Golf Talk Live - Chi Chi Rodriguez Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER

WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE REWARDS THAT HAVE COME TO YOU, THE PSYCHIC INCOME THAT HAS COME TO YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR WORK OFF OF THE GOLF COURSE. ONE OF THE GREATEST AWARDS AND REWARDS THAT ONE CAN RECEIVE ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF GOLF AND ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF BEING A GREAT HUMAN BEING AROUND THE GAME IS, IS THE RECEIVING OF THE BOB JONES AWARD. PERHAPS GOLF'S HIGHEST HONOR. WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU TO RECEIVE THE AWARD GIVEN ALL IT ENCOMPASSES IN TERMS OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND SPIRIT AND CAMARADERIE?

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ

UH PETER THAT IS GREAT, A GREAT AWARD. I HAD A LOT OF AWARDS UH AS A GOLFER AND AS A HUMAN BEING IN MY LIFE BUT I HAD A, I HAVE AN AWARD IN MY HOUSE, IT'S A LITTLE TROPHY WITH THE PUERTO RICAN FLAG. I HAD THE, THE GUYS THAT I GREW UP WITH, THAT CADDIED WITH ME WHEN I BECAME A TOURING PRO AND I WON A FEW TOURNAMENTS. THEY'D HAD A LITTLE PARTY IN A LITTLE PLACE IN NEW YORK AND THEY HONORED ME AND THEY GAVE ME THAT LITTLE PLAQUE. THAT'S MY FAVORITE.

PETER KESSLER

WELL I'LL TELL YOU, YOU HAVE CREATED TONIGHT IN OUR HEARTS A SPECIAL PLACE WHERE WE WILL KEEP THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE AND THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE DOING VERY CLOSE TO US. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH US AND THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TEARS WITH US.

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ

THANK YOU PETER AND GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS EVERYBODY.

PETER KESSLER

SEE YOU VERY SOON RIGHT HERE ON GOLF TALK LIVE. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY.