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Golf Talk Live - Karrie Webb Transcript Segment 4

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PETER KESSLER
AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FIRST MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN, THE 66'S ON THE WEEKEND, BIRDYING FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE HOLES, WHICH I GUESS WAS A GOOD WAY TO SILENCE THE CRITICS WHO SAID, YOU KNOW, 'BEST PLAYER TO NEVER TO DO IT', WHAT A WAY TO DO IT,

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FASCINATING PROBLEM OF PEAKING FOUR TIMES A YEAR FOR THE MAJORS?

KARRIE WEBB
UM, IT IS - IT'S - IT'S HARD TO WIN ANY GOLF TOURNAMENT AND THEN WHEN PEOPLE PUT SO MUCH FOCUS ON THE MAJORS UM, IT'S HARD TO - TO GET - TO GET UP AND TO . I MEAN, IT'S NOT HARD TO GET UP, BUT IT'S HARD TO - TO HAVE YOUR GAME RIGHT WHERE YOU WANT IT AT THE RIGHT TIME.

PETER KESSLER
BUT AS CONSISTENT AS YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, DO YOU REALLY SEE THAT AS ANY KIND OF A PROBLEM?

KARRIE WEBB
UM, WELL I TEND TO, YOU KNOW, I - I REALLY DO GET UP FOR THE MAJORS AND - AND I LOVE HOW IT'S JUST THAT - JUST THAT LITTLE BIT MORE DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE AND EVERYONE'S JUST THAT LITTLE BIT MORE TENSE. AND .

I'M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT IN THE PAST HAVE MADE MYSELF, YOU KNOW, JUST TOO - TOO OVERLY CONCERNED ABOUT WINNING MAJORS. AND I THINK UM, EVEN AT THE START OF THE DU MAURIER UH, YOU KNOW, I WAS ONE-OVER THROUGH TWO ROUNDS AND REALLY UM,

WITH, I FELT, LIKE NOT MUCH OF A SHOT TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT AND SHOOTING 66 ON SATURDAY PUT ME RIGHT IN THERE. UM, BUT UH, YOU KNOW, IT TOOK THAT AND THEN ANOTHER 66 TO WIN MY FIRST MAJOR. THAT, YOU KNOW, GOING TO DINAH SHORE,

THE NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR UM, REALLY UM, YOU KNOW, TOOK THE PRESSURE OFF ME BECAUSE I - I HAD ALREADY WON A MAJOR. IF I HAD GONE INTO THE FIRST MAJOR OF THE YEAR THIS YEAR WITH THE START THAT I HAVE, WITHOUT WINNING A MAJOR,

I MEAN, THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD HAVE TALKED ABOUT TO EVERYONE FOR THE WHOLE WEEK.

PETER KESSLER
A LOT OF THESE SHOTS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, I MEAN, NOBODY WOULD ASK YOU TO PUTT WHAT'S LEFT. TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR INCREDIBLE DISTANCE CONTROL RIGHT NOW?

KARRIE WEBB
UM, JUST PLENTY OF PRACTICE, I THINK, UH, AND JUST KNOWING MY GAME AND KNOWING THE SHOTS THAT I CAN PLAY. AND - AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, EVAN HAS WORKED FOR ME FOR FOUR YEARS NOW AND UH, YOU KNOW, HE PRETTY MUCH .

HE CAN - HE CAN SENSE HOW I'M HITTING IT AND - AND WHAT I FEEL LIKE I WANT TO PLAY. AND UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S - IT'S GOOD TO HAVE SOMEONE THAT KNOWS YOUR GAME THAT WELL ON THE BAG.

PETER KESSLER
TELL US ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTION THAT HE'S MADE. YOU KNOW, HE'S ONE OF THE GUYS THAT WE DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT, BUT HE'S WITH THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, AND HAS BEEN, AS YOU WERE BECOMING THE BEST PLAYER. HOW IMPORTANT IS HE TO YOU?

