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December 6 2010

10:42 PM

Mayfair on his medalist honors

Mayfair captures medalist honors

Watch Billy Mayfair as he produces the lowest score in this year's q-school finals.

Billy Mayfair took home medalist honors Monday, shooting a final-round 70 for a six-day total of 18 under, one stroke better than William McGirt and Ben Martin.

Here’s what the veteran said about his performance this week at q-school: “It was a great week. You don’t want to be here, that is for sure, but I played really good. It gives me a lot of confidence to start the year.”

“A win is a win, I don’t care if you win this or if you win your Match Play back at home … a W is a W and I’ll take the feather in my cap. But watching these young kids, watching Ben (Martin) and Bio (Kim) play today under the pressure, I mean they had a lot more pressure riding on this than I did.

“Basically I was playing all week to be able to play through April. After April, I was going to be able to play pretty much everywhere I wanted to anyway with my status. It was good to win, but man, there are some good young players and fearless.”

“I’ve had fun since we putted out on No. 18. It has been a long week. It has been a grind. We’ve had wind, we’ve had rain, we’ve had a little bit of everything this week. The golf course has been great. It has been a great place for q-school.”

“With the weather conditions, and all that, I think a lot of these kids haven’t seen some of that. With us out on TOUR, we see that once or twice every month. We have a lot of adversity. Also, having people close to you, having walking scorers, that is stuff that I’m used to and some of these guys haven’t seen that. So it is the little things that make a big difference.”

“The tournament sponsors were absolutely wonderful last year, giving me a lot of spots. The good thing is, with me playing good this week, I don’t have to ask them for those anymore. That is probably the most satisfying thing.”

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