Golf Talk Live - Payne Stewart Transcript Segment 6

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 14, 1998, 4:00 pm
(MUSIC LEAD IN JAKE TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS)

PETER KESSLER

YOU KNOW WAITING FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM WAS LIKE IN THE 60'S WHEN WE WAITED FOR THE NEXT BEATLE ALBUM, YOU KNOW BREATHLESSLY, WHAT'S THE STATUS I HAVE TO

PAYNE STEWART

WAIT IT'S IN THE STORES , IT'S JAKE TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS FOLKS, RUSH OUT AND GET THEM, BECAUSE THERE HOT, THERE HOT THERE GOING RIGHT OUT THE DOORS PRETTY QUICK.

PETER KESSLER

TELL US ABOUT THE ALBUM

PAYNE STEWART

IT'S A GREAT ALBUM IT'S WE'VE GOT SOME OLD CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL STUFF, THAT IS PHENOMINAL. THAT THE SOUND QUALITY OF THE MUSIC'S GREAT THE LYRICS ARE PHENOMINAL. PETER DOES A WONDERFUL JOB SINGING, I MEAN VERY IMPRESSIVE JOB SINGING. ON THE ALBUM, AND WE'VE GOT SOME NICE BACK

UP PEOPLE SUCH AS GLEN FRY, AND STEVEN STILES AND GRAHAM NASH AND DERIUS RUCKRADA, HOOTIE AND THE BLOW FISH AND ALICE COOPER. AND SOME OF THE INTRO.'S ARE ABSOLUTELY

HILARIOUS, GOT ARNOLD INTROING SONGS, CHI CHI RODRIGEUZ, CLINT EASTWOOD, JUST THERE IT'S A TIMELESS ALBUM, IT'S COLLECTORS.

PETER KESSLER

TIMELESS, IS IT YOU TOLD ME SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEING INTERACTIVE, WHAT IS THAT ABOUT.

PAYNE STEWART

WELL, WE'VE GOT AN, IT'S AN ENHANCED CD SO IF YOU PUT IT ON YOUR CD ROM, AND PULL UP THIS AND THERE'S A CHAT ROOM THAT HAS ALL THE DIFFERENT INTERVIEWS WITH THESE ROCK AND ROLL
STARS THAT ARE ON THE ALBUM. AND THEN IT'S GOT GOLF LESSONS FROM PETER

MARK AND I AND IT'S REALLY UNIQUE, IT'S QUITE UNIQUE.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE NEW ALBUM?

PAYNE STEWART

JACK TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS.

PETER KESSLER

JUST JAKE TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS, LIKE THE WHITE ALBUM THE BEATLES.


PAYNE STEWART

THAT'S IT, THAT'S IT

PETER KESSLER

NO NONSENSE, ROBBY IN TENNESSEE WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT.

CALLER- ROBBY IN TENNESSEE

HEY PAYNE

PAYNE STEWART

HOW ARE YOU DOING ROBBY.

CALLER- ROBBY IN TENNESSEE

DOING REAL GOOD, I GOT TO TELL YA I'M PROBABLY YOUR BIGGEST FAN AND HAVE
BEEN FOR ABOUT 13 YEARS NOW

PAYNE STEWART

THANK YOU

CALLER- ROBBY IN TENNESSEE

AND I GOT A COUPLE QUESTIONS. NUMBER 1 THERE'S NO QUESTION I BELIEVE YOU GOT THE GREATEST SWING IN GOLF BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK KEPT YOU FROM THE WINNERS CIRCLE THE PAST FEW YEARS AND MY SECOND QUESTION WOULD BE, WHERE CAN I PICK UP YOUR CLOTHES.

I LOVE THE FASHION AND I JUST HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND THEM IN TENNESSEE.

