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Golf Talk Live - Payne Stewart Transcript Segment 2

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PETER KESSLER

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS DAY PAYNE?

PAYNE STEWART

YEAH, THIS IS A THIS LOOKS LIKE THE 16TH HOLE, BIRDIE PUTT, IT HAD A BIG LEFT TO RIGHT BREAKER THAT WAS, THAT WAS A SPECIAL DAY, THAT WAS A GOOD DAY, THAT WAS A GOOD DAY. THAT ONE WILL ALWAYS, I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT ONE.

PETER KESSLER

YOU KNOW AT THE TIME. AND FOR A WHILE AFTER PEOPLE SAID, OH HE BACKED INTO IT BUT YOU KNOW THE FURTHER WE GET AWAY FROM IT. JUST LIKE THE

FURTHER WE GET AWAY FROM FALDO, AND NORMAN AT THE MASTERS IN 96, THE MORE THAT YOU COME TO REALIZE THAT THE MAN WHO PUTS TOGETHER THE BEST 72 HOLE SCORE DIDN'T BACK INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP, FALDO ENDED UP WINNING BY 5 SHOTS THAT DAY. BUT YET

FOR A WHILE IT WAS NORMAN LOST THE GOLF TOURNAMENT. WHEN WE LOOK BACK AT THE 89 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, MIKE REED WHO YOU CAUGHT AND PASSED EXCEPT FOR 1 DAY, HIS SCORES WENT UP EVERY DAY AND YOU DID JUST THE OPPOSITE EXCEPT FOR ONE DAY, EVERY DAY YOUR SCORES WENT DOWN. DO YOU FEEL NOW THAT YOU WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP?

PAYNE STEWART

WELL PETER I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT I'VE WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IT WAS YOU KNOW THE MEDIA AND THE PEOPLE THAT I DON'T KNOW MAYBE ARE JEALOUS. WHENEVER ANYBODY TALKS BAD ABOUT SOMEBODY ELSE, IT'S ALWAYS BECAUSE THEY MIGHT ME A LITTLE JEALOUS OF WHAT THEY'VE ACCOMPLISHED. AND YOU

KNOW WHEN THEY SAID THAT I BACKED INTO THE PGA, WELL FAIR ENOUGH BUT I STILL WON THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, I STILL PLAYED 72 HOLES BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE IN GOLF. IF I COULD OF PLAYED 63 HOLES AT THE UNITED STATES OPEN THIS YEAR HEY I'D A WON A SECOND US OPEN

BUT YOU GOT TO PLAY 72 HOLES, IN EVERY TOURNAMENT AND SOMETIMES 90 HOLES

WHICH THE 91 OPEN, WHICH WAS PROBABLY MORE SATISFYING THEN THE PGA FOR THE FACT THAT I LEAD EVERY DAY, OR WAS TIED FOR THE LEAD. AND THEY COULDN'T SAY THAT I BACKED INTO THAT TOURNAMENT NOW WHAT DID THEY SAY. THEY SAID, DID YOU SEE THOSE

SCORES THEY SHOT ON MONDAY, 75, 77 WHAT'S THAT. THEY HAD NO IDEA, HOW WHAT THAT GOLF COURSE WAS PLAYING LIKE. YOU KNOW, YOUR ACTUALLY OUT THERE YOUR PLAYING FOR SCORE BUT YOUR ALSO PLAYING ONE INDIVIDUAL, SCOTT SIMPSON AND IT WAS A TOUGH DAY, BUT MY SCORE AT THE END OF THE

DAY WAS LOWER THAN HIS AND THAT MEANS I WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THEY'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME.

PETER KESSLER

IF SOMEBODY HAD SAID TO YOU AT HE BEGINNING OF THAT WEEK. YOUR GOING TO WIN THE US OPEN THIS WEEK AND THERE FOR TO FOLLOW, WINS WILL COME IN BUNCHES YOU WOULD OF BELIEVED THAT ABSOLUTELY, RIGHT?

PAYNE STEWART

WELL I WOULD OF, I WOULD OF BELIEVED THAT I WAS PREPARED ENOUGH AND MY GAME WAS READY ENOUGH TO WIN THE US OPEN THAT WEEK. NOW THE BUNCHES AFTERWARDS YOU'D LIKE TO THINK THAT, WINNING A US OPEN WOULD CONTINUE TO, YOU'D JUST BUILD ON IT. YEAH, YOU'D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT, IT REALLY HADN'T HAPPEN IN THAT MANNER THOUGH.

PETER KESSLER

GIVE, WERE GOING TO GIVE SOME OF OUR VIEWERS A CHANCE TO ASK YOU QUESTIONS WERE GOING TO START WITH ED IN PENNSYLVANIA. HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT ED?

