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Golf Talk Live - David Duval Transcript Segment 5

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SCOTT VAN PELT
(CLIP FROM 1998 TUCSON CHRYSLER CLASSIC)
WELL DAVID, YOU TALKED ABOUT A SHOT IN TUCSON THAT GOT THINGS GOING FOR YOU THIS YEAR. IT WASN'T THIS ONE. THIS IS THE, UH, 9TH HOLE MAKING THE TURN, I BELIEVE, FRIDAY.

IT'S ABOUT 40 DEGREES OUTSIDE THAT DAY, BUT THIS HAS GOT THINGS WARMED UP. THIS IS ...

DAVID DUVAL
YEAH, THAT WAS A...

SCOTT VAN PELT
AN ACE..

DAVID DUVAL
A UNIQUE SITUATION. THAT WAS THE 2ND SHOT I HOLED OUT AT ON THAT 9. AND THAT WAS TO SHOOT A 28.

SCOTT VAN PELT
28, THAT'S PRETTY SPORTY TURNING. NOW, THIS IS A BIG PUTT. THIS WAS ON THE LAST. AND YOU TALK ABOUT VERY NEARLY BLOWING YOUR 7 SHOT LEAD. THIS MAKES SURE THAT YOU DID NOT.

THAT WAS A BIGGER PUTT THAN I REMEMBER IT BEING. YOU POINTED IT OUT IN THE BREAK THAT, UH, ...

DAVID DUVAL
IT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE.. IT WAS REALLY. THE TOURNAMENT WAS CERTAINLY NOT OVER STILL AT THAT POINT YET.

SCOTT VAN PELT
YOU NEEDED THAT BECAUSE JUSTIN STILL COULD HAVE CAUGHT YOU.

DAVID DUVAL
WELL, HE HAD A VERY MAKE-ABLE BIRDIE PUTT FROM JUST BEHIND THE HOLE MAYBE 15, 18 FEET. UM,

AND THAT'S REALLY THE REASON I WENT FIRST. I MEAN, THE TOURNAMENT, I'M NOT JUST 2 OR 3 PUTTS TO WIN. IT'S - IT'S, WE'RE STILL DOGGING IT OUT. AND, AND THAT'S WHAT ENDED THE TOURNAMENT.

SCOTT VAN PELT
20:42: 26
WELL BOMB'S AWAY AT ANOTHER WIN. IT WAS QUITE A MOMENT.

WE GOT BOB FROM ALABAMA. BOB, WELCOME TO GOLF TALK LIVE.

BOB FROM ALABAMA, CALLER (MALE):
THANKS A LOT. DAVID, I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL US ABOUT YOUR STRENGTHENING AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM. UM, WHAT YOU DO AND HOW THIS HAS IMPACTED YOUR GAME OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO? AND SELFISHLY, HOW YOU GET A COPY OF YOUR PROGRAM?

DAVID DUVAL
(LAUGH) UM, THOSE I DON'T HAVE, UH, COPIES TO SEND OUT. UM, YOU KNOW, I -- IT'S BEEN WELL, PRETTY WELL DOCUMENTED WHAT -- I WAS IN A POSITION, I HAD PUT MYSELF IN A POSITION WHERE I WAS OVERWEIGHT. UM,

DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. UH, TOOK OFF THE WEIGHT AND THEN, UH, PROCEEDED TO, UH, TRY TO STRENGTHEN MY BODY.

I - I FOLLOW THE BELIEF THAT TO MAKE YOURSELF A BETTER PLAYER, YOU -- YOU MAKE YOURSELF A BETTER ATHLETE, A MORE FIT, STRONGER ATHLETE. UM, I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD TRAIN SPORTS SPECIFIC. UM, I THINK THAT'S A, A MYTH THAT...

I MEAN, CERTAINLY YOU CAN, YOU CAN STRENGTHEN CERTAIN PARTS OF YOUR BODY THAT MIGHT BE USED MORE OFTEN IN GOLF THAN IN SOMETHING ELSE, HOWEVER, UM, THROUGH THAT I THINK YOU CREATE IMBALANCES, UH, IN YOUR BODY.

AND SO I, I TRAIN JUST GENERALLY, UH, STRENGTH CONDITIONING AND CARDIO CONDITIONING.

SCOTT VAN PELT
HOW MUCH HAS THAT HELPED YOU IN TERMS OF LIKE TRANSLATION TO THE GAME. I MEAN, YOU ARE A LOT LONGER IN A GAME THAN SOME PEOPLE REALIZE YOU ARE. HAS THAT BEEN A DIRECT, UH, IMPACT OF THIS TRAINING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT?

DAVID DUVAL
I THINK IT'S HAD A BIT OF AN EFFECT CERTAINLY. UM, AND I THINK THE BIGGEST THING THAT IT HELPS TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR, UM, YOU'VE PLAYED 25 EVENTS, UM, YOUR BODY MAY, MIGHT NOT HAVE BROKEN DOWN AS MUCH AS YOUR, THE NEXT COMPETITOR YOU'RE PLAYING AGAINST. UM, SO I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT HAPPENS

BUT I GOTTA, YOU KNOW, I GOTTA SET IT A LITTLE STRAIGHT. I'M JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. I, I GET SLACK TOO NOW AT TIMES AND, AND UH, I SEEK EXCUSES NOT TO GO. BUT, UH, I REALIZE IN THE END IT'S GONNA BE HELPFUL SO I TRY TO DO IT

SCOTT VAN PELT
I SUPPOSE...

DAVID DUVAL
RELIGIOUSLY.

SCOTT VAN PELT
I SUPPOSE THAT'S THE WORST PART OF HUMAN NATURE. IT'S A HECK OF A LOT EASIER TO SIT ON THE COUCH.

