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Golf Talk Live - Sergio Garcia Transcript Segment 4

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SERGIO GARCIA
ONE OF THE THINGS I USUALLY DO

JACK NICKLAUS, TOUR PLAYER (MALE):
WHERE DO YOU, WHERE DO YOU USE THIS SERGIO, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DRIVING? ON TIGHT HOLES, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT?

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH

JACK NICKLAUS, TOUR PLAYER (MALE):
PAR 5'S INTO GREENS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SERGIO GARCIA
NO, WELL

JACK NICKLAUS, TOUR PLAYER (MALE):
WELL I'M TRYING TO LEARN, I DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW

(GALLERY LAUGHING)

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH WELL, DO YOU PLAY GOLF?

(GALLERY LAUGHS)

JACK NICKLAUS, TOUR PLAYER (MALE):
IN MY OPINION, ANYMORE, NO, HOWEVER, I'M TRYING TO LEARN.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, THAT'S GOOD.

PETER KESSLER
LET'S LET ONE OF OUR VIEWERS ASK YOU A QUESTION. WE'VE GOT DAVID IN PENNSYLVANIA. GO AHEAD DAVID.

DAVE, CALLER FROM PENNSYLVANIA (MALE):
HI SERGIO. I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON WINNING THE COLONIAL AND I WANTED TO ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT THE U.S. OPEN THIS WEEK. I UNDERSTAND THEY'VE MADE

ONE OF THE PAR 5'S, ONE OF THE LONGEST PAR 5'S THEY'VE ADDED SOME EXTRA YARDAGE TO IT TO MAKE IT SO CALLED TIGER PROOF. IT'S A TWO PART QUESTION.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU THINK THAT IS FAIR IN THAT RESPECT AND DO YOU THINK ANYBODY OR EVEN YOURSELF CAN REACH
THAT PAR 5 IN TWO?

SERGIO GARCIA
WELL, I'LL SAY IT'S FAIR. WHY NOT HAVING A SHORT, A LONG PAR 5. I THINK IT'S A GREAT HOLE AND YOU KNOW, NOT ALL THE PAR 5'S HAVE TO BE 520 YARDS, BUT I REALLY LIKE, I REALLY LIKE THE HOLE, THOUGH. I, IT'S, IT'S LONG AND IT'S

DIFFICULT TO REACH IN TWO FOR THE LENGTH, AND, AS YOU CAN SEE, ON THE SCREEN, I MEAN IT'S, IT'S PRETTY NARROW TO GET THERE BUT TODAY I WAS, I WAS ABLE TO, I WAS ABLE TO REACH IT AND, I

HIT A, WELL THE WIND WAS KIND OF LIKE, DOWN A LITTLE TO THE LEFT. I HIT A VERY GOOD DRIVE AND HAD LIKE 280 TO THE FRONT. HIT A GREAT 3 WOOD TO ABOUT 15 FEET AND MADE IT FOR EAGLE,

BUT, DID IT ON THE WRONG DAY, UNFORTUNATELY, BUT IT, IT IS RITUAL. I MEAN IF THE WIND COMES A LITTLE ON THE RIGHT IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE EASIER TO REACH.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S ENOUGH OF THE 630 YARDER. LET'S CHECK IN WITH STAN IN FLORIDA. GO AHEAD STAN.

STAN, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
YEAH SERGIO?

PETER KESSLER
ARE YOU THERE?

STAN, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
YES I'M HERE.

PETER KESSLER
GO AHEAD.

SERGIO GARCIA
HELLO STAN

STAN, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
YEAH JACK NICKLAUS HAD GARY PLAYER PUSHING HIM AS HE WENT THROUGH ALL HIS MAJORS AND IN FACT, GARY PLAYER CAME OUT IN SOUTHERN HILLS IN 1958. ARE YOU GOING TO PUSH TIGER AND BECOME HIS GARY PLAYER?

SERGIO GARCIA
WELL, FOR SURE I'M GOING TO TRY. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY BECAUSE WHAT GARY PLAYER DID AS A GOLFER AND FOR THE GAME OF GOLF AND AS WELL AS HE PLAYED, IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO

MATCH BUT FOR SURE I'M GOING TO TRY TO, TO BE OUT THERE FIGHTING AGAINST HIM AND I'M GOING TO TRY TO BE THE GUY WHO IS ALWAYS AROUND HIM TRYING TO, TRYING TO BEAT HIM. THAT'S FOR SURE.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU DIDN'T PLAY THE KIND OF GOLF THAT YOU EXPECTED AND HOPED TO IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE BAY HILL INVITATIONAL WHEN YOU WERE RIGHT WHERE YOU WANTED TO BE, PLAYING WITH TIGER IN THE LAST GROUP?

SERGIO GARCIA
YES, WELL, THAT WAS, THAT WAS PRETTY UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I COULD HAVE, I COULD HAVE WIN THAT WEEK. INSIDE OF ME I WAS FEELING LIKE I

WAS PLAYING GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN BUT UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, AS EVERYBODY KNOWS I HIT IT JUST A LITTLE TOO SHORT ON, ON SIX AND MADE THAT

TRIPLE BOGIE AND AFTER THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU FELL, I THINK IT WAS FOUR SHOTS BEHIND, THEN YOU, YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE EVERY SINGLE PUTT,

YOU PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOURSELF. I HAD SOME GOOD PUTTS. I, I PLAYED PRETTY WELL I'LL SAY FROM THEM ON, BUT YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY I WASN'T GOING, I
WASN'T ABLE TO, TO MAKE IT, BUT IT WAS,

IT WAS A GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND YOU KNOW I REALLY, I REALLY ENJOY AND I FEEL COMFORTABLE

PLAYING WITH TIGER AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO, TO KEEP PLAYING SOME MORE TOURNAMENTS WITH HIM.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN THE TWO OF YOU PLAYED THAT MADE FOR TV BATTLE AT BIG HORN LAST SUMMER, IS THAT AN EXHIBITION FOR FUN, OR IS THERE A STRONG SENSE OF COMPETITIVENESS AS YOU GO AROUND THE GOLF COURSE?

SERGIO GARCIA
OF COURSE IT WAS, IT WAS A COMPETITION, THAT'S, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT, AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO BEAT HIM, HE WANTED TO BEAT ME.

(GALLERY CHEERS)

SERGIO GARCIA
SO

TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCER (MALE):
AND HE'S GOT IT.

SERGIO GARCIA
IT WAS, IT WAS, IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I DID IT PLAYING UNDER THE LIGHTS. IT WAS SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLE BUT IT, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T MEAN MUCH BECAUSE IT WASN'T

EITHER A PGA EVENT OR DIDN'T COUNT FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST A GREAT SHOW. WE PLAYED SOME REALLY GOOD GOLF AND I THINK PEOPLE REALLY ENJOYED IT.

PETER KESSLER
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A VERY SHORT BREAK. AS WE LEAVE WE'LL SEE A VERY SUBDUED REACTION FROM YOU FROM THE LAST RYDER CUP AFTER A CHIP IN. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

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