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Golf Talk Live - Chi Chi Rodriguez Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
WANTED TO GIVE YOU ALSO SOME INFORMATION ON THE CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ YOUTH FOUNDATION. YOU SEE THE ADDRESS IN CLEARWATER. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 727-726-8829 OR YOU CAN FAX THEM AT 727-726-8553 AND THERE'S THE WEBSITE CHICHI.ORG.

IT'S THE CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ YOUTH FOUNDATION.

WHEN YOU WON YOUR FIRST GOLF TOURNAMENT ON THE PGA TOUR, THE DENVER OPEN IN 1963, YOUR DAD, I KNOW, WAS DIEING AND WAS TOO SICK TO ATTEND, BUT HE KNEW THAT YOU WON. WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU THAT BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY THAT HE KNEW THAT YOUR DREAM HAD STARTED TO COME TRUE?

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ
WELL EVEN IF MY DAD, PETER, WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD HE WOULD HAVE KNOWN. THAT'S HOW CLOSE WE WERE, BUT WHAT WAS AMAZING IS THAT I, I HAD JUST WENT TO A PLACE IN SALT LAKE CITY AND I WAS PLAYING WITH KEN STILL WHO WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME AND I SAW THIS GUY COMING, ABOUT 600 YARDS FROM US AND I SAID KENNY, THAT MAN IS BRINGING ME A TELEGRAM. MY DAD HAS DIEING. HE SAID YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING. I SAID YEP, THAT WAS IT.

PETER KESSLER
CHI CHI WHAT A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE. IT ALWAYS GOES TOO FAST WHEN WE DO THIS HOUR TOGETHER.

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ
THANK YOU PETER. GOD BLESS YOU.

PETER KESSLER
WE CAN DO IT AGAIN SOON I HOPE?

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ
YEAH WE'LL DO IT SOON AGAIN.

PETER KESSLER
I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PLEASURE.

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ
THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
I HOPE YOU'LL BE WITH US. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY.

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