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Golf Talk Live - Sergio Garcia Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER
NOW WHERE WAS THIS PARTICULAR PICTURE TAKEN?

SERGIO GARCIA
UM, I THINK THAT WAS (LAUGHS) I DON'T KNOW.

PETER KESSLER
AND THE NEXT ONE? MAYBE IT'LL JOG YOUR MEMORY.

SERGIO GARCIA
I LOOKED, I LOOKED

PETER KESSLER
YEAH, YOU WERE LIFTING WEIGHTS THEN. LOOK HOW GOOD YOU LOOK THERE.

SERGIO GARCIA
OH LOOK AT THIS ONE. NICE SUIT HUH?

PETER KESSLER
THIS WAS AT THE, WASN'T THIS AT THE CANN FILM FESTIVAL LAST YEAR?

SERGIO GARCIA
I THINK SO.

PETER KESSLER
I BELIEVE IT WAS. THE SERGIO STORY.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, I USUALLY DON'T WEAR A RING THOUGH, BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT'S OKAY.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN SHE TELLS YOU TO WEAR THE RING YOU WEAR THE RING.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH WELL I MEAN YOU HAVE TO.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

SERGIO GARCIA
(LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
LET'S TALK ABOUT ONE OF YOUR NEW GOLF SHOTS. A SHOT THAT I HADN'T SEEN YOU HIT BEFORE, THE MASTERCARD COLONIAL WAS THAT STINGER TWO IRON.

WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A WHILE OR WAS IT JUST A QUESTION OF THE FAIRWAYS WERE HARD AND THAT SEEMED LIKE THE APPROPRIATE SHOT?

SERGIO GARCIA
UM, WELL, I, I USUALLY DO HIT IT. I MEAN I'VE BEEN HITTING THAT, THAT SHOT MAYBE NOT AS MUCH AS I'VE BEEN DOING LATELY BECAUSE, WELL, THANKS TO THE BALL, THAT'S FOR SURE. NOW I'M, I HIT, I HIT IT SO MUCH LONGER THAT I CAN HIT A LOT MORE TOURNAMENTS OFF THE TEE

BUT BEFORE, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I WAS STILL A LONG HITTER BUT, I, I WASN'T HITTING THE BALL AS LONG AS I, AS I'M HITTING THE BALL RIGHT NOW. I HAD TO HIT MORE 3 WOODS OR DRIVERS OFF THE

TEE, SO, AND NOW I'M, I'M CAPABLE OF HITTING LIKE A LOW (??23:53). THAT'S THE SHOT I FEEL MORE, MORE COMFORTABLE WHEN I'M, WHEN I'M NOT

COMFORTABLE AROUND, OVER, OVER A SHOT, I USUALLY TRY TO HIT THIS LOW STINGER AND YOU KNOW, I KNOW ITS GOING TO GO PRETTY STRAIGHT.

PETER KESSLER
NOW YOUR DAD'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA, SO

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT HE'S DOING AND HOW YOU'RE ENCOURAGING HIM WITH REGARD TO HIS PLANS TO PLAY THE SENIOR PGA TOUR.

SERGIO GARCIA
UH WELL I THINK, ONE OF HIS DREAMS WAS, WAS TO PLAY THE TOUR WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER BUT YOU KNOW HE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED WITH MY MOM AND I THINK THAT WAS, THAT WAS A

GREAT, THAT WAS A GREAT CHOICE, BUT, YOU KNOW, AFTER, AFTER A WHILE, AND AFTER I'VE BEEN PLAYING AND NOW HE HAS SOME CHANCES OF DOING HIS DREAM OF BECOMING, BECOMING TRUE, HIS, HIS
DREAM BECOMING TRUE, SO HE WANTS

TO, HE WANTS TO TRY TO PLAY THE SENIOR TOUR, AND, YOU KNOW, WE, WE GOT A COUPLE OF INVITES JUST FOR HIM.

HE'S PRACTICING QUITE A BIT. HE'S NOT COMING AS MUCH TO THE TOURNAMENTS AS, AS HE USED TO WITH ME BECAUSE I TOLD HIM, YOU KNOW, I NEED YOU, BUT I DON'T NEED YOU AS MUCH. I WANT YOU

TO PRACTICE. I WANT YOU TO TRY AS HARD AS YOU CAN BECAUSE WHAT I, WHAT I DON'T WANT YOU IS, TRY TO GO, TO MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE AND NOT BE READY FOR IT, SO, HE'S, YOU KNOW, I THINK HE'S VERY HAPPY, AND

HE PLAYED ONE TOURNAMENT. HE PLAYED THE HOME DEPOT IN NORTH CAROLINA. HE PLAYED REALLY WELL. I MEAN HE HIT, I THINK HE HIT LIKE 16, 16 ON 14 GREENS. HE PUTTED HORRIBLE THOUGH BUT (LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
HE HAD TO BECAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER HIM

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
WINNING THE TOURNAMENT.

