Ernie Els: Round Three Flash Interview
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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