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Golf Talk Live - Goosen Gossett Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER

THERE'S A HAPPY MOMENT. WINNING HIS FIRST OF MANY PGA TOUR EVENTS AT THE AGE OF 22 IN HIS 12TH START. YEAH, YOU DIDN'T DROP ANY PART OF THAT TROPHY ACTUALLY.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT WAS A PRETTY HEAVY TROPHY TOO.

PETER KESSLER

SAT ON THE LEAD FOR A COUPLE OF NIGHTS. ANY PARTICULAR THOUGHTS ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT ABOUT THE NEXT DAY, NOT HAVING WON ON THE BUY.COM TOUR WHERE YOU WERE PLAYING


REGULARLY, AND HERE YOU ARE GOING INTO SUNDAY WITH THE LEAD AT A PGA TOUR EVENT.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL THAT'S, THAT'S TRUE BUT YOU KNOW IT WAS KIND OF, IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY. I FELT COMFORTABLE. YOU KNOW I WAS PLAYING WELL. I HAD BEEN PLAYING CONSISTENTLY WELL IN THE


BUY.COM. I DID FOUR TOP TENS IN A ROW, WAS SHOOTING REALLY GOOD SCORES AND JUST, YOU KNOW, I KNEW I WAS PLAYING GOOD GOLF AND OBVIOUSLY I


WAS IN A GOOD POSITION. I WAS LEADING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AND IT WAS VERY COMPETITIVE. THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOOD OUT HERE, SO I FELT CONFIDENT IN THE LEAD BUT CERTAINLY, I KNEW, 18 HOLES OF GOLF, A LOT CAN


HAPPEN AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, PETER, I JUST TRY TO GO OUT AND NOT ALLOW IT TO BECOME OVERWHELMING. TO REALLY FOCUS IN ON THAT PARTICULAR ROUND, NOT SO MUCH THE ACCUMULATION OF MY SCORES.


YOU KNOW, IF I WENT OUT AND BIRDIED THE FIRST HOLE I WANTED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I'M ONE UNDER TODAY, NOT, YOU KNOW, 16 UNDER PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT. SO I THINK THAT HELPED


ME AND JUST KIND OF STAY CALM AND COOL BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS SO EASY BUT IT WAS NICE TO HANG IN THERE AND MAKE 5 BIRDIES ON SUNDAY AND NOT A BOGIE.

PETER KESSLER

SO THERE IS SOMETHING TO THAT ONE SHOT AT A TIME THEORY.

DAVID GOSSETT

THERE'S SOMETHING. WHAT, ONE SHOT AT A TIME, I, I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE.

PETER KESSLER

(LAUGHING)


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE 18TH HOLE. YOU GOT A ONE SHOT LEAD. GO AHEAD AND WALK US

DAVID GOSSETT

OKAY

PETER KESSLER

THROUGH THE HOLE AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT TAPE OF THE JOHN DEERE FINAL ROUND OF THE LAST HOLE


TOGETHER.

DAVID GOSSETT

ALRIGHT


72ND HOLE

PETER KESSLER

ANY EXTRA WAGGLES OR ANYTHING GOING ON?

DAVID GOSSETT

LEADING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT.


NO I FELT PRETTY CONFIDENT HERE. I'VE JUST HIT A LITTLE 3 WOOD. TRYING TO HIT A LITTLE CUT OFF THE TEE AND, LET'S SEE. FELT GOOD HERE.


HIT IT A LITTLE RIGHT OF WHERE I WANTED TO AND I'M

PETER KESSLER

YOU MEAN LIKE A FOOT?

DAVID GOSSETT

SAYING COME ON GET LEFT AND IT JUMPED, KICKED RIGHT THERE IN THE ROUGH AND.... OH WELL, THE LIE AS YOU CAN SEE WASN'T TOO BAD BUT I HAD SOME TREES IN MY WAY AND WITH THE


WATER THERE ON THE LEFT AND THE BALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE MY FEET. HAD LIKE A 186. 186. SO, I WAS JUST TRYING TO HIT A 7 IRON HERE. JUST KIND OF ON THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN AND I WAS ANTICIPATING IT TO FLY A LITTLE BIT


CATCH A LITTLE JUMPER AND JUST TRYING TO KIND OF PUNCH, HOLD, CUT IT A LITTLE BIT, WATER. HIT IT OUT THERE. SAW WHAT HAPPENED,

PETER KESSLER

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO HIT A PUNCH HOLD CUT ALL IN ONE SHOT?

