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Golf Talk Live - Chris DiMarco Transcript Segment 7

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RICH LERNER
CHRIS, YOU REMEMBER THIS PUTT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YES I DO

RICH LERNER
NIKE OZARKS OPEN, '97?

CHRIS DIMARCO
SURE DO... THAT WAS UM, THAT WAS PRETTY SPECIAL RIGHT THERE.

RICH LERNER
HOW ABOUT THE OUTFIT? THAT

CHRIS DIMARCO
WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, IT WAS VERY MUDDY AND THOSE WERE, I WAS PROTECTING MY PANTS. THAT WAS BACK IN THE NIKE TOUR. I COULDN'T AFFORD THAT MUCH.

RICH LERNER
(LAUGHS)

HOW HAS MONEY CHANGED THINGS AT THIS POINT? YOU'VE DONE WELL, YOU'VE MADE OVER THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN YOUR CAREER. A MILLION FIVE OR SIX LAST YEAR? SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
YEAH, YOU KNOW, LIKE, LIKE YOU SAW IN THAT, THAT PIECE RIGHT THERE. I'VE, I'VE UM, WE, WE'VE KNOWN WHAT, WHAT THE HARD TIMES ARE LIKE, SO WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT THROWING ANYTHING AWAY. WE'RE, WE'RE ENJOYING IT, BUT

WE'RE, WE'RE, YOU KNOW, MY GOAL IS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE, AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF GOLF TO BE PLAYED BUT YOU KNOW, THEN AGAIN THERE'S A LOT OF GOLF TO BE PLAYED.

RICH LERNER
1994, YOU FINISHED 85TH ON THE MONEY LIST. ON THE PGA TOUR. YOU HAD TO THINK THAT THE SKY WAS THE LIMIT AND THAT YOU'D NEVER LOOK BACK, BUT '95, IT ALL CAME UNGLUED. VERY QUICKLY, WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN '94 AND '95?

CHRIS DIMARCO
UM, I MADE AN IRON CHANGE IN '95

RICH LERNER
OKAY

CHRIS DIMARCO
AND I THINK THAT IT PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON MY PUTTING BECAUSE I WASN'T AS ACCURATE WITH MY IRONS AND YOU KNOW I JUST, I LOST CONFIDENCE, AND THAT'S BASICALLY IT.

RICH LERNER
THINK ABOUT QUITTING AT ANY POINT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YOU KNOW I DON'T THINK I EVER THOUGHT ABOUT QUITTING. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT MAYBE, YOU KNOW, I HAD QUESTIONED SOMETIMES WHAT WAS I DOING BUT, BUT I ALWAYS FELT LIKE

THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD FIND. ONCE I GOT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL IRONS I STARTED HITTING THE BALL A LOT BETTER AND THEN ONCE SKIP SHOWED ME THAT PUTTING GRIP IT JUST WAS LIKE A
REBIRTH AND IT WAS ALL REBORN AGAIN.

RICH LERNER
YOU HAVE TO BE TOUGH TO PLAY OUT THERE. TO SURVIVE OUT THERE. AS WE SAID, IT'S, IT'S A HARD LEAGUE. WHAT'S MADE YOU SO TOUGH?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YOU KNOW, I THINK, IT, IT GOES BACK TO THAT COMFORT LEVEL AGAIN. I MEAN I FEEL COMFORTABLE OUT THERE. I, I AM LESS NERVOUS THAN I WAS EVEN A YEAR AGO AND THAT'S IT.

WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU'RE NOT NERVOUS, I MEAN YOU LOOK AT TIGER, HE NEVER LOOKS NERVOUS.

RICH LERNER
HOW DO YOU GET TO THAT NEXT LEVEL? MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP, SECOND WIN. THINGS LIKE THAT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
EXPERIENCE. JUST GETTING IN THAT POSITION AND JUST GIVING YOURSELF CHANCES TO WIN. YEAH I MEAN, JUST GETTING THERE. IF YOU PUT YOURSELF THERE ENOUGH TIMES YOU'RE, YOU'RE GOING TO COME THROUGH.

RICH LERNER
GREAT RIDE AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL. IT WAS

CHRIS DIMARCO
THANK YOU

RICH LERNER
A THRILL TO WATCH AND WE WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST

CHRIS DIMARCO
THANK YOU

RICH LERNER
GOING FORWARD.

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

RICH LERNER
ENJOYED IT. THANK YOU CHRIS, COME BACK AND SEE US.

CHRIS DIMARCO
I WILL.

RICH LERNER
ALL RIGHT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
THANKS

RICH LERNER
THANKS TO CHRIS DIMARCO. THANKS TO YOU FOR WATCHING. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON GOLF TALK LIVE.

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