there. And that's the thing that happened last weekend. I had such a big lead going into Saturday and you just go out there and you try not to make doubles. And all of a sudden I found myself playing for bogeys instead of shooting for birdies. I was able to avoid doubles on the weekend, which kept me in it. But, after 9 or 10 bogeys I was trying to find my game and then I just kept getting more aggressive and just making more bogeys. I just have to stay within myself these next couple days and I'm putting very well and everything is going where it's supposed to be going right now."

(on the Ryder Cup) "I would like to make Hal's decision on me not even a decision. If I continue to go out this week and play well...I think I'm only something like 50 points out of the lead and with double points this week it's very doable. Obviously if I win it will really take care of it. I don't think I need to say anything to Hal this week. I mean, he knows me and he knows my drive and that I'm pretty emotional and that I give it my all. And again, I'm proud of myself for playing very well last week and then coming back this week and being able to put myself in a good position."

Frank Bensel (4-over-par 76 to move to 8-over-par 152)

(on his round today and the experience) "Today started out about the same as yesterday. It was a little breezy and I was doing great. Coming in I made a couple bad swings with my long irons and paid the price for it. But, it was great. It was a lot of fun and I would love to do it every year. I know if I had played well I would have made the cut."

Sean English (12-over-par 84 today to move to 15-over-par 159)
(on playing in the championship) "It was a pleasure, it was great. It's really an honor to be here and play Whistling Straits at the same time as (Ernie) Els and Tiger (Woods) and Davis (Love III). It's great. I can look back on it and my son, he's six months old right now, he's not old enough to know this stuff, but, he can look back on it and see what Dad did."

(on his play today) "I didn't have a lot of game today. I don't know what it was, I don't know if it was yesterday. I had a lot of adrenaline and I just got back into it and grinded a little bit better yesterday. Today I just didn't have shots and it seemed like my good shots went bad."

Paul McGinley (2-over-par 74 to move to 1-under-par 143)
(on his round today) "Well, 74 doesn't look like a very good score, but the course is a heck of a lot tougher today. I had three 3-putts and a double bogey, so when you put those into the equation, 74 wasn't bad it all."

(on the course) "I wasn't surprised. They changed a few of the pin positions that the caddies would have picked up yesterday where the spots were and where they would be going to be today. They changed a few of those today. Moving the tee boxes back is understandable. It's a major championship."

(on his round of and the course) "I think the scoring is going to be a lot higher today. I'll probably be in the middle of the pack and hopefully play strong again."

(on his expectations) "I can't get too far ahead on this golf course. It is a very demanding golf course. If I'm going to make the Ryder Cup I need to make up some ground."

Duffy Waldorf (even-par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)
(on his round today) "I played really well today, probably as well today as I did yesterday. I just putted a lot better yesterday. Today the three 3-putts did me in. I made the birdies today to have a good round, the three-putts kind of killed me. Missing the short putts today was the difference."

(on the adjustments made in the course) "I thought the set-up was tougher today. The pin placements, tee placements and the wind were about the same. So in all it was a little bit tougher course."

Charles Howell (1-under-par 71 to move to 3-under-par 141)
(on his play today) "It wasn't easy out there today. It was a bit windy there, especially on the tougher holes coming in, six, seven and eight , right on the water there. It got pretty darn windy there for a bit. The golf course was tough today they had it set up a bit tougher than yesterday, which you kind of assume that was going to happen, and you play it.

(on making changes for the weekend) "Obviously those guys up there [in the lead] are playing good. But hey, there's still 36 holes left. It still is a major and it's not easy out there, so a good score goes a long way."

(on Ryder Cup position) "I'm not even thinking about it because of however many tournaments the qualification is for this is just one of a whole lot of them. This just happens to be one more of them and it happens to be the last one and it's a major so it gets a bit more attention."

Geoff Ogilvy (1-over-par 73 to move to 3-under-par 141) (on his play today) "I wasn't that happy at 1-over. It's not that tough if you hit it on the fairway, this course, but soon as you miss the fairway it's not that easy. You can be on the greens and have almost nothing a couple times. All in all it was pretty decent."

(looking ahead at the weekend) "I'm still here, I don't think their [leaders] going to run away hard on this sort of place, so I'm still in it."

(on his eagle on par-5 No. 2) "I had a good drive, 240-something it was downwind. I hit a 3-iron to about six feet. It was a good shot, it was just like you want to start."

Bill Britton (2-under-par 70 to move to 3-over-par 147) (on his improvement from yesterday) " I don't know, I just played better, it's hard to say why, that's just the way golf is."

(on his play yesterday) "It was pretty disappointing. I would have liked to have more time between rounds because you may not expect a lot, but you try as hard as you can and you want to do well, so it disappoints me."

(on the week) "Today was great, yesterday was great until two-thirds of the way through when I was struggling. The whole week has been a blast." Sean English (12-over-par 84 today to move to 15-over-par 159)

(on playing in the championship) "It was a pleasure, it was great. It's really an honor to be here and play Whistling Straits at the same time as (Ernie) Els and Tiger (Woods) and Davis (Love III). It's great. I can look back on it and my son, he's six months old right now, he's not old enough to know this stuff, but, he can look back on it and see what Dad did."

(on his play today) "I didn't have a lot of game today. I don't know what it was, I don't know if it was yesterday. I had a lot of adrenaline and I just got back into it and grinded a little bit better yesterday. Today I just didn't have shots and it seemed like my good shots went bad."

Paul McGinley (2-over-par 74 to move to 1-under-par 143)
(on his round today) "Well, 74 doesn't look like a very good score, but the course is a heck of a lot tougher today. I had three 3-putts and a double bogey, so when you put those into the equation, 74 wasn't bad it all."

(on the course) "I wasn't surprised. They changed a few of the pin positions that the caddies would have picked up yesterday where the spots were and where they would be going to be today. They changed a few of those today. Moving the tee boxes back is understandable. It's a major championship."

(on his round of and the course) "I think the scoring is going to be a lot higher today. I'll probably be in the middle of the pack and hopefully play strong again."

(on his expectations) "I can't get too far ahead on this golf course. It is a very demanding golf course. If I'm going to make the Ryder Cup I need to make up some ground."

Duffy Waldorf (even-par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)
(on his round today) "I played really well today, probably as well today as I did yesterday. I just putted a lot better yesterday. Today the three 3-putts did me in. I made the birdies today to have a good round, the three-putts kind of killed me. Missing the short putts today was the difference."

(on the adjustments made in the course) "I thought the set-up was tougher today. The pin placements, tee placements and the wind were about the same. So in all it was a little bit tougher course."

Mike Baker Jr. (5-over-par 77 to move to 13-over-par 157)
(on his round today) "Both days I got caught up in a little bit of wind and rain. Not bad today, though it was set up tougher today. Yesterday I just made three doubles, in tennis they would call them unforced errors. It is hard to comeback on this course."

(on the PGA Championship experience) "I was saying to my caddie on the eighth or ninth, 'Take all this view in, because you may not see it for a while.' There is a ton of people here. It's different. You're trying to make every putt so you can here that roar that other people get."

Skip Kendall (1-over-par 73 to move to 1-over-par 145)
(on how the course played today) "I thought the course played a lot more difficult today. They say they didn't move any tees up and I thought the pin placements were a little bit more difficult too. I hung in there, you know, I don't think I really played that well - I just tried to manage my game the best I could...it looks good. I'm glad we played on the weekend and hopefully I'll put together a couple of good rounds."

(on Jerry Kelly's situation) "I mean, it doesn't mean any more to me. Jerry has a lot more on the line with the whole Ryder Cup thing going. I think he could care less about the 27 straight without a cut. I really feel bad for him and I know he wanted to play so well, not only being in his home state but because of what the implications were. So hopefully he'll hang on to 11th place and maybe get one of the picks. I think he would be a good choice, actually, too."

(on his round today) "Well, I feel good that I am making the cut. You know, I thought when we started out today we had a little squall when I first started and my first four holes, 10 through 13, were dead into the wind. I don't know if I could have even gotten to the fairway on 11 today with the tees being so far back. I think I hit my tee shot pretty good - I pulled it left but I think it went about 240 (yards). And I hit a 3-iron in on my third shot on a par 5 and I made bogey, so I don't consider what we had going on today real easy. It got a little better, probably, after my fifth hole on 14- the weather did, but still. Finishing on seven, eight and nine - those are three of the toughest finishing holes to play. Certainly 16, 17 and 18 are playing a lot easier than seven, eight and nine."

(on selected shots on the front nine) "I had 215 on seven. I hit a 2-iron as hard as I could and I hit a great shot left side of the green and I still had 60 feet. And eight I hit as good a tee shot as I possibly could hit and I had to hit a 3-0wood from 230. Hole nine is playing a little easier, but it's still a tough hole - but I didn't play it very well. It certainly was playing pretty difficult - at least on the front side anyway."

(on how he shot today) "I really was pleased with my ball striking yesterday, but today wasn't very good. I tried to manage it okay, I tried to hang in there, I got it around and hit fairways and greens and made one birdie out there on No. 2, a par 5, and I had two bogeys. You know, I just hung in there today. I'm not real pleased with it, but I'm still looking at pulling out a couple of good rounds this weekend."

K.J. Choi (1-under-par 71 to move to 5-under-par 139)
(on his round and strategy for tomorrow) "Today I started very patient and my focus was on the golf course. So, every hole was a birdie chance, but my putter didn't work today. My putting was a little slow and I pulled it to the left a little on No. 4. I lost the ball. I don't know if it bounced in the water or what. I'm going to try to be more patient tomorrow and my outlook for the weekend is good. I'll practice my putting lines more, but overall I'm pleased with the tournament."

Adam Scott (1-under-par 71 to move to 2-under-par 142)
(on his round today) "I played pretty much the same as yesterday, pretty steady. I played pretty solid, I'm just not making any putts of any length, so around this course you're going to have a lot of long putts because the greens are so big. I just haven't got the line and speed down yet."

(on his satisfaction of play) "I'm hitting it pretty solid. It's obviously not my best, but I feel as free as I possibly can with the swing. Everything's under control and it's pretty solid. I've hit some good shots. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't take advantage of the good weather today. I nearly got it going there and had a chance. It was a shame not to get in there at 4 or 5-under and be right there tomorrow, so I have some ground to make up."

(on his chances for contention) "If I'm going to move up or have a chance to win I've got to let myself go on the course and just play. I can tell I'm protecting it a bit to make sure it stays in play. It just doesn't feel like I'm playing my best, but it's pretty good."

Ron Philo Jr. (7-over-par 79 to move to 11-over-par 155)
(on his play today) "I could have putted it in. I could have played extremely poorly, I played very solid today. I made some great putts coming in. I couldn't manage to make it go in the hole today. I had a lot of chances to make some birdies early and I didn't. I'm pleased with the way I hit it but not the way I putted."

(on playing in the championship) "It's great. It's always exciting. It was the fifth time I've gotten to play and it never loses the excitement. You just realize how good these guys are, especially from 50 or 100 yards out."

(on Whistling Straits) "The course is beautiful. I don't think that during the week I was prepared to even be thinking about that many birdies. I was thinking that pars were going to be good scores in a lot of spots. But they're making birdies everywhere."

Joe Ogilvie (4-under-par 68 to move to 1-under-par 143)
(on his play today) "Just to play on the weekend after yesterday, I'm pretty pleased. Hopefully, I'll shoot some more scores under par and see what happens."

(on his improvement from Thursday) "I kept it in play certainly a lot better today. Yesterday, I had no idea where the ball could go. Today, certainly in the middle rounds, I hit it very solidly."

(on pin placement) "I think they [the PGA] were just fair. What makes a course tough is the wind and firm greens and these greens haven't been firm. I think they're letting us play golf. I think this course is plenty tough enough. If they get a lot of wind and firm it up a bit, it's going to be all you want the next couple days."

Jay Haas (even-par 72 to remain at 4-under-par 140)
(on the course and the conditions) "I thought the weather was about the same today, a little colder yesterday. The wind, to me, was about the same intensity. I thought the pins were tougher. The tees were back so that made it a little more difficult. If it stays like this guys are going to shoot some decent score, maybe not as low as the first round I'm thinking that 12-under-par is the number."

(on his play today) "I wasn't as sharp off the tee. I wasn't as good into the greens. The wind had a little bit different direction today, but overall I just wasn't quite as sharp from tee to green."

