Saturday, August 15
PGA Press Tent: Will Anyone Catch Tiger?
Padraig Harrington faces a difficult task.
TIGER WOODS SHOT A 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. Tiger is 14 of 14 when leading a major after 54 holes. Can you say fifth Wanamaker Trophy?
Tiger will play with South Korean Y.E. Yang, who is at 6-under-par along with Padraig Harrington. Lucas Glover and Henrik Stenson are four shots back. Following are some player comments.
Q. Is it something you look forward to? Are you nervous? Excited?
Y.E. YANG: Nervous, but I've been looking forward to it. And I've thought about this, playing with Tiger recently, and it came true so fast.
Q. Do you base your strategy going into tomorrow on how many shots off the lead you are?
HENRIK STENSON: Not really. You can play a little bit more aggressive if you have to. But if I can hopefully be up there and be within three when we turn into the back nine, it's time to hopefully make a couple of good putts and see what happens.
Q. Four back going into the final round of Tiger.
LUCAS GLOVER: We all know how Tiger is the last round, so it's going to take something crazy, but you know, I made a bunch of birdies this week. I just need to putt a bunch together in one round.
Q. If you had a choice, would you rather play with Tiger?
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I think I would. I would rather — I think it would suit me better to have that sort of match-play style.
Q. You have a significant shot differential between yourself and your playing partner in the final pairing, final round of a major. Why? How do you explain that?
TIGER WOODS: I just go out and I play my own game. You just go out there and just play and see what happens. You know, the guys, you have to realize, we are fighting for a major championship. We are all nervous out there. I'm in the same boat as everyone else, but you've got to go out there and execute shots, and that's the fun, and that's the rush and that's the thrill of it. That's why you play hard.
−The Armchair Golfer
(Source: ASAP Sports)