Golf Talk Live - Byron Nelson Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
SO YOU'RE GETTING READY TO HIT THAT ONE SHOT YOU'RE GOING TO HIT IN PUBLIC THIS YEAR, ON THE FIRST TEE OF THE MASTERS ON THE THURSDAY MORNING?

BYRON NELSON
I'M NOT GETTING READY YET BECAUSE IT, TOO MUCH COLD WEATHER. I GOT TO WAIT TILL ABOUT THE END OF MARCH (LAUGHS).

THAT'S THE TOUGHEST THING THAT I HAVE TO DO IN GOLF BECAUSE I DON'T PLAY HARDLY AT ALL. I DON'T PLAY BEFORE THE PUBLIC, AND I'M ALL OF A SUDDEN, HERE I'M NOT DOING ANY GOLF, AND I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING AND THEY

GOT EIGHT THOUSAND, NINE THOUSAND PEOPLE STANDING THERE AND TWENTY CAMERAS ON YOU AND YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOU GOING TO HIT THE BALL AND JUST HURT SOMEBODY.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

WHAT'S THE PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF YOUR LIFE, ON OR OFF THE COURSE? WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

BYRON NELSON
THE WAY PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT ME. THE WAY THEY HONOR ME, THE WAY THEY THINK I'M A GOOD MAN. A CHRISTIAN MAN. I THINK THAT'S THE THING I'M MORE PROUD OF, AND THE OTHER THING

IS HAVING THE TOURNAMENT. THE BYRON NELSON CLASSIC. THAT'S A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE AND THEY DO TREMENDOUS WORK FOR CHARITY TO RAISE, HELP YOUNG PEOPLE... BE REHABILITATED.

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN A LUCKY MAN?

BYRON NELSON
OH ABSOLUTELY. I WAS BORN OF WONDERFUL PARENTS WHO STARTED FROM, I STUCK, LUCK, STARTED RIGHT THEN, AND THEN I HAD A GREAT, I'VE HAD

GOOD HEALTH. I HAD A GREAT FIRST WIFE. I GOT A GREAT SECOND WIFE, PEGGY, AND THEN I'VE LIVED, I'VE LIVED WELL. I'VE LIVED HAPPILY. I THINK IT'S ADDED TO MY LIFE AND I'VE TAKEN CARE

OF MYSELF. I HAVE NOT DISSIPATED. I DIDN'T DRINK, I DIDN'T SMOKE, AND GOT PLENTY OF REST, AND I'VE ALWAYS BEEN
ACTIVE. I'VE NEVER HAD A SITTING DOWN JOB.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOU'VE NEVER FORGOTTEN ANYTHING, AND IT'S ALWAYS SUCH AN HONOR AND A THRILL TO BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME

WITH YOU.

BYRON NELSON
THANK YOU.

I JUST WISH WE HAD MORE TIME.

PETER KESSLER
I APPRECIATE IT.

WELL WE CAN DO THIS, AGAIN, A FEW TIMES THIS YEAR, IF YOU'RE UP FOR IT.

BYRON NELSON
WE'LL SEE.

PETER KESSLER
WE CERTAINLY WOULD BE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU BYRON. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY.

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