DAVID GOSSETT

AND UH HAVEN'T SEEN THIS YET.


YEAH. WO4KED OUT PRETTY GOOD. ROLLED OFF THE BACK THERE.


PETER KESSLER

A LITTLE UNLUCKY EVEN REALLY.

DAVID GOSSETT

YEAH, NOT TOO BAD THOUGH. ALL IN ALL I'M PLEASED.

PETER KESSLER

RIGHT AT THE FLAG.

DAVID GOSSETT

IT WAS DRY.


RIGHT AT IT. IT WAS A GOOD SHOT.

PETER KESSLER

REMINDS ME OF THE SHOT THAT JERRY PATE HIT HERE TO WIN IN 1976


BY ADMIRING THE FLAG.

DAVID GOSSETT

WORKED OUT HERE.


A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ME, WHY DIDN'T YOU PUTT IT DAVE, WHY DIDN'T YOU PUTT? UM, THE GRASS THERE I THOUGHT WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO BUMPY, A LITTLE DIVOT IN FROM ME, AND I JUST, I JUST FELT COMFORTABLE WITH


THE WEDGE HERE AND I GOT OUT THERE AND, AND LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE BUTTERFLY WENT IN THE OLE THERE, THAT WAS PRETTY COOL I THOUGHT, BUT ANYWAY, CHIPPED IT UP THERE. GOOD, A LITTLE, LITTLE LONG. GOES BY ABOUT 6 AND A HALF FEET, SO I'M THINKING MAN,


THAT'S NOT A, TOO BAD OF A,


TOUGH CHIP THERE AND, AND I GET IT SIX AND A HALF FEET.

PETER KESSLER

IT'S A PRETTY DELICATE SHOT THAT YOU PLAYED THERE. A HIGH SOFT LITTLE LOB

DAVID GOSSETT

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

FROM BEHIND THE GREEN.

DAVID GOSSETT

OH WELL.

PETER KESSLER

GOOD NERVES.

DAVID GOSSETT

UPHILL, SIX AND A HALF FOOTER FOR THE WIN. I WAS, CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT STARTING ON THURSDAY MORNING.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT DID BRINY SAY TO YOU WHO WAS A SHOT BEHIND YOU AT THIS POINT?

DAVID GOSSETT

BRINY DID MENTION, BEFORE I PUTTED THIS PUTT HE SAID HEY DAVID, ROLL IT IN. HE, HE REALLY SHOWED SOME GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP AND HE PLAYED WELL. HE, I'M SURE HE'S GOING TO WIN HERE


PRETTY SOON, HE'S... A GOOD MAN. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. THAT WAS FUN. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN IT ON TELEVISION. IT WAS

PETER KESSLER

GLAD YOU'RE DOING IT WITH US.

DAVID GOSSETT

GOOD SPEED AND I JUST, IT WAS FUN. IT'S NICE TO GET THAT FIRST WIN. MATT ROW (??)

PETER KESSLER

HOW DOES THIS CHANGE THE PLAN? OBVIOUSLY NOW YOU'VE GOT AN EXEMPTION THROUGH A COUPLE OF YEARS

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

ON THE PGA TOUR. YOU'RE HERE AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP INSTEAD OF ODESSA, TEXAS.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT.

PETER KESSLER

NO KNOCK ON ODESSA, BUT MORE FUN

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL SURE

PETER KESSLER

TO PLAY IN THE PGA.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL CERTAINLY I KNOW THAT I'll BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THE PGA TOUR HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND, AND

PETER KESSLER

IT'S NICE TO KNOW.

DAVID GOSSETT

AND IT DOES, DON'T, WON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH Q-SCHOOL IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER SO THAT, THAT'S KIND OF NICE TO BE ABLE TO SPEND SOME TIME TO RELAX AND WORK ON MY GOLF GAME AND, AND GEAR UP FOR 2002 ON THE PGA TOUR. THAT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO ME.

PETER KESSLER

AND THIS WEEK YOU'VE GOT A CHAMPIONSHIP TO PLAY IN.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT.


