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Golf Talk Live - Phil Mickelson Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU DARRELL IN PENNSYLVANIA? ....DARRELL?

DARRELL, CALLER FROM PENNSYLVANIA (MALE):
UM, YEAH, I GOT A QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU, PHIL, OH, BY THE WAY, CONGRATULATIONS ON PLAYING A GOOD TOURNAMENT.

PHIL MICKELSON
THANK YOU

DARRELL, CALLER FROM PENNSYLVANIA (MALE):
THIS PAST WEEKEND. UM, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO INCIDENT. THE BUICK INVITATIONAL WHEN THE BALL WAS LOST AND EVERYTHING.

PHIL MICKELSON
SURE, WHAT HAPPENED WAS WHEN WE, WHEN BOTH FRANK AND I APPROACHED OUR BALLS THEY HAD ALREADY FOUND FRANK'S BUT THEY HAD NOT FOUND MINE AND SO I TOLD THE RULES OFFICIAL, MARK RUSSELL, I AM NOT LOOKING FOR MY BALL

RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THAT WOULD MEAN THAT MY FIVE MINUTES WOULD ALREADY START. I WANTED TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT FRANK WAS GOING TO DO. IF HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE TEE OR, OR WHAT SO WHEN HE DECIDED TO GO BACK TO THE TEE, THAT'S WHEN I WANTED TO ABANDON MY BALL AND

JUST PLAY MY PROVISIONAL THAT I ALREADY HIT AND THE, THE GENTLEMAN THAT FOUND IT FELT AWFUL AND, AND HE WAS DOING ME A FAVOR, OR SO HE THOUGHT AND IT WAS JUST A FLUKE THING THAT UH THAT HE ENDED UP FINDING IT SO I THINK THAT

PHIL MICKELSON ON THE GOLF COURSE (MALE):
DIDN'T I ASK HIM TO GET OUT OF THERE?

PHIL MICKELSON
WELL I WAS A LITTLE HEATED THERE. I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID THAT BUT.

PHIL MICKELSON ON THE GOLF COURSE (MALE):
(??) THAT NOBODY GO DOWN THERE.

PHIL MICKELSON
YEAH THERE I GO AGAIN. I, IT WAS, I WAS A LITTLE UPSET AT THE TIME, CERTAINLY, BUT, IT WAS, IT SHOWED THE FACT THAT WHEN I WENT BACK AND HIT A PROVISIONAL I KNOCKED IT IN THE TREES AGAIN AND I COULD HAVE EASILY LOST THE TOURNAMENT RIGHT THERE AGAIN, AND, AS OPPOSED TO BEING ABLE TO HIT

THE BALL THAT WAS ALREADY IN THE FAIRWAY, BUT, THAT WAS JUST KNOWING THE RULES AND UNFORTUNATELY I DIDN'T SEE HIM DOWN THERE AND, AND HE, HE DIDN'T HEAR ME.

PETER KESSLER
BUT YOU SAID TO THE SHOT THAT YOU HIT, THE SECOND TEE SHOT, SPIT IT OUT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TALK TO A HOOK BUT YOU CAN TALK TO A BLOCK, RIGHT?

PHIL MICKELSON
APPARENTLY, A FADE WILL LISTEN BECAUSE THAT ONE DID AND THAT ONE CAME RIGHT BACK OUT. IT WASN'T THE BEST LIE, IT WAS IN THE ROUGH, AND I WAS, BUT I WAS ABLE TO KNOCK IT ON AND FORCE FRANK TO GET UP AND DOWN FROM THE FAIRWAY TO BEAT ME.

PETER KESSLER
LET'S CHECK IN WITH MARK ROLFING. NBC'S SPORT'S MARK ROLFING WHO DOESN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU

ON THE GOLF COURSE

PHIL MICKELSON
HEY MARK, WHAT'S GOING ON?

MARK ROLFING, NBC SPORTS COMMENTATOR (MALE):
HELLO PETER AND PHIL.

PETER KESSLER
HELLO MARK.

MARK ROLFING, NBC SPORTS COMMENTATOR (MALE):
YOU KNOW I WAS OUT THERE YESTERDAY, PHIL, AS YOU KNOW AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST FINAL ROUNDS THAT I THINK I'VE EVER SEEN AND YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN UP THERE TALKING ABOUT FATE,

EVEN FATE AT SAN DIEGO AND, AND CERTAINLY THE FATE AT PINEHURST WAS SOMETHING WE'LL NEVER FORGET BUT WHEN YOU LOOK NOW AT THE TAPE OF WHAT TIGER DID, YOU KNOW, THE BIG PUTT AT 14, SNAPPING IT AT 16 AND THEN HITTING A TEE SHOT AT 18, I MEAN HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WAY YOU PLAYED AND THE END RESULT?

PHIL MICKELSON
WELL, I'M, I'M PLEASED WITH THE WAY I PLAYED AND THE DIFFICULT THING ABOUT THAT IS THAT I PLAYED TWO GROUPS IN FRONT OF HIM AND SO HE HAD TWO HOLES LEFT TO PLAY AND WHEN YOU GIVE A PLAYER LIKE TIGER A, A CHANCE TO KNOW WHAT HE HAS TO DO, HE NORMALLY DOES IT AND SO, IT WAS TOUGH BECAUSE 17 AND 18 WERE PLAYING

VERY DIFFICULT AND I CERTAINLY WANTED HIM TO HAVE TO MAKE BIRDIE ON 17 AND 18 TO WIN, BUT IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO GET AGGRESSIVE. I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD ON 17, I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE THREE THERE. I FELT 18 PROVIDED ME THE BEST OPPORTUNITY AND AFTER THAT DRIVE

YOU SAW I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE AND SO THAT WAS WHAT WAS DIFFICULT WAS HAVING TO BE TWO GROUPS IN FRONT OF HIM. I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY WITH HIM AND KNOW WHAT I HAD TO DO AS WELL, BUT, I DON'T

WALK AWAY FROM YESTERDAY FEELING DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I SHOT THE NUMBER I FELT I NEEDED TO. I PLAYED WELL AND I DIDN'T MAKE ANY MISTAKES. DIDN'T MAKE A SINGLE BOGIE AND SO I WAS CERTAINLY PLEASED WITH THAT.

PETER KESSLER
AND NOT ALL THE BREAKS THAT THE OTHER FELLOW'S GOING TO GET ARE GOING TO BE BAD BREAKS.

PHIL MICKELSON
THAT'S TRUE AND, AND I THINK THAT EVEN THOUGH HE MADE SOME POOR SWINGS FOR HIM, HE WAS ABLE TO DO WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO TO WIN AND THAT'S THE TOUGHEST THING. THAT'S HOW YOU COMPETE. THAT'S NOT HAVING TO BE,

EVERYTHING GOING ALONG THE WAY YOU WANT. IT'S JUST FINDING A WAY TO WIN AND HE DID THAT.

PETER KESSLER
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