CALLER-ED IN PENNSYLVANIA

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

PLEASURE

CALLER-ED IN PENNSYLVANIA

GOOD EVENING


PAYNE STEWART

HOW ARE YA?

CALLER-ED IN PENNSYLVANIA

ALL RIGHT, UM MR. STEWART.

PAYNE STEWART


YES SIR

CALLER-ED IN PENNSYLVANIA

I WAS WONDERING HOW IS YOUR DAD STILL INFLUENCING YOUR GAME THESE DAYS. I KNOW HE JUST RECENTLY PASSED AWAY NOT TOO LONG AGO, RIGHT.
PAYNE STEWART

WELL ABOUT 13, 14 YEARS AGO

CALLER-ED IN PENNSYLVANIA

OH, OH OKAY MY INFORMATION WAS WRONG I'M SORRY BUT, HOW IS HE STILL INFLUENCING YOUR GAME?

PAYNE STEWART

WELL A ED A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT I LEARNED FROM HIM AND ACTUALLY I WAS DOWN IN MY GOLF ROOM THE OTHER DAY AND I'VE GOT A LESSON THAT HE'D GIVEN MY WIFE A HAND WRITTEN LESSON FOR WHAT MY WIFE WAS SUPPOSE TO LOOK FOR IN MY GOLF SWINGS AND I READ OVER

IT THE OTHER DAY. I JUST, I JUST KEEP GOING BACK TO PROBABLY THE FACT THE

COMPETITIVENESS THAT HE INSTILLED IN ME WAS PROBABLY THE SINGLE MOST FACTOR THAT, THAT HE TAUGHT ME. HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO COMPETE. HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO TRY ON ALL, AND EVERYTHING I EVER DID. EVEN NOW WHEN I COMPETE WITH MY KIDS, I DON'T

LET THEM WIN IF THEY BEAT ME THAT'S GREAT AND I'LL SHAKE THEIR HAND AND SAY CONGRATULATIONS BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET THEM WIN. BUT THAT'S WHAT HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO, HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO COMPETE AND HE CAN STICK THE NEEDLE IN ME DEEPER

THAN ANYBODY I'VE EVER BEEN AROUND AND TURN IT QUICKER TOO. HE'D GET ME SO MAD ON THE GOLF COURSE IT WAS SCARY AND THEN HE KNEW HE HAD ME SO AND THEN I'D END UP HAVING TO PAY A

A COUPLE BUCKS AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND THAT HURT WORSE THAN ANYTHING.

PETER KESSLER

HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK ABOUT, THE LAST CONVERSATION THAT YOU HAD WITH HIM. WHEN HE WAS ASLEEP IN HIS CHAIR AND YOU WENT IN TO TELL HIM THAT YOU WERE GOING TO BE A DADDY.

PAYNE STEWART

YOUR TRYING TO MAKE THIS NIGHT TOUGH ON ME AREN'T YOU.


PETER KESSLER

A LITTLE BIT

PAYNE STEWART

UM, THAT'S ALWAYS A ONE OF MY MOST SPECIAL CONVERSATIONS I EVER HAD WITH MY FATHER. TELLING HIM THAT, THAT TRACY AND I WERE EXPECTING CHELSEA AND THAT WAS SPECIAL. IT WAS A, YOU KNOW I ALWAYS LOOK BACK ON THAT AND I, I MISS HIM A LOT. I WISH HE WAS, I KNOW HE'S STILL WATCHING BUT I WISH I COULD HUG HIM WHEN I WIN OR

WHATEVER, AND TALK TO HIM PERSONALLY, IT WOULD BE SPECIAL.

PETER KESSLER
FREDDY COUPLES WAS WITH US NOT TOO LONG AGO AND OF COURSE HIS FATHER PASTED AWAY LAST YEAR AND OF COURSE

IT WAS MUCH MORE RECENT BUT HE WAS SAYING THERE WERE DAYS WHEN HE GOES TO THE PHONE TO PICK IT UP AND DIAL THE NUMBER. YOU STILL FEEL THAT SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT?

PAYNE STEWART

I, YES I STILL TALK TO HIM FREQUENTLY. I'LL DRIVING IN THE CAR GOING TO GET THE KIDS AT SCHOOL OR SOMETHING. I'LL SAY YOU KNOW DAD , YOU KNOW SEE HOW I SCREWED UP VANCOUVER THIS YEAR ON THE LAST 9 HOLES I GOT TO GET OVER THAT, AND HE'LL SAY YEAH YOU

KNOW YOU GOT TO KEEP FINISHING HIGH, AND YOU KNOW KEEP YOUR HEAD STILL AND STAY BEHIND AND.

PETER KESSLER

RIGHT FOOT UP, LEFT FOOT BACK

PAYNE STEWART

THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

I GOT IT, WE'LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK, DON'T GO AWAY.

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