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Golf Talk Live - Freddie Haas Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER
NOW, BEATING BYRON NELSON AND ENDING THAT STREAK WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S GREAT TO WIN A GOLF TOURNAMENT AND IT'S GREAT AND FUN TO BEAT SOMEBODY'S ELSE STREAK BUT

THERE WAS A MUCH GREATER IMPORT TO YOUR WINNING THAT WEEK, IN THE HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE, IN THAT, DIDN'T YOU FEEL AT THE TIME THAT IF YOU DIDN'T WIN AT MEMPHIS THAT WEEK, OR AT KNOXVILLE, WHICH WAS THE NEXT

WEEK THAT BYRON, OF COURSE, STARTED A NEW STREAK, THE FOLLOWING WEEK, THAT YOU MIGHT NOT THINK THAT YOU WERE GOOD ENOUGH TO PURSUE A CAREER IN GOLF?

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL BOB COCHRAN, THAT RASCAL, BOB (LAUGHS) YOU KNOW I HAVE TWO FOND MEMORIES OF YOU. ONE, YOU WERE LEADING ME AT THE MEMPHIS OPEN, AT THE

PETER KESSLER
NOW HOW'D YOU KNOW BOB WAS ON THE PHONE?

FREDDIE HAAS
I DON'T KNOW BUT,

PETER KESSLER
ACTUALLY, BOB

FREDDIE HAAS
BOB, WHERE EVER YOU ARE BABY... AND THE SECOND NICE THING THAT I HAVE OF BOB, HE CAME TO NEW ORLEANS, NEW ORLEANS COUNTRY CLUB INVITATIONAL AMATEUR TOURNAMENT AND HE WASN'T

PUTTING TOO GOOD AND HE SAID YOU GOT AN EXTRA PUTTER? AND I SAID YEAH I HAPPEN TO HAVE AN EXTRA PUTTER AND THAT RASCAL ALMOST WON THAT TOURNAMENT WITH THAT PUTTER, AND BOB I WAS SO PROUD OF YOU. I WAS GOING TO ADOPT YOU MY BOY.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN'S THE LAST TIME

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
(UNINTELLIGIBLE)

PETER KESSLER
THERE, THERE HE IS RIGHT THERE.

FREDDIE HAAS
ROBERT!

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
HEY, HOW YOU DOING?

FREDDIE HAAS
(LAUGHING)

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
BY GOSH IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL IT CERTAINLY HAS. ARE YOU STILL IN ST. LOUIS?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YES, UH NO I LIVE, YEAH IN ST. LOUIS, CHESTERFIELD, BUT I

FREDDIE HAAS
DO YOU REALLY?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
I'M LOOKING AT YOU NOW AND YOU LOOK GREAT.

HOW OLD ARE YOU NOW, FRED, ACTUALLY?

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL BOB

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
HOW OLD ARE YOU?

FREDDIE HAAS
BOB I'M 85. YOU MUST BE 84 OR 83 OR WHAT.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
NO, NO, NO I'M OLDER THAN YOU.

FREDDIE HAAS
OH YOU AND SAM SNEAD. THAT'S RIGHT.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
BORN THE SAME YEAR AS SNEAD AND HOGAN AND NELSON. 1912.

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY BOB AND I'M SURE THEY APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO GOLF. YOU'VE BEEN GREAT FOR IT

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
WELL LISTEN

FREDDIE HAAS
REALLY YOU HAVE AND I'M SO PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU OVER THE YEARS.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
ARE YOU STILL PLAYING?

FREDDIE HAAS
OH MAN DO I PLAY BUT I'VE GOT A NEW SYSTEM BOB.

(PETER AND BOB LAUGH)

FREDDIE HAAS
I CAN STILL SHOOT PAR. WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW HOW?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
(LAUGHS) YEAH

FREDDIE HAAS
ALRIGHT. I GOT A MULLIGAN TO THE GREEN. I TAKE ONE MULLIGAN AND I GOT ONE MULLIGAN ON THE GREEN. THE OTHER DAY I MADE SIX OUT OF NINE HOLES IN BIRDIES AND I SAID BOY,

WHY AM I HERE WHEN I OUGHT TO BE ON THE TOUR, BUT I FORGOT ABOUT THE MULLIGANS, BOB.

PETER KESSLER
HEY BOB

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
WELL LISTEN, IT'S BEEN GREAT TALKING TO YOU.

