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Golf Talk Live - Tiger Woods Transcript Segment 10

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PETER KESSLER

YOU PLAYED YOU REPRESENTED THE COUNTRY ON THE WALKER CUP TEAM WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO MOVE UP THOSE FEW NOTCHES WHICH CLEARLY ARE IN THE CARDS SO THAT YOU PLAY ON THE RYDER CUP TEAM.

TIGER WOODS

IF I COULD GET ON THE RYDER CUP TEAM IT WOULD BE A, SOMEWHAT OF A DREAM COME TRUE. BECAUSE I'VE PERSONALLY I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED REPRESENTING MY COUNTRY AND MOVING OUT OF THE AMATEUR RANKS THE RYDER CUP IS WHERE IT'S AT IF YOU CAN REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AND YOURSELF THEN THAT TO ME IS THE ULTIMATE BECAUSE YOUR NOT ONLY PLAYING FOR YOURSELF, YOUR PLAYING FOR YOUR TEAMMATES YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR FAMILY EVERYTHING, IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE.

PETER KESSLER

AND HOW ABOUT THE FORMAT FOR YOU IF THIS ISN'T THE USGA FORMAT ROLLED INTO ONE HAPPY PACKAGE RIGHT THIS SHOULD BE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY.

TIGER WOODS

IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME TO PLAY AGAINST ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS OVER THERE, HEAD TO HEAD I WOULD TRULY LIKE TO PLAY THE ANCHOR MATCH TO DECIDE THE RYDER CUP, THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE AND THEN WIN IT. IT WOULD BE GREAT HAVE THAT FAIRY TALE ENDING.

PETER KESSLER

HAS IT EVER OCCURRED TO YOU THAT GIVEN YOUR AGE, AND IF JACK'S PREDICTIONS FOR THE MASTERS COME TRUE FOR EXAMPLE BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WIN IT 11 TIMES YOU COULD BE PLAYING CONCEIVABLY IN THAT TOURNAMENT FOR ANOTHER 50 OR 60 OR 70 YEARS I MEAN LOOK AT JEAN SARIZDON THIS YEAR STILL HITTING SHOTS OFF OF THE FIRST TEE IT'S AN INCREDIBLE THING WHEN THEY LET THE CHAMPIONS COME BACK ISN'T IT.

TIGER WOODS

YEAH IT'S I THINK THAT OVER TIME THEY COME BACK JUST TO PLAY IN THE MASTERS BUT COMPETITIVELY A LITTLE BIT OVER 50 THAT'S ABOUT IT AND THEIR JUST KIND OF PLAYING JUST TO PLAY IN THE MASTERS BUT WHAT I ALWAYS JOKE ABOUT WITH MY FRIENDS 3 DECADES FROM NOW I'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SENIOR TOUR.

PETER KESSLER

THAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE SENIOR TOUR?

TIGER WOODS

YOU KNOW I AS A ROOKIE AT AGE 50, THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW , WHO KNOWS THE PRIZE MONEY MIGHT BE UP A LITTLE HIGHER.

PETER KESSLER

HAVE YOU REALIZED THAT PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO LIKE YOU, AND RESPECT YOU, JUST AS MUCH OR MORE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE REPRESENTED OFF THE GOLF COURSE THEN THE QUALITY OF YOUR GAME ON IT ARE YOU PICKING UP ON THAT?

TIGER WOODS

STARTING TOO, AS I SAID IT'S VERY HARD WHEN YOUR IN THE HOLE TO SEE OUTSIDE AND PERCEIVE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON AND THAT'S WHY I HAVE MY FAMILY TO TELL ME THE IMPACT I'M HAVING BECAUSE I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. I'M WHO I AM, I'M REAL, I'LL TELL YOU STRAIGHT WHAT IT IS THAT'S ON MY MIND, I'LL BE HONEST, I'LL BE TRUTHFUL, AND I WILL BE WHO TIGER WOODS IS THAT'S ALL I CAN BE BUT IF PEOPLE LIKE IT OR DON'T I CAN'T CHANGE THAT.

PETER KESSLER

I THINK YOU'VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY ON YOUR SIDE.

TIGER WOODS

THANKS PETER.

PETER KESSLER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

TIGER WOODS

THANKS, YOU TOO!

PETER KESSLER

BEST TO MOM AND DAD AND THANKS FOR SPENDING SO MUCH TIME.

TIGER WOODS

YOU GOT IT.

PETER KESSLER

YOU'VE BEEN JUST AS GREAT TO US AS WE'D HOPE YOU WOULD BE AND JUST LIKE WE EXPECTED.

TIGER WOODS

THANKS!

PETER KESSLER

WE WILL SEE ALL OF YOU AT THE NEW YEAR. WE WISH ALL OF YOU THE SAME HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR, THE BEST OF HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AND WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN IN 1997. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY AND THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.