I am confident, not overly confident because there are so many good players here but I have faith in my game and I believe in what I can do.
Its been good to get out this week and see how the course is playing its in fantastic shape. The course is beautiful and the weather has been great to, so its been lots of fun. I have been hitting it great too!
With the way its set up its important to get a really fast start. The par 5s are all reachable in 2 and with my driving I have to take advantage of them especially the two par 5s that open the round. If I am under-par on the par 5s then Ill be in a good position.
Its a great challenge here I love the strategy and being forced to move the ball different ways and hitting different shots.
Also this is my first opportunity to defend a Major title so thats exciting although I am trying not to put any extra pressure on myself.
Finally, we are all going to miss Annika when she goes. She has played a huge part in my career and has been a big motivation and inspiration for me. Golf is losing a huge name and there is going to be a big hole.
I wish her the best in the tournament as always and want to say thank you for all she gave us, its been an honour and a pleasure to play with her. I cant imagine being in her shoes and playing her final Major.