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Golf Talk Live - Sergio Garcia Transcript Segment 6

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TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCER IN TELEVISION COMMERCIAL (MALE):
NOW ON THE FIRST TEE, ELS, GARCIA, HARRIS, WEBBER.

(APPLAUSE BY GALLERY)

ERNIE ELS IN TV COMMERCIAL (MALE):
TONY, YOU WANT TO TAKE IT AWAY FOR US?

GIVE US A GOOD ONE.

TONY, GOLFER IN TV COMMERCIAL (MALE):
I'LL TRY

(WRITTEN TEXT)

REALLY LIGHT SHOES
FOR REALLY LONG ROUNDS.

ADIDAS

PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW EVERY TIME I SEE THAT I WONDER IF THAT'S THE SAME GUY, THAT HIGH HANDICAPPER WHO YOU GAVE THE BAD YARDAGE TO IN THE PRO-AM AND WANTED TO HAVE A FIGHT AFTER.

SERGIO GARCIA
DON'T START WITH THAT. HUH?

PETER KESSLER
THAT WAS PRETTY BAD, HUH?

SERGIO GARCIA
UH, WELL THE,

PETER KESSLER
NOT THE COMMERCIAL

SERGIO GARCIA
THE COMMERCIAL?

PETER KESSLER
NO, THE, WELL, THE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT.

SERGIO GARCIA
NO, THE COMMERCIAL WAS, WAS A LOT OF FUN BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, UNFORTUNATELY IT HAD TO HAPPEN TO ME, BUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

PETER KESSLER
BUT THE FUNNY PART IS WHEN A DOUBLE DIGIT HANDICAPPER ASKS YOU FOR A YARDAGE AND THEN COMES UP TEN YARDS SHORT, IT'S NOT BECAUSE HE GOT A BAD YARDAGE, IT'S BECAUSE HE'S A DOUBLE DIGIT HANDICAPPER.

SERGIO GARCIA
WELL THAT'S, THAT'S, THAT'S THE POINT. THE THING IS WE GAVE HIM THE YARDAGE, GLEN AND ME AND GLEN HASN'T GIVEN ME A WRONG YARDAGE IN A YEAR AND A HALF SO I DON'T THINK HE GAVE HIM THE WRONG YARDAGE, SO, HE HITS THIS BALL

AND I'M LOOKING AT HIM AND I'M LIKE, IT DIDN'T SOUND VERY GOOD AND I'M, I'M TELLING GLEN IT'S NOT GOING TO GET THERE, AND THE WORST PART OF ALL IS THAT THE GREEN, JUST SHORT OF THE GREEN, IT SLOPES STRAIGHT UP HILL, SO THE BALL ROLLED DOWN, SO IT'S, IT'S

EVEN SHORTER AND THE GUY COMES TO ME AND, WELL... OKAY. WHAT EVER.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT KIND OF GOLFER WAS THE BIG FELLOW WHO KEPT MISSING THE SHOTS IN THE COMMERCIAL?

SERGIO GARCIA
UH, I DON'T THINK HE PLAYS MUCH, BUT HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR, THAT'S FOR SURE.

PETER KESSLER
HE CERTAINLY WAS.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
DID YOU AND ERNIE GET BEST SUPPORTING ACTORS FOR THOSE GREAT JOBS YOU DID BACK THERE? YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING WHICH WAS GOOD.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, THAT'S FOR SURE BECAUSE WE'D, WE'D BE LAUGHING THAT, IT WAS, YOU KNOW, FORTUNATELY, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE PLASTIC BALLS THAT HAS, THEY'RE EMPTY ON THE, ON THE,

PETER KESSLER
MHMM

SERGIO GARCIA
ON THE MIDDLE, SO IT DIDN'T HURT THE GIRL, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT ACTUALLY HIT, IT LOOKS LIKE IT HIT THE GIRL, IT ACTUALLY HITS A GUY THAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, IN FRONT OF HER BUT,

AT THAT MOMENT, ERNIE AND ME WE WERE LIKE, OOF, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE (LAUGHS).

PETER KESSLER
DID YOU HAVE TO DO A LOT OF TAKES?

