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Golf Talk Live - Tiger Woods Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER

YOU KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT YOUR DAD AND WE'LL TALK SOME MORE ABOUT HIM TONIGHT. BUT ANOTHER RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF YOUR GOLF DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN BUTCH HARMON.

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT.

PETER KESSLER

AND WATCHING THIS USGA TAPE PRODUCED BY BRUCE SMITH. IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT THE 8 IRON THAT YOU HIT AT NEWPORT ON THE 36 HOLE AGAINST BUDDY MARUCHI FROM 146 WHICH WAS A 3/4, 8 IRON.

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

PETER KESSLER

YOU CAN CORRECT ME ANYTIME IF I'M WRONG HERE THAT STOPPED RIGHT NEXT TO THE FLAG. WAS THE SAME DISTANCE YOU HIT THE WEDGE THE YEAR BEFORE AGAINST TRIPP ON 17 AND SO IN A ONE YEAR PERIOD BUTCH HAS GOT YOU TWO CLUBS LESS, SHORTER SWING, TIGHTER SWING, HOW CRUCIAL IS HE TO YOU NOW, AND WILL HE BE GOING FORWARD DO YOU THINK?

TIGER WOODS

HE'S VERY CRUCIAL, HE'S WE'VE KIND OF BUILT THIS GOLF SWING I'M USING RIGHT NOW TOGETHER. HE'S SUPPLIED THE INFORMATION, AND I'VE SUPPLIED THE HARD WORK AND NOT TO SAY THAT BUTCH HASN'T WATCHED HOURS AND HOURS AND HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF VIDEO TAPE OF ME, BUT I GO OUT THERE AND SAY TRY IT ON THE GOLF COURSE AND AS HE KNOWS VERY WELL WHAT EVER HE TEACHES ME I'M GOING TO TRY IT IN COMPETITION RIGHT AWAY . I REMEMBER HIM TEACHING ME A SHOT AT THE US OPEN THIS YEAR . HE SHOWS ME THIS 3 WOOD FROM THE ROUGH AND I SAID YEAH RIGHT, YOU KNOW HE PULLS IT OUT.

PETER KESSLER

A CHIP.

TIGER WOODS

YEAH A LITTLE CHIP, OUT OF THE FIRST CUT OF ROUGH I TRY IT THIS WORKS PRETTY GOOD. LOW AND BEHOLD SATURDAY COMES ALONG I GOT THIS SHOT ON THE 18TH IN FRONT OF ALL THESE PEOPLE FOR PAR FROM OFF THE GREEN PULL OUT THE FIRST TIME IN COMPETITION, NEVER PRACTICED IT IN THE HOLE.

PETER KESSLER

I WOULD SAY THAT'S A REASONABLY FAST STUDY ON YOUR PART.

TIGER WOODS

I SEEM TO JUST , I JUST TRY IT ANYWAY WHETHER IT'S GOING TO WORK OR NOT I JUST TRY IT.

PETER KESSLER

WELL IT WAS AN UNEVENTFUL, UNIMPORTANT COMPETITION . LET'S GO AHEAD AND TALK TO CASSANDRA IN NEW YORK. HOW ARE YOU CASSANDRA?

PHONE CALLER, CASSANDRA

HI PETER, HI TIGER HOW ARE YOU DOING

TIGER WOODS

HI

PHONE CALLER, CASSANDRA

GOOD EVENING, I'M SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD AND TIGER YOU ARE DEFINITELY MY ROLE MODEL I APPRECIATE AND ADMIRE YOUR INTELLIGENCE, YOUR INTELLECT, YOUR WIT, AND YOUR OBVIOUS MUSCLE TOUGHNESS. MY QUESTION IS I KNOW YOU PROMISED YOUR FATHER YOU WOULD COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATION AT STANFORD AND I'M WONDERING WHEN ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS CAUSE I KNOW YOUR INTERESTED IN GETTING A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS?

