Tim Clark Thursday
Q. That stretch of holes, 14 through 18, I watched you play and it didn't seem to take any of your skin off. Can you talk about that stretch of holes?
TIM CLARK: Today it wasn't playing horribly long. I think we had a bit of wind helping.
For me the tough stretch is really 5, that's brutal, and unfortunately I missed my fairways.
Q. There was speculation that if a big hitter got hot Thursday and Friday, it might be 65 or 62, is there anything like that out there?
TIM CLARK: There could be. I shot 70 today and had quite a few putts hit the hole. On the front I had a couple of chances inside ten feet. It's possible. I would have been with two or three under, I think. I probably played well enough to shoot that.
In order to go to that 5, 6‑under, you just can't make any mistakes. And there's going to be a bogey or two out there.
Q. How was the scoring in terms of what was expected?
TIM CLARK: Probably not as good, I guess. Everybody thought under par, and there's really not that many guys going that low.
Q. How do you like your position right now after one day?
TIM CLARK: It's good. More importantly just the way I felt like I played and just in control of everything. Even par and the way I'm playing, I feel comfortable with that.
Q. Stopping and starting difficult?
TIM CLARK: It could have been way worse.
Q. Advantage to be done with it and have a rest period?
TIM CLARK: Yeah. If there's more delays, it's not going to be easy. Certainly nice to get it done in reasonably good conditions.
TIM CLARK: No, no, it was pretty smooth. We were able to hit a few balls. No, it was pretty easy.