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July 4, 2013

Gainey, Wagner have great first rounds

Interviews with early leaders at The Greenbrier Classic



Q. Coming in here I think (inaudible)?

TOMMY GAINEY: Yeah, I played horrible this year, I played horrible this year. What I've done, since I shot 60 last year and won that tournament, the McGladrey Classic, I felt like I put more pressure on myself to play more consistently and to do better. Actually, when you put that excess pressure on yourself, you know, it hurts when you're not playing up to that potential. I know what to do now, I'm just trying to have more fun and letting the game come to me instead of trying to force it.

Q. How do you approach the next day? TOMMY GAINEY: Same as today, I'm going at it. MEDIA CENTER INTERVIEW:

MODERATOR: We'd like to welcome Tommy Gainey after a very successful 8-under 62 in round 1 of the Greenbrier Classic. Tommy, congratulations on a great round. Certainly kind of had reminiscent of McGladrey at the end of last year. That being said, just some comments on the round and we'll take a few questions.

TOMMY GAINEY: Well, you know, I'll just start out by saying the golf course is really soaked, it's really soft, and with the players that we have out here, when you have soft greens and the rough is not too penal, I mean, you can really score low out there. I just was one of the lucky ones to make some putts, hit some fairways, and you know, we all know it's all about making putts out here.

MODERATOR: You had mentioned, I read something earlier in the week where you had talked about just what a frustrating year you've been having and how that really adds to the pressure and the pressure you tend to kind of force things. What was the difference between prior to today and what happened today?

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