EE: I watched them on TV a bit. They are playing at a very high level. Tiger seems like he's really striking the ball well again. And so is Vijay, only he's not making putts at the moment. It's a very exciting year. Nobody wants to back off. A lot of guys are looking for big years, and we'll get together in a couple of weeks and see where it goes.
Q: Outside of the majors, you seem to be monopolizing a few events-- Johnnie Walker, Heineken, Nedbank, the World Match Play. How do you explain that?
EE: Sometimes you simply like a place--you like going there, you like the course, you just feel comfortable.
Q: I don't know if you're superstitious, but your previous two Dubai wins came before a victory in a major.
EE: I like that. I am superstitious. I'm a sportsman, and we're all superstitious. I hope that works in my favor this year.
Q: What are your superstitions?
EE: I'm not telling.
Q: Are there a lot of them?
EE: I have a couple. I play with white tees, always. What else? Always get up on the left side of the bed. Those are only two.
Q: A lot was made about the ticketing snafu that forced you to fly from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Dubai in economy class. Will you do that for every tournament now?