SERGIO GARCIA
NO REALLY. IT WAS UH

PETER KESSLER
JUST ONE TAKE?

SERGIO GARCIA
NO WELL WE HAD TO DO PROBABLY ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE BUT IT WAS PRETTY

PETER KESSLER
BECAUSE YOU WERE GIGGLING?

SERGIO GARCIA
I, I MEAN THE GUY WAS MISSING THE BALL SO NICELY, THAT, ONCE IN A WHILE, WE COULDN'T, WE COULDN'T STOP, WE COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING... HE WAS DOING IT SO WELL. IT WAS AMAZING.

PETER KESSLER
SOMETIMES THOSE ARE FUN. WE'VE GOT SOMEBODY WHO WANTS TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. KATE IN ILLINOIS, GO AHEAD KATE.

KATIE, CALLER FROM ILLINOIS (FEMALE):
HI SERGIO. HOW YOU DOING?

SERGIO GARCIA
FINE THANKS AND YOU KATE?

KATIE, CALLER FROM ILLINOIS (FEMALE):
I'M GOOD, THANKS. I'M 16 YEARS OLD, I'M A JUNIOR GOLFER AND I'M A VERY BIG FAN OF YOURS. I JUST WANT TO START OUT BY CONGRATULATING YOU ON YOUR FIRST PGA WIN. THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING. MY QUESTION

SERGIO GARCIA
THANK YOU

KATIE, CALLER FROM ILLINOIS (FEMALE):
FOR YOU IS HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOURSELF OR GET READY FOR A MAJOR TOURNAMENT LIKE THE U.S OPEN?

SERGIO GARCIA
UH, WELL, UH I TOOK, I TOOK THE WEEK OFF LAST WEEK, PRACTICED A LITTLE BIT IN CANADA, HAVE A LITTLE COTTAGE THERE AND IT WAS, IT WAS PRETTY NICE. IT WAS QUIET AND IS WAS GOOD AND UH,

YOU KNOW, YOU JUST TRY TO GET YOURSELF WITH GOOD FEELINGS. YOU TRY TO, TO GET YOURSELF, YOU KNOW, FEELING THAT YOUR GOLF SWING IS, IS ON THE PLACE YOU WANT IT TO, TO BE IN.

MORE THAN ANYTHING, MENTALLY, IT'S THE TOUGHEST PART. YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE HARD SO YOU GOT TO REALIZE THOSE THINGS BUT OTHER THAN THAT YOU JUST TRY TO PLAY YOUR BEST.

PETER KESSLER
THERE WAS A TIME, NOT SO LONG AGO, WHEN YOU DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY AND FAMILY WOULD CADDIE FOR YOU ON THE GOLF COURSE BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY YOU HAD TO HAVE IT TO BE ABLE TO

COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY. NOW THAT YOU'RE MAKING MONEY AND IT'S NOT A CONCERN, DO YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S CHANGED YOU IN ANY WAY, OTHER THAN CHANGING THE WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN LIVE?

SERGIO GARCIA
UM... I HOPE NOT. YOU KNOW, I STILL HANG AROUND WITH THE SAME FRIENDS AT HOME, AND I REALLY LOVE MY FAMILY, BUT, OF COURSE, AS I SAID BEFORE, NOW, BECAUSE I'VE PLAYED WELL AND I HAVE, I HAVE SOME MONEY

I CAN DO SOME THINGS I WASN'T ABLE TO DO BEFORE, LIKE BUYING A CAR OR DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND YOU KNOW, IF, AS A KID YOU REALLY LIKE CARS AND

YOU DREAM ABOUT THOSE THINGS, YOU KNOW, IT, IT MAKES YOU, IT MAKES YOU HAPPY, BUT HOPEFULLY, AND, I HOPE THAT PERS, PERSONAL, PERSONALLY IT DIDN'T CHANGE ME.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN BOBBY JONES WAS A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN YOU ARE NOW, HE USED TO THROW SO MANY GOLF CLUBS WHEN HE GOT MAD, THAT THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ACTUALLY WROTE HIM A LETTER AND SAID IF YOU DO THAT AGAIN YOU CAN'T COME PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENTS ANYMORE. THIS IS

