Golf Talk Live Transcript - Lorie Kane - January 15 2001 - Part 3

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2001, 5:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
HERE IS ONE THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR YOU, LORIE. GIVEN YOUR SUCCESS ON THE TOUR TO DATE, IF YOU HAD TO DO IT OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU HAVE GONE TO A GOLF COLLEGE AND WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT TO A JUNIOR GOLFER TODAY?

LORIE KANE
GOOD QUESTION, NO I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE ROUTE IN WHICH I GOT INTO THE TOUR. I WAS VERY KEEN TO STAY HOME AND GO TO SCHOOL THERE. MY PARENTS WILL TELL YOU THAT I DO EVERYTHING, OR HAVE DONE EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT LATE. I DIDN'T LIKE TRAVELING TOO FAR FROM HOME. I WAS VERY MUCH A HOME BODY, AND, BUT IF YOU HAVE, LIKE I SAID EARLIER TOO, YOU NEED TO TAKE WHAT, YOU KNOW, CHANCES YOU HAVE AND RUN WITH THEM AND IF YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO GO TO SCHOOL AND STUDY AND TO GET YOUR EDUCATION, THEN THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT YOU SHOULD DO. I LOOK BACK AT THE TIME I SPENT IN UNIVERSITY AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THERE. SCHOOL WAS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND GOLF WAS MY WAY OUT, OR SPORTS WERE MY, WAS MY WAY OUT SO I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T DO IT ANY DIFFERENT THAN I HAVE.

PETER KESSLER
LET'S CHECK IN WITH MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND. HELLO MARTY.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU SIR?

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HI MARTY. HOW'S NEWFOUNDLAND?

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
TELL PETER THAT'S NEWFOUNDLAND.

LORIE KANE
YES

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
NOT NEW FINLAND. UNDERSTAND NEWFOUNDLAND.

PETER KESSLER
FORGIVE ME SIR. I APOLOGIZE.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
JUST JOKING. LORIE, I WAS WONE... I'M A FELLOW AXE MAN. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH YOU BACK IN '87.

LORI KAN
MARTY

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
YOU DON'T REMEMBER NUMBER 44, THE AXE MAN RUNNING AROUND THERE, DO YOU?

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHING)

LORIE KANE
YES I THINK I DO.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
ANYWAY, I WAS WONDERING IF THE SKINS GAME IS COMING BACK TO P.E.I.

LORIE KANE
WELL, I WAS AT HOME AT CHRISTMAS TIME, MARTY AND SPOKE TO THE FOLKS THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THAT AND THAT'S GOLF PRINCE OF RHODE ISLAND (??) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF P.E.I AND I THINK WE'RE DEFINITELY, IT WON'T HAPPEN THIS SUMMER, AND I SUGGESTED TO THEM THAT MAYBE EVERY OTHER YEAR THAT WE TRY TO HAVE THE EVENT.

IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND I WOULD LIKE TO BRING MORE PLAYERS AND DIFFERENT PLAYERS, DEFINITELY WANT TO INVITE BACK THE THREE THAT CAME, AND SEREE BEING THE CHAMPION, AND YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN ANIKA AND NANCY BUT I'D LOVE TO HAVE LAURA COME TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND, AND SHOW THE GUYS THERE HOW SHE HITS THE BALL BECAUSE IT'S, IT'S TRULY AMAZING TO WATCH, AND WE HAD THE EXPORT 'A' SKINS GAME WITH THE MEN AND JOHN DALY DID A GREAT JOB OF SHOWING HIS STUFF, SO, I'D LIKE LAURA TO BE ABLE TO SHOW HOW WELL SHE HITS IT AS WELL, SO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE DOWN THE ROAD, ANOTHER EVENT WILL COME.

PETER KESSLER
GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR FELLOW COUNTRYMAN, MIKE WEIR.

LORIE KANE
TRUE GENTLEMAN AND A GREAT PLAYER. JUST AN ALL AROUND GREAT GUY. I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE WASN'T A J.C. PENNY CLASSIC THIS YEAR BECAUSE BOTH OF US HAD PLAYED SO WELL AND I KNOW THAT WE WERE JUST GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE FORMAT AND HOW TO PLAY AND I THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CHALLENGE TO WIN FOR SURE. HE'S, YOU KNOW, HE'S DONE GREAT THINGS AND HE'S A GREAT FAMILY MAN. HE LOVES TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND HE'S VERY EASY GOING SO, YOU KNOW, HE'S A GREAT GUY.

PETER KESSLER
IS HE A LITTLE BIT OF AN INSPIRATION? HE WON, OF COURSE, THE FINAL WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE YEAR 2000 OVER AT VALDERAMA IN SPAIN OVER THE OTHER

LORIE KANE
RIGHT

PETER KESSLER
BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD . DOES THAT, DOES THAT GET YOUR JUICES FLOWING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR OWN GAME AND WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO DO NEXT?

