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Golf Talk Live - Chris DiMarco Transcript Segment 2

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RICH LERNER
WELCOME BACK. I, I THINK THE FUNNIEST LINE I READ DURING THE WEEK OF THE MASTERS CAME FROM THE GOLF WRITER FROM THE ATLANTA JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTION, GLENN SHEELY, BEEN ON THE GOLF CHANNEL SEVERAL TIMES.

HE SAID, OF CHRIS DIMARCO, HE IS TOUGHER THAN A WAFFLE HOUSE PORK CHOP

CHRIS DIMARCO
(LAUGHS)

RICH LERNER
(LAUGHS)

YOU DEMONSTRATED SOME OF THAT TOUGHNESS I THINK LATE ON SATURDAY. YOU HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY. YOU KIND OF WAVED GOOD BYE. THE RIDE IS OVER. IT'S BEEN FUN AND YOU WOULD HAVE NONE OF THAT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
NO, YOU KNOW, I MADE A BOGIE ON 15 ON SUNDAY, OR SATURDAY AND SATURDAY'S PIN ON 16 WAS REALLY TOUGH. IT WAS BACK RIGHT, AND I FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE NORMAL SHOT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO PUT IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN

THERE AND TWO PUTT BUT I FELT LIKE I NEEDED SOMETHING TO GET BACK AND I HIT JUST A GREAT 7 IRON ABOUT 5 FEET. I MADE THE BIRDIE AND I JUST REMEMBER GIVING MYSELF A LITTLE PUMP, JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW, THIS IS, GAME'S ON. YOU KNOW, I WAS, I, IT WAS, THAT WAS IT

WHERE YOU SEE LIKE TIGER'S INTENSENESS BUT HAVING FUN. THAT WAS TOTALLY IT RIGHT THERE. I WAS TOTALLY INTENSE BUT SO ENJOYING THE MOMENT.

RICH LERNER
SO IS THAT WHAT YOU SORT OF TAKE AWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING PLAYED WITH TIGER, THE IDEA THAT YOU SORT OF HAVE TO RELISH THE COMPETITION? RELISH THE HEAT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
RIGHT

RICH LERNER
SOAK IT UP.

CHRIS DIMARCO
I THINK SO. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY. I REMEMBER BEING A KID, REMEMBER WANTING TO GO THROUGH PEOPLE AND GETTING ON A PAR 3 AND LIKE, HITTING A REALLY GOOD SHOT AND THEN GOING, WOW, THAT WAS A PRETTY

GOOD SHOT, SO THAT'S WHAT THE MENTALITY KIND OF IS OUT THERE. YOU WANT TO IMPRESS PEOPLE AND IF YOU'RE PLAYING WELL YOU CAN DO THAT, PRETTY, YOU KNOW BY HITTING GOOD SHOTS AND MAKING GOOD PUTTS AND, AND DOING GOOD THINGS.

RICH LERNER
HOW FAR IN TO THE 72 HOLE EXPERIENCE DID YOU CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU COULD SHOCK THE WORLD AND WIN THE GREEN JACKET.

CHRIS DIMARCO
UM, YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER ON THE 13TH TEE, ME AND CALC WERE BACK THERE AND WE WERE JUST KIND OF MULLING ALONG AND, YOU KNOW, HE SAID, MAN WE'VE GOT HOLES LEFT. HE SAID WE'VE GOT HOLES

WE CAN EAGLE AND WE GOT BIRDIES LEFT AND HE'S GOT TO STILL PLAY THE 12TH AND SOME OTHER HOLES, SO I THINK UP UNTIL THAT POINT, I MEAN WE WERE, WE WERE STILL CLAWING AND FIGHTING.

RICH LERNER
IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, TIGER WOODS WINS HIS 4TH CONSECUTIVE MAJOR, YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO WIN A SINGLE PGA TOUR EVENT, 32 YEARS OLD, YOU BROKE THROUGH AT PENNSYLVANIA LAST YEAR, THRILLING MOMENT. PUT SOME CONTEXT TO WHAT TIGER HAS JUST TOPPED OFF.

CHRIS DIMARCO
YOU KNOW I DON'T EVEN THINK IT'S, I MEAN IT'S UNHEARD OF. I MEAN IT'S AMAZING. FOUR MAJORS IN A ROW PLUS TPC, HOLDING THOSE 5 TROPHIES AT THE SAME TIME

RICH LERNER
PLUS BAY HILL, ARNIE'S TOURNAMENT, PLUS MEMORIAL JACK'S TOURNAMENT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
YEAH

RICH LERNER
20:PLUS THE CANADIAN OPEN.

CHRIS DIMARCO
I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S UNREAL. I MEAN , I THINK, I MEAN I, IT'S FUNNY IS THAT YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE, SAID THEY'VE HEARD ENOUGH OF TIGER. TIGER, TIGER, TIGER, BUT, YOU KNOW, AND THEN RICK RILEY, FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WROTE A GOOD ARTICLE ONE TIME SAYING IF YOU, IF YOU

DON'T PAY ATTENTION YOU MIGHT MISS IT. I MEAN IF, MIGHT THE GREATEST SPORTS HISTORY MIGHT BE HAPPENING RIGHT AS WE ARE WATCHING AND IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION YOU MIGHT MISS IT AND IT'S TRUE. I MEAN THIS IS UNHEARD OF, THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED WHAT HE'S DOING.

