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Golf Talk Live - Payne Stewart Transcript Segment 5

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PETER KESSLER

ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE WHAT YOUR BUDDY MARK IN TORONTO WANTS TO ASK, HELLO MARK.

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

HELLO PETER

PETER KESSLER

HOW ARE YA MARK

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

LOOKING COLORFUL TODAY WITH THAT TIE PETER, I GOT TO ADMIT.

PAYNE STEWART

ISN'T THAT A GOOD LOOKING TIE MARK, THAT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THOSE PAYNE STEWART COLLECTABLE TIES.

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

WELL THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

PETER KESSLER

I NEVER GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT IT.

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU A QUESTION PAYNE, BEFORE I DO THAT, BEFORE I DO THAT I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTILY ON YOUR DISCUSSION WITH TOM MINKS. YOU GET UP TO THE TEE, THEN YOU GOT THE SCORE, THEN YOU GOT

THE GUY WITH THE SIGN, THEN YOU GOT A WRITER, THEN YOU GOT 14 PHOTOGRAPHERS AND YOUR TRYING TO HIT THE BALL IN THE LEAD GROUP. AND I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF MAJORS, AND BY THE TIME YOU HIT THE BALL IT'S LIKE 3 MINUTES LATER.

PAYNE STEWART

WELL THAT'S, THAT'S RIGHT AND YOU DO FALL BEHIND AND IT WAS YOU KNOW LIKE I SAID AND I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT TOM WAS PRACTICE PUTTING ON THE HOLES, ON THE FRONT 9 BUT YOU KNOW I THINK

YOU JUST HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE SITUATION AND YOU HAVE TO KIND OF LET THAT DICTATE. MAYBE THE RIGHT THING TO DO IT COME ON GUYS YOUR A LITTLE BIT OUT OF POSITION, ALL HE'S GOT TO DO IS RADIO OUR OFFICIAL IN OUR GROUP AND SAY ASK THEM IF THEY CAN SPEED UP A LITTLE BIT.

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

I AGREE WITH YA,, WHOLE HEARTILY.

PAYNE STEWART

IT'S OUR NATIONAL CHAMPION, IT'S A MAJOR IT'S YOU KNOW, THERE NEEDS TO BE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AT CERTAIN PLACES.

CALLER- MARK IN TORONTO

I WANT, YOUR PLUS 4'S ARE COMMONLY CALLED KNICKERS CAN YOU TELL THE VIEWERS THE STORY ABOUT HOW YOU FIRST STARTED WEARING THEM AND YOU DON'T WEAR THEM IN PRACTICE ROUNDS DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL DIFFERENT WHEN YOU DON'T WHERE THEM, I THINK IT'S AN INTERESTING STORY I'D LIKE TO HEAR IT.

PAYNE STEWART

WELL, IT STARTED IN 82, ACTUALLY IT STARTED WHEN I WAS ON THE ASIAN 1980 AND 81. SAW A COUPLE OF AUSTRALIAN PLAYERS WEARING THEM, AND I JUST THOUGHT THEY LOOKED A LOT DIFFERENT. I FINALLY GOT ON TOUR OVER HERE IN 81 AND THEN IN 82 I WAS PLAYING AND I WAS WEARING IZOD CLOTHES AT

AT THE TIME AND I HAD ON RED SLACKS, WHITE SHIRT, RED STRIPE IT. AND YOU KNOW LOOKING LIKE YOUR TYPICAL GOLFER AND 2 GUYS DOWN FROM ME HAD THE EXACT SAME CLOTHES ON AND RIGHT THEN I DECIDED I DIDN'T WANT TO LOOK

LIKE HE DID SO THAT'S WHERE THE KNICKERS CAME ALONG. AND I FOUND A COMPANY OUT IN PALM SPRINGS THAT MADE THEM, AND CALLED THE GUY UP AND SAID LOOK I WANT TO WEAR YOU KNICKERS FULL TIME ON TOUR, I'M PAYNE

STEWART. HE SAYS OH REALLY. HE SAYS I'LL TELL YA WHAT I'LL DO, HE SAYS I'LL SELL YA 3 PAIR AND I'LL GIVE THE 4TH PAIR FOR FREE AND I SAID OKAY, YOU GOT A DEAL SO I ORDERED THESE PAIRS. FIRST TOURNAMENT I DEBUT THEM IN I'M

PLAYING IN ATLANTA ON A SATURDAY, I'M PLAYING WITH TRAVENO, A PAIR OF LAVENDER KNICKERS OUT, YOU KNOW I WAS LOOKING GOOD IN THEM TOO. AND YOU KNOW TRAVENO BUSTED ME A LITTLE HARD ON THE FIRST TEE BUT I YOU KNOW

I EXPECTED THAT SO BUT THE COMMENTS I GOT THAT DAY WERE VERY FAVORABLE AND THAT'S PROBABLY THE REASON I'VE CONTINUED TO DO IT.

PETER KESSLER

HOW MUCH OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN CLOTHING DO YOU OWE TO THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A TIME THAT YOU WORKED IN A CLOTHING STORE.
PAYNE STEWART

PETER IF YOU KNEW WHAT I DID IN THAT CLOTHING STORE, OH MAN.

PETER KESSLER

TELL ME EVERYTHING

PAYNE STEWART

IT WAS LIKE, WELL IT STARTED OUT IT WAS 79 I JUST MISSED THE QUALIFYING SCHOOL. I'M OUT OF COLLEGE, COLLEGE DEGREE DAD SAYS WELL WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR A LIVING NOW. I SAID WELL I'LL GO GET A JOB. SO I WENT DOWN ENDED UP, MY FIRST JOB LASTED FOR 2 DAY WAS AT JCPENNY WORKING

SPORTING GOOD DEPARTMENT. SO I'M OUT AT THE CLUB AND I TOLD THIS GUY

THAT I'M WORKING AT JCPENNY. HE SAYS, OH YOU SHOULD COME DOWN AND WORK AT MY CLOTHING STORE, YOU'LL MAKE MORE MONEY WORKING FOR ME.
OKAY, SO I QUIT MY JOB AT JCPENNY GO TO WORK AT THE CLOTHING STORE, WELL

I'M A STOCK BOY, YOU KNOW I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE SELLING YOU KNOW, COLLEGE GRADUATE I CAN SELL.

PETER KESSLER

LIKE DAD

PAYNE STEWART

YEAH, I'M YOU KNOW PAINTING THE BATHROOM, FOLDING CLOTHES I CAN

FOLD CLOTHES THOUGH, I'M A GOOD CLOTHES FOLDER. AND SO I GET MY CHECK FOR 2 WEEKS WORK, 83 DOLLARS. I'VE JUST BEEN OUT ON THE GOLF COURSE THE DAY BEFORE AND I BEAT SOME PIGEONS OUT OF ABOUT 150 AND I WENT IN AND QUIT THAT DAY. I WENT AND GOT MY

CHECK AND SAID JAY LEO, I SAID I APPRECIATE YOUR JOB BUT MY JOB IS REALLY OUT ON THE GOLF COURSE, THAT'S IT.

PETER KESSLER

ON THAT NOTE, WE WILL TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK. AND WE WILL COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT JAKE TROUT AND THE FLOUNDERS, DON'T GO AWAY.

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