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT, ACTUALLY I'M STARTING NEXT YEAR AND I'VE TALKED WITH SOME OF THE PROFESSORS AT STANFORD AND I'M GOING TO DO SOME CORRESPONDENT CLASSES AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME I KIND OF FIGURED IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME PROBABLY 6 TO 8 YEARS TO GET DONE BECAUSE IT'S 2 YEARS SINCE STANFORD'S ON THE QUARTER SYSTEM WHICH MEANS IT'S A 45 UNITS PER YEAR AND THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF TOUGH TO GET ALL 90 UNITS IN 2 YEARS BUT, I'M GOING TO TRY AND DO IT OVER THE COURSE OF TIME, IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME BUT I PROMISED MY PARENTS THAT I WILL GET IT DONE AND THEY SAID AS LONG AS I GET IT DONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU GET IT DONE WHEN YOUR 100 YEARS OLD, OR WHEN YOUR 21, JUST AS LONG AS YOU GET IT DONE, AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.

PETER KESSLER

THE PROFESSOR WHO TEACHES THE MONEY MANAGEMENT COURSE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU CLOSELY. LET'S GO AHEAD AND TALK TO RICK IN OHIO, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ASK TIGER?

PHONE CALLER RICK

AH FIRST , WELL I'D LIKE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO TIGER ON ALL HE'S ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR., AND I KNOW YOU PROBABLY COULDN'T ACCOMPLISH THAT WITHOUT BEING IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE SO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS IF YOU COULD SHARE WITH US WHAT KIND OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING PROGRAM YOU FOLLOW.

TIGER WOODS

WHAT DO I FOLLOW HUH, CHEESE BURGER FRIES, STRAWBERRY SHAKE. NO BUT SERIOUSLY IN OFF SEASON I'LL PROBABLY WORK OUT 5 OR 6 TIMES IN A WEEK AND I'LL LIFT WEIGHTS PRETTY HEAVILY AND DO A LOT OF CARDIOVASCULAR, JUST TRYING TO GET MYSELF IN SHAPE BUT WHEN YOUR AT TOURNAMENTS SIGHTS IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND WHAT I TRY AND DO IT JUST WORK OUT PROBABLY TWICE A WEEK REAL LIGHT WEIGHTS AND MORE THAN ANYTHING STRETCH MORE INTENSE THAN I NORMALLY WOULD AFTER THESE SESSIONS BECAUSE I STILL NEED TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT AND I DON'T WANT TO BE SORE OR TIGHT BUT AT TOURNAMENT SIGHTS I USUALLY DO A LOT OF BIKE RIDING, STAIR MASTER RUNNING, STUFF LIKE THAT AND SWING A WEIGHTED CLUB JUST TO KEEP MY GOLF MUSCLES IN SHAPE.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE INTELLECTUAL SIDE TO STAY IN SHAPE , WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT BEFORE A TOURNAMENT, IN TERMS OF A STRATEGY OR COURSE MANAGEMENT OR WHAT'S WORKING WELL FOR YOU. IS THERE SOME KIND OF A PROGRAM ?

TIGER WOODS

YEAH, I LOOK AT BEFORE EVERY ROUND I START WHAT MY TENDENCY HAVE BEEN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK SOME WEEKS YOU HIT THE BALL LEFT, SOME WEEKS YOU HIT THE BALL RIGHT, SHORT AND LONG WHATEVER.

PETER KESSLER

ONLY WHEN I GET STUCK.

TIGER WOODS

ONLY YOU OKAY, I WORK ON JUST BEFORE I GO OUT I THINK ABOUT AND WORK ON MENTALLY WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING IN THE PAST, THE LAST COUPLE DAYS MAYBE EVEN THE DAY BEFORE AND I'LL THINK ABOUT WHAT MY TENDENCY'S ARE AND THEN GO ON THE RANGE AND SEE IF THERE STILL THERE AND IF THEY ARE STILL THERE THEN I KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE GOLF COURSE AND I'LL KNOW WHAT TO PLAY FOR, IF THERE'S TROUBLE HERE I KINDA SHY AWAY FROM IT AND HIT A CERTAIN SHOT WHICH I KNOW I CAN GET AWAY WITH IF A CERTAIN FAULT COMES INTO THE GOLF SWING SO I'M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT HOW I CAN GET AROUND THE GOLF COURSE WITH A MINIMIZING MY FAULTS AND PLAYING FOR MY TENDENCY'S .

PETER KESSLER

WELL BASED ON THE VIDEO THAT WE JUST SAW THERE DON'T SEEM TO BE TOO MANY, WERE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK. IF YOU LIKED WHAT YOU SAW WHICH WAS FROM TIGER'S TRIPLE, PRODUCED BY BRUCE SMITH YOU CAN ORDER THAT VIDEO BY CALLING 1-800-637-3557, WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

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