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Golf Talk Live - Janice Moodie Transcript Segment 5

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PETER KESSLER

DID YOU KNOW THAT A YEAR AGO, WHEN YOU PLAYED WITH PAT BRADLEY THAT SHE SAID TO THE PRESS AFTERWARDS THAT SHE WAS GOING TO BE VERY SURPRISED IF YOU DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE THE STAR ON THE PGA TOUR?

JANICE MOODIE

UH YEAH. I MEAN I ENJOYED PLAYING WITH HER. YEAH, WE, WE HAD, WE USED TO HAVE A COUPLE OF, WE PLAYED A COUPLE OF TIMES AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S, BY THE EN.. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUND THE TAPE ROPE (???), YOU KNOW, I HATE THAT, YOU KNOW SO AND THEN AT THE END IT'S OK JANICE, SEE YOU LATER, SEE YOU LATER. SO SHE'S, SHE'S REAL NICE TO PLAY WITH.

PETER KESSLER

WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT YOU THEY TALK ABOUT YOUR ENORMOUS SELF CONFIDENCE AND YOUR SORT OF WANTING THE BALL UNDER PRESSURE IN CRITICAL MOMENTS, I THINK OF, WHEN YOU PLAYED IN THE '94 CURITS CUP, IN THE FINAL SINGLES MATCH WITH CAROL SEMPLE THOMPSON, WHO OF COURSE WAS TWO, YOU WERE TWO MONTHS OLD WHEN SHE WON

JANICE MOODIE

(LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER

HER FIRST U.S. AMATEUR AND YOU HAD TO PLAY GREAT COMING DOWN THE STRETCH. KNEW THAT YOU DID, KNEW YOU NEEDED TO WIN FOR A HALVE, FOR THE ENTIRE MATCHES WHICH MEANT RETENTION OF THE CUP. TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

JANICE MOODIE

UNBELIEVABLE, IT WAS ON OF THE BEST, STILL IS, ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS IN MY LIFE. WE HAD FOUR HOLES, JUST ME AND CAROL, THAT WAS IT AND IT WAS LIVE AND WE HAD EVERYBODY FROM SCOTLAND AND AMERICA FOLLOWING US AND, IS THIS THE 18TH HOLE, HERE?

PETER KESSLER

YES

JANICE MOODIE

18TH HOLE I HIT THIS LEFT SIDE OF THE GREEN AND KATRINA MATHEW AND I, I PULLED IT IN PRACTICE AND HIT IT HERE INTENTIONALLY. NOW THIS SHOT WILL NEVER EVER BE HIT AGAIN.

I GUESS MR. LOPTON DECIDED TO FLATTEN THE GREEN, SO, THE MINUTE WE LEFT, THAT SIDE OF THE GREEN IS NO LONGER IN THAT SHOT WILL NEVER BE RECREATED OR HIT AGAIN.

PETER KESSLER

NOW YOU WERE ONE UP AT THIS POINT IN THE MATCH, WERE YOU NOT? AND THIS WAS

JANICE MOODIE

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

THE BIRDIE PUTT THAT WAS ULTIMATELY CONCEDED?

JANICE MOODIE

YEAH, MHMM.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU TO PLAY WITH SOMEBODY WITH THAT KIND OF A RECORD, THAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE?

JANICE MOODIE

CAROL IS ONE OF MY FRIENDS. I MEAN EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE A PRO EVENT I'LL ALWAYS GIVE HER HALF AN HOUR OF MY TIME AND JUST GO AND HAVE A CHAT. GET THE GOSSIP OF WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE AMATEUR SCENE AND SHE'S JUST A FANTASTIC LADY. SHE'S GREAT.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT KIND OF A SPORT WAS SHE, WHEN SHE KNEW THIS MATCH WAS OVER?

JANICE MOODIE

SHE'S JUST LIKE, PICK IT UP. IT'S ALL YOURS. SHE WAS, SHE WAS A FANTASTIC LADY AND SHE, SHE ALWAYS WILL BE. SHE'S GREAT.

