Golf Talk Live - Charlotta Sorenstam Transcript Segment 7
LET'S TALK TO K-U WHO'S CALLING FROM NEW JERSEY. HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT, SIR?
K-U, CALLER FROM NEW JERSEY (MALE):
GREAT. HOW ARE YOU GUYS?
VERY WELL THANKS.
K-U, CALLER FROM NEW JERSEY (MALE):
FIRST I WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN LAST YEAR, CHARLOTTA.
K-U, CALLER FROM NEW JERSEY (MALE):
AND MY QUESTION IS REALLY, I GUESS, YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA TO SAY ABOUT YOU AS A PERSON, YOUR GOLF GAME, YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?
SORT OF, IF YOU COULD SORT OF MOLD SORT OF WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT, SORT OF RETROSPECTIVELY FOR THE MEDIA TO SAY ABOUT YOU AS A PLAYER AND AS AN INDIVIDUAL?
AS A PLAYER I WOULD THINK THAT I LOVE THE GAME AND THAT I PLAYED IT WITH MY HEART AND AS A PERSON, TO BE FRIENDLY AND, AND THAT'S WHAT I TRY TO DO AND ALSO THAT THE AUDIENCE OR THE FANS THAT THEY ENJOY WATCHING ME PLAY GOLF.
THAT'S A NICE WAY TO HAVE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT YOU. LET'S SEE WHAT JACQUIE WANTS TO ASK YOU. GO AHEAD JACQUIE.
JACQUIE, CALLER FROM ONTARIO (MALE):
HI CHARLOTTA. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF BIG FANS HERE IN TORONTO AND MY QUESTION TO YOU, TO YOU IS THAT THE DU MAURIER IS GONE FROM, AS ONE OF THE MAJORS, WHAT'S YOUR FEELING ON THE BRITISH OPEN BECOMING THE 4TH MAJOR?
IT WAS SAD THAT WE LOST THE DU MAURIER TOURNAMENT BECAUSE I LIKED GOING UP THERE IN CANADA. IT'S A LOVELY COUNTRY TO PLAY. IT'S ACTUALLY A LOT LIKE ENGLAND SO IT'S,
IT'S SAD THAT WE'RE GOING THERE TO PLAY BUT I THINK THE BRITISH OPEN COULD MAYBE BE AS GOOD, BUT WE'LL SEE WHEN WE GET THERE AND PLAY THE BRITISH OPEN THIS YEAR AT SUNNINGDALE.
WHEN YOU, WHEN ONE LOOKS AT THE SCORES ON THE LPGA TOUR RELATIVE TO, PARTICULARLY THE SENIOR TOUR AND THE BUY.COM TOUR, THE SCORES ARE HIGHER ON THE LPGA TOUR. DO YOU
THINK PEOPLE APPRECIATE HOW DIFFICULT THE COURSES ARE BEING SET
UP SO THAT SHOOTING LOW SCORES IS USUALLY FAIRLY DIFFICULT ON THE LPGA TOUR?
WELL TO BE HONEST I DON'T THINK THE COURSES ARE SET UP DIFFICULTLY. I THINK JUST THE CONDITIONS BETWEEN THE COURSES WE PLAY IS DIFFERENT. SOME GREENS ARE FASTER THAN THE NEXT WEEK OR THE OTHER WEEK.
MIGHT BE DIFFERENT KINDS OF SAND OR THE AMOUNT OF SAND AND THE FAIRWAYS MIGHT BE SOFTER OR HARDER ON DIFFERENT WEEKS AND THAT, I THINK THAT CHANGES THE SCORE A LOT. I THINK IF THEY TRY TO MAKE IT MORE
CONSISTENT WE COULD SHOW BETTER SCORES. I JUST DON'T THINK THE LENGTH, MAYBE WE COULD EVEN PLAY LONGER COURSES, THEN, IF WE HAVE IT MORE CONSISTENT. THAT, I THINK A LOT OF PLAYERS WOULD LIKE THAT.
BUT ISN'T THAT PART OF THE ADJUSTMENT, TOO, THAT THE DIFFERENT CONDITIONS AS YOU TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY AND REALLY AROUND THE WORLD BECAUSE THE LPGA IS REALLY A WORLD TOUR MORE SO THAN
THAN ANY OTHER ONE.
THAT PART OF BEING A GREAT PLAYER IS SAYING, OKAY, THIS WEEK WE HAVE THIS SET OF CONDITIONS AND HERE'S HOW I'M GOING TO MANAGE MY GAME TO ADAPT AS OPPOSED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE FROM LAST WEEK'S TOURNAMENT?
THAT'S TRUE AS WELL. I JUST THINK SOME DIFFERENCES ARE TOO BIG THAT WE HAVE AND MAKE THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE CONSISTENT AND, SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY THE COURSE AND NOT JUST HAVE REALLY TOUGH SHOTS BECAUSE OF BAD LIES, SOMETIMES, AND THAT WILL CHANGE THE SCORES IF WE LIKE THE COURSE.
HOW PROUD ARE YOU PARENTS?
I CAN'T SAY BUT I DON'T THINK... IT'S A LOT. THEY'RE REALLY PROUD AND THEY LOVE COMING OVER AS MUCH AS THEY CAN. SINCE THEY LIVE IN SWEDEN THEY CAN'T DO IT THAT OFTEN BUT THEY LOVE WATCHING US PLAY.
AND PEOPLE LOVE WATCHING YOU BE HERE TONIGHT.
WELL THANK YOU
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GREAT SUCCESS.
GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY
Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.
The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.
Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.
There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump
Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.
Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.
None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.
Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.
An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.
Playing with the pros
Tiger, DJ and Faxon
President at the Presidents Cup
Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham
Cart on the green
Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open
Trump golf properties
Reportedly fake TIME covers
Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story
Pros comment on the president
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
GolfChannel.com is counting down the top 10 Newsmakers of the Year as voted on by Golf Channel’s writers, editors, reporters and producers. Check out the list below, including future release dates. And click here for the full collection of articles.
No. 1: Dec. 18
Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.
With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.
Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.
The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.
In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.