BSO10-111110-Chris Wood of England pictured on day one of the Barclays Singapore Open on November 11, 2010 at the Sentosa Golf Club, Serapong course, Singapore. The USD$ 6 Million event which is co sanctioned with the Asian and European Tour. Picture by Khalid Redza/World Sport Group.Barclays Singapore Open 2010 World Sport Group.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2010
CHRIS WOOD, ROUND ONE 63 (-8) – TANJONG COURSE
Q. Concentration is key on a hot day like this with interruptions but you seemed to hold it together throughout out the round?
A. Yes I did. To be honest I had only just started when we got called in, I was on the third green, so I wasn’t really into a rhythm or anything like that although I did birdie the first three holes which I was very pleased with. But it was pretty easy to get back out there, just go through your routine, warm up and get back out there.
Q. How did you fill in your four hour lay off?
A. Chatting, eating, lying down, text messaging, all sorts really. Anything to kill a bit of time.
Q. Were you happy to go out early in the first round?
A. Well you don’t really know. I think it was Tuesday morning when we had storms up until about 10.30 in the morning so we might not have even started today if it had been like that and other days we’ve had storms in the afternoon. I think when you come here you know that everyone is going to get a storm delay – mine just happened to be this morning.
Q. It is a bit of a lottery over the first two days with the two courses and the conditions but I presume all that was in your mind was going out and posting a score?
A. Well yes. I think the course I played today was the one you are looking to get your score in on because there is a lot of good chances out there. The other course I’m playing tomorrow has a bit more meat to it so if I could shoot another one of those down there, I’d be well happy.
Q. How do you feel about Serapong, does it suit your game?
A. Well there is an advantage there to hit it well off the tee and there are a few bunkers that you can take out of play around the 280-290 yard mark and I can manage to do that. I have struggled on grainy greens before but I putted really nicely today and got into a good routine, reading the grain and the breaks together so it was a really good putting day.
Q. I guess you’ll go to bed tonight not knowing officially if you’re the first round leader but I’m sure you’ll sleep well.
A. Well I certainly hope so. All the guys are not going to finish today so I will be able to have a bit of alie in tomorrow which will be nice.