SERGIO GARCIA
NO, WELL HE WAS LEADING AFTER, AFTER THE 8TH HOLE IN THE FIRST ROUND, BUT, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY HE DIDN'T PUTT WELL BUT, HE WAS LAST IN PUTTING, BUT, HE, HE, HE REALLY ENJOYED IT AND HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAY THE BRITISH SENIORS OPEN. HE'S GOING TO

PLAY NEXT, AND UH YOU KNOW, HE'S PRACTICING A LITTLE, SO HOPEFULLY HE'LL GET THERE.

PETER KESSLER
NOW THERE'S A THIRD GREAT PLAYER IN THE FAMILY. YOUR SISTER, MAURA, WHO YOU PLAYED IN THE AT & T. I THINK YOU FINISHED TIED FOR 14TH. HAD TO BE GREAT FUN AND SHE'S WORKING ON HER GAME AND WANTS TO MOVE FORWARD TOO, RIGHT?

SERGIO GARCIA
YES, SHE IS. SHE'S REALLY HAPPY. SHE'S GOING TO GO TO ARIZONA STATE, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA IN TUCSON. SHE'S REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. SHE'S PRACTICING, WELL SHE'S BEEN STUDYING QUITE HARD FOR THE LAST

PROBABLY FIVE OR SIX MONTHS TRYING TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AND YOU KNOW, TAKING SOME TESTS TO COME HERE TO THE STATES. SO, I THINK IT'S, IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT FOR HER. SHE, I REALLY THINK SHE'S A VERY GOOD PLAYER AND

UNFORTUNATELY SHE'S NOT WILLING TO PLAY AS MUCH AS I THINK SHE SHOULD SO, AFTER, AFTER THE, AFTER AT & T SHE, SHE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME. THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I WANTED HER

TO PLAY. I WANTED HER TO SEE WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT AND SHE REALLY LIKED IT AND I THINK SHE'S, SHE'S PRACTICING A LITTLE MORE NOW, SHE'S PLAYING PRETTY WELL AND HOPEFULLY SHE'LL DO WELL IN, IN ARIZONA.

PETER KESSLER
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS TROUBLESOME OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF WAS GETTING SORTED OUT CADDIE WISE. I KNOW THAT YOU AND FANNY DIDN'T ABSOLUTELY CLICK, AS

GOOD A CADDIE AS SHE IS, AS GOOD A PLAYER AS YOU ARE, THE CHEMISTRY IS NOT ALWAYS THERE. ARE YOU, ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP NOW, CADDIE WISE THAT'S HELPING YOU PLAY BETTER GOLF AND WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT?

SERGIO GARCIA
I THINK IT'S, I THINK IT'S GREAT. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GLEN IS, HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. HE'S BEEN, HE'S BEEN HELPING ME THROUGH ALL THIS YEAR AND LAST YEAR AND IT'S BEEN JUST, REALLY NICE TO, TO BE ABLE TO FIND HIM.

I THINK I HAVE TO, I HAVE TO THANK RETIEF FOR LETTING ME TAKE HIM BUT OUR PERSONALITIES ARE SO, SO, THEY LOOK, THEY LOOK LIKE SO MUCH. WE'RE BOTH FUN AND WE'RE BOTH LAUGHING

THE WHOLE TIME AND IT'S JUST, HE JUST IS DOING SO GREAT RIGHT NOW. HE HAS SO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN HIMSELF AND HE KNOWS HOW I HIT THE BALL, HOW FAR I HIT IT AND, FOR EXAMPLE, ON, ON 16 AT, AT THE COLONIAL, HE'S JUST

UNBELIEVABLE BECAUSE, WE WERE THERE AND I'M BETWEEN THE 8 IRON AND 7. THE WIND LOOKS LIKE IT'S DOWN OF, OF THE RIGHT. ALL OF A SUDDEN I GO OVER THE BALL, I DON'T KNOW, I GUESS THE

WIND JUST COMES STRAIGHT INTO MY FACE, SO I BACK UP AND I LOOK AT HIM AND I GO, GLEN, ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE WITH THIS CLUB?

