Tiger Woods -- 'The ball just doesn't go very far here'
Yeah tiger comparing Olympics to other US open courses are there any. It's particular skills -- types of shots that you need here more than other US open courses like maybe curving the ball or something. Yeah I have occurred more off the tees here than than any other golf course that we play and it even the greens here yet. Don't write -- slopes. Was it right -- -- fairways angry and you got to cut it to kind of gone against that against the grain and same thing on on the flip side. That's. As a neat thing about this golf courses there's always seems like. What during the dog laced a run away from me. And if it was a big premium on on shaping the golf ball but also I think it puts a big premium on on game planning what you wanna do. Where you wanna hit it and you know being committed to that. Think we have a question right here center. You've always -- played very well at Pebble Beach I wondered do you think there are similarities between this course in Pebble Beach and how you might approach you're. Not at all. Well no it's there's -- two completely different golf courses and you know we. -- -- we played helpful yet the -- serve. Somewhat. Can't at a little but not like this this is this is different. And also you know have an extra par five helps. The wind tends to blow more there than it does here it does come come and over the top these trees in the clubhouse and come down into the golf course but -- this is different. But that part of it though -- that is there's a commonality between the two is is that heavy air amid the ball just doesn't fly. And it doesn't go very far here and there what's allowing us hit the ball further off the tees just that there is a fast. The question and in fact probably the -- tiger is something of a golf historian you look back. Flat one. Over holding 55. -- rally in 66 Simpson edged out Washington 87 and of course -- -- it. As a historic yet any theory why an Olympics and did produce an upset or the favorite doesn't come through. -- I don't know but I made. Billy Casper -- just in -- and he won fifty plus events three major championships that's not only that they can upset over on me. -- He's he's a hell player. You know Scott Simpson playing Watson. Scott Simpson playing on US open venues period was always. Tough to be. Certain guys do -- do really well certain events and you know Scott Simpson's got. You know his record and in this event since Payne Stewart had his record in this event. Lee Jansen who won here. He did well in in US opens is no. I think this this golf course if you look at the you know the look at all those golfers that -- that you named. They'll shoot the ball. And I think that's it is they're they're proficient going either way the golf ball and I think that's that's. If you pick one thing that's that's that's common to all those players that day at a conference hit the ball either way. And Austria -- Clement in a long time ago about. The Arnold playing the spent. He likes to draw the ball but you know you learn how to cut just for this event and he he did all right I had essentially -- month ago so. Became proficient at hitting it either way and I think that's what you have to do on this golf course because it it as I said the public's run away from you. And we have to hit the ball was some kind of shape to keep them in there. And this that there is getting fast. That that rough this comes up quick. The question on the lefty please. And tiger you were finished in the top two when he here fourteen years ago different golfer. What did you take away were you. Happy unhappy with your play in. When you when you left -- frustrated. Frustrated. Just like you are most US opens. I was frustrated I was right in the middle -- my changing in my in my game and it was just a frustrating time going through that and know playing this this venue. During that time was was uneasy. Two questions on the start -- thirty mentioned if you play first six and even party to gain a bunch strokes. Would you play the last three in under party thing to -- until it actually gonna have to yes. Is that a little unusual for the finish the US open. What gives you chance to finish off around you know generally. We're just trying to hang on coming in. An and make a bunch of pars but you know you're trying to make a bunch of pars throughout most of the day and then all of sudden you get -- change gears and you know if you hit two good shots into sixteen you're gonna have holed a wedge in there which -- should make birdie. Same thing on seventeen and saving -- team. So we have you know three holes I like either. Your your chipping that your wife -- So you have to make some birdies -- capsule. Adjustment with tiger these thousands of volunteers but only US open as a player how do you feel about the volunteers that help out here. On actually trouble you know we've we've run our our offense and it's it was without the volunteers these events would happen. They they take time off work to the minors support the event and and -- time and you know we. We as players always say thank you to all when -- we can because that you that duality. Question in the back right place. Target the traditional Sunday Father's Day finish any more special to play the US open but we will memories that you have obviously present. Yet it's it is special there's no doubt you know it's. You don't have been you know my father alive for. A couple of home was. Was really special. This tournament meant. So much to my dad because he just loved the fact that you get tested. Just the mental test and of course he's a -- up where I mean he's gonna like that kind of environment. And that's something that. I've always enjoyed do when the golf course -- more difficult it became more fun because he did. He had control more things with India and that they have and you know fathers day it's it means something to each and every Willis to slightly differently obviously but it has there's much. -- me for sure. It's time for -- questions. Tiger Jack used to say in a regular basis. That when he showed up especially at a major the tougher the conditions. He felt the better chance he had of coming out on top. Are you have similar mindset. I think that you know over the years I've always preferred to be like that. I have always preferred to be more difficult there's no doubt. And I've always preferred to be fast. I just liked him a fast golf course because then we had you have to shape shots yet to think you can't just have -- just couldn't hit the -- -- -- number. And how to -- Ball's gonna run out and have chase what -- and what she shot you're gonna play. And sixteen degrees that's also one reason why I love playing links golf -- for that very reason is that the ball does chase it does move. Does move on the ground and -- him on the golf course is harder and faster is. Certainly something -- like. -- one final question on the right please. That's like it will what you expect from Rory McIlroy Adam and his defense this week what's special challenges will be facing him. I think he's an awful. The term last week we played really well and I think that's going to be you know great for -- confidence. Hit it a few few weeks where you play. You know the way that he knows he can play but today and we will. Well how does most things happen and velocity was was good for his confidence his work done and home when I -- and went into Memphis -- play great. And that. Those are from on here this week.
Tiger Woods/U.S Open press conference -- Part 3