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Golf Talk Live - Jesper Parnevik Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER
 
SO I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE SURPRISED WHEN FELLOW COUNTRYWOMAN, CATRIN NILSMARK, WASN'T WINNING AS MUCH AS YOU THOUGHT SHE SHOULD BECAUSE IN YOUR ROUNDS TOGETHER. SHE WAS PLAYING GREAT GOLF.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
OH, UNBELIEVABLE. I MEAN UM, I REMEMBER DOWN AT THE MEDALIST IN - DOWN IN PALM BEACH. AND UM, YOU KNOW, I LIVE AT ADMIRAL'S COVE, UH WHICH IS WHERE I HAVE MY HOUSE,

BUT UH WE PLAYED A LOT OF GOLF TOGETHER OVER AT THE MEDALIST CLUB. AND UH, THAT COURSE IS VERY, VERY LONG. AND SHE'S NOT LIKE OTHER, YOU KNOW, FEMALE PLAYERS.

SHE WON'T PLAY FROM ALL THE WAY UP. SHE PLAYS WITH ME ALL THE WAY BACK THERE. AND UH, YOU KNOW, SHE SHOT ... LAST TIME WE PLAYED, SHE SHOT EVEN PAR FROM THE TIPS. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF MALE PROS THAT CAN'T DO THAT.

SO I WAS JUST SURPRISED THAT SHE WAS NOT WINNING EVERY WEEK SHE WENT OUT ON THE LPGA TOUR. SO UH, WE JUST, YOU KNOW, KICKED THOUGHTS AROUND ON THE RANGE AND UM, YOU KNOW,

JUST ASKING HER WHAT SHE FELT LIKE WHEN SHE WAS PLAYING TOURNAMENTS, WHAT DIDN'T WORK, WHAT'S HER STRENGTHS, WORST AND SO ON. AND UM, YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAVE A LOT OF FUN PRACTICING TOGETHER.

PETER KESSLER
 
LET'S FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ABLE TO HELP HER. IS - IS HE HELPING AT ALL, CATRIN?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
WELL UM (CHUCKLE) ... YOU KNOW, BY THIS TIME LAST YEAR, I'D ALREADY UH WON IN L.A. AND UH, I'D HAD SOME GOOD RESULTS. AND I THINK I FINISHED ABOUT LAST IN L.A. THIS YEAR AND UM, 28TH LAST WEEK IN AUSTRALIA. SO UM, I DON'T KNOW. (LAUGH)

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
THAT'S NOT BAD.

PETER KESSLER
 
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE PLAYING OF THE GAME, NOT THE HITTING OF THE SHOTS, BUT THE 'SUCCESSFULLY STRINGING THEM TOGETHER' PART FROM JESPER?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
NO, I - I THINK I'M - I'M LEARNING REALLY A LOT, NOT JUST UH ... LIKE YOU SAID, NOT JUST THE SWING BUT UM, JUST UH WHAT KIND OF UH SHOTS TO BRING OUT UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES. AND UM,

HE'S JUST ALSO HELPING A LOT UM, TO CREATE DIFFERENT SHOTS AND GETTING COMFORTABLE WORKING THE WAY - WORKING THE BALL LEFT AND RIGHT, WHICH UM HELPS A LOT UM, WHEN YOU HAVE UH,

WATER AND BUNKERS AND STUFF THAT YOU WANT TO AVOID. SO UH, I'M DEFINITELY LEARNING A LOT.

JESPER PARNEVIK

THANK YOU, CATRIN. (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
 
IS HIS CONFIDENCE CONTAGIOUS?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
WHAT WAS THAT?

PETER KESSLER
 
IS HIS CONFIDENCE CONTAGIOUS?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
UH ... IT'S UM ... UH YEAH, IT'S GETTING THERE. I'M - I'M STILL UH, I STILL HAVE TO WORK ON MY CONFIDENCE. BUT UH, IT'S DEFINITELY A LITTLE CONTAGIOUS.

PETER KESSLER
 
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK TO YOUR FRIEND?

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
HOW ARE YOU?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
I'M DOING GREAT. HOW ARE YOU?

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
SHOULD WE TALK SWEDISH OR ENGLISH?

PETER KESSLER
 
ENGLISH WOULD BE BETTER.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT.

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
BY THE WAY, I THINK YOUR UH, YOU LOOK GREAT.

PETER KESSLER
 
THANK YOU.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
THANKS A LOT. YOU LIKE MY PANTS TOO?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
YEAH, LOVE THEM.

PETER KESSLER
 
OH, THANK YOU. (GIGGLE)

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
ALRIGHT.

