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Golf Talk Live - Colin Montgomerie Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
LAST YEAR'S RYDER CUP, PAYNE STEWART, DURING YOUR SINGLE'S MATCH, WHICH YOU WON, DEMONSTRATED AS USUAL, PARTICULARLY CLASSY BEHAVOR. BEHAVIOR TOWARDS YOU

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
VERY MUCH SO

VERY MUCH SO

PETER KESSLER
AND A FEW WEEKS LATER HE WAS GONE

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
MMMM

PETER KESSLER
HOW DID YOU REACT TO HIM AND HOW DID YOU REACT TO HIS DEATH?

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
AMAZING UH IN THE RYDER CUP WHEN HE WON THE U.S. OPEN LAST YEAR UH HIS FIRST THOUGHT WAS YES I'M NOW IN THE RYDER CUP TEAM. I'VE MADE THE RYDER CUP TEAM AND UH WHEN YOU THALK..

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE RYDER CUP TEAM YOU AUTOMATICALLY TURN TO THE SINGLES IN THE RYDER CUP AND IT'S AMAZING ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN THE DRAW DOES COME OUT UH WHO

YOU'RE PLAYING AGAINST AND WHO YOU ARE, YOUR OPPONENT IS AND IT'S AMAZING HOW IT SPRINGS UP RIVALRIES FROM, FROM TWO YEARS AGO AND FOUR

YEARS AGO AND, AND ALL SORTS AND, AND UH TO HAVE PAYNE UH TO PLAY AGAINST UH UH WAS UNBELIEVABLE REALLY UH THE WAY HE, HE COMPORTED HIMSELF. TRIED TO HELP THE SITUATION

BECAUSE IT WAS VERY, VERY POOR AT THAT STAGE UH VERY POOR. WE DIDN'T, WE DIDN'T, AS A EUROPEAN TEAM APPRECIATE, I DON'T BELIEVE, BEING 10 - 6 UP. WE DIDN'T APPRECIATE AT THE TIME

HOW AMERICA HAD TO WIN THAT RYDER CUP. THEY HAD TO WIN THAT. THEY'D LOST IT THE LAST UH 2 TIMES IT'D BEEN PLAYED AND, AND UH AND THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN 6 YEARS IF YOU LIKE UH UH SINCE AMERICA HAD WON AND WE DIDN'T

APPRECIATE, I DON'T BELIEVE, THE, THE STRONG FEELING THAT UH THAT AMERICA HAD TO WIN THAT DAY AND UH IT ALL CAME OUT ON THAT DAY, AND UH I'M SURE AND I'LL ALWAYS SAY THIS THAT UH

THAT, THAT PAYNE'S GAME, HIS OWN GAME WAS HURT UH THROUGH TRYING TO COPE WITH THE CROWD SITUATION THAT DAY, AND I'VE SAID THAT. I'VE, I'VE WRITTEN IN GOLF WORLD REGARDING

IT AND I'VE WRITTEN A LOT ABOUT THAT THAT UH HIS OWN GAME WAS HURT UH UH TRYING TO DEAL WITH CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CROWD, THAT MINORITY

IF YOU LIKE OF THE CROWD AND UH FOR ALL INTENSIVE PURPOSES THAT GAME WAS A HALF, WE CAME UP THE LAST ALL SQUARE AND UH HE PICKED MY BALL UP AT THE LAST, I'M SURE THAT HE'D HAD

ENOUGH. I'D HAD ENOUGH AND UH AMERICA HAD WON ANYWAY BY THAT STAGE AND, AND UH I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER, ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT UH

THAT PARTICULARLY, GAME OF GOLF THAT WE PLAYED UH UH ALWAYS ESPECIALLY UH AFTER HIS UH AFTER HIS DEATH THAT UH I WAS DOWN IN LA MANGA IN SPAIN DOING A CORPORATE DAY. CORPORATE WEEKEND, AND I

HEARD OVER THE NEWS THAT UH, SKY NEWS IF YOU LIKE THAT, THAT UH THAT UH HIS ACCIDENT HAD TAKEN PLACE AND IT'S AMAZING UH A TOP TEN PAIR IN THE

WORLD AND HOW CLOSE, YOU KNOW, WE ALL DO WHAT, WHAT HE DID. WE ALL TAKE PRIVATE PLANES AND WE ALL ARE RUNNING AROUND UH AT A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR, CHASING EACH OTHER'S TAIL IF YOU LIKE, AND, AND UH AND UH

ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN AND, AND UH IT WAS VERY CLOSE TO HOME AND I FELT IMMEDIATELY GOING BACK TO THAT GAME OF GOLF AND WHAT A GENTLEMAN HE WAS AND, AND THAT, THAT THOUGHT
WILL REMAIN WITH ME FOREVER.

PETER KESSLER
VERY BRIEFLY, ARE YOU GETTING BETTER AT LAUGHING AT YOU AND TAKING YOURSELF A LITTLE LESS SERIOUSLY?

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
I THINK SO AS THE YEAR'S GO ON. I THINK UH I THINK YOU HAVE TO UH, YOU KNOW, I'VE BUILT UP A GREAT SUCCESS IN THIS GAME AND NOW I THINK IS THE TIME TO, TO LOOK BACK ON THAT AND, AND

ACTUALLY START ENJOYING IT UH UH MORE THAN I HAVE IN THE PAST. I FEEL THAT UH THAT I HAVE BEEN UH TOO HARD ON MYSELF IF YOU LIKE UH AND, IN CERTAIN AREAS AND UH NOW IS THE TIME TO, TO SIT BACK AND, AND UH ENJOY

ONE'S SUCCESS, IF YOU LIKE AND IF A MAJOR DOESN'T COME AROUND WELL I'LL ALWAYS LOOK BACK ON, ON A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAREER . I JUST HOPE I ENJOY IT MORE THAN I HAVE IN THE PAST.

PETER KESSLER
GREAT PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE AGAIN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JUMPING OFF AN AIRPLANE AND COMING TO SEE US.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
WELL THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PETER KESSLER
GREAT LUCK THIS WEEK.

COLIN MONTGOMERIE
THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR BEING HERE. GOOD NIGHT.