DAVID DUVAL
OH YEAH.

AS YOU'VE POINTED OUT IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE A VORACIOUS READER AND ALL BUT YOU STILL KNOW HOW TO WORK THE REMOTE, DON'T YOU?

DAVID DUVAL
QUITE WELL. I'M SURE I COULD OPERATE ALL THESE CAMERAS (LAUGH).

SCOTT VAN PELT
WE MIGHT LET YOU STICK AROUND. WE'VE GOT LARRY FROM ONTARIO. LARRY, WELCOME.

LARRY FROM ONTARIO, CALLER (MALE):
HI, HOW YA DOIN'?

SCOTT VAN PELT
VERY WELL.

LARRY FROM ONTARIO, CALLER (MALE):
HI DAVID.

DAVID DUVAL
HI LARRY.

LARRY FROM ONTARIO, CALLER (MALE):
I REALLY ENJOY, UH, WATCHING YOU PLAY.

DAVID DUVAL
THANK YOU.

LARRY FROM ONTARIO, CALLER (MALE):
YOU'VE, UH, REALLY HELPED TURN ME ONTO THE GAME OF GOLF. UH,

DAVID DUVAL
WELL THANK YOU.

LARRY FROM ONTARIO, CALLER (MALE):
UH, I REALLY ENJOY YOU OUT THERE.

UM, OUT OF ALL THE, ALL THE GREAT PROS THAT ARE OUT THERE, WHO DO YOU GET, UH, REALLY PUMPED UP TO PLAY. LIKE IF, IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A MATCH THAT WEEKEND, WHO -- WHO REALLY GETS YOU PSYCHED UP TO, UH, TO PLAY YOUR UTMOST BEST?

DAVID DUVAL
(LAUGH - SIGH) THIS IS GONNA SOUND REALLY, REALLY KIND OF STUPID. UM, BUT

THAT'S TYPICAL FOR ME, RIGHT? UM,

SCOTT VAN PELT
THERE'S NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT. EXACTLY. (LAUGH)

DAVID DUVAL
BUT, UH, ANY OF THEM. I MEAN REALLY, UM, I THINK THAT'S THE REALLY UNIQUE THING ABOUT OUR COMPETITION AND OUR, UH, COMPETITORS AND PEERS WHO MAKE UP THE FIELD EACH WEEK. UM,

YOU KNOW, THEY CAN ALL PLAY. AND UH,

I THINK, IF YOU GET TOO CAUGHT UP IN WATCHING GREG NORMAN'S NAME ON THE LEADERBOARD OR TIGER'S NAME OR MARK'S, OR MICKELSON'S, OR GO DOWN THE LIST, UM,

YOU KNOW, THERE'S GOING TO BE SOMEBODY WHO PASSES EVERYBODY AND WINS THE GOLF TOURNAMENT. UM,

I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE THE SAME 6, 7, 8 FIRST TIME WINNERS EVERY YEAR. AND I THINK IN '96 THERE WAS LIKE 18 OR SOMETHING. I MEAN,

AND YOU'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ALL SMALLER EVENTS THAT ARE, MIGHT BE LESSER FIELDS. UH, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WESTERN OPENS THIS YEAR, HARTFORD, UM,

YOU KNOW, SOME BIG TIME EVENTS. UH, AND - AND

SCOTT VAN PELT
WESTCHESTER TOO, RIGHT?

DAVID DUVAL
YEP, WESTCHESTER.

SCOTT VAN PELT
RIGHT.

DAVID DUVAL
I MEAN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT CLASSIC GOLF COURSES, UH, GREAT FIELDS. AND IT JUST GOES TO SHOW AND PROVES A POINT THAT THEY CAN ALL PLAY. AND - AND I DON'T, I DON'T PUT WEIGHT OR STOCK IN ANY ONE OTHER THAN ANOTHER.

SCOTT VAN PELT
WELL THAT'S NOT NEARLY AS STUPID AS YOU LEAD US TO BELIEVE. I GUESS, THE POINT IS THAT WHETHER YOU ARE BATTLING JUSTIN IN TUCSON, OR PHIL MICKELSON IN AKRON, OR UH, PHIL TATAURANGI IN THE MICHELOB, YOU'VE GOT TO BE AS JACKED UP TO PLAY EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM

DAVID DUVAL
OH, ABSOLUTELY.

SCOTT VAN PELT
OR YOU'RE GONNA TO GET YOUR DOORS BLOWN OFF.

DAVID DUVAL
WELL, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE PERFECT POINT WAS - UH, IT KIND OF CAME DOWN TO PHIL, MYSELF AT AKRON THIS YEAR. UM,

BUT DAVIS ENDED UP SHOOTING SOMETHING LIKE 64 OR 5 ON SUNDAY AND HE, HE KIND OF PUT HIS NAME IN THE HAT IN THE END.

AND THAT'S WHY I SAY YOU DON'T PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO WHO YOU'RE PLAYING.

SCOTT VAN PELT
WELL YOU CANN'T EVER SLEEP ON DAVIS LOVE, THAT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD IDEA. WE'RE GONNA TAKE A BREAK AND ONE OF THE VICTORIES THAT I DID NOT YET MENTION CAME IN HOUSTON WHERE HE SHOT 64.

WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT -- HIS WHITE SHOES. I'M NOT A FAN OF THE WHITE SHOES. BUT THAT'S JUST ME. BUT, I AM A FAN OF THIS ONE HERE.

A BOMB FINDS ITS MARK. YOU GET TO SIT AND WATCH THIS ONE. WE'RE GONNA TAKE A BREAK. STAY WITH US. KEEP WATCHING GOLF CHANNEL LIVE.

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