(on making the Ryder Cup team) "I'm not thinking so much about that. I'm thinking about trying to play as good as I can here, figuring that good play here will result in good things happening to me down the road."

Bruce Smith (5-over-par 77 to move to 10-over-par 154)
(on his play) "I hit the ball better than I ever dreamed, but I just couldn't adjust. You can't start forcing it with the irons because you aren't making any putts on a course like this."

(on the support given to his daughter)" Walking the golf course yesterday, marshals would hand me money for Kennedy. When that sort of thing is happening, it is hard to keep your mind on one thing. There has just been overwhelming support."

Padraig Harrington (1-under-par 71 to move to 5-under-par 139)
(on losing his focus today) "Today I really struggled with my focus at the end of the front nine and into the back nine. I had a strong finish and got it back on track. When you get low energy-wise, it's hard to keep your mind on one thing. If it wasn't for those five or six holes, I would have been okay. It's nice when you do lose your focus to be able to get it back."

(on his group today) "It was good company today. Ernie was playing well and Jim (Furyk) is always a nice guy to play with. It always helps when you're-playing with guys who are shooting low numbers."

(on his round) "I'm happy to finish with two birdies today and finish at 5-under. I would have been disappointed to come in at 3-under. I definitely felt that I was playing well on the front nine."

(on his goals for the weekend) "Playing well and getting the focus right all 36 holes; that would be the goal."

Tim Fleming (1-over-par 73 to move to 5-over-par 149)
(on his round today) "Overall I scored pretty well. I'm disappointed in the end because I bogeyed No. 13 from the middle of the fairway and I had a 9-iron in my hand. I had it just in front of the green on No. 16 and could have easily had it up and down for birdie and didn't, then bogeyed No. 17. But every out here can say that if and but."

(on the PGA Championship experience) "I didn't play my best and I still did alright. I'm pleased with my score and I didn't even hit it all that great. I could have hit it a lot better, but hopefully I'll get a chance come back and play sometime."

Scott Hoch (withdrew due to injury)
(on his injury) "I slipped on the seventh hole and sprained my wrist. I slipped on one of the many areas that are slippery here. I slipped and tried to brace myself with my wrist and sprained it. It got to the point where I couldn't hold my club without pain. I'm not going to play until it's all right, I can't do anything about it. I'm going to ice it, but there's not much I can do about it."

Chris DiMarco (2-under-par to move to 6-under-par 138)
(on how the course played) "The front nine played really tough with the wind on 8. I smoked the drive - I smoked it right with a 2 iron and I was still 45 feet short, so that hole played brutal. The key out here is hitting fairways. That's the key to this golf course. I think I only missed two fairways today and that was the difference. The four I missed yesterday were all first cut. You know, so I'm driving the ball really well."

(on his eagle today) "The eagle was nice. You know, I left it about an inch short on 10 from about 15 feet. On 11 I missed a 10-footer; on 12 I missed about a 10-footer and on 13 I missed about a 15-footer. So I had chances on the back nine, I just didn't make too many putts and then the eagle threw me right back in and then I gave it back on the next hole. But I made two good par putts on the last two holes."

(on his play) "You know after my weekend last week it was very nice to go out there (this week) and show some gamesmanship and show some fight that I know I have. Obviously I lost it somewhere on Saturday or Sunday, but I was able to remember on Thursday and Friday and build on that and again, I hit the ball very, very good the first two days and I'm driving the ball good. If I continue to drive the ball good I will be fine."

(on his play last weekend) "As poor as I was playing I was able to hang in there. And that's the thing that happened last weekend. I had such a big lead going into Saturday and you just go out there and you try not to make doubles. And all of a sudden I found myself playing for bogeys instead of shooting for birdies. I was able to avoid doubles on the weekend, which kept me in it. But, after 9 or 10 bogeys I was trying to find my game and then I just kept getting more aggressive and just making more bogeys. I just have to stay within myself these next couple days and I'm putting very well and everything is going where it's supposed to be going right now."

(on the Ryder Cup) "I would like to make Hal's decision on me not even a decision. If I continue to go out this week and play well...I think I'm only something like 50 points out of the lead and with double points this week it's very doable. Obviously if I win it will really take care of it. I don't think I need to say anything to Hal this week. I mean, he knows me and he knows my drive and that I'm pretty emotional and that I give it my all. And again, I'm proud of myself for playing very well last week and then coming back this week and being able to put myself in a good position."

Frank Bensel (4-over-par 76 to move to 8-over-par 152)
(on his round today and the experience) "Today started out about the same as yesterday. It was a little breezy and I was doing great. Coming in I made a couple bad swings with my long irons and paid the price for it. But, it was great. It was a lot of fun and I would love to do it every year. I know if I had played well I would have made the cut."

Steve Schneiter (6-over-par 78 to move to 9-over-par 153)

(on his round today) "Not good. Not very good. I started off good, but I hit a bad shot on eight and never recovered after that. I made a double bogey, then I bogeyed nine, then I made another double, then a couple more bogeys. It (the course) just got the best of me."

(on being a part of the PGA Championship) "Anytime you can play in a major - it was a great experience. I mean, anyone would want to play in a major."

(on if the course had changed since yesterday) "Not really. They put the tees back on eight, 18 and 11, but it wasn't that the course was that much more difficult. I was playing good, but...it just wasn't meant to be, I guess."

Charles Howell (1-under-par 71 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on his play today) "It wasn't easy out there today. It was a bit windy there, especially on the tougher holes coming in, six, seven and eight , right on the water there. It got pretty darn windy there for a bit. The golf course was tough today they had it set up a bit tougher than yesterday, which you kind of assume that was going to happen, and you play it.

(on making changes for the weekend) "Obviously those guys up there [in the lead] are playing good. But hey, there's still 36 holes left. It still is a major and it's not easy out there, so a good score goes a long way."

(on Ryder Cup position) "I'm not even thinking about it because of however many tournaments the qualification is for this is just one of a whole lot of them. This just happens to be one more of them and it happens to be the last one and it's a major so it gets a bit more attention."

