Q. And overall how did you find the course? Did you think it was worthy of having a British Open?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Oh, definitely, it's one of the best courses that there is. Yeah, everyone has enjoyed their week here, and look forward to coming back again.
Q. Talk about the crowd support today.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, it was great seeing so many people out there and cheering me on. Instead of cheering my birdies they kept cheering my par saves.
Q. General reflections on the week?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I'd say at the moment disappointed with the way I finished, but I think overall not too bad a week.
Q. Describe the atmosphere out there.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, it was fantastic. It's not often I get to play in Scotland, and the crowds were out in force today. I was lucky enough to make a few birdies today, so it's great to hear them cheering when the putts go in.
Q. What is it about this championship you enjoy so much?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I think it's the one chance we get to play on links golf each year. I grew up on that kind of golf. I hadn't had a great record in it, but since I won it, it's nice to come back and play links golf.
Q. Do you feel like you may have an advantage tomorrow with your local knowledge?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I think everyone kind of knows the course now. Yani has certainly got a good ball flight for the wind. But having grown up on this kind of golf will maybe help me a little bit.
Q. Do you enjoy playing The Open here?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, love it, great to play at Carnoustie. I've been an ambassador now for Carnoustie Country, so it's great to be in this area.
Q. Do you feel it's an advantage having won on the links before?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I mean, I think -- well, I think everyone kind of knows the course now, and if the wind gets up, I don't think that's a big advantage. Having won this tournament before, I think, helps a little bit.
Q: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We welcome Catriona Matthew, the 2009 champion, here today. Also an ambassador for Carnoustie country, I believe. This must bring back a lot of great memories for you.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, it's great to be back here again. I played a lot here as an amateur, played the Scottish Ladies here, so looking forward to playing here. I played a few months ago just to refresh my memory with it, but the course is in great shape, played yesterday, and really looking forward to playing this week.
Q: What is it about this course that stands out as far as you're concerned?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I think it's just probably one of the best links courses in Scotland, just difficult with the bunkering off the tee, and the greens are fairly tricky to get into if you get out of position. I suppose you just need to try and hit the fairways and that gives you the best shot into the greens.
Q. What sort of player do you think will do well here this week? What does it take to play Carnoustie?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I think you've just got to drive the ball well. I think if you can -- from playing yesterday, if you drove the ball well, you had a lot of birdie chances out there. I think if you can drive it well and keep it out of the bunkers, that gives you a great chance.