July 13, 2013
Flash interview with:
Williams, 66, 4 under today, 2 under for the Tournament.
CHRIS WILLIAMS: I'm not going to sing. That's for sure. This
is not – not going to do karaoke.
Q. When is the last
time you've done that?
CHRIS WILLIAMS: Never. It's the first time. So it's a nice
Tournament to do it in. Tough holes, windy conditions. It was fantastic to get
off to a start like that.
Q. Were the holes on
those first six, were they set up in a way that
CHRIS WILLIAMS: No, not really. The first hole, the pin was
tucked very tight. It was about a 7 iron only. So it was a very delicate chip
shot. You know that No. 3 is a very tough hole. And No. 5, the short hole, is a
difficult pin as well. It's a double level, and you have to be in the right
But I just putted so well the first few holes, and the
greens are running very nicely at that time of the morning.
Q. Feel like the
greens are a little bit quicker today?
CHRIS WILLIAMS: It's possible. I don't think they're very
quick. They're deceptive looking, particularly on the back nine, a little bit
short. But I don't think they're that quick. They're just running nicely. Good
pace, about 12, I think, 11 or 12.
Obviously, they're running better because they don't have as
much traffic on them today as they did the last few days.
Q. [ No microphone ].
CHRIS WILLIAMS: No. The first two days, the putter was cold.
I was just two putting from all over the place. I wasn't near the pin. I was
having long putts. The first two days were defense putting all the time. Just
trying to protect two putts so far from the hole. Today hit a couple next to
the hole, and putting felt good.
Playing with David Frost. He has a fantastic short game and
good putting stroke. You just watch what these guys do and see if you can pick
Q. You played at all
over here before, Chris?
CHRIS WILLIAMS: Just a couple of times. Since I've turned
50, I've played in the Majors in America. But other than that, not really. The
last time, before turning 50, was the World Series, '85.
Q. Long time.
CHRIS WILLIAMS: A long time ago.
Q. Do you enjoy
getting back over?
CHRIS WILLIAMS: It's nice. It's great playing in the Majors,
these great golf courses. Since I've turned 50, I've played on fantastic golf
courses, courses I never played on, on the young Tour, but it's been great fun.
Played with tremendous players as well, players I was never
good enough to play with as a youngster. It's nice to play with these guys now
and learn from the experience of playing with them.
Q. How is your Euro
Senior circuit going?
CHRIS WILLIAMS: Well, it hasn't been doing very well at the
moment. We're hoping for better times. You know, the market in Europe is
extremely difficult. And at the moment, they only have the names that they do
in America here.
It's very difficult for the guys to go canvass and get
tournaments. They have a couple coming on the schedule at this moment, looks
like we might end up with 15, but it's not enough.
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