FORT WORTH —
Q. All told, it's a nice way to finish with a birdie on 18 particularly when the back 9 was really bedeviling to a lot of guys here. How do you feel about your play?
STROUD: 18 played pretty easy today. It's almost downwind. And the pin is in the front so it's a wedge today. We were all being really aggressive to that pin. You know, it's a great track. You can't fake your way around it. You got to hit a lot of great shots. If you miss it, if your short iron is off a little bit, or any iron you are hitting in, there is little bitty pockets, you have to hit them in, and if you don't, it's a tough up and down. So I'm hitting a lot of good golf shots. If I miss it, I tend to be on the green, 30, 40 feet. It just suits me. It's a good golf course. Making a couple of birdies coming down the stretch is nice.
Q. Everyone wants that first win, do you draw any motivation from so many guys that have gotten that first trophy?
STROUD: Yes, I mean I would love to win. I feel like when I first came out here I thought I was going to win right off the bat. It's very humbling to me. I'm just going to do the best I can and not worry about that. If I play my game and play really well tomorrow I will have a great shot. That's all I can worry about. And if it comes down to the stretch I need a birdie on 18, I'm going to do it the best I can.
Q. Overall, what is the one thing that you think would be the key for you, execution, strategy on the final day?
STROUD: Keeping the ball in the fairway for me. The last few years that's been my struggle. But I've really tried to get the ball under control off the tee box. If I hit it from the fairway I'm really pretty good. I feel like my iron game is pretty sharp. I got a good short game. But I can't get myself into birdie looks if I'm not in the fairway. So if I can keep the ball in the fairway tomorrow, I think I'll play really well.