PETER KESSLER
DON'T, DON'T

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YOU KNOW I, I CHASED AN ELFIE (???) YOU KNOW FOR ABOUT 12 WEEKS, EVERY OTHER WEEK

FREDDIE HAAS
YEAH

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
AND HONESTLY I THOUGHT I HAD HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE THAT.

FREDDIE HAAS
HE WAS A TOUGH COOKIE WASN'T HE?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YEAH AND I HAD A NINE SHOT LEAD, YOU KNOW

FREDDIE HAAS
YEAH

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
I FORGOT ALL ABOUT YOU AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU TORE THAT 64 AT ME

FREDDIE HAAS
(LAUGHS)

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
AND THAT DID THE JOB.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOU

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
BUT I TELL YOU, I DON'T THINK PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THAT BUT YOU, YOU DID A GREAT JOB OUT THERE. I THOUGHT I WON THE TOURNAMENT. I WAS IN THE CLUB HOUSE

FREDDIE HAAS
YEAH

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
AND YOU CAME IN THERE AND TORE IT APART.

FREDDIE HAAS
(LAUGHS)

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
CONGRATULATIONS. I JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO.

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL BOB THAT'S WONDERFUL.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YOU'VE GOT A GREAT SHOW THERE.

FREDDIE HAAS
YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT CREDIT TO THE GAME AND IT'S GOOD TO KNOW YOU, BABE. COME SEE ME WHEN YOU CAN.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
I WILL

PETER KESSLER
WHAT OTHER FOND MEMORY DO YOU HAVE BOB OF THE SUMMER OF '45?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
WELL I GOT GREAT MEMORIES. I, I WAS OUT THERE ON THE, I WENT OUT TO PLAY FOR THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS FUND. I WENT EVERY OTHER WEEK AND I WENT OUT EVERY OTHER WEEK AND IT SO HAPPENED THAT I PLAYED IN THE LAST GROUP WITH NELSON ABOUT 5 TIMES AND IN THE WORLD OPEN I THOUGHT I,

TAM O'SHANTER, YOU KNOW I COULDN'T TAKE ANY MONEY BUT HE WON THERE BUT I, I WANTED (?)TWO OF US TO 68TH HOLE, I WAS LEADING HIM BY A SHOT BUT I KEPT CHASING AFTER HIM AND I COULDN'T

CATCH HIM OF COURSE, BUT I DID BEAT HIM THERE AT MEMPHIS AND I GOT A BIG KICK OUT OF IT AND I'M HAPPY FOR FREDDIE BECAUSE TWO AMATEURS BEATING HIM, THAT WAS SOMETHING ELSE.

PETER KESSLER
WERE YOU WEARING SHORTS ALSO THAT WEEK, BOB?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
NO I DIDN'T HAVE SHORTS ON, I TELL YOU. THERE WAS NO SHORTS ALLOWED THEN EITHER.

I GOT THEM ON RIGHT NOW.

PETER KESSLER
WHERE DOES

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
HEY I'M SITTING IN MY GOLF ROOM, FAMILY ROOM HERE. RIGHT OUTSIDE OF ST. LOUIS IN CHESTERFIELD.

PETER KESSLER
ARE YOU STILL PLAYING, BOB?

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YES, IN FACT I, I HAD A LITTLE BLOOD CLOT, MY RIGHT LEG ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND I WAS PLAYING AT A THREE FREDDIE, I THINK I CAN BEAT YOU NOW.

FREDDIE HAAS
WELL, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GOING TO PLAY BUT I'M GOING TO PLAY WITH A MULLIGAN TO THE GREEN AND A MULLIGAN ON THE GREEN AND IF YOU CAN BEAT PAR WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD GAME.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
ONE OTHER THING, WE WENT TO WINGED FOOT TOGETHER, YOU DON'T REMEMBER THIS BUT WE STAYED AT THE NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB AT TWO DOLLARS A NIGHT. I ALMOST WON THAT TOURNAMENT.

FREDDIE HAAS
I KNOW BOB.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
(LAUGHS)

FREDDIE HAAS
WHAT A SPOT.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
YEAH WELL LISTEN IT'S GREAT TALKING TO YOU ALL. YOU GOT A GREAT SHOW.

FREDDIE HAAS
THANKS A BUNCH.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU FOR CHECKING IN BOB.

BOB COCHRAN, CALLER FROM ST. LOUIS (MALE):
ALRIGHT THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK AND WE'LL BE BACK.

FREDDIE HAAS
THAT WAS WONDERFUL.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS) THAT'S IT (?).

(MUSIC CONTINUES)

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