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Rich Lerner
HE'S THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO HAVE EVER QUALIFIED FOR THE PGA TOUR. MEET THE INCREDIBLE 17 YEAR OLD TY TRYON NEXT ON GOLF TALK LIVE.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING WHEN YOU WERE 17? HAD YOUR DREAMS CRYSTALLIZED OR WAS THE FUTURE HAZY AT BEST? YOUR ROAD MAP DIFFICULT TO DECIPHER. THE PRODIGIES, WELL, THEY SEE THINGS. THEY FEEL THINGS THAT FEW CAN. IT'S A GIFT

WHICH HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR SOME AND A CURSE TO OTHERS FOR AS EASILY AS THE MUSIC OR THE MATH OR THE ATHLETIC MOVEMENT MAY COME, HOW DIFFICULT IT MUST BE TO HAVE THE

FUTURE THRUST INTO YOUR YOUNG HANDS WELL BEFORE YOU'VE COMPLETED YOUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EVOLUTION.

GOLF HISTORY IS LITTERED WITH THE ODD AND WONDERED KIN WHO FLASH THEN FADE IT AT A TENDER AGE. OTHERS HAVE TURNED PROFESSIONAL AS TEENAGERS AND ULTIMATELY GONE ON TO

SUCCESSFUL CAREERS, BUT NO ONE HAD EVER QUALIFIED FOR THE PGA TOUR AS A 17 YEAR OLD, NOT UNTIL TY TRYON CAME ALONG.

WHERE DID HE COME FROM? WELL UNLIKE TIGER WOODS WHO WON SIX STRAIGHT U.S.G.A. TITLES AS A TEENAGER,

TY TRYON, THOUGH HE DID SHINE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION DID NOT BUILD AN OVERWHELMING RESUME OF AMATEUR SUCCESSES ON HIS WAY TO UNCHARTERED TERRITORY.

RATHER, TRYON'S THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF HIGHLY TRAINED AND BETTER BUILT GOLFERS TO HAVE SPENT MORE TIME IN THE GARAGE, SO TO SPEAK, FINE TUNING RATHER THAN OUT ON THE OPEN ROADS OF AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENTS LEARNING BY TRIAL AND ERROR.

TRYON BASICALLY SKIPPED SEVERAL LEVELS OF COMPETITIVE GOLF ON HIS WAY TO THE PGA TOUR. OF COURSE, HE DIDN'T JUST PICK UP A CLUB EITHER. THE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR'S LONG HAD A PERSONAL TRAINER, HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY WITH

MENTAL COACHES AND HAS SCULPTED HIS TEXT BOOK SWING UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF THE MASTER MAKER OF BETTER YOUNG GOLFERS, DAVID LEADBETTER.

THUS IT WAS PERHAPS A BIT UNNERVING FOR SOME AND NOTHING SHORT OF EYE POPPING FOR MOST TO WATCH SOME ONE SO YOUNG WITH VERY LITTLE TRACK RECORD PLAY SO WELL AT LAST MARCH'S HONDA CLASSIC. ALONGSIDE THE LIKES
OF TOM LEHMAN.

YOU HAD TO GO BACK 44 YEARS TO FIND ANYONE YOUNGER WHO HAD MADE A PGA TOUR CUT.

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AND LATER IN THE YEAR TRYON RIPPED OFF AN OPENING ROUND OF 65 TO CO-LEAD AT THE BC OPEN. THEN, LATE IN THE YEAR, TRYON DID THE UNTHINKABLE, HE UNCORKED A 66 IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE DREADED QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT. A SIX ROUND PRESSURE COOKER THAT HAS

SWALLOWED THOUSANDS OF BATTLE HARDENED COMPETITORS THROUGH THE YEARS. TY TRYON WAS GOING TO THE BIGGEST GOLF SHOW ON EARTH, THE PGA TOUR AND HE'S STILL NOT OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE.

