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November 2, 2001

Sergio Garcia


Q. (Inaudible)

SERGIO GARCIA: A little better. It hurts a little bit. The putter is the thing that's bothering me now. I am hitting some weird putts. I haven't done this in my whole life. I have to figure something out.

Q. Having trouble reading the greens?

SERGIO GARCIA: No. I am just hitting bad putts.

Q. (Inaudible) Talk about your day.

SERGIO GARCIA: I think it was great. Unfortunately, I felt like -- I kind of felt better yesterday with the 2-iron there. Today I was shooting 4-under because I just felt like today two shots (inaudible) easily 7-under, would not happen anything. A couple of bad breaks on 2, I had a great lob wedge, hit the pin, then missed a couple really short putts. What can you do? I'm still there and looking forward to see what I can do tomorrow.

Q. Looks like a lot of guys are dealing with injuries. Now you are talking about your back at such a young age. What are your thoughts on that?

SERGIO GARCIA: Well, my thought is that it hurts. That's one of my thoughts. I have never had an injury or anything. I think I just have a knot in my back and it just hurts a little, and I just have to deal with it. It's one of those things, maybe I slept in a bad position or one of those silly things that happens.

Q. In golf there's really no off-season. It is very short. As far as your preparation goes, is it hard to do that in this sport?

SERGIO GARCIA: Yeah, well, I will have my time off as soon as I finish in December, I will have four weeks off. I will take a nice rest there and hopefully the back will get better and better and it will be okay. If not, I don't know what I will have to do. It all depends how it holds.

Q. Swinging?

SERGIO GARCIA: No, it actually hurts on the practice swing, it hurts a little on the follow-through because it looks like I kind of (inaudible) it hurts and a little bit. Other than that it is okay.

Q. How do you think you did it?

SERGIO GARCIA: I don't know. If I can tell you I would be so happy. I guess I slept in a bad position or something. Just woke up one morning and it was hurting.

Q. Aggressive sleeper?

SERGIO GARCIA: I guess so (laughs).

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