Geoff Ogilvy (1-over-par 73 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on his play today) "I wasn't that happy at 1-over. It's not that tough if you hit it on the fairway, this course, but soon as you miss the fairway it's not that easy. You can be on the greens and have almost nothing a couple times. All in all it was pretty decent."

(looking ahead at the weekend) "I'm still here, I don't think their [leaders] going to run away hard on this sort of place, so I'm still in it."

(on his eagle on par-5 No. 2) "I had a good drive, 240-something it was downwind. I hit a 3-iron to about six feet. It was a good shot, it was just like you want to start."

Bill Britton (2-under-par 70 to move to 3-over-par 147)

(on his improvement from yesterday) " I don't know, I just played better, it's hard to say why, that's just the way golf is."

(on his play yesterday) "It was pretty disappointing. I would have liked to have more time between rounds because you may not expect a lot, but you try as hard as you can and you want to do well, so it disappoints me."

(on the week) "Today was great, yesterday was great until two-thirds of the way through when I was struggling. The whole week has been a blast." Sean English (12-over-par 84 today to move to 15-over-par 159)

(on playing in the championship) "It was a pleasure, it was great. It's really an honor to be here and play Whistling Straits at the same time as (Ernie) Els and Tiger (Woods) and Davis (Love III). It's great. I can look back on it and my son, he's six months old right now, he's not old enough to know this stuff, but, he can look back on it and see what Dad did."

(on his play today) "I didn't have a lot of game today. I don't know what it was, I don't know if it was yesterday. I had a lot of adrenaline and I just got back into it and grinded a little bit better yesterday. Today I just didn't have shots and it seemed like my good shots went bad."

Paul McGinley (2-over-par 74 to move to 1-under-par 143)

(on his round today) "Well, 74 doesn't look like a very good score, but the course is a heck of a lot tougher today. I had three 3-putts and a double bogey, so when you put those into the equation, 74 wasn't bad it all."

(on the course) "I wasn't surprised. They changed a few of the pin positions that the caddies would have picked up yesterday where the spots were and where they would be going to be today. They changed a few of those today. Moving the tee boxes back is understandable. It's a major championship."

(on his round of and the course) "I think the scoring is going to be a lot higher today. I'll probably be in the middle of the pack and hopefully play strong again."

(on his expectations) "I can't get too far ahead on this golf course. It is a very demanding golf course. If I'm going to make the Ryder Cup I need to make up some ground."

Duffy Waldorf (even-par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)

(on his round today) "I played really well today, probably as well today as I did yesterday. I just putted a lot better yesterday. Today the three 3-putts did me in. I made the birdies today to have a good round, the three-putts kind of killed me. Missing the short putts today was the difference."

(on the adjustments made in the course) "I thought the set-up was tougher today. The pin placements, tee placements and the wind were about the same. So in all it was a little bit tougher course."

Mike Baker Jr. (5-over-par 77 to move to 13-over-par 157)

(on his round today) "Both days I got caught up in a little bit of wind and rain. Not bad today, though it was set up tougher today. Yesterday I just made three doubles, in tennis they would call them unforced errors. It is hard to comeback on this course."

(on the PGA Championship experience) "I was saying to my caddie on the eighth or ninth, 'Take all this view in, because you may not see it for a while.' There is a ton of people here. It's different. You're trying to make every putt so you can here that roar that other people get."

Nick Faldo (2-under-par 70 to move to 2-under-par 142)

(on his round) "I was enjoying it. It was good. I played really well on the front nine and struggled on the back nine. I didn't feel comfortable, but still made a really good birdie on 5, and then 7 and 8 were brutal out there. That wind is howling and it's just a 'get in' kind of a day."

(on future television work) "I'm still going to do a bit of everything I think. I've enjoyed the commentary I've been doing and I think they've enjoyed it as well. So, we'll see what the future holds in that. I really would like a breather for most of the year and then get myself ready for next year."

(on future golf tournaments) "I'm going to play less. I'm going to cut back. I'm 47 and this is a good time to have three years of easy golf as I call it and maybe get myself ready for the Champions Tour."

(on course set-up) "I think it's really generated by the wind. The wind really got up. I think the fact that we're on soft greens is something we're enjoying. It doesn't matter what a golf hole looks like, if a guy knows it's going to stay where he hits it we can play on a cliff edge."

(on the Ryder Cup) "I'm a European, so I'm going to support the European tour and I hope we win. I don't know what's going to happen though."

(on whether he thought he could make a run at this) "No, not with those last few holes. I was just hanging on."

(on designing a golf course in Ireland) "We're going to take it step by step. We're in the process of putting our application in...maybe in the next six months."

(on his family life) "That's really what I want to do, spend more time with the family. That's my number one goal for the next six months and we'll pick it up later then. You realize that there's a lot more to life than pelting golf balls. I know where I'd rather be."

(on future tournaments and goals) "A good weekend here would give me a good goal. To qualify for this next year would be a good goal. I've cut down to 15 tournaments. I've got my junior program as well. I spend a little bit of time with my junior program at home. I'm going to give myself a little bit of time to myself and my family, that's the number one goal."

Phil Mickelson (even par 72 to remain at 3-under-par 141)

(on his round) "It was nice to finish by making a putt because the eight holes previous to that on the back side were not very good for me with the putter. I had a lot of chances. I could have had a very low day, a really good day and I let it slide. I played my front nine solid. I hit a lot of good shots and made birdies where I needed to. My second nine I had great chances the first four holes and didn't get a putt to go. I obviously hit one in the water on five, but three putted there and three putted seven. For an eight hole stretch the putter just didn't seem to cooperate. I really gave a lot of shots away there."

(on the course today) "I thought it was awfully easy, actually. Now it is starting to get tough. The last two or three holes got difficult. This morning was a very good morning to go low."

(on how he felt) "I felt like today I was playing very well. I knew I was playing well before I teed off. I felt very sharp and I started off with a birdie on the first hole. I shot 3-under on the front nine and felt like I was playing very well. I think that I could just feel the putter getting a little cold. I started a couple off line, which I haven't done in a long time. I was very tentative and just missed a bunch of putts. I'll have to work on that."

