Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy speak ahead of the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday.
SOUNDBITE: Tiger Woods (English):
(on his play in 2012 heading giving confidence heading into next season)
"I'm really looking forward to it. This has been a really good season to come back from last year and not being able to play at all, and then being able to train properly and practice properly. Hence I'm producing the results I know I can produce. I've made some great strides this year. Went from probably most of my career not being a very good driver of the ball, to now being one of the better ones out here on tour. That is exciting for me. I think that is one of the reasons why my scoring average is where it's at right now. I've been very consistent. Obviously, I can improve on all of that. My short game is finally starting to come around too, which is nice. Made some good changes this summer, and they're finally starting to click in."
SOUNDBITE: Rory McIlroy (English):
(on thoughts about Greg Norman saying he intimidates Tiger Woods) "He's got a new nickname for me, actually. He calls me the Intimidator. He's obviously seen them too (smiling). No, how can I intimidate Tiger Woods? I mean, the guy's got 75 or 70 whatever PGA TOUR wins, 14 majors. I mean, he's been the biggest thing ever in our sport. I mean, how could some little 23 year old from Northern Ireland with a few wins come up and intimidate him. It's just not possible. I don't know where he got that from, but it's not true.
Rory McIlroy: Woods 'calls me the Intimidator'Thursday, September 20 2012