PAYNE STEWART

WELL I, NOW ROBBY IN ANSWER YOUR SECOND QUESTION, I GOT A GREAT SALESMAN IN MEMPHIS BASED IN MEMPHIS HER NAME IS VICKI HOPKINS AND SHE'S SELLING ALL THE PRO SHOPS IN NASHVILLE AND MEMPHIS, I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOUR LOCATED BUT SHE'S IN THAT

AREA SO CHECK YOUR LOCAL PRO SHOPS FOR THE PAYNE STEWART APPAREL AND IN THE ANSWER TO YOUR FIRST QUESTION, IT'S A GREAT QUESTION. I WISH I KNEW WHAT WAS KEEPING ME OUT OF THE WINNERS CIRCLE. I WAS TELLING PETER EARLIER, THAT I PLAYED UP IN VANCOUVER, I PLAYED 63 GOLF HOLES REALLY WELL. I SAW THE SHOT I WANTED TO PLAY, I PULLED THE CLUB , I EXECUTED THE SHOT AND THEN THE LAST 9 HOLES, YOU GOT A CHANCE TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT, I STARTED THINKING ABOUT OUTCOME INSTEAD OF WHAT I NEEDED TO DO TO GET THE JOB DONE. I STARTED SEEING WHERE I DIDN'T WANT TO GO AND A, I DIDN'T TRUST MYSELF

THAT'S JUST THE BOTTOM LINE. I WAS THERE AND I FORGOT ABOUT DOING WHAT IT TOOK TO GET THE JOB DONE, AND THAT WAS DOING WHAT I DID THE FIRST 63 HOLES AND SO, ANYWAY LIFE WILL GO ON AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THE LAST 5 TOURNAMENTS I'M PLAYING THIS YEAR AND I'LL PROBABLY KNOCK IT OFF.


PETER KESSLER

YOU KNOW, YOU SAY LIFE WILL GO ON BUT SECRETLY AND SERIOUSLY YOU'VE WORKED VERY, VERY HARD LATELY TO ELEVATE YOUR GAME TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL THAT IT CAN GO AND YOUR THINKING ABOUT RYDER CUP AND THOSE

KINDS OF THINGS, AREN'T YOU?

PAYNE STEWART

WELL, PETER YOUR DEFINITELY RIGHT I DEFINITELY THAT IS ONE, THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY GOALS IS TO BE ON THE RYDER CUP TEAM, AND I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THE LAST 2 TEAMS AND THEY'VE LOST, SO THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT, YOU KNOW. I FIGURE, THERE'S SO MUCH THAT GOES ON AT THE RYDER CUP
THAT IS NOT JUST GOLF ORIENTED. SINCE

WE DON'T PLAY TEAM SPORTS, YOU KNOW IT'S NOT GOLF'S NOT A TEAM SPORT. YOU GOT TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE AND TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING DOWN, FROM PLAYING BAD OR GETTING BEAT OR WHATEVER, AND I'M THAT PERSON. I'M A MOTIVATER, I GET

INVOLVED AND I LOVE TO PLAY AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT GIVES ME MORE PRIDE THAN THE MEN ON THE RYDER CUP TEAM.

PETER KESSLER

AS WE GO TO BREAK WERE GOING TO HEAR FROM THAT FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLLER ARNOLD PALMER ABOUT THE TIMELESS ALBUM, LET'S SEE THAT, RIGHT NOW AS WE LEAVE YOU FOR JUST A MOMENT.

V/O ARNOLD PALMER

WELL I DON'T WANT TO TAKE ALL THE CREDIT FOR THEIR TALENT BUT FIRST I HAD TO TEACH THEM TO PLAY GOLF. THEN I HAD TO TEACH THEM TO SING AND THEN I TAUGHT THEM TO PLAY VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS, NONE OF WHICH THEY DO VERY WELL.

(MUSIC PLAYING JAKE TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS) (BREAK)

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Rahm (62) fires career low round

By Will GrayJanuary 19, 2018, 12:03 am

The scores were predictably low during the opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, where the top-ranked player in the field currently sits atop the standings. Here's how things look after the first day in Palm Springs as Jon Rahm is out to an early advantage:

Leaderboard: Jon Rahm (-10), Austin Cook (-9), Andrew Landry (-9), Jason Kokrak (-9), Brandon Harkins (-8), Martin Piller (-8), Aaron Wise (-8), Beau Hossler (-8)

What it means: Rahm is coming off a runner-up finish two weeks ago at Kapalua, and he picked up right where he left off with a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club. It marked his lowest career round on the PGA Tour, and it gave him a one-shot lead heading to the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Cook is the only player within two shots of Rahm who has won already on Tour.

Round of the day: Rahm got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under, and he made it around La Quinta without dropping a shot. The 62 bettered his previous career low on Tour by two shots and it included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole to go along with eight birdies.

