Golf Talk Live - Bruce Lietzke Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
HOW COME THE MASTERS ISN'T IN YOUR TOP 10 TOURNAMENTS?

BRUCE LIETZKE
UH ...

GOT TO HIT A LOT OF HOOKS. UH, A COUPLE OF TIMES I TRIED TO WORK ON THE HOOK A COUPLE WEEKS PRIOR TO THAT. AND I MIGHT HAVE FELT COMFORTABLE AND THEN MY SWING WAS OUT OF KILTER FOR WEEKS AFTER THAT.

UM, LIGHTENING FAST GREENS, AND I THINK I'VE DECIDED OVER THE YEARS THAT I'M NOT A LIGHTENING FAST - I SHOULD BE GOOD IN THE U.S. OPEN AND NEVER HAVE. AND I THINK THE LIGHTENING FAST GREENS HAVE, HAVE HURT ME THERE.

SO JUST, A GOLF COURSE I'VE NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE ON. UM, AND I'M ALLERGIC TO PINE, PINE POLLEN IF, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ALSO.

PETER KESSLER
NO, THEY'RE NOT.

BRUCE LIETZKE
AND I - I'VE BEEN SICK YEARS THERE. THAT'S MY EXCUSE ANYWAY. BUT UH, I HATE THOSE HOOK HOLES AND I HATE THOSE FAST GREENS.

PETER KESSLER
IS IT MORE FUN FOR YOU TO BE A PART OF WHAT WAS ARGUABLY THE GREATEST RYDER CUP TEAM OF ALL TIME IN '81 AND TOO WITH BILL ROGERS, ASSISTANT TO BEN CRENSHAW, IN THE MOST RECENT ONE?

BRUCE LIETZKE
THE '81 RYDER CUP WAS GREAT. THE GREATEST DAY OF GOLF I'VE EVER HAD WAS THE '99 RYDER CUP ON SUNDAY, UH, SHARING OUR EMOTIONS DURING THE WEEK AND THEN WATCHING THOSE YOUNG AND OLD PLAYERS GET OUT THERE AND, AND JUST FULFILL SOME DREAMS,

UH, WATCHING A PLAYER LIKE HAL SUTTON THAT'S HAD THE UPS AND DOWNS. UH, IT'S THE GREATEST DAY OF GOLF I'VE EVER SPENT IN MY LIFE.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOU TOLD ME YOU WEREN'T GONNA BE FASCINATING. YOU WERE. PLEASE COME BACK AGAIN.

BRUCE LIETZKE
THANKS. I WILL.

PETER KESSLER
REALLY ENJOYED IT. GREAT LUCK ON THE SENIOR TOUR AND GREAT TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY WITH US.

BRUCE LIETZKE
THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.