TRYON'S STUNNING DEVELOPMENT HAS RAISED NOT ONLY EYEBROWS BUT SOME CONCERN. HOW DOES A TEENAGER HANDLE THE RIGORS OF TRAVEL IN A GROWN MAN'S WORLD. ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOULD A SPORT'S LEAGUE HAVE

LICENSED TO LEGISLATE AGAINST A MAN'S RIGHT, HOWEVER YOUNG HE MAY BE TO EARN A LIVING AT WHAT HE DOES BEST. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TY TRYON AND SAY BORIS BECKER, WHO WON WIMBLEDON WHEN HE WAS 17?

WHILE THE DEBATE STIRS, TRYON GOES ABOUT HIS ROUTINE, SCHOOL AND GOLF. WHICH TY PREFERS TO VIEW AS HIS NEW JOB. SOME OF HIS FRIENDS HE LIKES TO SAY WORK AT A SUPERMARKET FOR SIX DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS AN HOUR.

HE TOO HAS A JOB. HIS JUST HAPPENS TO COME WITH ALREADY LOCKED IN MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS AND HIS JOB JUST HAPPENS TO TAKE HIM TO DORAL AND

LIKELY BAY HILL AND OTHER SUN SPLASHED LOCALS TO PLAY FOR HUGE DOLLARS AGAINST THE LIKES OF TIGER WOODS, DAVIS LOVE THE THIRD, AND PHIL MICKELSON. NICE JOB FOR A TEENAGER IF YOU CAN GET IT.

MAKES YOU WONDER JUST WHAT WERE YOU DOING WHEN YOU WERE 17. BOGGLES THE MIND A BIT WHEN YOU CONSIDER WHAT TY TRYON'S ABOUT TO DO IN 2002.

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Rich Lerner
AND GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO GOLF TALK LIVE. RICH LERNER WITH TY TRYON, AND WHAT A REAL PLEASURE IT IS TO BRING IN MAYBE THE MOST FAMOUS 17 YEAR OLD IN ALL OF SPORTS RIGHT NOW.

DAVID LEADBETTER WILL JOIN US LATER. TY, GREAT TO SEE YOU.

Ty Tryon
GREAT TO SEE YOU.

Rich Lerner
CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL OF YOUR SUCCESS.

Ty Tryon
THANKS A LOT.

Rich Lerner
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHEDULE, THE LAST FIVE DAYS, JUST TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF HOW REALLY EXTRAORDINARY YOUR LIFE HAS BECOME, TY.

Ty Tryon
IT'S BECOME JUST SO AMAZING AND JUST SO MUCH MORE RESPONSIBILITY HAS BEEN THRUST AT ME BUT I MEAN THE LAST FOUR DAYS, FOR INSTANCE, I WENT TO MEMPHIS ON WEDNESDAY, FOR, I WENT, I SAW ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

AND THEN I VISITED THE TARGET HOUSE WHERE TARGET HELPS LIKE CHILDREN IN NEED THAT HAVE CANCER AND OTHER DEBILITATING DISEASES.

Rich Lerner
OKAY NOW YOU'RE WORKING WITH TARGET

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
ONE OF THEIR ENDORSERS NOW.

Ty Tryon
YES

Rich Lerner
OKAY. SO YOU GO TO MEMPHIS. YOU SEE THE KIDS WHICH IS REALLY EYE OPENING.

Ty Tryon
YEAH I, I VISITED THE KIDS THERE AT ST. JUDE AND YOU KNOW IT JUST PUT EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE, BECAUSE, I MEAN, MY LIFE HAS BECOME SO LIKE, IT'S JUST A DREAM LIFE, REALLY, FOR A KID MY AGE AND TO SEE KIDS LIKE THAT JUST THRUST INTO THAT KIND OF... IT'S JUST SO, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

Rich Lerner
YEAH

Ty Tryon
YOU HAVE A LITTLE SOUVENIR FROM THAT TRIP?