LORIE KANE
YEAH. ABSOLUTELY. I WATCHED THAT EVEN KNOWING THAT HE HAD WON. I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT ALL PANNED OUT, AND THE WAY HE HANDLED HIMSELF ON 17, WITH THAT HOLE BEING AS RIDICULOUS AS IT IS, THAT I THINK SPOKE VOLUMES ABOUT THE KIND OF PLAYER THAT HE IS AND HOW HE, YOU KNOW, HE JUST STAYED WITHIN HIMSELF AND, PLAYED HIS GAME AND HE, LIKE I, HAVE GOOD FRIENDS CADDYING FOR US, AND BRENNAN LITTLE, WHO IS HIS CADDIE, ALSO CAME FROM THE CANADIAN TOUR AND KNOWS DANNY QUITE WELL, AND I THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME
RELATIONSHIP THAT DANNY AND I DO AND THAT THEY'RE OUT THERE HAVING FUN, ENJOYING WHAT THEY DO AND THAT THEY'RE A REALLY GOOD TEAM, AND, AND I KNOW MIKE CONSIDERS HIMSELF LUCKY TO HAVE BRENNAN CADDIE FOR HIM.

PETER KESSLER
YOU SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR TO, I GUESS WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF SELLING THE WOMEN'S TOUR GENERALLY. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK SOME OF THE POSSIBILITIES ARE?

LORIE KANE
WELL, I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE, BUT I KNOW THEY HAVE TO BE ENDLESS. I, I JUST THINK THAT WOMEN'S SPORT IS, YOU KNOW, ON AN ALL TIME HIGH AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO, TO GET IN THERE AND GET INVOLVED WITH, FIRST OF ALL, SELLING OURSELVES AS PART OF THE LPGA PACKAGE AND THE PERSONALITIES ARE GREAT AND, AND I GET KIND OF FRUSTRATED WHEN I HEAR THAT WE DON'T HAVE PERSONALITIES BECAUSE WE DO. YOU KNOW, SOMEONE LIKE HELEN ALFREDSON JUMPS RIGHT PUT AT ME, DOTTIE PEPPER. THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY SHOW AN ENTHUSIASM ON THE GOLF COURSE THAT'S MAYBE NOT WHAT WOMEN SHOULD BE DOING, BUT, YOU KNOW, AND WHO'S MIND IS THAT BECAUSE I THINK IT'S GREAT. I SMILE ALL THE TIME. I COULD BE AS MAD AS ALL GET OUT BUT I'M SMILING AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE COULD DO. YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT CARIN KOCH IS, IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE WOMEN THAT I'VE EVER SEEN PLAY GOLF, AND SHE'S CUTE. SHE HAS, YOU KNOW, A GREAT SON, OLIVER AND THERE'S JUST, I THINK THERE'S ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE COULD DO TO, TO SELL THE TOUR.

PETER KESSLER
AND I THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD TELL YOU IF YOU COULD CLONE HELEN AND, AND WHO

LORIE KANE
YES

PETER KESSLER
ELSE WAS IT THAT YOU MENTIONED?

LORIE KANE
DOTTIE

PETER KESSLER
AND IF YOU COULD CLONE DOTTIE PEPPER, THE TOUR WOULD BE A HAPPIER PLACE AND MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE WATCHING, NOT FEWER, I THINK

LORIE KANE
YEAH I THINK SO

PETER KESSLER
I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE WHO LOVE GOLF LOVE EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE UP TO AND LOVE THAT THEY SHOW THEIR EMOTIONS, GOOD AND BAD

LORIE KANE
WELL I THINK THAT

PETER KESSLER
WE LIKE A LITTLE CLUB THROWING.

LORIE KANE
YEAH I THINK IT'S SPORT. I MEAN I THINK IT'S HEALTHY AND I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR, FOR YOUNG GIRLS TO SEE ATHLETES LOVE WHAT THEY DO, AND, YOU KNOW, TO BE ABLE TO SHOW IT. IT'S OKAY TO BE AGGRESSIVE, AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GREAT PEOPLE AND THEY DO THEIR JOB REALLY WELL.

PETER KESSLER
AND THEY CONNECT WITH EVERYBODY.

LORIE KANE
THEY DO.

