Golf Talk Live - Byron Nelson Transcript Segment 5

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PETER KESSLER
BYRON, HERE'S A QUESTION THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR YOU, HOW MUCH FUN WAS IT FOR YOU TO BE THE RYDER CUP CAPTAIN IN 1965, STEVE KELLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.

BYRON NELSON
WELL, YOUR KID, IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH PLEASURE IT WAS, BECAUSE IN THOSE DAYS, WHY, I, WHEN I WAS CAPTAIN OF THE RYDER CUP TEAM, THOSE PLAYERS HAD CHOSEN ME TO BE THE CAPTAIN. I DIDN'T HAVE TO PICK FROM PLAYERS,

THEY WERE, THE PLAYERS WERE PICKED AND THEN, QUITE QUALIFIED OF COURSE, AND THEN, BUT IT WAS, IT REALLY WAS GREAT TO BE CAPTAIN AND TO GO TO ENGLAND, BE CAPTAIN OF THE TEAM THERE AND TO WIN IN ENGLAND, AND

GREAT BRITAIN, AND SO, THE, BEING CAPTAIN AND TELLING THE PLAYERS, SEE THE CAPTAIN HAS SO MUCH TO DO JUST TO PLAY, TO DO, OTHER THAN JUST TO PLAY. HE HAS TO TELL THEM WHAT UNIFORMS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO WEAR DAY AND

MORNING, NOON, NIGHT. WHERE YOU GOT TO GO TO DINNER, WHAT TIME YOU GOT TO BE THERE AND EVERYTHING. YOU'RE, YOU'RE THE BOSS AND YOU HAVE TO DO ALL THIS, AND IT'S FUN, AND I, AND ONE
THING I, A GUY, JULIUS BOROS, WAS ONE

OF THE MEN ON THE TEAM WHEN I WAS CAPTAIN IN '65, PLAYED AT ROYAL BIRKDALE, AND JULIUS UH E... A VERY EASY GOING GUY AND NEARLY EVERY NIGHT I'D BE DOWNSTAIRS WAITING

FOR HIM TO COME DOWNSTAIRS TO SEE IF HE HAD THE RIGHT UNIFORM AND ABOUT HALF THE TIME JULIUS WOULD COME DOWN AND SOMETHING WASN'T THE RIGHT UNIFORM. AS SOON AS HE'D SEE ME HE'D BE, BEFORE HE'D EVEN SAY ANYTHING TO ME, HE'D GO BACK

UPSTAIRS AND PUT ON SOME CLO... PUT ON A UNIFORM, BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, ON THE, WHEN I, THE, I WAS CAPTAIN SO I, ARNOLD WAS, HAD PLAYED THE CAPTAIN, I MEAN HAD BEEN PLAYER OF THE TEAM BEFORE AND DAVE MARR HAD NOT, SO I KNOW IT'S EXCITING WHEN

YOU, ESPECIALLY YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ON IT, SO I PAIRED THOSE TWO INTO WHAT I CALL THE SCOTCH FOURSOME. THAT'S TWO BALLS IN, A ROUND,

(UNINTELLIGIBLE) BACK AND FORTH, YOU KNOW

PETER KESSLER
ALTERNATE SHOTS

BYRON NELSON
ALTERNATE SHOTS, SO, ANYWAY, IN THE MORNING, WHY, I PREPARED AND GOT, THEY WERE ON TEAM NUMBER TWO AND THEY PLAYED AND THEY, ARN.. ARNOLD STARTED KIDDING UH

PETER KESSLER
DAVE

BYRON NELSON
DAVE TO GET THE BALL OFF THE GROUND. HE NEVER GOT THE BALL OFF THE GROUND FOR SIX HOLES AND THEY STARTED PLAYING PRETTY GOOD FROM THEREON IN AND THEY LOST SIX AND FIVE.

THEY LOST SIX DOWN AND FIVE TO GO, AND SO, THEN, AND WHEN I WAS, THE, YOU KNOW THE CAPTAIN MEETS AND MAKES THE PAIRINGS. I MADE THE PAIRING AND I DECIDED THAT YOU'LL PROBABLY GUESS WHAT THE OTHER CAPTAIN GOING TO DO.

SO I GUESSED THAT THEIR CAPTAIN WAS GOING TO PICK THE TEAM THAT BEAT THEM 6 TO 5, MOVE THEM TO THE NUMBER ONE PLACE IN THE AFTERNOON AND I KNEW ARNOLD, AND DAVID GOT STRAIGHTENED AWAY, AND I KNEW ARNOLD, ONE OF THEM DIDN'T LIKE TO WIN, UH LOSE, AND SO I MOVED THEM TO NUMBER ONE SPOT AND SURE ENOUGH I

GUESSED IT RIGHT. ERIC WHEATON WAS THEIR CAPTAIN, SO, IN, WHEN, WHEN, WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AND EVERYONE.. . DAVID AND THEM WERE STILL HAVING LUNCH, SO I WENT IN, THEY WERE JUST FINISHING, AND I SAID, WELL HERE'S THE PAIRINGS BOYS, AND I SAID, DAVE, YOU

AND ARNOLD ARE GOING TO PLAY THE SAME GUYS YOU, TOMORROW, THIS AFTERNOON, YOU PLAYED THIS MORNING AND DAVE WAS SURPRISED I DIDN'T EVEN DROP HIM OFF BECAUSE HE HAD DONE SO BADLY. WELL THEY, THEY DIDN'T FINISH

EATING. THEY WENT TO THE PRACTICE TEE AND PRACTICED STUFF AND THEN WENT OUT, IN THE AFTERNOON, NOW, IN, IN SCOT FOURSOME TWO BALL, THEY SHOT 30 AND THEY BEAT THAT SAME TEAM

THAT ALWAYS FIGHTS AT FIVE AND FOUR IN THE MORNING. THEY BEAT HIM SIX TO FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON. SO THIS IS THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE CAPTAIN OF THE TEAM. IT'S FUN.

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH BYRON AND AS WE LEAVE YOU I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR WEBSITE. LOG ONTO THEGOLFCHANNEL.COM AND IF YOU GO TO THE GOLF TALK LIVE SECTION, THEN

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