(on his position) "As the conditions get difficult, there is a good chance that 8-under stays in the lead. If it does, I'm only five back going into the weekend. I feel like I certainly played better today than yesterday, as far as ball striking. If I can continue to get better as the week wears on and play well on Saturday and give myself a shot on Sunday, I certainly like the position but it's got to stay difficult and the wind has got to stay up for me to stay within five shots. Otherwise, you'll see guys like Ernie (Els), Darren Clarke, and Justin Leonard going out and getting to 9, 10, 11-under and then I will be in a difficult spot."

(on the course today) "It was certainly more difficult today. We had some holes like No. 8 that played dead into the wind on the back tees. A lot of guys won't be able to reach that hole today."

(on the difficulty of the course) "It played very fair. It played more difficult than the first day. I just think that this golf course has the potential to be a very difficult and fair test of golf because you don't have to USGA to get it to play tough. If we play the up tees and put the easy pins there, the true challenge of the course just doesn't come out. I think today was a better test but it could even be more difficult."

(on the difficulty of the course) "I just want it to be more difficult. I want it to be harder. I studied and practiced from areas, assuming that it would play hard. Right now you can attack a lot of pins. Granted, the winds haven't been blowing, so that is a big factor."

(on Whistling Straits) "I think this is a great golf course. It is a great place to hold this major championship. You don't have to trick it up. You can use the length and the tough pin placements. Hopefully the wind will blow and make it a real test of golf. I was expecting it to play harder than it is."

(on his putting) "Just seven or eight holes I felt uncomfortable. I'll get it turned around for tomorrow. I feel confident."

Rod Pampling (3-under-par 69 to move to 2-under-par 142)

(on his round today) "Just a nice solid day. We just hit everything pretty well. I didn't get myself into trouble. I just played nice and consistent and made a few putts and that was it pretty much."

(on his improvement from yesterday) "Yesterday I just got myself into a little bit of a bind. Supposedly, somehow, we got behind time. I don't know how, but I just got a little frustrated with that and made some bogeys in that stretch. Before and after that I was fine though. So, I just got myself into a little bit of a rut out there."

(on the course and course conditions) " No, just cold, really cold. We didn't get the sun coming out at all. The course is playing fine. It was set up really well. You know, you've got to play really smart golf to score around here and we were lucky enough to do that."

Jerry Kelly (5-over-par 77 to move to 9-over-par 153)

(on his disappointment) "It's Lake Michigan, but it might as well be an ocean. It's my first missed cut in a year. It's the one that I probably didn't want to miss the most."

(on his play) "I hit it awful. Unfortunately, I think I found some things in the last three holes, which is par for the course. Like I said, it's my first missed cut in a year, so I've played some pretty solid golf. I haven't played well this year yet. I really felt like some things were coming together this week. My swing definitely deserted me; I just plain played poorly. I really thought it was more mental commitment that was leading to the poor swings the first day, but after seeing today I had the same type of swing and the swing just did not come out. So, it was physical I think the last couple days, which I can usually accept physical a little easier than mental."

(on his fans) "The people were with me the whole way. There was a good solid group of them that walked with me, even when I was 8-over. I love playing in Wisconsin. I love playing in front of these people; they've been so good to me. I mean they start the chills up again. They really do get behind me no matter what I'm doing and that helps a lot."

(on being selected for the Ryder Cup team) "You know, I don't think I'm going to be nervous anymore, Hal knows what I can do. He knows that if you put me head-to-head against somebody I'm going to give a 1,000 percent, forget a 110 percent, I'm going to give everything I have and more."

Alan Schulte (4-over-par 76 to move to 7-over-par 151)

(on how the course played today) "I felt fine. I just didn't give myself shots. I thought I could have done better, but unfortunately I had a few poor shots that just got me into some trouble and I just couldn't get out of there."

(on what it has meant to be here) "It was a lot of fun. It's been an experience I've been looking forward to for a very long time and I've enjoyed it. But I truly felt that I be able to stay for the entire weekend but unfortunately that's not the case."

Patrick Sheehan (1-under-par 71 to move to 3-under par 141)

(on Hurricane Charley) "This last one was supposed to be the big one. I talked to my wife last night and she's cool about it. It's kind of weird because all of the meteorologists are freaking out about it and they never act like that. I guess they're really worried about the surge on the shore. But I'm in Orlando, so luckily it will weaken by the time it gets over it. Yea, I think about it. I thought about it last night. I thought about it when I woke up. It's not distracting me on the course though - there's plenty of other distractions out here."

(on the weather today) "The wind's a little different. But we've gotten lucky the last few days. I mean, when that wind blows...the first couple of days you hit a 9 or a 3-iron and now you can hit a driver in the same spot. The wind is not that big of a factor today."

(on his PGA experience) "Yea. This is my first one. But it's good, though. I came in with no expectations. I just wanted to kind of go out there and have fun with it."

Luke Donald (1-over-par 73 to move to 4-under-par 140)

(on his round today) "On my back nine, the real front nine, I was in between clubs a lot. It was either 2-iron or 3-wood, which aren't the clubs you want to be hitting into par 4s. I didn't play too badly today. If you count the fringe, I hit about 14 or 15 greens. I just didn't capitalize on my birdie chances."

(on the course) "They put the tees back to all of the back tees today. On some of the holes where they moved the tees back, the pins were in the back of the greens too. That added at least a couple hundred yards to what it played yesterday."

(on his preparation for this week) "I came here last week to play a practice round to see the course and see what I needed to practice. I went home and practiced a lot of long irons."

(on the rest of the tournament) "My best major so far is an 18th at Bethpage. There I was never really threatening the lead. I feel like I've improved a lot since then and my game feels really good at the moment. I'm looking forward to the weekend. I should be in a pretty strong position if the weather stays like this. I think I've got a good chance. I'm playing well and if I continue to putt well, then I will be right there."

(on changes in the course set-up today) "I suppose they have to set the course up reasonably fair, especially on Thursday and Friday. This is a pretty tough course and if the weather gets bad, you could have people not finishing. I think everyone was surprised at how low the scores were yesterday. They did a good job of making it at least a couple shots harder out there today."

Briny Baird (3-under-par 69 to move to 8-under-par 136)

(on his round today) "I got some really good breaks today, but you're going to need them when there is waist high rough. A couple of times I could have been in knee or waist high rough, but I ended up in the bunker with a good lie. I'm not playing flawless golf by any means. I am playing good golf."

