Golf Talk Live - Sergio Garcia Transcript Segment 5
AND HERE'S A QUESTION THAT WAS SUBMITTED TODAY, SERGIO, FOR YOU, FROM TODD IN CLEVELAND. THE EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM WILL NOT
FEATURE ALL OF EUROPE'S BEST PLAYERS BECAUSE OF THE ODD SELECTION PROCESS. WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR EUROPE TO FIELD IT'S BEST TEAM IN THE FUTURE?
AH, WELL, THAT'S, THAT'S A REALLY TOUGH QUESTION. IT'S, UNFORTUNATELY IT'S NOT IN OUR HANDS BUT I DON'T KNOW, I'LL PROBABLY SAY THE BEST WAY TO, TO PICK, WELL YOU CAN SAY THE
BEST, THE STRONGEST EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM WILL BE PROBABLY ON THE (??41:19) RANKINGS, BUT YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY IT'S NOT LIKE THAT AND
UNFORTUNATELY TOO, JIMENEZ, OR OLAZABAL, OR JASPER OR ME WE'RE, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO PLAY AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE IN EUROPE BUT HOPEFULLY,
YOU KNOW, WE'LL, WE'LL, WE COULD, I THINK PROBABLY THREE OUT OF THE FOUR GUYS WE CAN STILL MAKE, I MEAN, WE, WE CAN ALL MAKE IT IF WE PLAY WELL HERE. THE BRITISH OPEN, THE PGA,
BUT IT'S, IT'S TOUGH, I MEAN I THINK THAT
THE MAJORS ARE HARD ENOUGH TO PUT SOME EXTRA PRESSURE ON YOURSELF TO TRY TO MAKE THE RYDER CUP TEAM ON THOSE TOURNAMENTS.
YEAH WE'VE GOT A LIST OF SOME OF THE PLAYERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT ON THE TEAM, ALL OF WHICH I THINK YOU WOULD WANT ON THE TEAM. LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHO THOSE PLAYERS ARE. I MEAN THIS IS A PRETTY TOUGH GROUP TO DO WITHOUT, ISN'T IT?
YEAH, WELL FOR SURE IT IS AND YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE COLIN, BUT I THINK COLIN IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND MIGUEL ANGEL AND FALDO'S PLAYING WELL. BERNHARD IS PLAYING
EXTREMELY WELL HERE AND OF COURSE JESPER BUT UH YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY, OUT OF THOSE, OUT OF THOSE SIX, HOPEFULLY AT LEAST FOUR OR FIVE WILL MAKE IT AND THEN WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS PICK A COUPLE.
YOU GET, YOU GET FOUR OR FIVE WHO WILL MAKE IT, YOU'RE IN GOOD SHAPE BECAUSE IF WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE WAY THE TEAM STANDINGS ARE NOW AND WITH NO DISRESPECT TO THE PLAYERS
WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON THE TEAM, THIS TEAM NEEDS A COUPLE MORE SUPERSTARS IN ORDER TO BE COMPETITIVE WITH THE AMERICAN SIDE.
YEAH WELL I'LL SAY MORE THAN ANYTHING IT NEEDS SOME PLAYERS THAT PLAY MORE RYDER CUPS.
I'VE ONLY PLAYED ONCE BUT, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE UP THERE BUT GUYS LIKE, OF COURSE, LANGER, OR FALDO, OR JIMENEZ
OR OF COURSE, MONTGOMERIE, I THINK THEY, THEY NEED TO BE IN THAT, IN THAT TEAM TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO, TO BE ABLE TO, TO MEET THE, THE U.S. GUYS.
A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT TIGER'S COMPETITION ISN'T GOING TO COME FROM THE PLAYERS WHO ARE OLDER THAN HIM, THAT TIGER'S
COMPETITION IS REALLY GOING TO COME FROM YOU, AND ADAM SCOTT AND AARON BADLEY AND CHARLIE HOWELL. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF, OF THAT LINE OF THINKING?
WELL PROBABLY, PROBABLY IT'S RIGHT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE THERE MORE TIME BECAUSE WE'RE YOUNGER AND YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT THE SAME THING WHEN YOU'RE 40 AND WHEN YOU'RE 22 AND IN TEN YEARS, THE GUY
WHO'S 40 IS GOING TO BE 50 AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE 32 SO FOR SURE, LONG TERM, IT WILL BE. I THINK THAT, RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN STILL HAVE A LOT OF GUYS OLDER THAN, THAN TIGER THAT CAN, THAT CAN GIVE YOU MORE RUN AND
BUT LONG TERM I'LL SAY THAT PROBABLY, HOPEFULLY THOSE GUYS THAT YOU MENTIONED WILL BE, WILL BE OUT THERE.
I WAN T YOU TO JUST DESCRIBE FOR ME, AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT IT TOGETHER, THE WINNING PUTT FROM THE '99 GERMAN MASTERS WHICH I THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER FROM JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AND TELL US ABOUT IT AS WE GO TO BREAK.
WELL... IT WAS, IT WAS JUST A GREAT PUTT. I MADE A GREAT PUTT TO, TO CONTINUE ON THE PLAYOFF AND THIS PUTT, I HIT, I HIT A SIMILAR PUTT FROM
THE OTHER EDGE TO, TO, TO GO TO 12 UNDER ON THE TOURNAMENT AND I MISSED IT HIGH, SO I KNEW IT WASN'T GOING TO... OOH!
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
I DIDN'T, I DIDN'T KNOW.
I WAS GOING TO TRY TO TELL YOU FIVE MORE SECONDS.
Rose wins; Aphibarnrat earns Masters bid in Indonesia
Justin Rose continued his recent run of dominance in Indonesia, while Kiradech Aphibarnrat snagged a Masters invite with some 72nd-hole dramatics.
Rose cruised to an eight-shot victory at the Indonesian Masters, carding bookend rounds of 10-under 62 that featured a brief run at a 59 during the final round. The Englishman was the highest-ranked player in the field and he led wire-to-wire, with Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai finishing second.
Rose closes out the year as perhaps the hottest player in the world, with top-10 finishes in each of his final 10 worldwide starts. That stretch includes three victories, as Rose also won the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. He hasn't finished outside the top 10 in a tournament since missing the cut at the PGA Championship.
Meanwhile, it took until the final hole of the final tournament of 2017 for Aphibarnrat to secure a return to the Masters. The Thai entered the week ranked No. 56 in the world, with the top 50 in the year-end world rankings earning invites to Augusta National. Needing an eagle on the 72nd hole, Aphibarnrat got just that to snag solo fifth place.
It means that he is projected to end the year ranked No. 49, while Japan's Yusaku Miyazato - who started the week ranked No. 58 and finished alone in fourth - is projected to finish No. 50. Aphibarnrat finished T-15 in his Masters debut in 2016, while Miyazato will make his first appearance in the spring.
The results in Indonesia mean that American Peter Uihlein and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli are projected to barely miss the year-end, top-50 cutoff. Their options for Masters qualification will include winning a full-point PGA Tour event in early 2018 or cracking the top 50 by the final March 25 cutoff.
Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son
ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.
Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.
''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''
They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.
''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''
Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.
''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''
Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.
Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.
Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.
Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?
Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.
Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.
Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.
Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.
Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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.