Farmers Insurance Open interview: Nick Watneytext sizeJanuary 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.