PETER KESSLER
WATCH AS WE TAKE THIS VERY SHORT BREAK. WE'LL COME BACK IN A MOMENT, AS WE LEAVE, JUST WAN TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE AWARE THAT YOU CAN CONTACT US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, THEGOLFCHANNEL.COM AND YOU CAN GO TO WHAT'S ON AND CLICK ON TO THIS PARTICULAR SHOW, GOLF TALK LIVE, AND YOU CAN WATCH US ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN ALSO E MAIL US A QUESTION FOR AN UPCOMING SHOW AND IT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN ALSO FIND AND READ A GOLF TALK LIVE TRANSCRIPT. BE RIGHT BACK.

(BREAK)

PETER KESSLER
HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU AND HOW PLEASED WERE YOU TO RECEIVE THE WILLIAM AND MOUSIE POWELL AWARD, VOTED BY YOUR PEERS ON TOUR AND THE AWARD IS FOR WHO IN THE OPINION OF FELLOW GOLFERS BEST EXEMPLIFIES THE SPIRIT, IDEALS AND VALUES OF THE LPGA?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGHS) THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE AWARDS PETER THAT KIND OF CATCHES ME BECAUSE I JUST TRY TO BE ME, AND, YOU KNOW, THEN THERE'S AWARDS FOR THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IT WAS A GREAT HONOR AND PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT THE WHOLE THING WAS THAT I, I GOT TO GO TO BOB AND DOLORES HOPE'S HOUSE AND HAVE MRS. HOPE PRESENT ME WITH THE AWARD THERE AND HELP CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF The LPGA TOUR AND, AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE TOUR AND BOB WAS THERE, AND, YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT FORD AND BETTY FORD. IT WAS A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE THERE AND IT WAS JUST REALLY EXCITING AND TO HAVE BEEN HONORED THAT NIGHT WAS TRULY SPECIAL.

PETER KESSLER
JUST A FEW SECONDS LEFT, IS IT HARD TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BALANCE THE COMMOTION OF YOUR PUBLIC LIFE WITH THE PEACE THAT YOU MIGHT STRIVE FOR IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?

LORIE KANE
UH NO. I THINK THAT WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET AND WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS, IS BE JUST LORIE AND I HAVE A GREAT TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO HELP ME MANAGE THAT. ALEX MISSOURI IS MY AGENT WITH, THROUGH IMG AND MY SISTER MARY LYNN AND BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF TAKING CARE OF ME.

PETER KESSLER
WELL YOU'VE TAKEN GREAT CARE OF US AND YOUR FANS TONIGHT. EVERYBODY WOULD BE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU WERE HERE AND I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY THAT YOU'VE BEEN HERE.

LORIE KANE
THANKS PETER

PETER KESSLER
AND WE'LL DO THIS AGAIN AFTER THREE MORE WINS WHICH WOULD PROBABLY MARCH THOUGH

LORIE KANE
OKAY

PETER KESSLER
OF THIS YEAR

LORIE KANE
ALRIGHT

PETER KESSLER
I'LL HAVE TO THINK UP A WHOLE NEW SLEW OF QUESTIONS. CONGRATULATIONS.

LORIE KANE
THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.

(END OF SHOW)
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The 27-year-old Englishman held off a spirited challenge from compatriot Oliver Fisher, who needed a third successive birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff, but had his putt from six feet slip past the hole for a par.

Pepperell shot a 2-under-par 70 for a four-day tally of 18 under 270, while Fisher, who started the day tied for the lead, could only manage a 71.

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The No. 154-ranked Pepperell made things difficult for himself with a bogey on the 15th hole, but hit a superb wedge to three feet on the next to get back to 18 under again.

Fisher, who appeared to have fallen out of contention with three bogeys starting on the third hole, stormed back with birdies on the 14th, 16th and 17th holes.

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''I did the things I needed to do, I didn't play fantastic but I won ugly and for the first win to be ugly is good. Hopefully, I'll have some prettier ones in the future,'' said Pepperell.

''I knew I was playing well, especially tee to green, so I expected a lot of myself this week and I guess to pull it off is amazing. When Oli birdied the 17th, that was when it really caught up with me that I was only one ahead. I was in my own zone, I knew I had a couple of shots of lead but Oli did great. It was a tough front nine for him and I had to stay right in my own way and out of the two guys' way because they were struggling a bit and it's sometimes easy to get dragged into that.''

Fisher was disappointed, but saw the silver lining in the way he fought back.

''It went all the way to the last hole which, after my front nine, was what I was hoping for on the back nine,'' said Fisher, who won the 2011 Czech Open, but recorded his first top-three finish since the 2014 Africa Open.

''I hit a lot of good shots coming down the back nine and gave myself a lot of good chances, but there were just too many bogeys today, four in total, so you're never going to win a tournament making that many mistakes on a Sunday. But at least I pressed him all the way.''

Italian Renato Paratore (66) had the low round of the day and finished tied for fourth place at 15 under par, where he was joined by the Spanish pair of Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Pablo Larrazabal along with Gregory Havret of France.