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Golf Talk Live - Bernard Gallacher Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER
LET'S GO TO THE PIVOTAL MOMENT OF YOUR THIRD CAPTAINCY IN '95 AND WE WILL PICK IT UP WITH CURTIS STRANGE'S SHOT, 218 WITH THAT MATCH ALL SQUARE AND THE RYDER CUP HINGING ON THE OUTCOME. YOUR THOUGHTS.
BERNARD GALLACHER
WELL MY THOUGHTS WERE THAT... WE MIGHT NOT WIN THIS RYDER CUP IF HE CAN PUT IT ON THE GREEN HERE.
IT'S A TOUGH SHOT.
PETER KESSLER
I THINK HE WAS HITTING A THREE IRON.
BERNARD GALLACHER
THE CROWD LIKED IT, BUT HE DIDN'T LIKE IT. IT WAS A VERY LONG TOWERING SECOND SHOT HE HIT, TO GET UP THERE. IT'S A PLATEAU GREEN. NICK MISSED A FAIRWAY ON THE LEFT AND HAD THE COMPOSURE AT THAT TIME TO TRY
AND GET IT WITHIN A HUNDRED YARDS FOR HIS SECOND SHOT. GREAT COMPOSURE. MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE GONE INTO THE ROUGH AND TRIED TO GET IT RIGHT UP AGAINST THE GREEN AND IT BECAME MORE DIFFICULT.
PETER KESSLER
HOW GREAT WAS THAT SWING.
BERNARD GALLACHER
HE, HE PUT IT IN THE BEST POSSIBLE SHOT TO GET IT CLOSE TO THE FLAG. FULL WEDGE SHOT.
GREAT SHOT.
PETER KESSLER
I THINK HE TOLD US THAT WAS AS NERVOUS AS HE'S EVER BEEN OVER A GOLF SHOT AND PROBABLY AS NERVOUS AS LANNY'S EVER BEEN OVER A GOLF SHOT.
BERNARD GALLACHER
WELL LANNY, LANNY I THINK REALIZED IT HAD JUST GONE A BIT WRONG HERE.
HE HIT A GOOD PUTT THERE, IT JUST DIDN'T TAKE THE BREAK. IT CAME OFF THE RIGHT EDGE BUT IT'S JUST A TOUCH FIRM PROBABLY. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT NICK FALDO, I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A MOST IMPORTANT PUTT BUT WE'VE GOT THE RIGHT GUY AT THAT
PARTICULAR MOMENT HITTING THE MOST IMPORTANT PUTT FOR US. MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY IF YOU, IF YOU PICK SOMEBODY ON OUR SIDE TO HAVE THIS PUTT TO WIN US THE RYDER CUP YOU'D PICK FALDO.
PETER KESSLER
DO YOU FEEL LIKE NICK'S NOT BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH CREDIT AS SEVE HAS FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO RYDER CUP?
BERNARD GALLACHER
WELL, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED I, I MEAN THAT WAS A GREAT PUTT THERE A MINUTE AGO, AND IT MEANT A LOT TO NICK, IT MEANT A LOT TO NICK. TOOK HIM A LONG TIME TO REGAIN HIS COMPOSURE. HE'S WOBBLING AROUND THERE. DOESN'T
KNOW WHERE TO GO TO CALM DOWN. I WAS FAIRLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE, YEAH NICK, NICK, WHAT NICK, WHAT NICK BRINGS TO A RYDER CUP POINTS. WHAT SEVE BRINGS TO A RYDER CUP IS A TOTAL COMMITMENT. A TOTAL COMMITMENT ON THE COURSE AND OFF THE COURSE AND YOU MUST REALIZE THAT NICK HAS WON MORE, PLAYED IN MORE RYDER CUPS THAN ANY BRITISH
OR EUROPEAN PLAYER, WON MORE POINTS THAN ANYONE ELSE, BUT IN PAST RYDER CUPS YOU WEREN'T GOING TO GET THE NICK FALDO TO CHANGE HIS STYLE AND GO AND, AND WORK WITH YOUNG ROOKIES OR HELP ROOKIES THROUGH. HE, HE WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON HIS OWN GAME AND HE'S JUST GOING TO GET
YOU POINTS AND YOU'VE GOT TO ACCEPT THAT AND THAT'S GREAT. WITH SEVE YOU GET THE TOTAL PACKAGE. I MEAN, WHAT IS, WHAT IS DISAPPOINTING IS SEVE WAS A GREAT GOLFER AND HE LOVED PLAYING IN RYDER CUPS. HE LOVED THE CHALLENGE
OF PLAYING AMERICA BECAUSE I MEAN WE ALL THINK AMERICA'S JUST THE NUMBER ONE NATION. THEY'RE THE PEOPLE TO BEAT. ALL THESE GREAT PLAYERS. THEY'VE WON ALL THESE RYDER CUPS. LET'S TRY AND TAKE IT OFF
THEM. YOU KNOW, IN A VERY COMPETITIVE SENSE AND SEVE, SEVE WAS UP TO THIS, AND IT'S JUST A SHAME THAT PEOPLE TODAY DON'T SEE HOW GOOD A PLAYER SEVE WAS, BECAUSE SEVE WAS A GREAT PLAYER. THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE PLAYER AND IN RYDER CUP HE
PLAYED, HE WAS AN INSPIRATION TO OUR TEAM BOTH ON THE COURSE AND OFF THE COURSE. YOU KNOW HE, HE, HE WAS, HE WAS GREAT SEVE, HE INSPIRED ALL THE, ALL THE YOUNGSTERS TO KEEP GOING. DIDN'T MATTER WHO YOU PUT HIM WITH HE SAID, OH PUT ANYBODY, WE WIN. DOESN'T MATTER. YOU GOT TO PICK VERY
CAREFULLY WHO YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH, WHO NICK WANTS TO PLAY WITH BUT WITH SEVE, NO PROBLEM. LATERALLY, HE PLAYED OF COURSE WITH OLAZABAL AND HAD A GREAT SUCCESS BUT IN THE VERY EARLY DAYS HE PLAYED WITH PAUL WAY, AND HE, AND HE WOULD
PLAY WITH, WITH THE ROOKIES AND THE YOUNG GUYS AND TRY TO NURSE THEM THROUGH THE RYDER CUPS. THAT WAS THE COMMITMENT YOU GOT FROM SEVE.
PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
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