Golf Talk Live - Lorie Kane Transcript Segment 3

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 10, 1999, 4:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
NOW WHY DON'T WE FIND OUT -- WE'VE GOT ALMOST ALL OF THE FAMILY HERE, NOW WE'VE GOT DAD ON THE PHONE. WANT TO SAY HI?

LORIE KANE
HI DAD.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HOW ARE YA?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I'M WELL. HOW ARE YOU?

LORIE KANE
I'M VERY WELL.

PETER KESSLER
HELLO JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT SHE HAD THE STUFF TO MAKE A MARK IN THIS GAME?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL PETER, I THINK THAT'S . THAT'S A QUESTION THAT'S BEEN ASKED OF US, UH, MANY, MANY TIMES. UH . UH I THINK LORIE UH, AS ALL THE GIRLS, HAD UH .

HAD ABILITY IN ATHLETICS. AND, AS LORIE SAID PREVIOUSLY, UH HER MOTHER AND I REALLY JUST WANTED TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE.

UH, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN, YOU KNOW, UH . LORIE WAS A - ALWAYS A . A VERY STRONG PLAYER. AND UH, I THINK THAT SHE JUST NEEDED THE OPPORTUNITY.

UH, WE ENCOURAGED HER TO, YOU KNOW, TO TAKE THE GAME AS FAR AS SHE WANTED TO TAKE IT. AND REALLY, UH, IT WAS HER .

SHE MADE THE DECISION. AND UH . AND WE SUPPORTED THAT DECISION. I . I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY PARTICULAR TIME THAT WE COULD EVER SAY, UH .

YOU KNOW, EVEN TODAY UH WE HAVE TO GIVE OUR HEAD A SHAKE A FEW TIMES TO . TO REALIZE WHERE SHE IS. SO UH, I DON'T THINK WE UH . WE DID ANYTHING OTHER THAN UH JUST GIVING HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.
AND SHE DID THE REST.

PETER KESSLER
GIVE OTHER FATHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE A SENSE OF HOW MUCH WORK ETHIC AND ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE EVEN IF YOU'VE GOT THE TALENT.
JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL UH, I GUESS . I -- I'VE ALWAYS SAID TO LORIE THAT UH, YOU KNOW, THAT IF YOU LIVE BY . YOU KNOW, TALENT UH WITHOUT HARD WORK, YOU KNOW, IS A . IS A PITY. UH,

HARD WORK WITHOUT TALENT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES UH, YOU KNOW, JUST DOESN'T PAY OFF. BUT IF . IF YOU HAVE THE TALENT UH, AND YOU'RE COMMITTED TO WORK HARD, UH, SUCCESS IS GOING . IS GOING TO COME YOUR WAY.

THE ... THE BEST PART OF ANYTHING IN ATHLETICS IS TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE YOUR BEST. AND IF YOU DO YOUR BEST, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE A SUCCESS.

PETER KESSLER
WOULD YOU BE KIND ENOUGH, AND I HOPE THIS DOESN'T EMBARRASS YOU, TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTER FOR US, IN FRONT OF US, HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A DAUGHTER AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A PLAYER?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH, I THINK UH . I THINK LORIE KNOWS THAT. UH, WE'RE VERY, VERY PROUD OF LORIE. UH, WE'RE PROUD OF EVERYTHING THAT SHE'S DONE, UH PARTICULARLY AS SHE RELATES TO OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT MAKES HER . YOU KNOW, THAT'S ... THAT'S HER MOTHER COMING OUT.

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
AND UH, (CHUCKLE)

AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT UH . THAT . THAT HER MOTHER IS A VERY, VERY STRONG INFLUENCE ON HER. UH, MY INFLUENCE UH, YOU KNOW, UH . IF THINGS DON'T GO RIGHT UH . UH, YOU KNOW, ON THE GOLF COURSE, I SAY, 'WELL YOU'RE NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH.' YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE SIMPLISTIC APPROACH. BUT UH, HER MOTHER IS THE . IS THE GUIDING HAND.

PETER KESSLER
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO YOUR DAD BEFORE WE LET HIM GO?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH) I'LL SEE YOU IN A WEEK'S TIME, DAD.

(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH GREAT! (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
YOU REALLY WENT DEEP ON THAT ONE.

TRY AGAIN.

LORIE KANE
WELL ACTUALLY .

