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Golf Talk Live - Loren Roberts Transcript Segment 2

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JENNIFER MILLS
WE WILL REJOIN OUR GUEST, LOREN ROBERTS, WHO SAYS HE HASN'T HEARD THIS STORY BEFORE, BUT WE READ THAT THE NICKNAME `BOSS OF THE MOSS' CAME FROM DUKES OF HAZARD AND `BOSS HOG' DAVID OGRIN, WE READ.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
USED TO, YOU GUYS WATCHED THE SHOW OR HE

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
SAW THE SHOW AND HE SAID YOU'RE THE `BOSS OF THE MOSS' LIKE HE'S `BOSS HOG' OR SOMETHING. YOU'VE NEVER HEARD THAT ONE.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE GOT THE TERM BOSS BUT HE IS THE ONE WHO THOUGHT IT UP AND HE THOUGHT IT UP EARLY IN ABOUT 1985 AND IT NEVER, HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER CALLED ME THAT UNTIL, OBVIOUSLY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE U.S. OPEN, IN '94. HE WALKED THROUGH THE LOCKER ROOM AND KIND OF YELLED IT OUT AS SOME REPORTERS WERE STANDING THERE TALKING TO ME ABOUT THE 63 I SHOT AND. AND SOMEBODY PUT IN AN ARTICLE AND THERE YOU GO.

JENNIFER MILLS
AND IT STUCK EVER SINCE.

LOREN ROBERTS
IT, IT STUCK EVER SINCE.

JENNIFER MILLS
WE TALKED A BIT AGO ABOUT BAY HILL IN '94. YOU, THE SPAN FROM '95 TO '97

LOREN ROBERTS
MHMM

JENNIFER MILLS
WAS A TERRIFIC ONE FOR YOU. YOU HAD FOUR WINS DURING THAT TIME.

LOREN ROBERTS
MHMM

JENNIFER MILLS
INCLUDING THE MCI CLASSIC

LOREN ROBERTS
YES

JENNIFER MILLS
TALK A BIT ABOUT THAT, THAT STRETCH.

LOREN ROBERTS
UM

JENNIFER MILLS
AND THAT'S WITH AN INJURY, IN '95.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, YEAH, I, I HAD, I HAD SOME BACK PROBLEMS AT THE U.S. OPEN. I JUST KIND OF TWEAKED SOMETHING FUNNY AND WAS OUT FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS AND IN FACT I WAS SOMEWHAT WORRIED ABOUT MAYBE HAVING TO STEP DOWN FROM THE RYDER CUP TEAM IN '95 BUT UH I WAS ABLE TO COME BACK AND, AND PLAY AND, AND GET BACK IN SHAPE AGAIN, BUT '96 WAS A YEAR, KIND OF STARTED OUT, IT WAS REALLY MY MOST UP AND DOWN YEAR EVEN THOUGH I HAD TWO WINS IN, IN THAT ONE YEAR, BUT UH IT SEEMED LIKE I EITHER PLAYED VERY WELL OR I PLAYED VERY POORLY BUT

JENNIFER MILLS
MMM

LOREN ROBERTS
IT WAS, IT WAS NICE TO WIN AT HARBOR TOWN WHICH IS A GOLF COURSE I'VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED IN MY TOP 5 ON THE TOUR.

JENNIFER MILLS
AND YOU DIDN'T NEED TO MAKE TWO LONG BIRDIE PUTTS AT THE END BUT BOY YOU CLOSED WITH A COUPLE OF BOMBS.

LOREN ROBERTS
UHHHH

JENNIFER MILLS
I THINK THIS IS 17.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, WELL, MARK O'MEARA HAD HIT IT IN THERE REAL CLOSE ON 17 AND, AND UH IT WAS NICE TO GET THAT ONE IN BECAUSE HE MADE IT RIGHT ON TOP OF ME.

JENNIFER MILLS
AND THEN 18.