PETER KESSLER
 
YOU MEANT ME, RIGHT?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
UH, YEAH - I ACTUALLY MEANT BOTH OF YOU.

PETER KESSLER
 
OH YES, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
 
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT HE'S BEEN UP TO ON THE GOLF COURSE IN THE LAST YEAR? WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE HIS GREAT PLAY TO?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
UH, I JUST THINK UH, HE'S ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A GREAT PLAYER AND UM, SO IT'S NO SURPRISE AT ALL. UH, I THINK UH, JUST HE'S GETTING MORE COMFORTABLE WITH UH, KNOWING THAT HE IS AS GOOD AS HE IS.

AND UH, I'M SURE HE'S GONNA WIN A LOT MORE THIS YEAR.

PETER KESSLER
 
DO YOU HAVE FUN DOING THE COMMERCIALS TOGETHER?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
(LAUGH) YEAH, WE'RE - YEAH, I HAVE A LOT OF FUN. HE HAS SOME CRAZY IDEAS LIKE UH YOU JUST SAW. BUT UM, YEAH.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
SHE'S VERY GOOD THOUGH.

PETER KESSLER
 
CATRIN, YOU'RE ... YOU'RE PLAYING THIS WEEK, YES?

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
YUP, PLAYING HERE AT UH KONA ON HAWAII.

PETER KESSLER
 
SOUNDS LIKE A TOUGH WEEK. WE WISH YOU THE BEST.

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PETER KESSLER
 
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CALL IN.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
YEAH, PLAY WELL.

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
OKAY, THANKS. BYE.

PETER KESSLER
 
TAKE CARE, TAKE - TAKE YOUR VITAMINS.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
YEAH.

CATRIN NILSMARK, LPGA PLAYER (FEMALE):
OH, I DO ALWAYS.

PETER KESSLER
 
WE KNOW THAT.

(CATRIN CHUCKLES)

WHAT IS YOUR SENSE OF HOW SUCCESSFUL IT HAS BEEN FOR A FORMER PLAYER, LANCE TEN BROECK, TO NOW BE YOUR CADDIE? YOU'VE HAD AN INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL RUN SO FAR.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
UH-HUH, YEAH. I MEAN, OUR FIRST WEEK OUT, WE WON AT GREENSBORO. AND THAT WAS NOT ... IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE THAT 'OKAY, I'M GONNA QUIT GOLF NOW AND I'M GONNA CADDIE FOR YOU.'

THAT WAS JUST A CRAZY IDEA I THINK WE CAME UP ON NEW YEAR'S EVE LAST YEAR. AND UH, AT GREENSBORO, JUST ... YOU KNOW, THE TIMING WAS GOOD SO HE CAME OUT. AND UH, WE HAPPENED TO WIN IN THE END.

AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE ANOTHER PLAYER ON THE BAG OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT YOU FEEL LIKE. HE - HE HAS BEEN THERE. HE, YOU KNOW, HE - HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO, WHAT NOT TO DO AT THE RIGHT TIME,

BECAUSE A LOT - GOLF IS A LOT OF MOMENTUM. YOU KNOW, ANYONE THAT PLAYS TOURNAMENT GOLF KNOWS THAT MOMENTUM IS KEY. JUST LOOK AT TIGER, WHEN HE GETS HOT, PRETTY MUCH NOTHING CAN STOP HIM AND SO ON.

SO YOU DON'T REALLY WANT TO STOP THAT WHEN THAT HAPPENS AND MAKE SILLY MISTAKES. AND THAT'S WHEN IT'S GOOD TO HAVE ANOTHER PLAYER ON THE BAG.

PETER KESSLER
 
YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF TERRIFIC CADDIES WHO AREN'T TERRIFIC PLAYERS WHO CAN READ PUTTS BRILLIANTLY.

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
OH YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
 
HOW GOOD IS HE, AS A FORMER PLAYER, AT HELPING YOU READ PUTTS AND FIGURING SPEEDS?

(JESPER LAUGHS)

THAT'S A 'NOT SO GOOD'? (LAUGH)

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
OH UH, HE IS ACTUALLY VERY, VERY GOOD. IT'S JUST THAT LAST WEEK HE HAD A TOUGH TIME. SO HE'S ACTUALLY DOWN IN DORAL TODAY ROLLING THE GREENS 'CAUSE I FORCED HIM.

'YOU GO DOWN THERE, ROLL THE GREENS BECAUSE YOU - LAST WEEK YOU, YOU KNOW, READ THE GREENS LIKE YOU WERE CROSS-EYED.'