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WE . WE'LL BE LOOK . WE'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. LIKEWISE, NICE SEEING YOU MARILYN, YOU LOOK GREAT.

LORIE KANE
PETER . I'M GONNA SAY ONE THING. YOU WERE VERY MILD ON THE WORK ETHIC PART. DAD AND I KICKED HEADS AND JUST . WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND HE KNEW I HAD THE ABILITY TO PLAY THE GAME. UH, I WANTED TO DO OTHER THINGS.

AND, WE KIND OF WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH WHETHER OR NOT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING AND WHAT IT WAS THAT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING. AND UH,

BECAUSE I PLAYED ON THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM FOR CANADA, I MET ANOTHER COACH AND ANOTHER GENTLEMEN BY THE NAME OF JACK MCLAUGHLIN, WHO'S NO LONGER WITH US. AND I REMEMBER THIS ONE AND I'LL SAY IT QUICKLY.

I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT GOING TO SEE ANOTHER TEACHER BECAUSE I HAD LEARNED THE GAME FROM MY DAD. AND, HE TOLD ME THEN, HE SAID, 'LORIE, YOU HAVE MET SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS MORE THAN I DO. I HAVE TAKEN YOU THIS FAR AND I CAN'T TAKE YOU ANY FURTHER.'

UM, SO DAD, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU GAVE ME IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I THINK UH I LEAN ON THAT A LOT. AND I KNOW THAT JACK'S IN HEAVEN, OR AT LEAST THE OTHER JACK IS IN HEAVEN WATCHING US. AND, HE GIVES ME THE STRENGTH TO UH . TO DO EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO WEEK TO WEEK.

PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY, THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO GREAT PLAYERS. KATHY WHITWORTH WAS THE STUDENT OF HARVEY LOUDERMILK WHO ONE DAY SAID TO HER, 'I'VE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN FOR YOU.' AND HE PASSED HER ON TO HARVEY PENICK.

LORIE KANE
WOW.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
MIGHT I ADD JUST ONE THING, PETER. UH, I .

PETER KESSLER
YES SIR.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T SAY HOW PROUD WE ARE OF LORIE FIRST AND HOW PLEASED WE ARE WITH THE WAY THE GOLF CHANNEL UH . WITH YOU ALL, UH, HANDLE HER. AND UH,

THE PRAISE THAT YOU GIVE HER AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT YOU GIVE HER IS CERTAINLY A . A BIG PART OF HER SUCCESS TODAY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, IT'S OUR GREAT PLEASURE. AND IT'S COMPLETELY WELL DESERVED SO IT'S EASY TO DO.

YOU TAKE GOOD CARE, JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
GOOD NIGHT. TALK TO YOU LATER.

LORIE KANE
SEE YA DAD.

PETER KESSLER
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THE PLEASURE. WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. AND AS WE LEAVE YOU FOR A MOMENT, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT A GRAPHIC WHICH TALKS ABOUT JUST A FEW OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT LORIE'S BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ON THE GOLF COURSE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

(GRAPHIC SHOWN AS PETER SPEAKS:
DU MAURIER LTD. SERIES CHAMPION FROM 1994 - 1996
IN 1998, SET ONE YEAR MONEY EARNINGS RECORD ($508K) FOR A CANADIAN, MALE OR FEMALE.
WON THE 1998 LPGA HEATHER FARR AWARD FOR DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE AND SPIRIT IN FULFILLING HER GOALS AS A PLAYER )

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Ortiz takes Web.com Tour clubhouse lead in Bahamas

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:19 am

Former Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz shot a bogey-free, 4-under-par 68 Monday to take the clubhouse lead in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Four other players - Lee McCoy, Brandon Matthews, Sung Jae Im and Mark Anderson - were still on the course and tied with Ortiz at 6-under 210 when third-round play was suspended by darkness at 5:32 p.m. local time. It is scheduled to resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Ortiz, a 26-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, is in search of his fourth Web.com Tour victory. In 2014, the former University of North Texas standout earned a three-win promotion on his way to being voted Web.com Tour Player of the Year.

McCoy, a 23-year-old from Dunedin, Fla., is looking to become the first player to earn medalist honors at Q-School and then win the opening event of the season.

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Randall's Rant: Can we please have some rivalries?

By Randall MellJanuary 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Memo to the golf gods:

If you haven’t finalized the fates of today’s stars for the new year, could we get you to deliver what the game has lacked for so long?

