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Golf Talk Live - Matt Kuchar Transcript Segment 7

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JENNIFER MILLS
WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW. MATT, ONE OF THE FELLOWS IN YOUR LOCAL QUALIFIER TODAY WAS TY TRYON. YOUNG KID WHO'S JUST A PHNOM ALREADY. TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE

YOUNG PLAYERS LIKE TY, AND I KNOW YOU'VE PLAYED WITH BRUCE, UH BRYCE MOLDER, EXCUSE ME, AND JUST WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM AND WHAT YOU SEE WITH THEIR FUTURE.

MATT KUCHAR
GREAT YOUNG PLAYERS. I MEAN TY, AMAZING HE WENT OUT AND SHOT 5 UNDER TODAY AT THE QUALIFIER. WON THE QUALIFIER. A LOT OF GOOD PLAYERS THERE, AND YOU SAW WHAT, OF COURSE WHAT HE DID AT THE HONDA CLASSIC. I MEAN HE'S OUTSTANDING. I KNOW, HE, HE TOLD ME TO SAY HELLO TO BRUCE HEPLER OUT THERE. I KNOW HE'S, HE'S ANXIOUS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH BRUCE AT

GEORGIA TECH AND POSSIBLY GO THERE AND THEN FOLLOW IN MYSELF AND BRYCE'S FOOTSTEPS, YOU KNOW, AND THEN BRYCE MOLDER OF COURSE. WHAT A GREAT PLAYER, WHAT A GREAT GUY HE IS. HE WAS A GUY I LOOKED UP TO. I MEAN HE WAS YOUNGER THAN ME BUT

YET I, I LOOKED UP TO HIM AND HE'S NOW THE FOURTH GUY I THINK IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE GOLF TO BE A FOUR TIME FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICAN.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM

MATT KUCHAR
HE'S, HE'S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND, AND HE AND I ARE A LOT ALIKE IN THAT WE'RE VERY COMPETITIVE IN ALL SPORTS. WE'LL GO OUT AND PLAY BASKETBALL. WE'LL PLAY TENNIS, WE'LL, I MEAN, AND

HE'S, HE'S JUST ONE OF THOSE AMAZING KIDS. A HARD WORKING KID AND YOU, YOU KIND OF, IF YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WAS, YOU WATCHED BRYCE AND HE'S, HE'S JUST, HE'S THAT KIND OF KID.

JENNIFER MILLS
INTERESTING TRIVIA WITH THE FOUR TIME FIRST TEAM. IT WAS GARY HOLBERG, DAVID DUVAL, GEORGIA TECH

MATT KUCHAR
RIGHT

JENNIFER MILLS
PHIL MICKELSON

AND NOW

MATT KUCHAR
AND NOW

BRYCE

JENNIFER MILLS
BRYCE. SO THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE STUFF. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS THAT YOU LOOK AT. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT PLAYERS WHO MOTIVATED YOU AND PLAYERS WHO WERE YOUR HEROES OR IDOLS GROWING UP, WHO WERE THEY AND WHAT WERE YOU TRYING
TO EMULATE IN THEM?

MATT KUCHAR
I ALWAYS LOVED ARNOLD PALMER. JUST, THE WAY HE, PEOPLE TOOK TO HIM AND THE WAY HE TOOK TO PEOPLE. I ALWAYS REALLY LOVED WATCHING HIM. I DON'T FEEL I PLAY HIS STYLE OF GOLF, BECAUSE I CAN'T HIT IT AS FAR. I'M NOT NEARLY AS

AGGRESSIVE, BUT YOU KNOW I LOVED WATCHING THAT STYLE AND I LOVE WATCHING HIM. I'M PLAYING WITH HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME. I PLAYED WITH HIM IN THE SHOOTOUT AT BAY HILL AND I REMEMBER WATCHING A KID RIDING HIS

BIKE BY THE 18TH HOLE AND THERE'S A LITTLE PIECE OF STREET AND HE SAW ARNOLD PALMER WAS THERE. I WAS PLAYING WITH HIM AND WE WERE WALKING DOWN THE 18TH FAIRWAY.

THIS KID DROPS HIS BIKE AND COMES OVER TO GET ARNIE'S AUTOGRAPH AND SURE ENOUGH ARNIE TAKES THE TIME, SIGNS AN AUTOGRAPH FOR THIS KID AND I'VE NEVER SEEN A KID SO HAPPY IN HIS LIFE. I MEAN HE JUST, HE RAN BACK

WHERE IT WAS ALMOST AS IF HE WAS FLOATING ON AIR, YOU KNOW, AND, AND ARNIE JUST HAS THAT WAY WITH PEOPLE. IT'S JUST AWESOME TO WATCH BUT THEN, AGAIN, I LOVE LOOKING BACK AT THE HISTORY OF GOLF AND, AND THE BOBBY JONES' AND THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE. I LOVE THAT KIND OF TIME WITH SPORTS.

JENNIFER MILLS
AND, AND I THINK AS FAR AS ARNOLD'S PERSONALITY, I THINK YOU HAVE A LOT OF THAT AS FAR AS WHAT YOU WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT, REMEMBER WHEN THEY THINK OF YOU AND HOW YOU WANT TO PRESENT THE GAME AND, AND
THE FUN INVOLVED WITH THE GAME AS WELL AS THE PROFESSIONALISM.

MATT KUCHAR
YEAH WELL I'M, I'M FORTUNATE ENOUGH. I'M, I'M A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER. I GET PAID TO PLAY GOLF AND, AND I LOVE IT, JENNIFER. I THINK IT'S, IT'S THE GREATEST GAME. I MEAN THERE ARE TIMES I HATE IT BUT I REALLY FEEL LUCKY TO, TO HAVE
CHOSEN GOLF.

JENNIFER MILLS
WELL WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST. WHAT'S YOUR NEXT STOP?

MATT KUCHAR
OOH, COULD BE ATLANTA. EAST LAKE. THE U.S. OPEN QUALIFIER .

JENNIFER MILLS
GOOD. WELL GOOD LUCK IN THAT. GOOD DAY TO DAY AND WE WISH YOU THE BEST WHEN IT'S 36 HOLES, DOUBLE THE DUTY THERE.

MATT KUCHAR
THANK YOU VERY MUCH

JENNIFER MILLS
MATT THANKS. GREAT SEEING YOU.

MATT KUCHAR
PLEASURE SEEING YOU, JENNIFER.

JENNIFER MILLS
ALRIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING. WE'VE HAD A GOOD TIME. WE'LL DO IT AGAIN NEXT MONDAY. BYE BYE EVERYBODY.

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