(on the course set-up) "It was a little harder today. The pins were harder and the greens were definitely firmer and faster today. The PGA is doing an unbelievable job. I can't think of another organization that would have probably handled it differently. Letting the scores go as low as they did yesterday is a pat on the back for the PGA."

(on winning a tournament) "I've put myself in position to win golf tournaments before, so this definitely doesn't surprise me. If at the end of four rounds I am here talking, then that might be a surprise. I fully intend to go out there and give it my best shot, but we're talking about winning a major and it's only Friday."

(on winning a major) "It's a major and everyone out here is trying to win a major. I'm here trying to win my first golf tournament. If that first tournament happens to be a major, then that just happens to be a huge bonus. I'm just trying to win a golf tournament. If you can lead after 36 holes, then why can't you stretch it two more days?"

Chad Campbell (2-under-par 70 to move to one-under-par 143)

(on the course) "The wind wasn't blowing as hard as it was yesterday. Eighteen played fine today. It's obviously long and you have to hit good shots. If the wind turns around and blows into you, then you'll be hitting 3-wood in there. Today I hit 4-iron into the green and yesterday I had a 7-iron."

(on his round) "The course played a little more difficult today. The pins were tougher and obviously the tees were back."

Chip Sullivan (1-under-par 71 to move to 1-under-par 143)

(on his round) "I didn't play nearly as good as I would have liked, but if you can make putts and make a lot 10 footers to save pars it sure makes a difference "

(on his short game) "This was one of the better putting days I have had recently. You know I just felt real confident over the ball on the putter, but I have to work on some things out on the driving range. I think I only hit about five fairways and it just seemed like I was constantly struggling to get to the green."

(on making the cut) "So far I'm tickled to be here. It's neat to make the cut in the PGA, when I'm working for a living and spend a lot of time behind my desk at the country club. Being able compete at this level with these guys and hold my own, you bet it's a nice feeling."

Jeff Coston (4-under-par 68 to move to 1-over-par 145)

(on his turnaround performance) "That was huge. That was one for the club pros right there."

(on his mindset starting the round) "I just wanted to play one shot at a time and have some fun. I'm emphasizing fun, commitment, trust and decisiveness. This is a serious golf course and you can be out there all day if you're not careful."

(on his strategy from yesterday to today) "Yesterday I didn't make any birdies and I made several birdies today, so that was huge. I made some putts and tried to stay patient. I had some good guys that I was playing with that encouraged me and that was huge too."

(on performance) "I felt like I had everything to gain and nothing to lose. I didn't want to have any regrets."

Robert Allenby (2-under-par 70 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on the course set-up) "It's definitely set up a lot tougher today. Obviously all of the tees were back. It was good. If any hole really had to be up it was 8, but I still think it was fine. I hit a driver, two iron in there and Jerry Kelly hit a driver, 3 wood. We both hit it to the front. I think it was fair."

(on the course and changes from yesterday) "The course is set up very fair, considering the wind isn't super strong, but it's still there. Yesterday made it a little funky because like most of the guys, we hadn't practiced from those tees that they went to. We didn't think they would go up on some of the holes that they went up on. But I think it was a true, fair test today."

(on his feelings going into the weekend) "I feel alright. I just have to play the par 5s a little better. I don't think I made a birdie. Well, I made one birdie today. I made one birdie on a par 5, so that was pretty good. But, I need to pick up a few shots there. Most of the guys are making eagles and I'm making pars and bogeys. So, I'm losing shots right there, but I'm playing pretty solid. I'm putting pretty good, so I feel good about the game."

Bob Tway (3-under-par 70 to move to 3-under-par 141)

(on his play and the course today) "It played a couple hundred yards longer than yesterday. I don't think they (the PGA of America) were too happy with the 65's It wasn't like it was impossible but it was very tough I thought. I had some good fortune; I made some long puts, so that was nice. But I was pleased by how I played."

(on his game plan going into the weekend) "I don't think it can change any, the main thing out here is that you have to put the ball in the fairway. If you don't put the ball in the fairway, your basically chipping out. If you can put the ball in the fairway you have the chance to be somewhat aggressive. There are some holes I can be aggressive, and there are some holes I have to play the middle of the greens. There is probably a little more room on the greens then what it looks. You know how Pete (Dye) is. He makes things look more diabolical than what they actually are, which is a credit to him. There are some holes out there that look like there is just isn't any room. Like I said, fairways and greens and if I can keep putting well, than who knows."

Round 1 Quotes: August 12, 2004

Hal Sutton (1-over-par 73)

(on the scoring) "I played a little bit better than I expected. I probably didn't get prepared enough for this golf tournament. Other than playing two rounds last week, that's it.

(on the low scores) "I was actually surprised. But I didn't even play the back nine this week. I just played the front nine because I was doing other things. I didn't really know what to expect from the other guys or myself."

(on the Ryder Cup) "I'm just trying to make sure I've got everything done that I need to get done. The world wants justification for whatever decision you make. So, I'm trying to make sure I'm justified in what I do."

Duffy Waldorf (3-under-par 69)

(on the course) "I thought the course was set up really well today. The pins were fair. I think the scores were good because the greens were holding pretty well and I putted beautifully. These are some of the best greens I've putted on. Obviously the wind was there but not strong enough to allow you to play well."

(on changes in strategy) "I've played two practice rounds and today was totally different in terms of wind direction and intensity. So, really you just have to see what the course presents."

(on expectations) "I would love to come out and play as well as I did today and make a few more putts. I just play it one shot at a time."

Jeff Lankford (5-over-par 77)

(on the course) "I think they took into consideration the wind we had in the first part of the week, which was good. For the most part, I played pretty well. I hit three bad iron shots and didn't make any birdies all day. I hit the ball solid but my score didn't show it."

(on his putting) "I have to putt a little bit better. I was a little tentative on the first nine holes. I just have to continue to be a little more aggressive on my putts."

Alan Schulte (3-over-par 75)

(on playing in his first major) "My heart was pounding pretty hard but I hit it really solid which helped me about a bit. Unfortunately I missed a two foot putt on that green. I really felt like I let it get away. I didn't know how I was going to react coming in. I'd never been here but honestly I was quite calm. I thought I could play well enough to make the cut and I did hit the ball well enough to do that. I'm going to stay relaxed and have fun."