PETER KESSLER

NOW A FEW YEARS LATER WHEN YOU FINALLY REALIZED YOUR DRAM OF JOINING THE LPGA TOUR, I KNOW THAT ON THE VERY FIRST HOLE, OF THE VERY FIRST ROUND YOU MADE AN 8 IN YOUR DEBUT, SO GOING TO THE SECOND TEE WHERE YOU THINKING

JANICE MOODIE

(LAUGHING)

PETER KESSLER

WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT DO WITH YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

JANICE MOODIE

IT WAS THE BIZAREST THING AND THANKS FOR BRINGING THAT UP. I

PETER KESSLER

MY PLEASURE

JANICE MOODIE

TOTALLY AND UTTERLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT. I WAS ACTUALLY UNDER THIS TREE AND IT WAS LIKE A PINE TREE, AND IT WAS ONLY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE BRANCHES WERE UP ABOUT THIS AND I TOOK LIKE ONE WHIF AT IT AND I ACTUALLY WHIFFED IT.

I MEAN I MISSED IT COMPLETELY AND I'M LIKE, OH MY GOODNESS, SO I, I HACK OUT DOWN THIS ROUGH AND I JUST COULDN'T GET OUT OF THE ROUGH, AND THEN I MADE 8, BUT I DID MAKE THE CUT

PETER KESSLER

MADE THE CUT. I KNEW THAT. I KNEW THERE WAS A HAPPY ENDING.

JANICE MOODIE

I DID MAKE THE CUT SO IT WAS MY FIRST CUT.

PETER KESSLER

NOW WE TALKED ABOUT CAROL SIMPLE THOMSON, WHO, OF COURSE YOU WERE TWO MONTHS OLD WHEN SHE WON HER FIRST U.S. AMATEUR. WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU PLAYED THE NABISCO THIS YEAR WITH SOMEBODY WHO WAS LESS THAN HALF YOUR AGE, ARI WAN GLUKIET

JANICE MOODIE

YOU KNOW, SHE HITS IT GREAT. THE, THE TWO OF THEM. I'VE PLAYED WITH NARI AND THEN ARI. I'VE PLAYED WITH THEM BOTH AND THEY ARE, THEY HAVE EVERY SHOT IN THE BAG, AND, AND THEY DON'T HIT IT WITH A BIG HUGE HOOK. THEY HIT IT WITH A FADE, AND YOU KNOW, THERE NOT AS LONG MAYBE OFF THE TEE BUT I'LL TELL YOU, THEY HIT, THEY HIT IT OUT THERE.

THEY'VE GOT ALL THE SHOTS IN THE BAG, BUT THE THING IS FUNNY BECAUSE WHEN, WHEN I LOOK AT IT, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY HAVE THESE TEN FOOT PUTTS AND THEY HIT THEM LIKE I USED TO HIT THEM WHEN I WS 14. THERE'S, THERE'S NOTHING ELSE APART FROM THE HOLE GETTING IN THE WAY, SO ONCE THEY'RE OLDER, MAYBE MY AGE, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT HOLE WILL BE AS BIG.

PETER KESSLER

FUNNY, THEY ASKED JOHNNY MILLER WHEN WAS THE BEST PUTTING STREAK OF HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HE SAID WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD HE SAID AND I DIDN'T KNOW THAT PUTTS COULD BE MISSED, OR, THAT THEY COULD, YOU, YOU

JANICE MOODIE

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

COULD THINK THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW THEY WOULDN'T GO IN. HE SAID I DIDN'T FIND THAT OUT UNTIL YEARS LATER.

JANICE MOODIE

YEAH. THERE IS, THERE IS NO FEAR, BUT, YOU KNOW THEY'RE TWO GREAT LITTLE KIDS. I PLAYED WITH ARI IN THE U.S. OPEN AND WE GO INTO THE CLUBHOUSE AND I'M LIKE, PLEASE TELL ME YOUR FEET DO NOT FIT INTO THOSE SHOES.

