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Golf Talk Live - Nick Faldo Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT GOLFERS AREN'T GREAT ATHLETES IN GREAT SHAPE. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FITNESS ROUTINE THAT YOU DO THAT DISPROVES THAT THEORY.

NICK FALDO
WELL, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF GUYS NOW . I THINK, YOU KNOW, OVER THE YEARS WE'VE REALIZED THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF PLAYING GOLF `CAUSE YOU'RE PLAYING WEEK AND WEEK OUT.

IT'S MORE OF AN INJURY PREVENTION, THAT'S THE THING. YOU GOTTA LOOK AFTER YOUR MUSCLES. UH, I DO A LOT ON CARDIOVASCULAR. I'M PRETTY STRONG THERE. I MAKE SURE MY STOMACH'S STRONG, MY BACK'S STRONG, AND THEN BASICALLY TRY AND KEEP OTHER BITS SORT OF GOLF-TUNED.

YOU KNOW, MAKE SURE THAT . YOU DON'T NEED TO BULK UP IN ANY WAY AND UH, YOU DON'T WANT TO BE TIGHT. SO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE . FLEXIBILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY AS YOU GET, YOU KNOW, OVER 35 LIKE I AM.

UM,

YOU KNOW, YOU BETTER TOUCH YOUR TOES OCCASIONALLY. IT'S QUITE USEFUL. SO UM, UH, I WORK ON THAT A FAIR BIT AND I'VE GOT A GOOD TEAM LOOKING AFTER ME AS WELL TO KEEP THE BODY IN DECENT SHAPE.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF YOUR BUDDY, JACK NICKLAUS, AT AGE 58 LAST YEAR ON ONE LEG ESSENTIALLY

NICK FALDO
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
FINISHING TIED FOR 6TH AT YOUR GOLF TOURNAMENT?

NICK FALDO
WELL, HE WAS BRILLIANT. YEAH, DONE IT AT MY GOLF TOURNAMENT. HE WAS BRILLIANT. I MEAN, I THINK IT'S . UH,

BUT HE EXPECTED TO THAT. YOU LOOK AT THE WAY HE TALKED AFTERWARDS. YOU KNOW, HE WAS VERY HONEST. HE SAID, `I WANTED TO DO THAT.' AND HE WAS DISAPPOINTED HE DIDN'T WIN AND WHAT HAVE YOU,

SO HE, UH, .

PHENOMENAL COMPETITOR. YOU KNOW, IT'S IN HIM AND HE . YOU KNOW, I THINK EVENTS LIKE AUGUSTA, I MEAN, IF WE WOULD ALL BE PLAYING IT ON ONE LEG, I HOPE I'M THERE HOPPING AROUND IN, YOU KNOW, LATER YEARS.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN YOUR LIFE AND I MEAN YOU IN PARTICULAR, IS UNSETTLED OR THERE'S A LITTLE CHAOS OR THERE'S A NEW TWIST OR TURN, YOU SEEM TO PLAY BETTER GOLF.

NICK FALDO
OH, I DON'T KNOW THAT (LAUGH).

PETER KESSLER
BUT RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THINGS ARE FAIRLY CALM

NICK FALDO
THINGS THAT UH, WERE

PETER KESSLER
AND SETTLED IN YOUR LIFE.

NICK FALDO
THINGS THAT (SIGH) . I HAD A HELL OF A YEAR LAST YEAR. I MEAN, EVERYTHING . I GOT HIT BY EVERYTHING REALLY, UH, YOU KNOW, ON AND OFF THE GOLF COURSE. SO UM,

FINALLY UH, I THINK . FOUND SOME SOLUTIONS TO A FEW OF THOSE PROBLEMS. SO, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO GET BACK TO

MY GOLF BEING MY MAIN THING AGAIN. AND THAT'S UH, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT. IT, UH . AND I FEEL IT IS. YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD TO WORK HARD. IT'S A . SORT A FEW LITTLE PROBLEMS OUT AND WHAT HAVE YOU. SO UM,

NOW I'M ENJOYING IT. I FEEL CONFIDENT THE GAME IS ABOUT TO TURN. AND UH, YOU KNOW, AS I WAS SAYING, WE'VE PUT THE WORK IN. WE'VE FOUND THE SOLUTIONS. WE'RE GONNA GET OUT THERE AND GET PLAYING AND START GETTING SOME RESULTS AGAIN.

PETER KESSLER
I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOUR KIDS ARE TO YOU. HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT A GOOD BALANCE NOW BETWEEN WORK

NICK FALDO
IT'S VERY DIFFICULT

PETER KESSLER
AND PLAY.

NICK FALDO
WELL, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT. YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT . YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT RIGHT ALL THE TIME AND YOU'LL WANT TO BE THEM MORE. UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, I'M TRYING TO PLAY HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE.

UH, OBVIOUSLY THEY LIVE WITH JILL, UM,

SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT ON THEM. IT UH . THE ONLY PLUS IS THAT IT WAS LIKE THAT FROM DAY ONE. YOU KNOW, IT HASN'T BEEN ANY DIFFERENT FOR THEM. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE USED TO SAYING,

`BYE' TO DAD WHATEVER FOR A MONTH OR SOMETHING WHEN I GO ON THE ROAD OR THAT SORT OF THING. SO, THAT IS ONE OF THE DIFFICULT THINGS ABOUT . THAT'S ONE OF OUR WORST SACRIFICES THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE FOR THIS GAME.

PETER KESSLER
GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.

NICK FALDO
SURE.

PETER KESSLER
IT'S GONNA GET TOUGHER AS THEY GET OLDER.

NICK FALDO
YEAH, WELL MAYBE EASIER. I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY GO TO COLLEGE, I CAN SEE THEM ONCE A BLUE MOON.

PETER KESSLER
SEE YOU IN LESS THAN .

NICK FALDO
THEY WON'T WANT TO SEE ME.

PETER KESSLER
SEE YOU IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS, I HOPE.

NICK FALDO
O.K.

PETER KESSLER
GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

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