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Golf Talk Live - Tiger Woods Transcript Segment 4

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PETER KESSLER

WELCOME BACK AND WELCOME TO BRETT IN CALIFORNIA, HOW ARE YOU BRETT?

PHONE CALLER BRETT

HOW ARE YOU PETER?

PETER KESSLER

DOING FINE THANKS FOR CALLING.

PHONE CALLER BRETT

TIGER IT'S A REAL HONOR TO SPEAK WITH YOU.

TIGER WOODS

THANK YOU!

PHONE CALLER BRETT

AH, LISTEN I WAS KIND OF CURIOUS AS TO WHAT KIND OF MUSIC TIGER LIKES AND JUST WHAT HE DOES IN HIS OFF THE COURSE ACTIVITIES TO HAVE FUN.

TIGER WOODS

WHAT DO I DO OFF THE COURSE AND WHAT KIND OF MUSIC HUH. MUSIC I LIKE TO LISTEN TO R&B, BOYS TO MEN, SOUL FOR REAL, KEEAH SWEAT SOMETHING SMOOTH BUT NOT AFRAID TO LISTEN TO SOME HIP HOP DANCE MUSIC, BUT WELL WHAT I LIKE TO DO WITH MY SPARE TIME IS BASICALLY FISH OR HANG OUT WITH MY FRIENDS. MY TIME NOW IS VERY LIMITED AND I ENJOY EVERY MINUTE I CAN WITH MY FRIENDS, THAT'S SOMETHING I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO.

PETER KESSLER

ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND CHRISTMAS AND THE HOLIDAYS OUT IN CALIFORNIA WITH YOUR FAMILY.

TIGER WOODS

YEAH, I'M LEAVING HERE IN A FEW DAYS AND I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MY MOM AND DAD AGAIN AND SEEING MY LITTLE DOG JOEY WHOSE A YELLOW LAB AND I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM SO WE CAN RUN AROUND THE BLOCK AND STUFF AND HAVE FUN.

PETER KESSLER

AND I FORGOT TO OFFER YOU A PREMATURE HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY .

TIGER WOODS

THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. SO YOUR CATCHING UP TO THE REST OF US.

TIGER WOODS

NOT YOU.

PETER KESSLER

WHO'VE WE GOT ON THE LINE. MATT FROM OHIO, HOW ARE YOU DOING MATT?

PHONE CALLER MATT

HOW ARE YOU DOING PETER?

PETER KESSLER

WERE DOING FINE!

PHONE CALLER MATT

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S YOUR MIND SETS GOING TO BE TIGER, GOING INTO THE MAJORS?

TIGER WOODS

GOING TO THE MAJORS HUH. PROBABLY IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME AS EVERY GOLF TOURNAMENT, IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME I'M GOING TO TRY TO WIN AND IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE NOW THE SPOTLIGHT GOING TO BE MORE ON ME THEN IT WAS IN THE PAST. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH A LITTLE MORE MEDIA ATTENTION, A LITTLE MORE OFF THE COURSE DIFFICULTIES WITH THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL, I'M NOT EXACTLY USE TO THAT YET BUT ON THE COURSE IT'S STILL GOING TO BE THE SAME, LOWEST SCORES STILL WIN AND I'M DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY MY BEST, TO GO OUT THERE DO MY BEST AND WIN.

PETER KESSLER

YOU KNOW JACK NICKLAUS SAID YOU WERE GOING TO WIN AT LEAST 11 MASTERS MORE THAN HE AND ARNOLD COMBINED.

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT, RIGHT.

PETER KESSLER

AND EVERYBODY INCLUDING YOU EXPECT YOU TO WIN, IT'S OKAY WHEN YOU EXPECT YOU TO WIN BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OUTSIDE PRESSURE DOES THAT ADD OR MAKE ANYTHING MORE DIFFICULT OR ANY LESS FUN FOR YOU TO PLAY THE GAME.

TIGER WOODS

NO ACTUALLY MY FATHERS ALWAYS TAUGHT ME ONE THING, HE SAYS DON'T EVER LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT YOURSELF AND I SAID WHY HE SAYS ONE IF YOU EVER GET CAUGHT UP IN PEOPLES EXPECTATION OF YOURSELF THEN YOU WILL NEVER BE A HUMAN BEING , YOU WON'T EVER LIVE FOR YOURSELF THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOUR VERY SELFISH OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT JUST MEANS THAT WHATEVER YOUR GOALS INTERNALLY ARE, YOU STRIVE FOR THOSE BECAUSE ONLY YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T ACHIEVE AND YOU GO FOR THEM AND IF YOU DO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS IT'S AMAZING THE SELF WORTH THAT YOU FEEL WHEN YOU ACHIEVE THESE THINGS.

PETER KESSLER

SO IT'S REALLY TRUE WHAT YOU SAID BEFORE. WHAT HE REALLY WANTS YOU TO DO IS BE HAPPY WHICH MEANS FOR YOU TO DO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO.

TIGER WOODS

EXACTLY, WHETHER IT'S STAMP COLLECTING OR WORKING AT A BAR OR.

PETER KESSLER

I HAVE A FEELING HE WASN'T THINKING STAMP COLLECTING.

TIGER WOODS

NO, WHATEVER IT IS THAT'S JUST THE WAY MY POP IS.

PETER KESSLER

YOUR MOM IS A BUDDHIST AND YOU'VE EMBRACED AT LOT OF THAT RELIGION.

TIGER WOODS

RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

HOW BIG OF A PART IN YOUR LIFE DOES THAT PLAY?

