Golf Talk Live - David Duval Transcript Segment 5

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PETER KESSLER
WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND SEE WHAT BRAD IN TORONTO WANTS TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT. HOW ARE YOU, BRAD?

CALLER (MALE): BRAD:
GREAT. IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE ON YOUR SHOW TONIGHT.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, THANKS. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US

CALLER (MALE):
GREAT. DAVID, I WAS JUST WONDERING, FOR A LOT OF COLLEGE PLAYERS IT'S A DIFFICULT TRANSITION TO MAKE INTO THE PRO TOUR AND I WAS JUST WONDERING YOUR TAKE ON IT WAS AND HOW DIFFICULT OF A GRIND IT WAS FOR YOURSELF

DAVID DUVAL
WELL, AS HAS BEEN PRINTED NUMEROUS TIMES, I FAILED MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO JOIN THE PGA TOUR IN '93. I PLAYED THE NIKE TOUR FOR 9 EVENTS THAT YEAR AND FINISHED 11TH ON THE MONEY LIST AND SO I HAD TO GO TO THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT AND MISSED THE 4 ROUND CUT AND SO I WAS PLAYING THE NIKE TOUR AGAIN IN '94 AND I THINK IT'S A VERY BIG UNDERTAKING. I THINK YOU KIND OF KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO AND BE READY TO SACRIFICE MOST EVERYTHING FOR IT. YOU KNOW, IT'S YOUR DREAM AND SO, YOU GOTTA WORK HARD AND TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, I'M SURE AS YOU KNOW IF YOU PLAY THIS GAME, THAT THERE'S A LOT MORE BAD THAN GOOD WITH THIS GAME SO, I JUST THINK, WHETHER YOU DO IT OR NOT, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER, IF YOU LOOK BACK AND SAY I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO BE AS GOOD AS I COULD BE. YOU GOT TO BE HAPPY WITH THAT.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE VALUE OF PREPARATION FOR THAT Q SCHOOL? YOU WEREN'T 100% READY WERE YOU? DIDN'T YOU CRUISE CONTROL IN THERE A LITTLE BIT?

DAVID DUVAL
I DID. I GUESS UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT I WAS GOING TO PLAY WELL AS MUCH AS ANYTHING

PETER KESSLER
OF COURSE

DAVID DUVAL
I HAD ONE OF THE GOLF YEARS I'VE EVER HAD WAS 1993. I THINK I WON IN THE SPRING THAT YEAR IN SCHOOL I WON 3 OR 4 EVENTS. I GOT OUT OF SCHOOL AND WON A COUPLE OF NIKE TOUR EVENTS. I DIDN'T, I MEAN, I PREPARED. I PRACTICED SOME AND PLAYED SOME BUT, I JUST WENT IN AND I PLAYED ONE BAD WEEK IN 1993 AND THAT WAS THE WEEK, THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE. I STILL THINK OF 1993 AS ONE OF THE BEST YEARS I'VE HAD BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, THE ONE WEEK WAS PROBABLY THE MOST DISAPPOINTING.

PETER KESSLER
LET'S GO AHEAD AND SEE WHAT ANN IN OHIO WANTS TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT. HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT, ANN?

CALLER (FEMALE): - ANN:
OH, I'M JUST FINE. HOW ARE YOU?

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU FOR CALLING

DAVID DUVAL
HI, ANN

CALLER (FEMALE):
THANK YOU. HELLO, DAVID

DAVID DUVAL
HOW ARE YOU

CALLER (FEMALE):
I'M DOING FINE. WE HAD A QUESTION. WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TOURNAMENT DURING THE PGA TOUR?

DAVID DUVAL
WELL, ABSOLUTELY THE MEMORIAL

CALLER (FEMALE):
OK

PETER KESSLER
NOW, WAIT A MINUTE. YOU AND ANN KNOW EACH OTHER A LITTLE BIT HERE?

DAVID DUVAL
NO, NO

PETER KESSLER
NO?

CALLER (FEMALE):
YES

DAVID DUVAL
I'VE KNOWN, THIS IS ANN GRANT. HER AND HARRY, HER HUSBAND, AND HER BOYS HAVE HOSTED ME FOR

CALLER (FEMALE):
SINCE DAVID WAS 15

DAVID DUVAL
ACTUALLY SINCE I WAS 14. 1980 WHAT, 6?

CALLER (FEMALE):
14 IS THE JUNIOR AMATEUR. '86, THE YEAR AFTER THE RYDER CUP

DAVID DUVAL
US JUNIOR

CALLER (FEMALE):
YEP

DAVID DUVAL
AND THEN I STAYED WITH THEM IN THE US AMATEUR IN '91 AND THE MEMORIAL EVER SINCE

CALLER (FEMALE):
YEAH

DAVID DUVAL
SO, IT'S GREAT FUN THAT WEEK

PETER KESSLER
TELL US A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT DAVID THAT WE OTHERWISE COULDN'T KNOW THAT WE WOULD ENJOY HEARING

CALLER (FEMALE):
WHAT COULD I TELL ABOUT DAVE? DAVID IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PEOPLE WE HAVE EVER KNOWN. WE FOLLOW HIM THE WHOLE TIME HE'S HERE, EVERY DAY. MY SONS USED TO BE BOTH ABSENT FROM SCHOOL TO FOLLOW DAVID AND HE IS PROBABLY THE MOST POLITE GOLFER I HAVE EVER SEEN WITH KIDS. HE HAS A FOLLOWING IN MEARFIELD??? THAT I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE. I MEAN EVERY KID KNOWS WHO DAVID DUVAL IS. MY OLDER SON IS WATCHING IT UP IN COLLEGE RIGHT NOW. I CALLED HIM AND TOLD HIM DAVID WAS ON TONIGHT. I'M SURE HE'S GOING NUTS UP IN HIS DORM ROOM.

DAVID DUVAL
HOW'S TOD LIKING IT UP THERE?

CALLER (FEMALE):
HE'S ENJOYING IT. AND IT'S WONDERFUL. I'M GLAD YOU'RE ON THERE AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU WE ARE JUST SO SAD YOU WERE NOT PICKED FOR THE RYDER CUP

DAVID DUVAL
ME TOO BUT,

CALLER (FEMALE):
BUT IN 2 YEARS IT'LL BE BACK HERE IN THE STATES AND YOU'LL HOPEFULLY BE ON IT

DAVID DUVAL
THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE. I WILL BE

CALLER (FEMALE):
I KNOW YOU WILL

PETER KESSLER
HE'LL HAVE BEEN IN THE TOP 10 AT THAT POINT. THERE'LL BE NONE OF THIS CAPTAIN'S CHOICES BUSINESS AND THERE'LL BE NO LAST MINUTE HAVING TO WORK YOUR WAY ON

CALLER (FEMALE):
I AGREE. HE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON. I'M TICKLED HE WAS ON YOUR SHOW TONIGHT

PETER KESSLER
YEAH, WE'RE TICKLED THAT YOU CALLED. THANKS VERY MUCH

CALLER (FEMALE):
THANK YOU. TAKE CARE DAVID

DAVID DUVAL
THANKS, ANN. OK, I'LL CALL YOU SOON. BYE.

CALLER (FEMALE):
BY

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK AND WE'LL SAY HELLO TO TOD, HER SON, WHO'S WATCHING IN COLLEGE AND WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK

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