It could have been a good one, said Woods, grimacing at the thought of lost shots. It could really have been a good one. I hit a lot of good putts that grazed the edge. I think it could have been four or five shots lower.
But - thats just the way it is.
The leaders are far ahead, but Woods has climbed steep hills before. A good finish is certainly a possibility, a win not completely out of the question.
Woods isn't ready to call it quits just yet
If I go out and play the way I did today, and I make a few more putts, who knows? said Tiger. I might have a chance, but I need to go out there and do what I can, and that is to try and execute golf shots the way I know I can.
Woods was eight shots behind as the interrogation was in process. Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks and J.L. Lewis hadnt even teed off yet, but their 4-under scores were in contrast to Tigers 4-over. Eight shots behind seems like an impossible assignment, even for someone like Woods, who has won the last four major championships. But, Tiger was a bit irritated that some counted him out.
Not that far behind, only eight back, said Woods. In a U.S. Open, thats not really as much as you might think.
If I was playing in the Bob Hope, eight back, youre not looking too good. But I think being eight back ' as of right now ' its a tough spot. But ' you know what, if I go out there and play a good, solid round tomorrow, you never know. Im really not that angry at myself, because Ive tried. I tried as hard as I could.
And if it doesnt work out, Woods understands. He has tried. He doesnt think he is invincible, even if there are some who do.
I understand that you really cant be too disappointed if you try as hard as you can, he said. And you guys know me pretty good. I dont dog it. I give it everything I have and no regrets. And thats one of the reasons why I play that way, so I can feel that way in the end.