Golf Talk Live - David Duval Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER
EVERY WEEK ON GOLF TALK LIVE YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO E-MAIL A QUESTION TO OUR GUEST AT WWW.THEGOLFCHANNEL.COM
OUR QUESTION TO DAVID...... IF YOU WERE TO GUESS, WILL YOUR FIRST WIN COME AT A TOURNAMENT WHERE 20 UNDER IS THE WINNING SCORE OR WHERE EVEN PAR IS CLOSER TO THE WINNING NUMBER? THANKS TO JEFF PETERSON IN INDIANAPOLIS.
THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

DAVID DUVAL
YEAH, IT'S LIKE I TOLD YOU, ANY OF THEM WILL BE FINE WITH ME BUT IF THE WINNING SCORE IS GOING TO BE EVEN I SURE WANT TO BE 1 UNDER SO WE'RE NOT PLAYING OFF, YOU KNOW? IT'S BEEN THAT WAY FOR 2 1/2 YEARS BUT, YOU KNOW, I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE ON COURSES LIKE WINGED FOOT AND I DARE SAY I PLAYED WELL ENOUGH TO PROBABLY FINISH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 3 OR 4 MAYBE 5 UNDER PAR BUT, CERTAINLY NOT 11 UNDER PAR LIKE DAVID DID BUT, AT THE SAME TIME I'VE SHOT MANY UNDER PAR AT SEVERAL OTHER TOURNAMENTS AND BEEN CLOSE SO, I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF BEING ON YOUR GAME. WHEN YOU'RE ON AND WHETHER THAT IS A COURSE WHERE THROUGH HISTORY THEY'VE PRODUCED VERY LOW SCORES OR ANOTHER COURSE WHERE THEY HAVEN'T. THAT'S JUST LUCK OF THE DRAW BUT, YOU JUST GOTTA GO WITH IT.

PETER KESSLER
GREATEST PLAYER NEVER TO WIN A PLAYOFF. LETS GO AHEAD AND TALK TO MARK IN CALIFORNIA. HOW ARE YOU, MARK?

CALLER (MALE) MARK:
HELLO, PETER. HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT

PETER KESSLER
VERY WELL. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

CALLER (MALE):
HELLO, DAVID

DAVID DUVAL
HI

CALLER (MALE):
I'D JUST LIKE TO ECHO THE COMMENT OF ONE OF THE PREVIOUS CALLERS. I SURE DO APPRECIATE YOUR CANDOR AND HONESTY IN ANSWERING A LOT OF THESE QUESTIONS. AND I CAN SEE WHERE YOU GET YOUR STRENGTH FROM WITHSTANDING THE MEDIA ONSLOTS THAT YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SOMETIMES. I THINK, FOR A GOLF FAN, WE TRULY UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR ONE YEAR

DAVID DUVAL
THANK YOU

CALLER (MALE):
HOPEFULLY REAL SOON

DAVID DUVAL
THANK YOU, THANK YOU

CALLER (MALE):
YOU'VE HAD ALL KINDS OF GAME??? PLAYERS SUCH AS TOM WATSON HAD TO PUT UP WITH THE SAME SORT OF THING EARLY IN THEIR CAREERS SO, IF THAT'S ANY TYPE OF HELP TO YOU

DAVID DUVAL
OH, IT'S A GREAT CONSOLATION FOR SURE

CALLER (MALE):
ALSO, ONE OTHER COMMENT. I THINK YOU AND THE REST OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS COMING UP OUT THERE, YOU'RE JUST TERRIBLY FUN TO WATCH AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE OF IT'S WITH THINGS LIKE THE RYDER CUP AND PRESIDENTS CUP SELECTIONS THAT WE GO MORE TO THE YOUNGER PLAYERS LIKE YOURSELF. NOTHING AGAINST THE CURTIS STRANGE'S AND TOM KITE'S BUT, IT SURE IS NICE TO SEE A YOUNG GROUP COMING ALONG AS TALENTED AS YOU GUYS ARE.

DAVID DUVAL
WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT, YOU KNOW. THAT'S VERY FLATTERING FOR YOU TO SAY

PETER KESSLER
THANKS, MARK. LET'S GO RIGHT AHEAD AND TALK TO ROBERT IN KENTUCKY. HELLO, ROBERT

CALLER (MALE) ROBERT:
HOW'S IT GOIN'?

PETER KESSLER
VERY WELL, THANK YOU

CALLER (MALE):
I JUST WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION OF BOTH OF YOU ALL. DO YOU ALL SENSE A GENERAL DEGRADATION AMONG THE SPECTATORS IN THE SPORT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS? I NOTICED COLLIN??? MONTGOMERY HAD ENDURED IT AT THE US OPEN. YOU MENTIONED LAST NIGHT ON THE VIEWER FORUM THAT GREG NORMAN'S HAD TO ENDURE IT AND I'M SURE DAVID'S HEARD THINGS, ALTHOUGH HE TRIES TO BLOCK THEM OUT, I'M SURE, BUT, HAVE YALL NOTICED ANYTHING, GOOD LUCK IN YOUR ENDEAVORS, OK DAVID?

DAVID DUVAL
THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
THANKS, ROBERT.

DAVID DUVAL
I THINK GOLF FANS ARE WONDERFUL. I MEAN, WHAT ROBERT BROUGHT UP IS THE EXCEPTION RATHER THAN THE RULE AND YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DEAL WITH IT HOW YOU WANT TO. YOU CAN LET IT FLUSTER YOU AND GET ALL UPSET ABOUT IT OR YOU CAN EXCEPT IT AS WHAT IS. IT'S PROBABLY SOMEBODY WHO'S JUST BEEN IN THE HOT SUN AND HAD A FEW TOO MANY BEERS. I'M SURE MOST EVERYBODY'S HAD A FEW TOO MANY BEERS HERE AND THERE BUT, I DON'T SEE WHY IT SHOULD GET YOU SO UPSET. I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID TO COLIN? NOR DO I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID TO GREG NORMAN BUT, YES I'VE HAD THINGS DIRECTED TOWARD ME BUT, THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT AND YOU GOT TO REMEMBER THAT THERE'S 30 OTHER THOUSAND FANS OUT THERE WHO ARE BEING VERY SUPPORTIVE

PETER KESSLER
AND COLIN AND GREG ARE NOTORIOUS FOR LISTENING TO THE COMMENT AND HEARING IT AND REACTING TO IT INSTEAD OF LETTING IT GO AND THE OTHER THING THAT'S HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR IS TIGER BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WEREN'T ACCUSTOMED TO BEING AT THE GOLF COURSE TO THE GOLF COURSE BUT, OVER THE LAST 6 OR 8 MONTHS THEY HAVE FIGURED OUT THE ETIQUETTE AND YOU'RE RIGHT, IT'S NOW THE EXCEPTION RATHER THAN THE RULE. WE'LL TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AND SPEND A COUPLE MORE MINUTES WITH DAVID DUVAL. DON'T GO AWAY.

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