Steve Schneiter (3-over-par 75)

(on the course) "It's pretty benign out there. There's a little wind today but not what it was in the practice round. It's a totally different golf course today than in the practice rounds."

(on if playing in the 1999 Club Professional Championship at Whistling Straits helped) "It gave me added confidence. I'd been playing good coming into the tournament and just didn't have it today. I didn't hit it how I would have liked to."

Zane Zwemke (even-par 72)

(on his experience) "I had a great time. I hit a bunch of bunch of birdies and a few bogeys coming in. We got put on the clock and were rushed his a little bit but I had a great time."

(on his round) "I can't be disappointed. I got in red numbers and felt good about it. I made five birdies, five bogeys and missed one other short putt. I misread it."

Robert Thompson (5-over-par 77)

(on how the course played) "It played a lot shorter. Yesterday everything seemed to play long. Today it was totally different."

(on what holes played the most difficult) "I played pretty solid. I started on the front nine coming in and I had a couple bad shots. I missed two fairways and missed an iron on a par 3 starting on number seven, and then I bogeyed seven, eight and nine, so that kind of hurt. Then I played pretty solid on the back - I had some birdie chances that were close and then I hit a poor tee shot on 18 then had a 3 putt on 18 where I couldn't commit to the pin from where I was on the fairway."

(on what it means to be here this weekend) "I've really enjoyed being here. I get to play one of the most awesome golf courses in the country. The fans are great up here. I couldn't ask for any better fans and just the tradition of the PGA. It's great to be a member and to be here."

(on his strategy for going into tomorrow) "Obviously, tomorrow I'm going to have to hit a lot of fairways and position my ball well on the green. I'm going to have to make a major comeback to make the cut so that is my goal: to try to go out tomorrow and make some birdies."

(on the weakest part of his game today) "My tee shots. I hit a lot of tee shots that were pretty close to being in the fairway but they ended up in the rock and five yards makes a lot of difference out here."

Robert Gamez (even-par 72)

(on playing today) "It was a different wind than I've seen and I didn't know exactly what to expect. The golf course is in great shape though."

(on how he thought he played) "Wonderful. I had two bogeys on par 5s which is pretty frustrating. I laid up on five out of the water and then three putted 16 but other than that I'm pretty happy with my round."

(on the weather today) "Well, nine played in to the wind when we got there and 18 would have been into the wind but now its downwind. It just switched around, I mean, I never thought I could get to No. 2 and I hit it 12 feet from the hole for an eagle, so it's just played differently than I'd seen it. Now granted, like I said I played it three weeks ago and this week I played the front once and the back twice and I only played nine holes because I wanted to save my energy and my wits about me for the tournament."

(on his strategy for tomorrow) "I'm just going to keep playing like I did. I had 16 birdie putts today. I'm hitting the ball great, but I'm struggling to putt a little bit. I rolled it a lot better today. I didn't make many putts. I think I had 35 putts today. I just need to keep playing solid golf."

Jeff Sluman (even-par 72)

(on the course set-up) "The wind switched about halfway through - it was coming out of the northeast so I hadn't seen that wind. I hate to say it but there was a chance to shoot a really good number out there today. I'm not going to say they made it too easy because we'll get tortured the last three days but they (PGA) did a very good job setting up the golf course. It's almost like they tease these guys into the championship. Almost every major they don't try to get you reeling on the first day. They want to let you get a feel on the golf course how it's playing how fast it's playing. Like I said the PGA did a good job and you can see some low scores out there today."

(on setting up the course - the PGA perspective) "I think the PGA has a little different philosophy. There were a few tees out there today that kind of surprised me. I thought that there were going to be some pretty low scores and we definitely won't be seeing those tees in the same places again."

Adam Scott (1-under-par 71)

(on how the course played) "It played a little weaker than yesterday just because the wind wasn't quite as strong, I guess. But it was definitely tough enough. It certainly isn't the toughest course I've ever played. I think the wind was going about 10 miles an hour or so."

(on moving the tees on several holes) "I know they moved 18 but I don't know if they were expecting the wind to be the way it was. It was good they moved 11 up and maybe the eighth as well. I think they may be disappointed they moved 18 because it is down wind now." Sergio Garcia (1-over-par 73)

(on how the course played today) "It played pretty consistent. I was playing much easier because of the wind direction being a bit softer."

(on the hardest holes and effects of the wind on play) "I think eight was pretty hard. The wind definitely made some of the holes too short. Eight was still playing pretty long but a couple of them were fairly short. There probably could have been a bit more wind and that could fix that. Today the wind, it was absolutely perfect because we were used to playing every hole with a cross wind and now we are playing it straight in and that makes a big difference. Today you could play your drives a lot longer, but I still think it is a tough course and you still have to play well."

Jerry Kelly (4-over-par 76)

(on his play today) "I'm not even close to the position that I thought I'd be in, that I want to be in, so I'm a little mad, but all I can do is go forward and get those birdies tomorrow, play solid over the weekend and get myself back into the tournament."

(on his slow start) "I've done it all year, I haven't been starting well all year - my last four or five events I've put myself in this position. It's nothing new- I need to have a good Friday for me to have a good weekend."

Stephen Ames (4-under-par 68)

(on his round today) "Driving the ball was exceptionally well for me. The course didn't play the same today as it did in the two practice rounds so it took some to get used to, but I putted well. I hit some occasional bad shots and some occasional good ones, but I stayed away from the double bogeys which is what you have to do out here."

Nick Faldo (even-par 72)

(on how the course played) "The course played tough. It was hard at times because of the wind. I played well and had 32 putts, so if I hit a lot of those I'll do great."

Joe Durant (1-under-par 71)

(on getting into the Championship) "I found out I was going to be playing about quarter till twelve....today. We got here about six this morning and hung out and watched everyone in the morning group tee off and no one pulled out. I really wasn't expecting anyone to pull out in the afternoon but then Greg Norman did."

(on whether he had played the course before) "No, I came yesterday - I flew up yesterday morning and got a practice round in, so I didn't play it blind. There's no way you could play it blind - there's way too much going on to play it blind- I would've had no chance playing it that way. I'm just lucky that I have a good caddy that maps it out well and everything worked out."

