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Golf Talk Live - Loren Roberts Transcript Segment 3

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JENNIFER MILLS
EACH WEEK WE TAKE AN INTERNET QUESTION. THIS ONE COMES FROM JEFF FOGELSONG OF MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA. HE ASKS LOREN, WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS ON TIGER'S RECENT COMMENTS ABOUT THE PGA TOUR?
AND OF COURSE HE'S TALKING ABOUT

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
ALL THE HUB BUB LAST WEEK IN VALDERAMA

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
WE HEARD THAT. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY I'M NOT IN THE POSITION TO COMMENT ON ANYONE'S, YOU KNOW, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP. I KNOW THAT WAS THE FIRST PART OF THE QUESTION, YOU KNOW, ABOUT TIGER AND THE COMMISSIONER


AND I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT UM I THINK THE SECOND PART OF THAT QUESTION ABOUT, YOU KNOW, TELEVISION RIGHTS FEES, I THINK, RIGHT NOW, WE'RE REALLY HEADING INTO KIND OF AN UNCHARTED AREA BECAUSE FUNDAMENTALLY THERE IS SOMEWHAT OF A PROBLEM ON THE TOUR WITH US BEING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND YET THE TOUR, IT REALLY IS MARKETED AS A SINGLE ENTITY AS, YOU KNOW, AS THE PGA TOUR HAS MARKETED AS PLAYERS OF A GROUP AND UM THOSE ARE GOING TO SOMEWHAT CONTRADICT EACH OTHER.

AND I THINK RIGHT NOW, EVERYONE UP TO THIS POINT IN THE HISTORY OF GOLF, REALLY, HAS ALWAYS LOOKED, TAKEN THE HIGHER GROUND AND ALWAYS COME UP WITH A COMPROMISE OR DONE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE RIGHT THING FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME AND I'M SURE THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE SITUATION UH I THINK GUYS WILL GET TOGETHER AND PUT THEIR HEADS TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR THE TOUR AND FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME, AND I, I JUST THINK, REALLY, THIS IS KIND OF A JUST A LITTLE MOMENTARY BLIP AND IT REALLY WON'T MATTER OR ANYTHING.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM. DO YOU, ARE YOU VERY INVOLVED IN THIS KIND? FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE LOCKER ROOMS WHEN THE GUYS ARE TALKING AND ALL, DO PEOPLE, I WOULD ASSUME THAT

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL

JENNIFER MILLS
SOME OF THE, LIKE DAVIS LOVE

LOREN ROBERTS
MHMM

JENNIFER MILLS
IS VERY INVOLVED BEING ON THE POLICY BOARD

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
AND EVERYTHING. IS, IS THAT PART OF WHAT YOU DO OUT THERE AS WELL?

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, YOU KNOW, I, I TRY TO KEEP UP ON, ON, CURRENT ON ISSUES THAT ARE HAPPENING OUT THERE UM I'VE BEEN ON THE PACK A FEW TIMES BUT UM YOU KNOW, I, I, OBVIOUSLY PLAYERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE POLICY BOARD HAVE A MUCH GREATER IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT'S GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES, AND I THINK, I THINK PLAYERS IN GENERAL NEED TO PROBABLY BE, UH HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE PATIENCE WHEN SOME, WHEN THESE KINDS OF ISSUES COME UP, BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE RESOLVED BUT OBVIOUSLY IT JUST TAKES SOME CLEAR HEADS AND CLEAR THINKING AND MATURITY TO COME UP WITH THE, WITH THE RIGHT DECISION AND I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, THAT IS THAT KIND OF A CASE. THE GUYS WILL COME UP WITH THE RIGHT DECISION.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM. THANKS JEFF FOR YOUR QUESTION. LET'S GO TO THE PHONE. WE HAVE PHIL ON THE PHONE FROM VIRGINIA. HI PHIL, WELCOME.

PHIL FROM VIRGINIA

HI THERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HOW YOU DOING, LOREN?

LOREN ROBERTS
HEY PHIL

PHIL FROM VIRGINIA

A QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU. A FEW YEARS AGO, I WAS DATING ONE OF YOUR OLD HIGH SCHOOL CADDIES

LOREN ROBERTS
(LAUGHS)

PHIL FROM VIRGINIA

AND AMAZING, THAT SHE SAID THAT YOU WERE, YOU TENDED TO BE A CLUB THROWER IN HIGH SCHOOL.

JENNIFER MILLS
OH BOY! GOOD STUFF.