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHING)

SERGIO GARCIA
HE GOES, BUT, IN A WAY THAT HE MAKES ME FEEL SO CONFIDENT. HE LOOKS AT ME AND GOES 'THAT WAS JUST A LITTLE GUST. THAT'S PERFECT CLUB. I GO LIKE, SO IT HAS TO BE, IF HE SAYS IT THAT WAY IT HAS TO BE SO I JUST HIT A PERFECT 8 IRON STRAIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN

WHERE I WANTED TO. IT'S JUST, IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU REALLY, YOU REALLY NEED IT ON THE, ON THE RIGHT TIME AND, AND YOU KNOW, HE'S, HE'S BEEN ABLE TO DO IT LATELY AND, AND IT'S JUST, I THINK WE'RE BOTH GETTING

ON A LEVEL WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE KNOW EACH OTHER AND WE, WE TRUST OURSELVES SO MUCH THAT IT'S GETTING MYSELF TO, TO A NEXT LEVEL, RIGHT?

PETER KESSLER
AND RETIEF GOOSEN KNEW WHEN HE ALLOWED THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO BREAK UP AND GLEN AND YOU STARTED TO WORK TOGETHER, HE KNEW HE COULD GET ALONG WITH ANYBODY SO IT DIDN'T MATTER AS MUCH (LAUGHS).

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH WELL IT WAS BUT HE TOLD ME, THIS WAS AFTER, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY I FIRED JERRY HIMBASSEN (???29:20) AND I WANTED, I WAS GOING TO PLAY ONE TOURNAMENT IN

JAPAN AND THEN I WAS GOING TO GO PLAY THE SKINS AND, THE SKINS GAMES AND SOUTH AFRICA AND SO I GOT HIM FOR THOSE TWO WEEKS AND RETIEF, IN JAPAN,

WHEN I TALKED TO THEM , HE SAID, YOU KNOW, I'LL LET YOU HAVE IT FOR JUST TWO WEEKS BUT I WANT TO LET, I WANT TO, I WANT YOU TO KNOW ONE THING, HE'S PROBABLY THE BEST GUY IN THE WORLD. I WAS LIKE, OH, THIS GUY IS REALLY COMFORTABLE (?), REALLY CONFIDENT (?) WITH THIS GUY, SO AT

THE BEGINNING I WAS, I WAS KIND OF AFRAID OF ASKING HIM BECAUSE THEY LOOKED SO GOOD TOGETHER TOO, AND, BUT AFTER I PLAYED THOSE TWO WEEKS WITH HIM I FELT REALLY COMFORTABLE. I DIDN'T WANT TO MESS UP THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND I KNEW THAT FANNY

WASN'T HAPPY WITH FALDO SO, I WASN'T COMFORTABLE, I'LL SAY, SO I ASKED HER AND I SAID WELL, SHE'S A PRETTY GOOD, SHE'S A PRETTY GOOD CADDIE SO IT SHOULD WORK OUT, BUT, I DON'T KNOW IF

BECAUSE SHE'S BEEN SO LONG WITH FALDO AND SHE'S SO USED TO HIS GAME AND MINE IS SO DIFFERENT TO HIS. UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.

PETER KESSLER
AND NOT EVERYBODY GETS ALONG WITH EVERYBODY.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, WELL IT'S, I MEAN WE GOT ALONG PRETTY WELL BUT ON THE GOLF COURSE, IT JUST, PHFF, IT WASN'T RIGHT AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT CAN YOU DO? I MEAN

YOU'RE TRYING TO GET THE BEST THING FOR BOTH OF, OF THE, THE CADDIE AND THE PLAYER AND I DON'T THINK IT WAS EITHER GOOD FOR HER OR ME.

PETER KESSLER
AND NOW SHE'S BACK WITH NICK AND

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH AND NOW THEY'RE DOING GREAT.

PETER KESSLER
THEY'RE DOING TERRIFIC AND HE'S PLAYING GOOD GOLF.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, AND THAT'S

PETER KESSLER
SO EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT.

SERGIO GARCIA
PERFECT.

PETER KESSLER
AND RETIEF IS PLAYING GOOD GOLF.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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PETER KESSLER
HERE'S A COUPLE OF SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 21 YEAR OLD SERGIO GARCIA'S CAREER.

(WRITTEN TEXT)
-AT 14, BECAME THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO MAKE A CUT IN A EUROPEAN TOUR EVENT.

-WON THE 1998 BRITISH AMATEUR AT MUIRFIELD 7 & 6 OVER CRAIG WILLIAMS.

-IN 1999, BECAME THE YOUNGEST PLAYER (19 YEARS, 8 MONTHS) IN RYDER CUP HISTORY.

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