Music to the ears of superintendents around the country from Phil:
Q. You're sitting there with the lead at plus 2. I hear no complaining from players with the course, nobody is moaning and groaning. Could you explain what in your mind constitutes a fair test of golf?
PHIL MICKELSON: I don't know how to answer that, but let me say this: Every year, one time a year, we get tested like this, and I love it. I love being tested at the highest level of the most difficult and sometimes ridiculous golf course setups we'll ever see, but I love it because I get to find out where my game is at, where my head is at, and it really challenges me as a player.
We can't do this very often. It kills the golf course. A lot of the greens won't survive, so we don't have a chance to do it very often. The fact that we do it once a year I think is great.