"I love this type of golf where you have to think a lot more, other than just start throwing darts at the flag". "If I can do that I can give myself a chance".
"For me, it has been about sacrificing a little bit of form for a few weeks which is not necessarily a bad thing".
"I needed the rest, " he said after his opening round.
"Hopefully a lot but obviously hopefully at the same time, the ending will be different", he said.
Scott Jamieson, Thomas Pieters and Francesco Molinari held a three-way share of the lead after the first two rounds, but they all carded over-par rounds on Saturday as many of those who made the cut found Wentworth more hard to deal with in windy conditions.
However, three bogeys and a double bogey weren't sufficient to prevent an impressive seven birdies seeing him to two-under for the day. "I am quite competitive by nature, I don't want to see a weekend slip past and watch everyone play while I am sitting on the range". "It was absolutely shocking today", Poulter said.
The West Course's redesign has been a story all week and the changes played into Westwood's hands coming down the stretch.
Four of the 18 putting surfaces were also reshaped while five more were partially rebuilt.
"We listened to some of the player comments through the years. and I think we've got it right this time".
"We had the best of the conditions, not a breath of air, and the greens are so good this year", said Scotland's Scott Jamieson, who was in the first group out at 7am and carded a flawless 67.
However, he was hardly celebrating after working out that he took 34 putts. He's tied on 7 under par along with Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Francesco Molinari of Italy, who matched Jamieson's 70.
Stenson, who won the British Open at Troon last summer, missed three cuts in the United States before finishing tied for 16th at the Players' Championship at Sawgrass and did not get his round going until the back nine.
"There's been some criticism on social media but that's my decision and if you're not happy with it that's your problem", said the Belgian, who won a record four points on his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine past year. "I'd hit one green".
Andrew Dodt continues to lead the Australians, adding a second consecutive round of 70 to be in a share of 10th position and just three shots from the lead.
"When I took the stance, there was only one or two inches of sand and my foot kept sliding on the material, the rubber, underneath the sand".
Several competitors wore black ribbons in tribute to the 22 people killed after the suicide bombing in Manchester earlier this week.