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Golf Talk Live - Robert Damron Transcript Segment 7

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RICH LERNER
WELCOME BACK, WE WERE JUST DISCUSSING AT THE BREAK HOW YOU HAVE COME ALONG AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, THE PENSION PLAN

ROBERT DAMRON
OH NO QUESTION.

RICH LERNER
THE TOUR HAS IS OUT OF SIGHT. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME FINANCIALLY TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER.

ROBERT DAMRON
WELL AND I, I CAME ALONG IN THE TIGER ERA TOO. THE PURSES HAVE JUMPED YOU KNOW, TREMENDOUS AND THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE ON TOUR NOW AND YOU KNOW, A LOT OF GUYS ARE, ARE MAKING IT.

RICH LERNER
HMMM. WHERE DID YOU FIRST LEARN OF ARNOLD PALMER'S GENEROSITY AND HIS CLOUT ALL AT ONCE IN ONE WONDERFUL STORY?

ROBERT DAMRON
WELL, HE WAS, WHEN I GOT, WHEN I GOT MY TOUR CARD HE WAS ENTHUSIASTIC TO HELP ANY WAY HE COULD, AND I SAID, YOU KNOW I'D LIKE TO PLAY IN THIS BOB HOPE, AND HE'S, HE'S BIG EVERYWHERE,
BUT PALM SPRINGS, HE'S BIG, BIG.

RICH LERNER
YEAH

ROBERT DAMRON
AND ANYWAY, SO HE CALLS THE TOURNAMENT AND TRIES TO GET ME A SPONSORS EXEMPTION INTO THIS TOURNAMENT AND WE'RE PLAYING IN THE SHOOT OUT. HE'S IN THE GROUP BEHIND, OR THE GROUP IN FRONT OF ME. I'M THE

GROUP BEHIND HIM. I GET TO THE THIRD HOLE AND I GO UP AND PULL THE PIN OUT FOR WHOEVER'S PUTTING IN MY GROUP AND THERE'S A 3 BY 5 CARD IN THE, IN THE CUP, AND IT SAYS ROBERT YOU'RE IN THE HOPE.

I SAID WOW, SO THEY CALLED HIM BACK ON HIS CELL PHONE AND HE FOUND OUT WHILE WE WERE PLAYING, SO ANYWAY I GET IN THE HOPE. I'VE GOT SIX GRAND IN THE BANK. NOTHING. NO SPONSORS.

YOU KNOW, JUST PLAYING ON THAT. MAKE TWENTY GRAND. NOW I'M WEALTHY.

I, I THOUGHT I WAS GREAT

RICH LERNER
CRUISE FROM THERE.

WHY DID YOU SPONSOR YOURSELF?

ROBERT DAMRON
I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO ANYONE AND I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO ANSWER, TELL PEOPLE WHY I PLAYED BAD THIS WEEK. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO

CALL THEM AND SAY, YEAH I SHOT WHATEVER, I DID THIS. I WANT TO SATISFY WHAT, YOU KNOW, MY OWN NEEDS AND DESIRES ON TOUR AND NOT SOMEONE ELSE'S.

RICH LERNER
YOUR DAD MADE IT FINANCIALLY VERY YOUNG. HOW IMPORTANT WAS IT FOR YOU TO MAKE IT, MAKE IT BIG AT A YOUNG AGE ON YOUR OWN?

ROBERT DAMRON
HUGE. YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S THE TYPE OF THING BEFORE I'M ON TOUR WHERE, AND IT'S, BELIEVE ME, IT'S A BIG MOTIVATION WHERE I SAY, YOU KNOW, IF, IF THIS GOLF THING DOESN'T WORK OUT,

I'M NOT GOOD AT ANYTHING ELSE. YOU KNOW, I CAN'T, HOW ELSE WILL I SUPPORT MYSELF? SO THIS IS, BECAUSE I HATED SCHOOL. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO BE A DOCTOR OR LAWYER OR ANYTHING.

THAT WAS NO FUN, SO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS IT. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO DO. THERE'S NO QUESTION. I'M JUST GOING TO DO IT, AND IT'S, SO FAR SO GOOD.

RICH LERNER
YEAH IT'S BEEN A PHENOMENAL RIDE SO FAR.

ROBERT DAMRON
MHMM

RICH LERNER
AND WE EXPECT MANY MORE GREAT THINGS IN THE YEARS TO COME.

ROBERT DAMRON
ME TOO.

RICH LERNER
YOU'RE WELCOME BACK ANYTIME.

ROBERT DAMRON
THANKS

RICH LERNER
TAKE CARE.

ROBERT DAMRON WE ENJOYED IT.

ROBERT DAMRON
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.

RICH LERNER
ALRIGHT. TAKE CARE. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON GOLF TALK LIVE. GOOD NIGHT.

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