LOREN ROBERTS
AND THEN 18 HERE WAS PRETTY SAFE. HE'D HIT IT IN THERE 10 FEET AND I THINK I HAD A THREE SHOT LEAD AT THIS POINT, AND UH THIS WAS NICE BECAUSE I, I KIND OF, YOU KNOW, BACK OF MY MIND, I KNEW IT WAS FOR THE RECORD, FOR THE TOURNAMENT AND UH IT TAKES ME A WHILE TO HIT THEM NEAR YOU

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHS)
WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT IN THE NEXT SEGMENT.

LOREN ROBERTS
OKAY.

JENNIFER MILLS
BUT THIS IS

LOREN ROBERTS
UHHHH

JENNIFER MILLS
NOW DO YOU, DID YOU THINK OR KNOW THIS WAS GOING IN?

LOREN ROBERTS
NO I WAS JUST, YOU KNOW I WAS JUST TRYING TO GET IT UP AROUND THE HOLE AND UH IT WENT IN SO

JENNIFER MILLS
NICE PROBLEM TO HAVE.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH IT WAS.

JENNIFER MILLS
WHEN WE, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE INJURY A MINUTE AGO, THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE IN `98

LOREN ROBERTS
MHMM

JENNIFER MILLS
WHICH IS ONE OF THE STRANGER INJURIES WE'VE HEARD OF. A SNEEZE. A SEVERE SNEEZE AND YOU WHAT, CRACKED A RIB?

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH IT WAS PRETTY FLUKY, UH UM YOU KNOW, I, I HAD A BAD COUGHING SPELL FOR, GOSH, PROBABLY THREE WEEKS AND I COULDN'T GET OVER IT, AND I GUESS IN THAT TIME, I HAD CRACKED A COUPLE OF RIBS AND THEN I SNEEZED AND ACTUALLY BROKE ONE CLEAR THROUGH, SO, WITH THAT SNEEZE, SO, AND IT BASICALLY PUT ME OUT FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS.

JENNIFER MILLS
AT THAT POINT YOU'RE WHAT 43-ISH?

LOREN ROBERTS
UH SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE, YEAH.

JENNIFER MILLS
ARE YOU THINKING UH OH, THIS, IF I'M OUT FOR TWO OR THREE OR FOUR MONTHS?

LOREN ROBERTS
NO I REALLY

JENNIFER MILLS
NO?

LOREN ROBERTS
I REALLY WASN'T THINKING ABOUT THAT. I KNOW THAT WAS KIND OF THE ONLY YEAR THAT I REALLY HAVEN'T FINISHED IN THE TOP 30

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM. MHMM

LOREN ROBERTS
SINCE '94 SO, YOU KNOW, I, I FELT BAD ABOUT NOT GETTING IN THE, THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP THAT YEAR, BUT IT DEFINITELY, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN THAT TO KICK ME OUT (LAUGHS)

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHS)


AS YOU, AS YOU THINK BACK OVER, LET'S JUST SAY THAT EARLY PART OF YOUR CAREER, ARE THERE, IS THERE ONE PARTICULAR WIN, THE FIRST OR ONE IN THERE WHERE YOU WENT THIS, THIS IS THE ONE THAT HAS MEANT THE MOST TO ME?

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, I PROBABLY, OBVIOUSLY THE FIRST ONE HERE AT BAY HILL, ARNOLD'S TOURNAMENT AND THEN PROBABLY '99 AT THE BYRON NELSON CLASSIC, WHEN MY DAD WS THERE. FOR HIM TO BE THERE, HE HADN'T BEEN TO A TOURNAMENT THAT
I HAD WON, AND IT WAS, IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE HIM THERE. MOM HAS KIND OF BEEN ILL FOR THE, FOR THE PAST YEAR AND HE DIDN'T GET OUT VERY MUCH AND IT WAS JUST GREAT TO HAVE HIM THERE, YOU KNOW, AND, AND IT WAS GREAT TOHAVE HIM OUT THERE ON THE GREEN WITH BYRON THERE BECAUSE MY DAD WAS SO NERVOUS. IF I HAD HAVE ASKED HIM TO SPEAK I DON'T THINK HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN A WORD OUT.

JENNIFER MILLS

(LAUGHS)


WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU AFTER THE WIN?

