Farmers Insurance Open interview: Nick Watney

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January 27, 2013

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NICK WATNEY:  Trying to put as much pressure as I can on him.  I don't know what that will be.  But I guess we're going to go till dark tonight and see what we've got tomorrow morning.

Q.  You had a good stretch late on the front nine.
NICK WATNEY:  Yeah, I was kind of just treading water at the start, and then hit a nice little spurt thinking I had something going.
Unfortunately, not, but nothing to feel bad about, because we've got to turn around and go right back out.

Q.  Lot of golf left, obviously.
NICK WATNEY:  Yeah.

Q.  Do you watch the leaderboard at this point, or you know what's going on?
NICK WATNEY:  Probably not.  Not unless you get to 5‑ or 6‑under par, I think.  That's never happened before, but anything's possible, I guess.

Q.  Long day today?
NICK WATNEY:  It was a bit of a marathon.  I played two tournaments this year.  You know, I got 36 at Kapalua and 26 here.  So it's been a bit odd, but, overall, not a bad day.
I'm not sure how far back I am, but all we can do tomorrow is go out and try to make him think about it a little bit and see what happens.

Q.  You're 6‑back currently.  Is there any sort of strategy change?  How do you feel you'll go about your final 11 holes?
NICK WATNEY:  All I can do is I'm going to try to make as many birdies as I can.  I've got 11 and 12 that are tough, and hopefully, maybe he can help me out a little bit, I don't know.  But I can't just hand it to him, as a competitor.  So we'll come out and see how close we can get.

Q.  One more thing.  You're a California boy.  Tell me how the greens dealt with all of the rain and moisture today?  Because you made some fantastic par saves the last few holes.
NICK WATNEY:  Thank you, yeah.  They held up pretty well.  These greens are kind of a topic of a lot of conversation, usually.  But coming in, they were firm, so they held up pretty well until all of the moisture.

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