(on his strategy for tomorrow) "You know, this is a very tough golf course - I was very surprised by some of the scoring. There were some low numbers shot, but I think some of the officials decided to be a little conservative with some of the set up today but I think it will be a lot different tomorrow and through the weekend I'm sure."

(on the opportunity to play) "I'm happy to have the chance to play and I had some good shots today, but I just didn't capitalize on some situations, but I'm not going to complain. I'm still feeling my way along the golf course a little bit so I'm just taking it one hole at a time."

(on any difficult holes today) "The only trouble I had was on the par 5 No. 5. I had a bad third shot with a wedge and I pulled it in the bunker and wasn't able to get up and down to make bogey. I think I virtually hit every other green today and I drove it well, so it was a pretty solid round overall."

Quinn Griffing (4-over-par 76)

(on being at the PGA Championship) "It means a lot. I mean, you work towards it your whole life, so it's been really enjoyable."

(on how the course played) "I thought the course played relatively easy . If I could have hit the driver well, I could have shot under par - I know I could have. But, I missed a lot of fairways."

(on moving the tees today) "They threw a curve ball at us. But I think the PGA as an organization is really fair. They wanted to make sure they had a jump start in the right direction and didn't want a lot of controversy right out of the chute."

Geoff Ogilvy (4-under-par 68)

(on today's weather) "It was different. It changed the lines a lot off the tees because the wind was going opposite, I guess. I'll give you an example on nine: You can't really see the fairway off the tee and I hit it straight into the wind up the left and it was playing downwind and to the right. The difference is about 40 yards, which is a lot, but there were a few holes where you just had to think on your feet and here's where your caddy makes his money today just to pick the right line for you."

(on the scores today) "I think the PGA won't be too happy with the scores - I don't think they wanted to see 7-under, but nobody's perfect. You can't play well here and have a good score. But that's what golf's all about. If you hit a good shot you should be awarded and if you hit a bad shot you should be penalized. I'm sure it'll get tougher. The pins were not that frightening and the tees were moved up, so I don't think the PGA was happy but I think it was smart of them."

(on his score) "Any time your under par at a major is good - I don't care where you are, so I'm pretty happy with it."

Sean English (3-over-par 75)

(on being at the PGA Championship) "It's absolutely incredible. Just to play in a major. I'll be happy to be here for two days, but hopefully we can make it four. I'd like to stay. I'm sure going to play my best in these conditions and see how the other guys shoot. I shot a 75 today, you know and I looked at the guys scores this morning and I saw that they were pretty low and I was surprised, but then again, these are the greatest players in the world. Getting off on the golf course and competing with them on the same course, the same tees on the same day was a great experience. I can't say that I'm disappointed because my goal coming out today was to shoot a 75 and I was able to do it. You know, I had a few moments on the back side, I wish I could have done a little bit better on the front, but we're in good shape and looking forward to tomorrow."

(on his shot at 15) "I hit way right off the tee and was able to get it to about 5 yards short and was really just trying to get it close to the pin and then I gave it a few huffs and puffs and the next thing I know it kind of dropped. It was definitely a great moment and something I will always remember for the rest of my life."

Roy Biancalana (1-over-par 73)

(on touching the twig in the bunker) "I was in what turned out to be a fairway bunker - it was way outside the ropes off to the right and people had been trampling over this bunker and about a yard and a half and I mean it was out of play. I just kicked a stick with my foot and well, I'm pretty sure I touched it, and I just swatted at the stick with my foot and touched it. I don't think it moved, but we had to go back out there and see if it was a sand path or a bunker. And it was a bunker, so it was a two stroke penalty.

(on if it was hard to call the penalty on himself) "It - well, I didn't want to but I wouldn't have slept well and I probably would have played like crap tomorrow so I had to ask them about it. I actually thought that if it didn't move it wouldn't have been an issue, but it clearly states that you can't touch it."

(on when he recognized his error) "I recognized it right away at the time that I might be in a bunker here, but I chose to just let it go until I was done. I didn't want to get in a discussion with the rules official when I played because I knew there'd be know replacing the ball or dropping the ball involved so I just finished and thought I'd ask him them."

(on whether this had ever happened before) "Usually when I have penalties they are obvious, you know, they go in the water or something. This is the first time I've actually had to call something on myself."

(on his strategy for tomorrow) "Play like today. Don't swat at things in bunkers. I played solid today- I hit a lot of fairways and I hit a lot of greens, played a couple of nice putts. Of course, the course didn't play too awfully hard today, as you could tell by some of the low scores."

Craig Parry (2-under-par 70)

(on his round) "The golf course probably played a little bit easier than everyone thought it was going to play. The flag placements were a little bit easier and the greens were receptive. You've got good greens to putt on which helps scoring."

(on the weather) "It got pretty blustery early and things died down just a little bit on the back nine. We were just fortunate that it did die down as it could have been a lot harder."

Patrick Sheehan (2-under-par 70)

(on his round) "I played pretty well today. I got off to a great start. I birdied the first three and just kind of hung on from there. It's tough. They had the tees up on some key holes which helps. That's why I think the scoring is so low. Eight played pretty short and a couple of par 5s were playing short. There's a totally different wind from the practice round so you're guessing where you're aiming now. The course was set up good. It didn't play very long."

(on tomorrow's round) "Everything depends on the wind out here. I'm early tomorrow, really early, so I don't know what the wind will be doing. The course is going to change depending on the wind. The wind is a big factor here."

(on his expectations) "This is my first one (major) so I'm just kind of going out and treating it like any other tournament. It's a lot of fun and there's a lot of people out here so it's great."

Chris Riley (3-under-par 69)

"I'm happy with 3-under. The greens were pretty forgiving. Hopefully tomorrow it will get harder. I just hope it gets a little more windy and a little more challenging. I feel real comfortable out there. Last week was my first tournament in about a couple of weeks and I felt good about it."

(on his eagle on 16) "I hit a driver, 3 wood in there about 10 feet and made it. I was coming off two bogeys so I needed it."

(on making the Ryder Cup team) "I want to make it. I really didn't give myself a great chance to make the team but it's been good. (Hal) Sutton is really nice. He's left some messages on my locker and encouraged me to make a lot of putts. I really don't think it's a longshot. I think if I play well enough, I can make the top seven. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be."

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