PETER KESSLER
 
WHEN DO YOU SAY, 'I'M NOT GONNA LISTEN TO ANY ADVICE FROM ANYBODY' AND GO INTO A KIND OF A COCOON OF CONCENTRATION WHERE YOU JUST TRUST YOU TO GET IT RIGHT IN EVERY RESPECT ON THE GOLF COURSE?

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
UH, OF COURSE, WHEN YOU FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE. WHEN YOU'RE FULL OF CONFIDENCE YOU ARE GONNA, EVEN THOUGH ... YOU KNOW, WHEN I STAND OVER A SHOT, I CAN HAVE 6, 7 DIFFERENT SHOTS IN MY MIND AND THEN CAN PICK ONE IN THE END. AND

IF YOU DON'T COMMUNICATE WELL WITH YOUR CADDIE, I MEAN, HE CAN STAND OVER THE SHOT AND THINK I'M GONNA HIT THIS BIG SLINGING HOOK IN THERE AND MIGHT THINK IT'S AN 8-IRON. I'M THINKING MAYBE I SHOULD PUNCH CUT THIS LITTLE 6-IRON.

SO, AND NOW I HAVE A 2 CLUB DIFFERENCE ALL OF A SUDDEN. SO THAT'S WHEN YOU REALLY HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, TALK TO EACH OTHER, TELL, YOU KNOW, THE CADDIE WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, WHAT SHOT YOU FEEL LIKE HITTING.

BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU JUST WALK UP TO THE BALL, YOU ALREADY PICTURE A SHOT IN YOUR HEAD BECAUSE IT JUST SETS UP THAT WAY. AND ...

AND THE CUT 6-IRON JUST FEELS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW AND THEN YOU DON'T WANT THE CADDIE TO TELL YOU, 'I THINK IT'S A HARD 8-IRON.' SO YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE IT ALSO IS VERY GOOD TO HAVE A PLAYER ON THE BAG.

PETER KESSLER
 
YOU MENTIONED THAT SEVE WAS ONE OF YOUR IDOLS GROWING UP. AND SOMETIMES YOU REMIND US OF SEVE IN THE SENSE THAT

SOMETIMES WHEN I SEE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FAIRWAY, YOU DON'T LOOK AS COMFORTABLE AND AS FOCUSED AS YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE. AND THAT'S A REAL 'SEVE KIND OF A THING', THAT

YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR FOCUS AND COMMITMENT AND IMAGINATION ARE BETTER WHEN YOU'RE NOT RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE. IS THAT A FAIR COMMENT?

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
YEAH, THAT'S A VERY FAIR COMMENT. I MEAN, THE TOUGHEST SHOT I HAVE IN MY BAG IS A 5-IRON LAY-UP ON A PAR-5. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO HIT THAT SHOT, WHEN YOU JUST HAVE TO ADVANCE THE BALL FORWARD WITH NO SHOTS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FADE IT, DRAW IT, WHATEVER, JUST A STRAIGHT FORWARD SHOT.

AND UM, YOU KNOW, SO THAT - THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT YOU MEAN WHEN SOMETIMES YOU HIT IT BEHIND A TREE OR WHATEVER, YOU - ALL THESE SHOTS COME UP IN YOUR HEAD AND YOU ...

YOU CAN EITHER SLICE IT AROUND, HIT THE HIGH HOOK OR WHATEVER, AND THAT'S THE KIND OF SHOTS I LIKE TO HIT WHEN I PLAY GOLF.

PETER KESSLER
 
ARE YOU GETTING BETTER AT THE MIDDLE OF THE FAIRWAY?

JESPER PARNEVIK
 
I'M GETTING A LOT BETTER, YEAH, YEAH ... BECAUSE I USED TO BE TERRIBLE. I MEAN, I ... YOU KNOW, EVEN IF THE PIN WAS CUT, YOU KNOW, BACK RIGHT, OVER WATER,

I HAD TO HIT THIS PERFECT HIGH HOOK IN THERE, JUST PITCH ON THE GREEN, AND SPIN LEFT TO THE PIN INSTEAD OF JUST KNOCK IT ON THE GREEN AND MAKE BIRDIE THE EASY WAY.

PETER KESSLER
 
WE'LL BE BACK WITH THE BIRDIE-MAKER IN JUST A MOMENT.

(COVER OF GOLF WORLD MAGAZINE SHOWN:
'THE GOOD HUMOR MAN'
JESPER PARNEVIK WINS
A WILD AND WACKY HOPE )

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