Best of the rest: Cook was a winner earlier this season at the RSM Classic, and he's now in the mix for trophy No. 2 following a 9-under 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Like Rahm, he opened with a seven-hole stretch at 6 under and turned in a scorecard without a bogey. He'll now head to the more difficult Stadium Course for his second round.

Biggest disappointment: Patrick Reed blitzed the three-course rotation in Palm Springs en route to his first career Tour title back in 2014, but he's unlikely to repeat that feat after opening with a 2-over 74 on the Nicklaus Tournament course. Reed made only one birdie against three bogeys and was one of only 32 players in the 156-man field who failed to break par in the opening round.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Rahm deserves the spotlight, as he entered the week as one of the event's headliners and did nothing to lose that billing in the opening round. But the pack of contenders is sure to keep pace, while players like Phil Mickelson (-2) will look to put up a low score in order to build some momentum heading into the weekend.

Shot of the day: Wesley Bryan's 7-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament course was helped in large part by an eagle on the par-4 10th, where he holed a 54-degree wedge from 112 yards away. Bryan went on to birdie the next hole amid a five-hole stretch of 5 under play.

Quote of the day: "Shot 10 under par. There's not much more I can ask for." - Rahm

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Recent winner Cook contending at CareerBuilder

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:45 pm

Patton Kizzire is currently the only two-time PGA Tour winner this season, but Austin Cook hopes to join him this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Cook won for the first time in November at the RSM Classic, a victory that catapaulted him from the Web.com Tour graduate category into an entirely new echelon. Cook notched a pair of top-25 finishes over the last two weeks in Hawaii, and he's again in the mix after an opening 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course left him one shot behind Jon Rahm.

"Today was great," Cook told reporters. "The conditions were perfect, but I always loved desert golf and I was just hitting the ball well and seeing good lines on the greens and hitting good putts."

Cook got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. He briefly entertained the notion of a sub-60 round after birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 before closing with six pars and a birdie.


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Cook was a relative unknown before his victory at Sea Island earlier this season, but now with the flexibility and confidence afforded by a win he hopes to build on his burgeoning momentum this week in California.

"That was a big, proud moment for myself, knowing that I can finish a tournament," Cook said. "I think it was one of those things that I've proven to myself that now I can do it, and it just meant the world to me."

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Photo: Fleetwood's phone cover is picture of Bjorn

By Jason CrookJanuary 18, 2018, 11:40 pm

There's phone covers and then there are Phone Covers.

Paul Casey has himself a Phone Cover, showing off the protective case that features a picture of his wife at last year's U.S. Open.

Now, it appears, Tommy Fleetwood has joined the movement.

Fleetwood, last year's season-long Race to Dubai winner, has a phone cover with a picture of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on it. And not even a current Thomas Bjorn. This is a young Bjorn. A hair-having Bjorn.

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The 26-year-old is a virtual lock for this year's European Ryder Cup team, but just in case, he's carrying around a phone with a picture of the team captain attached to the back of it.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him.

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Mickelson starts fast, fades to 70 at La Quinta

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:07 pm

Phil Mickelson got off to a fast start in his first competitive round of 2018 - for six holes, at least.

The 47-year-old is making his first start since the WGC-HSBC Champions this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge, and only his third competitive appearance since the BMW Championship in September. Four birdies over his first six holes indicated that a strong opener might be in the cards, but Mickelson played his subsequent holes in 2 over.

It added up to a 2-under 70 at La Quinta Country Club, typically the easiest of the three courses in rotation this week, and left Mickelson eight shots behind Jon Rahm.

"It was fun to get back out and be competitive," Mickelson told reporters. "I for some reason am stuck on 70 here at La Quinta, whether I get off to a good start or a bad one, I end up shooting the same score."


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Mickelson stunted his momentum with a tee shot out of bounds on the par-4 eighth hole, but he managed to save bogey and otherwise drove the ball relatively well. Instead, he pointed to his normally reliable iron play as the culprit for his back-nine backslide on a day when more than 120 players in the 156-man field broke par.

Mickelson will now head to the Nicklaus Tournament Course with the Stadium Course on tap for Saturday's third round. While there were several low scores Thursday at La Quinta, Mickelson remains bullish about the birdie opportunities that still lie ahead.

"This isn't the course where I go low on," Mickelson said. "I feel more comfortable on Stadium and Nicklaus. Neither of them are nearly as tight and I tend to score a lot lower on those other two than I do here, historically."