Transcripts: Brandt Snedeker

January 08, 2013

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Q.  You got off to a great start, a little sideways; walk us through that part.

It was tougher, you get off to that kind of start, get right back in the middle of the tournament and made a 3‑putt, dumb 3‑putt on 7.
8, I didn't hit a bad shot but hit a great flop shot and lipped one out and 9 was the killer to get right in front of the green in two and make bogey‑‑ it's rustiness, got to blame it on something; just not playing enough and chipping enough around the greens.
That's something I'm going to work on next week, get ready for Palm Springs.  And all in all it was a great week.  Got back in contention, which was nice, but I have some stuff I need to work on for sure.

Q.  On 7 you were aggressive with that putt and still trying to make birdies but it just didn't work out.

I knew I needed to make a bunch today.  It was like Dustin was at 15‑‑ that's 10‑under par for me to have a chance, and I knew that.  And I got off to a great start and just couldn't keep the momentum going, and it was that week for me.  I missed some short putts every day and couldn't get the momentum going the way I wanted to.  It happens when you're a little rusty.
So I'll work on it and get ready for Humana.  Looking forward to getting out there.

Q.  Did you have any idea what was going on?

No, no clue.  I knew I needed to do something special, and I knew I needed to make a bunch of birdies.  I never look at score boards, anyway.  So that was actually easier on me that way I can keep my head down and not look at score boards.  Man, it was close, but wasn't quite there.