What they said: Charlie Wi

March 23, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

Courtesy ASAP Sports.

Arnold Palmer Invitational transcript archive Q. Obviously you followed up a good round one with a good round two; how did you do??

CHARLIE WI: You know, I played really well. You know, I didn't hit the ball quite as well as I did yesterday, but I was able to shoot 4-under, very pleased.

Q. You started hot at Pebble, now at Bay Hill; is there something in your game that's clicking??

CHARLIE WI: My ball-striking has been pretty consistent. It's just a matter of making putts. My pace has been really good.

Q. Good iron play, good putting, precision; is there anything in the last six months or beginning of the season that you've learned? I know every now and then some people have certain things that pop in their mind that they apply to their game.

CHARLIE WI: I know do I get rattled out there, but I'm able to overcome it easy. I think my self-belief and confidence, that's showing.

Q. You want a victory, wondering through your experiences, do you have any new approach or different approach on how to handle pressure down the stretch in contention??

CHARLIE WI: Well, you know, that I can't really answer, but I know that I've been there just recently a couple of months ago.

So I'm sure I'll draw on a lot of the experience that I had at Pebble Beach on Sunday when it does get close. We still have a long way to go and I'm not thinking about that quite yet.

Q. Playing with a player tomorrow that attracts so much energy, noise, crowd, however you want to experience it; what are your experiences and plans with playing with him??

CHARLIE WI: Well, I've known Tiger since junior golf days, so I've known him for a long time and I'm comfortable with him. Hopefully I can get some of his energy towards me.

Q. Have you had a relationship from junior days; is that somebody that you may have comfort with??

CHARLIE WI: I've known him since I was 13 and we played in college. We've been friends a long time and I'm really good friends with one of his best friends. Tiger is a good guy and I look forward to playing with him tomorrow.

Q. Do you cherish those moments??

CHARLIE WI: Yeah, that's the reason why we play out here. Tiger is the man, and it's going to be fun tomorrow.