Can we get a real, honest-to-goodness rivalry?

It’s been more than two decades since the sport has been witness to one.

With world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week, an early-season showdown would percolate hope that this year might be all about rivalries.

It seems as if the stars are finally aligned to make up for our long drought of rivalries, of the recurring clashes you have so sparingly granted through the game’s history.

We’re blessed in a new era of plenty, with so many young stars blossoming, and with Tiger Woods offering hope he may be poised for a comeback. With Johnson, McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler among today’s dynamic cast, the possibility these titans will time their runs together on the back nine of Sundays in majors excites.

We haven’t seen a real rivalry since Greg Norman and Nick Faldo sparred in the late '80s and early '90s.

Woods vs. Phil Mickelson didn’t really count. While Lefty will be remembered for carving out a Hall of Fame career in the Tiger era, with 33 victories, 16 of them with Tiger in the field, five of them major championships, we get that Tiger had no rival, not in the most historic sense.


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Phil never reached No. 1, was never named PGA Tour Player of the Year, never won a money title and never dueled with Woods on Sunday on the back nine of a major with the title on the line.  Still, it doesn’t diminish his standing as the best player not named Tiger Woods over the last 20 years. It’s a feat so noteworthy it makes him one of the game’s all-time greats.

We’ve been waiting for an honest-to-goodness rivalry since Faldo and Norman took turns ruling at world No. 1 and dueling in big events, including the back nine of multiple majors. 

In the '70s, we had Nicklaus-Watson. In the '60s, it was Nicklaus-Palmer. In the '40s and '50s, it was Hogan, Snead and Nelson in a triumvirate mix, and in the '20s and '30s we had Hagen and Sarazen.

While dominance is the magic ingredient that can break a sport out of its niche, a dynamic rivalry is the next best elixir.

Dustin Johnson looks capable of dominating today’s game, but there’s so much proven major championship talent on his heels. It’s hard to imagine him consistently fending off all these challengers, but it’s the fending that would captivate us.

Johnson vs. McIlroy would be a fireworks show. So would Johnson vs. Thomas, or Thomas vs. Day or McIlroy vs. Rahm or Fowler vs. Koepka ... or any of those combinations.

Spieth is a wild card that intrigues.

While he’s not a short hitter, he isn’t the power player these other guys are, but his iron game, short game, putter and moxie combine to make him the most compelling challenger of all. His resolve, resilience and resourcefulness in the final round of his British Open victory at Royal Birkdale make him the most interesting amalgam of skill since Lee Trevino.

Woods vs. any of them? Well, if we get that, we promise never to ask for anything more.

So, if that cosmic calendar up there isn’t filled, how about it? How about a year of rivalries to remember?

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McIlroy: 2018 may be my busiest season ever

By Will GrayJanuary 15, 2018, 6:28 pm

With his return to competition just days away, Rory McIlroy believes that the 2018 season may be the most action packed of his pro career.

The 28-year-old has not teed it up since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in early October, a hiatus he will end at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It will be the start of a busy spring for the Ulsterman, who will also play next week in Dubai before a run of six PGA Tour events leading up to the Masters.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Telegraph, McIlroy confirmed that he will also make a return trip to the British Masters in October and plans to remain busy over the next 12 months.

"I might play more times this year than any before. I played 28 times in 2008 and I'm on track to beat that," McIlroy said. "I could get to 30 (events), depending on where I'm placed in the Race to Dubai. But I'll see."

McIlroy's ambitious plan comes in the wake of a frustrating 2017 campaign, when he injured his ribs in his first start and twice missed chunks of time in an effort to recover. He failed to win a worldwide event and finished the year ranked outside the top 10, both of which had not happened since 2008.

But having had more than three months to get his body and swing in shape, McIlroy is optimistic heading into the first of what he hopes will be eight starts in the 12 weeks before he drives down Magnolia Lane.

"I've worked hard on my short game and I'm probably feeling better with the putter than I ever have," McIlroy said. "I've had a lot of time to concentrate on everything and it all feels very good and a long way down the road."

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What's in the Bag: Sony Open winner Kizzire

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2018, 6:05 pm

Patton Kizzire earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a six-hole playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft

Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Blue 95 TX shaft

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees), with UST Mamiya AXIV Core 100 Hybrid shaft

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), 718 CB (5-6), 718 MB (7-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Titleist SM7 prototype (47, 52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x