The media made this a big deal.
I voted "they were about as good as you can expect." The tournament is still going on, Tiger's one back at the time, he's disappointed and pissed that he played the last 10 holes in even par at likely his favorite major, and that he's so close and yet still not there yet.
The questions were lame. Tiger still thinks second (let alone T4) sucks. He answered the questions he was asked, and at least he answered them - he could have said "I'm still in it and I need to get some food" and turned down the interview.
And seriously, what do you expect at this point? Tiger's answers are always like this. If you're expecting him to wax poetic about something for 40 seconds, you've not lived on planet Earth for the past 15 years. The tournament was still going on - Tiger was still in game mode. His interview in the media center later on was vastly different (still typical Tiger, but not as clipped as this interview).