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Golf Talk Live - Colin Montgomerie Transcript Segment 5

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PETER KESSLER
99 OUT OF 100 AMERICAN GOLF FANS THINK YOU ARE TERRIFIC, RESPECT WHAT YOU'RE DOING, LIKE YOU. WHY IS IT THEN THAT YOU ONLY SEEM TO HEAR THAT ONE JERK OUT OF A HUNDRED

PETER KESSLER
THAT NOBODY IN HIS WHOLE LIFE TAKES SERIOUSLY EXCEPT OCCASIONALLY YOU

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
WELL, I'D SAY 999 OUT OF 1000

PETER KESSLER
OKAY

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
TO BE HONEST, AND, AND UH AND IT'S ALWAYS THE MINORITY THAT SPOIL IT FOR THE MAJORITY AND IT ALWAYS IS THAT CASE AND, AND UH IN ANY SPORT IN ANY FIELD AND, AND UH AND, AND IT'S A

SHAME. I MEAN I WAS, I WAS VERY TOUCHED BY THE NUMBER OF E-MAILS, LETTERS, HAND WRITTEN LETTERS BY AMERICAN FANS. REAL AMERICAN FANS THAT I RECEIVED AFTER THE RYDER CUP

UH HUNDREDS, UP TO 500 UH LETTERS AND E-MAILS THAT CAME THROUGH FROM, FROM, FROM REAL AMERICAN GOLF FANS AND UH IT IS IT'S ALWAYS THE CASE THAT, THAT THE MINORITY MAKE THEMSELVES HEARD IT'S. STANDARD ISSUE I'M AFRAID AND, AND UH AND UH IT'S NOT EASY

BECAUSE, BECAUSE THEY'RE , BECAUSE THEY ARE THE VOCAL ONES.

PETER KESSLER
YOU TALKED ABOUT TIGER JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE'S DOING INCREDIBLY WELL IS HIS EMOTIONAL CONTROL. IF YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR SWING

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
MMMM

PETER KESSLER
MANAGE THE GOLF COURSE AND MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
YES

PETER KESSLER
THOSE WOULD BE THE THREE KEY ELEMENTS. IF YOU CONCEDE TO HIM THE EMOTIONAL CONTROL ISSUE, BY LETTING SOMETHING BOTHER YOU WHETHER IT'S REAL OR NOT

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
MMMM

PETER KESSLER
AREN'T YOU ALREADY NOT GOING TO WIN IF YOU ALREADY CONCEDE BEFORE WE BEGIN ONE OF THE THREE KEY THINGS?

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
UH YES IF YOU START THE ROUND OF GOLF HAVING CONCEDED ALREADY THERE'S NO POINT IN STARTING, ALRIGHT UH I ENVISION THERE'S NO PROBLEMS HERE AT ALL, UH WITH, WITH UH WITH FANS. I LIKE TO CALL THEM FANS.

FAN IS SHORT FOR FANATIC RIGHT?

SO, SO YOU KNOW

PETER KESSLER
AND YOU'RE IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
YES AND, AND UH AND UH AS I SAID AND I'LL SAY AGAIN, SINCE THE RYDER CUP THERE HAS BEEN VERY, VERY LIMITED UH A LIMITED RESPONSE FROM THE MINORITY OF FAN SO, SO UH I DON'T ENVISION A

PROBLEM AND I HAVEN'T CONCEDED ANYTHING TO TIGER WOODS BEFORE I'VE STARTED THIS TOURNAMENT. NOTHING AT ALL UH AND UH IF I WAS, IF THAT RYDER CUP WAS A 5 ROUND STROKE

PLAY EVENT, I MIGHT HAVE WON, SO, UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT AND, AND I HAVE TO GET THAT FRAME OF MIND AGAIN BACK HERE

AND, AND ALTHOUGH I WOULDN'T. I WONT NEED THAT FORM, THAT STATE OF MIND HERE BUT UH BUT UH YES YOU HAVE TO EXPECT THE ODD, THE ODD UH INCIDENT IF YOU LIKE AND IF YOU EXPECT IT WELL YOU'RE MORE READY TO UH

TO SORT OF COPE WITH IT IF YOU LIKE AND, AND UH THAT'S WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW WITH MY GAME AND, AND MY TEMPERAMENT.

PETER KESSLER
SO, WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT THE ODD COMMENT MIGHT COME FOR ANY OF THE PLAYERS IN THE FIELD

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
SURE

PETER KESSLER
FOR THAT MATTER

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
SURE

PETER KESSLER
AND AT THE RISK OF BEING OUT OF LINE, HA. HAS IT OCCURRED TO YOU TO, BECAUSE I KNOW AND OUR AUDIENCE KNOWS HOW TURMAN (???) YOU ARE. HAS IT OCCURRED TO YOU TO KILL THEM WITH
CHARM? TO GO WITH THE SMILE

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
OH SURE

PETER KESSLER
AS OPPOSED TO THE FIST.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
OH SURE. I MEAN THAT. YOU SHOWED AN INCIDENT THERE ON THE 6TH GREEN AT, AT, AT UH BROOKLINE AND THAT WAS A PARTICULARLY BAD ONE

PETER KESSLER
I WAS THERE

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
UH YOU KNOW UNFORTUNATELY AND, AND UH AND UH AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED THAT, THAT PARTICULAR WEEK AND, AND UH JUST AS YOU'RE APPROACHING THE SHOT FOR

SOMEBODY TO SHOUT OUT AND, AND UH THANK GOODNESS WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SOUND ON BECAUSE IT WASN'T, BECAUSE IT WASN'T VERY GOOD UH. YEAH I MEAN I MEAN THESE THINGS, THESE THINGS HAPPEN SOMETIMES. IN THE RYDER CUP

COMPETITION I AM I SUPPOSE SEEN AS, AS THE TOP EUROPEAN PLAYER AND HAVE, AND I'VE BEEN SEEN THAT WAY FOR A FEW YEARS SO THEREFORE I'M THE BIGGEST THREAT, IF YOU LIKE, AND UH, RIGHT, WELL LET'S GET HIM AND, AND THAT'S HOW IT'S, AND THAT'S HOW IT'S PROGRESSED, BUT UH

SINCE '99 UH IT'S BEEN OKAY AND LONG MAY THAT CONTINUE.

PETER KESSLER
AND DON'T THINK YOU'RE, IF THEY THINK LET'S GET HIM, THEY'LL THINK YOU'RE LESS GETTABLE IF YOU GIVE THEM THE SMILE

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
WELL THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

PETER KESSLER
AND LAUGH IT OFF.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AT BROOKLINE. I DECIDED OKAY, WELL THE MORE THE SHOUT THE MORE DETERMINED THAT I'M GOING TO BECOME NOT TO GIVE ANYTHING BACK. I'M MORE DETERMINED TO TRY AND WIN AND UH SOMETIMES THEY DON'T REALIZE BY SHOUTING OUT

THAT ACTUALLY IT MAKES ME MORE DETERMINED AND WHEN I'M MORE DETERMINED I USUALLY SUCCEED, SO, SO UH IT IS IN A NEGATIVE WAY TO THEM AND NOT TO ME SO, SO UH I DON'T ENVISION ANY PROBLEMS.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN WE COME BACK WE ACTUALLY WILL HAVE THE CHAT ABOUT HOW YOUR GOLF GAME SUITS THE GOLF COURSE. WE'LL DO THAT IN JUST A MOMENT. DON'T GO AWAY.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
THANK YOU

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