RICH LERNER
HOW DO YOU THINK HE WILL IMPACT THE GAME GOING FORWARD? I'M TALKING MAYBE THE NEXT GENERATION. WHAT CHANGES DO YOU THINK WE'LL SEE AS A RESULT OF WHAT TIGER'S DONE?

CHRIS DIMARCO
WELL, I CAN REMEMBER BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL MYSELF AND A BE, YOU KNOW, TELLING PEOPLE YEAH I'M ON A GOLF TEAM, YOU KNOW, KIND OF LIKE YOU, YOU WERE NOT REALLY, YOU WEREN'T THE COOL KIDS IN SCHOOL ON THE GOLF TEAM,

AND, YOU KNOW, IT WAS THE FOOTBALL AND FOOTBALL'S STILL A POPULAR SPORT, BUT I THINK IT'S KIND OF COOL TO BE A GOLFER NOW AND I THINK THAT KIDS ARE ENJOYING THAT AND YOU'RE SEEING SUCH FROM THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS GETTING INTO GOLF AND I THINK IT'S, I THINK IT'S AWESOME BECAUSE IT'S SUCH

A, A LONG, YOU CAN HIT, YOU CAN PLAY IT FOR SO LONG, THE LONGEVITY'S JUST THERE. YOU CAN PLAY IT UP UNTIL INTO YOUR 70'S AS A PRO, IT'S AMAZING.

RICH LERNER
IT SEEMS TOO LIKE HIS PHYSICAL PRESENTATION WILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT, I THINK. THE STEREO TYPE OF GOLF AS A NON ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR I THINK HAS RADICALLY CHANGED WITH

TIGER WOODS WHO, ON OCCASION, LOOKS LIKE JIM BROWN HITTING THE HOLE FOR A 7 YARD GAIN. HE COMBINES THAT GREAT
EXPLOSIVENESS, POWER, WITH A WONDERFUL FEEL.

CHRIS DIMARCO
I WOULD, I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYBODY THAT DOESN'T THINK IT'S AN ATHLETIC SPORT TO GO AND WALK THE 18 TO 36 HOLES THAT WE HAVE WALKED ON SAT, OR SUNDAY, AT ATLANTA, IN THAT WIND.

RICH LERNER
MMM

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT WAS OVER 20 MILES, PLUS BEING IN THE LAST GROUP WITH THE MENTAL PART OF IT ON TOP OF YOU. IT, IT IS, IT'S A MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTING GAME AT TIMES.

RICH LERNER
GRANT WAITE (?) SAID TO ME LAST YEAR, LATE, THAT HE FELT TIGER WOODS WOULD CHANGE THE WAY PROFESSIONALS VIEW THE GAME IN THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR OWN STANDARDS. NO LONGER

WOULD IT BE A SITUATION WHERE A GUY CAN PLAY WELL MAYBE ONLY 4 OR 5 TIMES A YEAR WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER. TIGER HAS SAID THAT YOU CAN BE GOOD EVERY SINGLE DAY

CHRIS DIMARCO
RIGHT

RICH LERNER
20:EVERY SINGLE ROUND. WOULD YOU CONCUR WITH THAT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YOU KNOW I WOULD, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S AMAZING THAT HE'S THERE EVERY WEEK. I MEAN EVERY WEEK THAT HE PLAYS HE'S SOMEWHERE THERE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. WHETHER HE WINS OR NOT, HE'S NOT FAR FROM THE LEAD AND TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT MUCH FOCUS AND THAT

MUCH MENTAL TOUGHNESS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

RICH LERNER
SO HAVE YOU CHANGED ANYTHING IN YOUR ROUTINE AS A RESULT OF WHAT TIGER HAS DONE?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I'VE WORKED HARDER ON MY GAME. I, I HAVE.

RICH LERNER
AND HAVE YOU SEEN THAT ACROSS THE BOARD?

CHRIS DIMARCO
SURE, I MEAN IF YOU LOOK BACK SINCE I STARTED DOING IT, SINCE I WON LAST YEAR, I THINK I'VE ONLY MISSED TWO CUTS IN, IN 25 OR 26 EVENTS AND, SO I MEAN, THAT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT I STRIVE FOR FOR SURE.

RICH LERNER
SO WORKING HARDER ON YOUR CONDITIONING?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I'M NOT SO MUCH A WORK, MY, I LEAVE THAT TO MY WIFE. MY WIFE'S THE BIG WORK OUT NUT IN THE FAMILY. I, I MEAN I WALK SO MUCH AND I'VE GOT 2 KIDS I, I CHASE AROUND A LOT SO I MEAN, I JUST DON'T ENJOY WORKING OUT BUT, I, I

I DO ANYWAY, I DON'T DO IT AS MUCH AS I PROBABLY SHOULD BUT I DO HIT MORE BALLS AND I DO PUTT A LITTLE MORE THAN I USED TO.

RICH LERNER
OKAY. WE'LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK AND WHEN WE COME BACK WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT CHRIS' RISE FROM THE NIKE TOUR THEN THE NIKE TOUR TO THE PGA TOUR TO THE MASTERS AND WE'LL ALSO

LOOK AT HIS BREAK THROUGH LAST YEAR IN PENNSYLVANIA AT THE S.C.I. CLASSIC. WIN NUMBER ONE AND HE DID IT GOING AWAY, STAY WITH US.

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