THEY, THEY CAN'T! I MEAN, THEY'RE LIKE THIS BIG. I MEAN LOOK AT THE SHOES! AND SHE'S LIKE, SHE'S LIKE, YEAH THEY DO, AND I SAID I'M TALLER THAN YOU ARE. I SAID


I'M FIVE NINE. I SAID YOU'RE LIKE FIVE FOUR AND YOUR FEET DO NOT FIT INTO THOSE SHOES. I SAID TAKE THAT SHOE, YOU KNOW, YOUR FOOT OUT OF THAT SHOE. SO WE'RE IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND SHE'S LIKE WELL I'LL TAKE MY SHOE, OR MY SHOE OFF, AS LONG AS YOU TAKE
YOURS OFF AND LET ME SEE YOUR FOOT, AND I WAS LIKE, SURE. SHE'S LIKE, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR SOCK OFF SO WE'RE, WE'RE IN THERE MEASURING FEET AND I'LL TELL YOU, HER TOES ARE AS LONG AS MY FINGERS. MASSIVE TOES. HER FEET ARE LONG AND NARROW, AND TOES LIKE THIS (LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER

I WONDER IF THAT MEANS SHE STILL GOING TO GROW.

JANICE MOODIE

I REALLY DON'T KNOW. THEY'RE BIG FEET.

PETER KESSLER

AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BIG TOES MEAN EITHER. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A CALL FROM BENJI IN SOUTH CAROLINA. GO AHEAD BENJI.

BENJI, CALLER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

HI PETER. THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL.

PETER KESSLER

YOU'RE WELCOME, SIR.

BENJI, CALLER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

JANICE, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU, HOW, HOW MUCH HAS YOUR GAME IMPROVED SINCE YOU GOT ON THE LPGA?

JANICE MOODIE

BENJI, UNBELIEVABLE. YOU KNOW I THINK IT'S, ACTUALLY BECAUSE WE, WE PLAY SO MUCH, WE'RE PLAYING DAY IN, DAY OUT AND YOU KNOW EVEN WHEN I PLAYED IN COLLEGE WE WOULD HAVE A RUN OF MAYBE TWO EVENTS THEN, A MONTH OR SIX WEEKS OFF AND, YOU KNOW, THAT, THAT CONSTANT RATE, DEFINITELY CHANGES HOW YOU PERFORM. WHAT I'M FINDING NOW BENJI IS THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO TAKE BREAKS OFF AND KNOW WHEN TO TAKE THOSE BREAKS OFF AND HOW LONG SHOULD I TAKE A BREAK OFF.


IS ONE WEEK LONG ENOUGH? IS TWO WEEKS LONG ENOUGH? I MEAN, ALL I KNOW IS THREE'S TOO MANY, SO, PLAYING OUT HERE ON THE TOUR, DAY IN, DAY OUT DEFINITELY SHARPENS UP YOUR GAME. I MEAN WE DON'T HAVE A DAY OFF.

PETER KESSLER

YOU'VE BEEN OVER HERE A LONG TIME BETWEEN COLLEGE AND PLAYING THE TOUR, DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE A LITTLE BIT AMERICANIZED AT THUS POINT?

JANICE MOODIE

CAN YOU NOT TELL BY THE ACCENT?

PETER KESSLER
45:03
OH YEAH THE ACCENT'S, YES, VERY NEW YORK IS WHAT MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS.

JANICE MOODIE
45:03
(LAUGHING)

JANICE MOODIE

YEAH, UNFORTUNATELY I GO BACK HOME AND, YOU KNOW, ONCE I ACTUALLY GO BACK HOME AND I'M TALKING TO SOMEBODY THAT'S SCOTTISH, IT'S AMAZING, IT COMES BACK. IT DOES, WELL.

PETER KESSLER

WELL YOU THINK YOU DON'T HAVE ONE NOW?

JANICE MOODIE

NO.

PETER KESSLER

OH JUST FLAT.

JANICE MOODIE

JUST FLAT.

PETER KESSLER

WELL, (??) YOU'RE FROM OHIO, THEN, WITH NO ACC. MIDWEST ACCENT.

JANICE MOODIE

CLOSE. CLOSE.

PETER KESSLER

RIGHT.

JANICE MOODIE

BUT UM, NO, I MEAN THE ACCENT'S GONE, BUT THAT'S OKAY. I TRY AND KEEP IT. I MADE MY VISIT, IT WAS BACK HOME TO TRY AND KEEP THE ACCENT.

PETER KESSLER

I'M SURE A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE FOOLED BY THAT VERY FLAT SOUND. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

PETER KESSLER

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