LOREN ROBERTS
OH HE JUST, HE WS JUST A PROUD FATHER. HE SAID, YOU KNOW, WAY TO GO, STRETCH. THAT'S HIS NICK NAME FOR ME, SO UH, I THINK HE CALLS ME STRETCH BECAUSE I THINK I'M THE TALLEST ONE IN OUR FAMILY BY ABOUT 5 OR 6 INCHES, SO

JENNIFER MILLS
HOW TALL ARE YOU?

LOREN ROBERTS
I'M SIX THREE.

JENNIFER MILLS
SIX THREE. YEAH, YOU'RE PRETTY TALL, FOR (??). HE TOLD YOU WAY TO GO STRETCH. WHAT DID, WHAT DID YOU TELL HIM?

LOREN ROBERTS
I SAID, DAD, I, YOU KNOW, I LOVE YOU AND I'M JUST SO HAPPY THAT YOU COULD, YOU COULD BE HERE WITH US TODAY TO SEE THIS.

JENNIFER MILLS
MMM. SPECIAL, TO SHARE..


AND FAMILY IS SO IMPORTANT.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH. IT, IT WAS VERY SPECIAL. YOU KNOW IT'S, IT'S, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO PUT THAT KIND OF THING INTO WORDS.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM. MHMM. YOU HAVE THAT MEMORY FOR EVER (?)

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, YEAH.

JENNIFER MILLS
HOW, YOUR FAMILY, YOU MENTIONED YOUR MOM AND YOUR DAD, I KNOW YOU'VE GOT TWO DAUGHTERS

LOREN ROBERTS
YES

JENNIFER MILLS
AND A WIFE

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
WHO TOOK ONE TO THE TEAM AT VALDERAMA


A YEAR AGO.

LOREN ROBERTS
OH YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
OH NO IT WASN'T VALDERAMA, IT WAS THE AMERICAN EXPRESS.

LOREN ROBERTS
OH YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
WORLD GOLF

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH THE. MATCH PLAY.

JENNIFER MILLS
ANDERSON CONSULTING MATCH PLAY

LOREN ROBERTS
MATCH PLAY OUT IN LA COSTA. UH.

JENNIFER MILLS
WE WERE CHUCKLING ABOUT THAT EARLIER. I DON'T KNOW IF KIM THINKS THAT'S FUNNY BUT

LOREN ROBERTS
OH WELL

JENNIFER MILLS
WERE YOU, I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER THE HOLE, BUT IT WAS EITHER THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, IT WAS ON 14, AND PAUL AZINGER JUST WON 1 THINK, 13, TO GET BACK IN THE MATCH AND HE WAS ONLY ONE DOWN AND, AND I HIT THE BIG OLD BLOCK OUT IN THE, TO THE RIGHT AND IT HIT MY WIFE AND CAME BACK 50 YARDS RIGHT BACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FAIRWAY (LAUGHS)

JENNIFER MILLS
RIGHT. RIGHT ON THE LEG, TOO. SO,

LOREN ROBERTS
AND I GOT A HALVE OUT OF IT AND PAUL TO THIS DAY STILL TELLS ME, YOU KNOW, GOSH THE MATCH HAD JUST TURNED AROUND AND YOU'D HAD THAT HAPPEN.

JENNIFER MILLS
WELL THEN PAUL HIT TONI, HIS WIFE, WITH A BALL EARLIER THIS YEAR, I THINK

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH WELL ACTUALLY I THINK IT WAS SOMEBODY IN ONE OF THE OTHER MATCHES. WE WERE OUT SPECTATING AND THE BALL, HIS WIFE GOT HIT SO

JENNIFER MILLS
SEE IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE A WIFE ON TOUR

LOREN ROBERTS
UH YEAH. IT IS DANGEROUS.


THAT'S RIGHT.

JENNIFER MILLS
SO DON'T FORGET IT. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE NUMBERS, OUR GUEST THIS EVENING HAS TERRIFIC, TERRIFIC LONGEVITY IN THIS GAME. HE SAYS HE STARTED A LITTLE LATE, BUT BOY HE CERTAINLY CAUGHT UP. WE'LL BE BACK WITH LOREN ROBERTS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.


(BREAK)

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