KARRIE WEBB
HE - HE'S VERY IMPORTANT. AND - AND TO ME UM, WHAT'S THE - WHAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS, IS THAT HE'S ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS. AND UH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TOGETHER IN - IN FOUR YEARS.

AND UM, THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE THAT WORKS FOR ME THAT - THAT CLOSELY AND THAT MANY HOURS IN A DAY, I CAN CALL ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, I THINK - I THINK THAT'S WHY IT WORKS. UM, EVAN'S A HARD WORKER

AND - AND KNOWS WHAT HE DOES VERY WELL. BUT UM, THE FACT THAT UM, YOU KNOW, WE CAN TALK ABOUT OTHER STUFF DOWN THE FAIRWAY UM, AND JUST BE FRIENDS UM, AND - AND I CAN GO OFF AT HIM UH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUND AND - AND UH .

YOU KNOW, HE - HE MIGHT TAKE IT TOO HARD A LITTLE BIT OUT ON THE COURSE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE KNOWS I DIDN'T MEAN IT.

PETER KESSLER
YEAH, BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS CRY AFTERWARDS AND SAY 'I WAS SO MEAN TO YOU.' I'VE SEEN YOU DO THAT ROUTINE.

ARE YOU STARTING TO TAKE A LOOK AT SORT OF 'WHO'S GOT WHICH MAJORS AND HOW MANY?' WE'VE GOT A LITTLE GRAPHIC. HAVE YOU BEEN STARTING TO THINK ABOUT NUMBERS AT ALL OR DO YOU TRY TO IGNORE THAT AND WILL TOTAL THEM UP IN TEN YEARS?

(GRAPHIC SHOWN:
MAJOR
CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS
PATTY BERG 16
MICKEY WRIGHT 13
LOUISE SUGGS 12
BABE ZAHARIAS 11
BETSY RAWLS 8
JULI INKSTER 8 )

KARRIE WEBB
OKAY.

PETER KESSLER
NOW WE ADDED ALL - WE ADDED THE U.S. AMATEUR TITLES TO THE PRO WINS OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE THERE.

KARRIE WEBB
OKAY.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?

KARRIE WEBB
WELL, THERE ARE - HOW MANY PEOPLE? SIX PEOPLE THERE, I MEAN, SIX HALL OF FAMERS AND SIX UNBELIEVABLE PLAYERS. UH, YOU KNOW, UH, IT'S GONNA TAKE A LOT FOR ME TO EVEN GET CLOSE TO THOSE NUMBERS, I THINK.

PETER KESSLER
YOU'VE GOT BACK-TO-BACK MAJORS RIGHT NOW, IF YOU WIN TWO MORE IN A ROW. IS THERE ANY REASON TO THINK THAT YOU HAVEN'T WON THE SLAM IF YOU HOLD ALL FOUR EVEN THOUGH THERE'D BE A CALENDAR OVERLAP?

KARRIE WEBB
UM, WELL I - UH, I'M SURE THAT WILL BE TALKED ABOUT. BUT UH . UH, YOU KNOW, I THINK UH, IT - IT IS SO HARD TO - I MEAN, I WON TWO IN A ROW UM, GOING BACK TO DU MAURIER LAST YEAR.

BUT IT IS SO HARD TO - TO PEAK AT THE RIGHT TIME, LIKE I SAID. AND - AND JUST TO WIN A GOLF TOURNAMENT, YOU CAN PLAY YOUR VERY BEST GOLF, BUT SOMEONE COULD PLAY BETTER THAN YOU THAT WEEK AND - AND YOU END UP FINISHING SECOND.

UM, AND - AND WITH MAJORS, YOU HAVE TO LIKE ALL FOUR GOLF COURSES. SO UM, I'M - I'M NOT SAYING THAT I CAN'T WIN THE NEXT TWO MAJORS, BUT YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL SEE A REALLY BORING MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP THAT WAS OVER ON FRIDAY MORNING. SHE TOOK ALL THE SUSPENSE OUT OF IT. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TEN-SHOT WIN AND THE DIVE AT THE NABISCO.

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