BEFORE HE WON, YOU KNOW, FOUR U.S. OPENS AND THEY CREATED THE BOB JONES AWARD WHICH IS THE BEST ONE THAT YOU CAN GET IN THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION. ARNOLD USED TO THROW CLUBS TO THE EXTENT THAT HE'D

HAVE ONE OR TWO LEFT IN HIS BAG AS A KID UNTIL HIS DAD WOULDN'T SPEAK TO HIM ON THE WAY HOME FROM A TOURNAMENT THAT ARNOLD WON AND WOULDN'T CONGRATULATE HIM.

YOU'RE AT AN AGE WHERE YOU'RE STILL FINDING YOUR PERSONALITY, AND YOU'RE STILL FIGURING OUT WHO YOU WANT TO BE, DO YOU THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FAIR TO YOU WHEN YOU'VE DISPLAYED SOME SORT OF YOUTHFUL TEMPER ON THE GOLF COURSE FROM TIME TO TIME? ARE YOU GETTING A FAIR REACTION?

SERGIO GARCIA
UM... YOU KNOW I'LL SAY THAT PROBABLY A COUPLE TIMES IT WAS A LITTLE UNFAIR BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE YOU'RE SEEING WITH THE SHOE THING, UH

IT'S, YOU'RE PLAYING, YOU'RE PLAYING SO WELL AND IT'S SUCH A TIGHT MATCH, SO MUCH GOING ON. ACTUALLY I WAS PLAYING WITH RETIEF AND GLEN WAS CADDYING FOR ME.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

SERGIO GARCIA
BUT

PETER KESSLER
NOT IF YOU AUDITION FOR THE JOB.

SERGIO GARCIA
IT WASN'T, IT WASN'T THE FIRST, IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME I SLIPPED ON THAT TOURNAMENT. THAT'S, THAT'S, THAT'S THE WORST PART OF ALL BECAUSE

IF I SLEPT, IF I SLIPPED JUST ONCE THEN I CAN HANDLE IT BUT, I PROBABLY SLIPPED LIKE THREE TIMES IN THAT TOURNAMENT, AND IT HAPPENED IN THE MOST, THE MOST CRUCIAL MOMENT AT THAT TIME WHERE I

WAS, I JUST CAME BACK, I WON 14, I THINK I WAS LIKE, 11 UNDER PAR AND I WAS THREE DOWN AND I WON 14, I WAS TWO DOWN AT THAT TIME, SO I'M THINKING, OKAY, NOW I CAN, I CAN PULL THIS OFF.

I MEAN, I, I CAN WIN THIS THING AND THEN, A TOUGH HOLE LIKE 15 AT, AT WENTWORTH EAST AND, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO BE IN THE FAIRWAY AND, YOU KNOW, IT HAPPENS BUT IT PROBABLY WAS A LITTLE UNFAIR AND YOU KNOW, I, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I HAVEN'T DONE

THOSE MANY BAD THINGS AND IF YOU SEE ME FOR THE LAST PROBABLY EIGHT, SEVEN, EIGHT MONTHS, I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING.

PETER KESSLER
BEEN ON GOOD BEHAVIOR.

SERGIO GARCIA
YEAH, AND, AND IT HASN'T BEEN EASY.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

SERGIO GARCIA
NO, BECAUSE, I MEAN IF YOU REALIZE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AT THE MASTERS, HIT THE PIN ON THE LAST, MISSED THE CUT BY ONE AND THEN I FINISHED BOGIE, BOGIE, BOGIE AT HILTON HEAD TO MISS THE CUT BY ONE. IT'S NOT EASY

TO HANDLE, BUT, THANKS MORE THAN ANYTHING TO MY FAMILY. MY DAD, MY MOM. I'VE BEEN, I'VE BEEN ABLE TO, TO OVERCOME IT A LITTLE AND GLEN HAS BEEN HELPING TOO.

PETER KESSLER
WE'RE PROUD OF YOU. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK.

(MUSIC)

(BREAK)

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