TIGER WOODS

UM, ENOUGH I'VE TAKEN SOME OF THE PARTS THAT I LIKE IN BUDDHISM. I'M NOT A FULL FLEDGE BUDDHISM WHERE I'M TRYING TO ACHIEVE AND ENLIGHTEN THEM OR NIRVANA OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I JUST

PETER KESSLER

YOU LISTEN TO NIRVANA.

TIGER WOODS

NO, NO, NOT THAT STUFF . I TRY TO DIFFERENT ASPECT THAT I CAN APPLY INTO MY LIFE. I'VE APPLIED A LOT OF IT AND TRIED TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON THROUGH THOSE TEACHINGS. I'M NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE OR DO I HAVE THE TIME OR DESIRE TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE SALVATION, IT'S NOT ME IT'S NOT MY TYPE OF PERSON. IF I CARE AND SHARE AND LIVE MY LIFE HONESTLY I THINK THAT, THAT WILL BE ENOUGH FOR ME.

PETER KESSLER

LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FLUFF, WE BROUGHT HIM UP BEFORE , IT SEEMS LIKE HE'S BEEN MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN HE'S BEING GIVEN CREDIT FOR. PETER JACOBSEN WAS EXTREMELY GRACIOUS PARTICULARLY GIVING INJURY TO SAY THAT YOU TWO OUGHT TO WORK TOGETHER AND NOW THE ARRANGEMENT IS PERMANENT BUT I NOTICED EVEN AT THE SKINS GAME YOU PULLED OUT THE DRIVER SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN EVERYBODY HAD ANTICIPATED, I MEAN THROUGH 12 OR 13 HOLES I THINK IT WAS ONLY 2 OR 3 TIMES THAT YOU PULLED IT OUT I MEAN IT JUST LOOKED LIKE YOU WERE TRYING TO MAKE BIRDIES THE SMART WAY NOT THE FLAMBOYANT WAY IS HE PLAYING A BIG FACTOR IN THAT DECISION IN TERMS OF YOUR COURSE STRATEGY RIGHT NOW?

TIGER WOODS

OFF THE TEE FLUFF DOESN'T MAKE A LOT OF THE DECISIONS FOR ME. WE TALK ABOUT IT BEING A CADDIE AND PLAYER RELATIONSHIP WE KNOW I HAVE THE LAST SAY SO BUT HE WILL SPEAK HIM MIND WHEN ASKED IF I JUST PULL A CLUB AND HIT IT AND HE KNOWS IT'S THE WRONG , HE WILL SAY SOMETHING BUT HE'LL JUST SAY IT, HE WON'T TALK ME OUT OF THE SHOT BUT NOW WHEN HE DOES, HE'S THE BEST AT THIS HE TALKING ME THROUGH SHOTS INTO THE GREENS WITH CERTAIN WIND CONDITIONS WHAT CLUBS TO HIT BECAUSE SOMETIMES AS A PLAYER COMING DOWN THE STRETCH IN A TOURNAMENT YOUR A LITTLE JUICED YOUR A LITTLE NERVOUS, YOUR ADRENALINE IS FLOWING AND YOUR NOT THINKING AS CLEARLY AS YOU WERE ON THE FIRST TEE. SO WHICH MEANS YOUR GONNA MAKE AN OCCASIONAL MISTAKE MENTALLY AND FLUFF IS THERE BECAUSE HE'S THE ONE WHOSE NOT EXACTLY NERVOUS AS I AM BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE TO HIT THE SHOTS BUT HE HAS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND HE KNOWS WHAT I CAN AND CAN'T SO AND HE SEES THINGS MORE CLEARLY THAN I DO AT TIMES AND HE'LL TALK ME OUT OF SOME SHOTS DOWN THE STRETCH AND THEY'VE WORKED OUT EACH AND EVERY TIME.

PETER KESSLER

EVERYBODY KEEPS SAYING THAT THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST WONDERFUL YEAR OF YOUR LIFE WITHOUT ASKING YOU BUT I'M GUESSING THAT IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE BEST OF FLUFF'S.

TIGER WOODS

YOU KNOW AH, IT WAS THE BIGGEST CHECK HE'S EVER RECEIVED AT VEGAS AND IT WAS KINDA NICE TO HAVE HIS BIGGEST CHECK AND MY BIGGEST CHECK COME TOGETHER BECAUSE WE BOTH EARNED IT AND THAT'S WHEN IT'S SPECIAL.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT WAS MORE FUN THE ENDORSEMENT CONTRACTS OR SEEING THE FOUR FIGURE CHECK THAT YOU EARNED AT YOUR FIRST EVENT AS A PLAYER ?

TIGER WOODS

BY FAR THE FOUR FIGURE, THE FOUR FIGURE CHECK . IT WAS A 2544 I WON I BELIEVE . THAT TO ME IS THE ULTIMATE BECAUSE ON THE GOLF COURSE I'M IN MY ELEMENT , IT'S MY BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS THAT GOT ME THERE. IT'S MY PLAY THAT EARNS ME THE MONEY , NOT A AGENT OR MY RECORDS IN THE PAST THAT PEOPLE ARE BETTING ON IN FUTURE, THERE TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK THEMSELVES. IT'S NOT THAT IT'S WHAT I HAVE DONE ON THE GOLF COURSE MYSELF. THAT TO ME IS THE MOST GRATIFYING THING EVER.

PETER KESSLER

DO YOU DO WHAT THE REST OF US ALWAYS DO, DO YOU OPEN UP THE PAPER IN THE MORNING TO SEE WHAT THE AMOUNT WAS. DO YOU LOOK DOWN THE LIST?

TIGER WOODS

NO, I KNEW I IMPRESSED IT.

PETER KESSLER

BUT YET YOU LOOK DOWN THE LIST, TO SEE WHAT NUMBER YOU ARE.

TIGER WOODS

EXACTLY, EXACTLY!

PETER KESSLER

WERE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH TIGER.

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