PETER KESSLER

IS THERE ANY REASON TO THINK THAT YOU COULDN'T WIN YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP HERE?

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I DON'T THINK THERE'S A REASON FOR WHY I SHOULDN'T BELIEVE I CAN'T WIN. I MEAN I'M PLAYING VERY WELL, AND, YOU KNOW, BUT, YOU KNOW, PETER I'M A ROOKIE HERE. I'M LEARNING SOMETHING EVERY DAY AND I'M JUST


LOVING IT, AND, AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE. SURE I', GOING TO GO OUT AND TRY TO GIVE MY BEST EFFORT THIS WEEK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT I DID FEEL, I'M PLAYING WELL AND I DO LIKE THIS GOLF


COURSE. IT'S A REALLY GOOD TEST. YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THE BALL WELL, AND, HITTING A LOT OF FAIRWAYS RIGHT NOW AND I FEEL COMFORTABLE OUT HERE SO, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I'M GOING TO ENJOY IT.

PETER KESSLER

WHEN YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH TIGER, OF COURSE HE WAS PLAYING BRILLIANT GOLF AND WINNING HIS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

DAVID GOSSETT

RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

AT ST. ANDREWS, THE OLD COURSE LAST YEAR, THEN YOU PLAYED WITH JACK, AND JACK IS STILL JACK

DAVID GOSSETT

SURE

PETER KESSLER

EVEN IF HE'S NOT WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP. WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE EXPERIENCES, OR DID HAVE THEM, WHAT DID YOU DECIDE YOU NEEDED TO WORK ON IF ANYTHING SO THAT YOU COULD MEASURE UP TO THE BEST OF WHAT TIGER CAN THROW AT YOU?

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL, YOU KNOW, PETER, I JUST SAW THAT THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY TREMENDOUS COMPETITORS AND, AND I SAW THAT CERTAIN AREAS OF MY GAME, LIKE A WEDGE AND CHIPPING AREA MAYBE NEED SOME WORK, BUT JUST REALLY TO KEEP


AT IT, KEEP PLUGGING ALONG. I FEEL CONFIDENT IN THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. MY TEAM, SO TO SPEAK AND, AND I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING, SO I'M JUST GOING TO TRY TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND I'M COMPETITIVE

PETER KESSLER

WHAT A CLICH

DAVID GOSSETT

IT IS BUT YOU KNOW I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE HERE. I THINK THIS'LL BE FUN AND, AND THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING BETTER. I, I JUST LOVE THIS GAME. I'VE GOT A PASSION


FOR IT AND I DON WANT TO BECOME COMPETITIVE SO, OUT HERE REGULARLY, SO I'M JUST GOING TO ENJOY IT.

PETER KESSLER

SO MANY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE SO QUICKLY. WHEN YOU'RE ALONE WITH YOUR FAMILY, SHARE WITH ME A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU SAY TO EACH OTHER ABOUT WHERE YOU ALL ARE IN THIS THING BECAUSE OF YOUR GREAT PLAY.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW AND, AND JUST EXCITED REALLY. I MEAN, I LOVE GOLF. I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO HAVE A REAL JOB AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST

PETER KESSLER

ME TOO

DAVID GOSSETT

I, (LAUGHS) I JUST LOVE IT. I'VE GOT A TRUE PASSION FOR IT. I LOVE COMPETING. I LOVE THE PEOPLE OUT HERE AND, AND TRAVELING, AND, THEY'RE SO MANY GOOD PLAYERS OUT HERE AND REALLY SO


MANY NICE PEOPLE I'VE MET AND I JUST LOOK FORWARD TO IMPROVING AND WORKING ON MY GAME AND, AND GETTING IN THERE.

PETER KESSLER

WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER

THIS WEEK WITH YOUR


CAREER WITH YOUR LIFE.

DAVID GOSSETT

I APPRECIATE IT. THANKS.


THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

AND YOU'RE A FINE FELLOW AND IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT PLEASURE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU AND TO WATCH THIS FIRST EARLY BURST OF WHAT SHOULD BE A LONG AND


HAPPY CAREER.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

DAVID GOSSETT

THANKS.

PETER KESSLER

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE.