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And I, like I say, I remember a lot of the holes around the course, so I know where I hit it last time and I know where I don't want to hit it there again.
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And now with the two kids, you know, you got enough play time before you go and play.
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And really I was just right next to the trees when the lightning hit the trees. And that was that. So next time I woke up I was in a hospital.
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And, you know, the tee times are at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, so you got so much time to kill during the day.
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At the end of the day you got to stand over it and hit a certain shape ball or that's it.
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But being out here now people recognize me a lot more since last year, since the U.S. Open.
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But I did play my rugby and cricket and tennis and you name it, in my young days.
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But I got a good wife, she keeps me calm and she let's me do my thing before the round.
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But I really, I'm not really somebody that likes to go to a golf course too early.
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But there's a little margin, I think, you know, that it's just that little edge inside that you know that you can beat them.
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But when you're on a course, you really don't want to think like that. You want to think where you want to hit it and not really where you don't want to hit it..
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But winning a U.S. Open twice is wonderful and it's a great championship to win.
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But, so I sort of really got heavily into golf from the age of 10, 11. So that's when I really started giving up all the other sports.
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But, yeah, I think now when I tee it up, I feel like I can pretty much, when I'm on top of my game, I can beat anybody out there in the field.
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During a Major week it's, you know, you're on the edge the whole time.
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Even though I think if I didn't win in 2001, I think I would have known that I could do it.
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I actually now for the first time bought some property in South Africa.
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I always felt like the British Open is something that I probably would have won first before I won anything else.
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I can be anywhere from rock music all the way to classical.
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I don't know, for some reason I liked the links courses and being in Europe it just felt like I had a better chance.
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I enjoy a bit of basketball, but that's about the only sport over here that I follow a little bit.
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I enjoy going back to Europe playing there as well.
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I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.
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I think it's probably happened a little bit with Todd Hamilton and a few other players that, when they won that first Major, everyone expects so much all of a sudden.
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I think just two practice rounds max for me and that's it.
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I turned pro and won Rookie of the Year on the South African Tour and then it took me two tries at the qualifying school on the European Tour and to get my card and the rest is history.
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I will be spending a lot more time in South Africa as from the end of last year onwards.
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I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.
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I'm starting golf course design now in July in South Africa.
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If you go to a Major four, five days before the tournament, I feel like by the time the tournament comes you're sort of brain dead, you've sort of over prepared.
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If you have friends around for a barbecue you have sort of some more mellow music in the background. So I'm sort of an easy listener to all sorts of music.
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It doesn't matter what golf course you're on, you still got to hit the shots.
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It's just really course management, that's all what it is about a major championship is managing the course correctly.
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It's wonderful when I tee it up now and you get the reaction from the crowds.
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Now when I tee it up I know I can win in every tournament I play in.
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Obviously I went back to Europe, I played well, and I won a couple events and I sort of kept my confidence up.
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Obviously I would probably put Augusta as second, my second favorite course. I think it's just sort of a holy place in golf.
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Pretty much whoever wins the tournament at the end of the week is the guy that putted probably the best.
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So I got three golf courses that I'm going to start designing down there.
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So I think I wouldn't say it's changed me, but I was back on the golf course about three weeks later playing golf, so as soon as I got rid of all the burn marks and I could get my shoes back on, I was out there playing again.
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So I think it comes down to the guys making the right putts at the right time.
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So my wife's pretty good in the kitchen. But I know how to grill the meat.
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So you must know your safe place on some of the holes and where to play to.
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The more you have to start grinding it out the better.
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There's a lot of players that's won one and two majors, but three, as you say, it's a little bit different.
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We all know when you're on top of your game you can win.
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Well, I think my most favorite is probably St. Andrews. There's just no other golf course like it.
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Well, yeah, I think that sort of told me, you know, I won everything in South African golf that you can win or amateur golf.
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Who knows what it would have been like if I didn't win the U.S. Open, but you know, my life has gone down this way now and I've done pretty well and I won a few events.
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Yeah, I like the golf courses really tough.
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Yeah, I speak to my mom and dad and my brothers regularly, or we e mail quite a lot.
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