PHIL FROM VIRGINIA

AND I'M WONDERING WHAT YOU DID

LOREN ROBERTS
UHHH

PHIL FROM VIRGINIA

TO TEMPER YOUR EMOTIONS BECAUSE YOU'RE PRETTY UH CALM AND RESERVED ON THE COURSE.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, BELIEVE ME, THERE'S A, YOU KNOW THERE'S A LOT GOING ON UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE. YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY YOUR TEMPER IS SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT PROUD OF UH AND YOU KNOW I CAN, SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT THE BEST AT HOLDING IT IN ALL THE TIME, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT JUST, IT COMES WITH THE MATTER OF MATURITY, YOU KNOW, AND THAT'S SOMETHING I'M STILL WORKING ON TO THIS DAY, BUT UH, YOU KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT PROUD OF. I'M SURE LIKE MOST KIDS I PROBABLY, PROBABLY WINGED A FEW WHEN I SHOULDN'T.

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHS)

ALRIGHT. THANKS FOR THAT CALL. TY FROM ALABAMA HAS A QUESTION. WELCOME TY.

TY FROM ALABAMA

UH THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL, LOREN

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

TY FROM ALABAMA

I NEED TO FIND OUT, WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE ON, TO MAKE THE TOUR AND SOME WAY (??) TO STICK WITH IT. TO BE ABLE TO STAY ON TOUR.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, WITH GOLF, UNLIKE OTHER SPORTS, WHERE THERE'S A, YOU KNOW, A MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM WHERE YOU CAN, BASICALLY MAKE, YOU KNOW, GET PAID FOR PLAYING AS YOU DEVELOP GOLF, SOMETIMES IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY IT'S A LITTLE TOUGH BUT NOW WITH THE BUY.COM TOUR AND SOME OF THE OTHER MINI TOURS YOU CAN PLAY ON, THE MAIN, THE MAIN THING IS TO GET OUT THERE AND GET IN THE COMPETITION AND PLAY UH YOU KNOW I WAS SUCH A LATE STARTER IN GOLF, I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT PLAYING THE TOUR AND WHEN IT KIND OF HAPPENED, WHEN I WAS 25, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO
HAPPEN SO MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO GO OUT AND, AND WORK HARD. THAT'S THE ONE THING THAT I SEE A LOT OF, A LOT OF YOUNG PLAYERS THAT SAY, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO PLAY THE TOUR BUT THEY'RE UNWILLING TO MAKE THE SACRIFICE. IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND SACRIFICE TO BE ABLE TO SUCCEED.

JENNIFER MILLS
ONE OF THE THINGS YOU DO SO WELL, WE TALK ABOUT YOUR PUTTING, YOU'RE ALSO ONE OF THE MOST ACCURATE BALL STRIKERS OUT THERE AND, AND WE WANTED TO LET YOU TAKE A LOOK AT A SWING OF A GUY AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS. HERE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FELLOW. THIS IS VIDEO FROM 1978. VINTAGE.

LOREN ROBERTS
OH MY GOSH.

JENNIFER MILLS
WHO IS THIS PERSON?

LOREN ROBERTS
NOTICE THE BELL BOTTOMS.

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHS)
NICE DUDS, LOREN.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, UH HUH.

JENNIFER MILLS
THIS IS YOU FROM 1978

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
FROM A, A BUDDY OF YOURS FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO SENT US THIS. AND

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
AND YOU ANALYZED THAT SWING.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL YOU KNOW UH, LOW AND ACROSS THE LINE,

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHING)

LOREN ROBERTS
IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO GO RIGHT MOST OF THE TIME UNLESS I REALLY CHASE IT WITH THE RIGHT HAND, BUT I HAVE A LOT BETTER LEG ACTION THERE THEN I DO NOW, I WISH I COULD USE MY LEGS LIKE THAT NOW.

JENNIFER MILLS
NOW IS THAT, THIS IS THE COUNTRY CLUB WHERE YOU WOULD, IS THIS

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH, YEAH IT IS.

JENNIFER MILLS
THE COUNTRY CLUB? THAT'S WHERE YOU WOULD PUTT AS YOU WORKED AS AN ASSISTANT PRO

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, RIGHT

JENNIFER MILLS
WELL WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT PUTTING. WE'LL GET YOU BACK TO A SAFE ZONE

LOREN ROBERTS
SURE

JENNIFER MILLS
NO MORE 1978 BELL BOTTOM QUESTIONS, BUT

LOREN ROBERTS
ALRIGHT

JENNIFER MILLS
WE'LL DO THAT. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE

LOREN ROBERTS
OKAY

JENNIFER MILLS
OVER TO THE ACADEMY SET IN JUST A SECOND AND TAKE YOUR CALLS, SO STAY WITH US. LOREN ROBERTS IS HERE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. WE'LL TALK ABOUT PUTTING NEXT. SOMETHING HE DOES AWFULLY

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
WELL.

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