What they said: Ernie Els

October 11, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

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Q. Your second shot on No. 5 into like 16 inches.

ERNIE ELS: That one? That was like a pitching wedge.

Q. Okay.

ERNIE ELS: Only frickin' birdie I made all day. Glad you saw that.

Q. You were putting yourself in position to.

ERNIE ELS: Yeah, I think the one that I really got a little angry with is the par� 5 up the hill there. My chip shot, I mean, was just a little bit soft and didn't go down the hill and I made five.

If I think if I made four there it could have been a little bit different momentum. I felt I needed to get something going. When that didn't go I was a little angry at myself. But I gave myself good opportunities, and then I missed some greens again.

All in all, I'll take 71. It's not the best start, but it's not the worst start. I can get into the 60s the next three rounds.