Ernie Els: Round Three Flash Interview

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Q. You don't expect too many low scores because of conditions today, but you managed to conquer that, what was your key?
ERNIE ELS: Well, I wouldn't call a 72 a low score. But I played better than my score. I made some really silly errors. But the course is playing really well. You've got to play well to score well. And I think that's fair.

Q. What about the rest of the afternoon? Is it going to toughen up for the people behind you?
ERNIE ELS: I think so. In the afternoon the greens get a little firmer. There's really good pin placements. I think it's a really good test. You have to play away from some flags, and they give you opportunity for other ones. It's a great setup.

Q. What opportunities are there? What sort of ground do you want to make up Sunday and how much can you make up?
ERNIE ELS: Today was my day and I let it slip. I made some really bad errors. On 5, I made a 6, and on No. 16 I made a 6. That's a four-shot swing there. If you take away those four shots, I'm at a better shot. But now I'm just playing for position.
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