Ty Tryon
YEAH. I MET A LITTLE KID, ACTUALLY, BY THE NAME OF DALTON. A SIX YEAR OLD KID. HE'S HAD TWO TWELVE HOUR SURGERIES OF BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT AND HE ASKED ME FOR MY AUTOGRAPH. HIM AND HIS MOM IN THE,

IN THE ROOM THERE AND I, I WOULDN'T GIVE HIM MY AUTOGRAPH UNLESS HE GAVE ME HIS AUTOGRAPH

Rich Lerner
MMM MMM

Ty Tryon
SO, THE THING WAS HE SIGNED A LITTLE POWER RANGER THING HE GAVE ME AND HE SIGNED DALTON ON THE BACK AND

Rich Lerner
ISN'T THAT NICE

Ty Tryon
GOOD LUCK DALTON, MAN, I'M PRAYING FOR HIM MAN, I MEAN IT WAS SO, IT WAS SO AWESOME.

Rich Lerner
YEAH. ON THAT SUBJECT, HOW IMPORTANT WILL CHARITABLE WORK BE FOR YOU GOING FORWARD?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW IT REALLY WILL BECAUSE WORKING WITH COMPANIES LIKE TARGET, WHICH, I MEAN, THEY PUT UP TEN MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE TARGET HOUSE THERE AND THEY, I MEAN, THEY GAVE 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK TO EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

Rich Lerner
A WEEK

Ty Tryon
A WEEK. SO I MEAN, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. I JUST THOUGHT MAYBE I MEAN I WAS JUST LUCKY TO HAVE A GOOD COMPANY TO SPONSOR ME. I DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE THAT GREAT A COMPANY DOWN DEEP, YOU KNOW, BY HEART.

Rich Lerner
OKAY, SO, SO WEDNESDAY YOU GO TO MEMPHIS. YOU, YOU'RE BACK IN ORLANDO THURSDAY, TAKE US THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, THURSDAY I GET UP AT LIKE 6:30. GO OUT TO CHAMPIONSGATE. MEET DAVID OUT THERE AND DO A GOLF DIGEST PHOTO SEQUENCE AND IT GOT CANCELLED BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY DARK AND REALLY COLD. IT WAS FREEZING OUT THERE.

Rich Lerner
YEAH

Ty Tryon
I SAW YOU OUT THERE.

Rich Lerner
I CAME OUT FOR A BIT

Ty Tryon
YEAH I WAS HITTING BALLS. AND I WAS OUT THERE TILL LIKE 6:00 AND THEN I WENT AND WORKED OUT AND GOLF CHANNEL FOLLOWED ME OUT THERE TO MY, ME AND DAVE HERMAN WORKING OUT

AT CELEBRATION AND JUST A REALLY LONG DAY, AND THEN THE NEXT DAY I GOT UP AT 5:30 AND HAD A CALLAWAY ADD, ACTUALLY WITH ARNOLD PALMER AND CHARLES HOWELL AND

Rich Lerner
A COMMERCIAL SHOOT?

Ty Tryon
YEAH, AND THAT

Rich Lerner
WHAT, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW THAT WAS

Rich Lerner
HAD YOU EVER MET MR. PALMER BEFORE, SPENT EXTENSIVE TIME AROUND HIM?

Ty Tryon
I MET HIM ONE TIME. JUST WHEN I WAS PROBABLY 14 ON THE PUTTING GREEN AT BAY HILL BUT NEVER LIKE THAT AND HE WAS SUCH A NICE GUY AND SO GRACIOUS AND YOU KNEW HE HAD DONE THOSE THINGS, I MEAN THROUGH 40 YEARS OR

SOMETHING SO TO STILL HAVE THAT GOOD GLIMMER IN HIS EYE AND A GOOD ATTITUDE ABOUT IT WAS REALLY COOL.

Rich Lerner
ALRIGHT, SO YOU SHOOT THE COMMERCIAL WITH CALLAWAY AT GRAND CYPRESS BUT WE'RE NOT, WE'RE NOT

DONE YET.

Ty Tryon
DONE YET.

Rich Lerner
BUT WE HAVEN'T CROSSED THE COUNTRY YET.

Ty Tryon
WELL, WELL THEN I HAD A, I HAD TO FINISH THAT GOLF DIGEST PHOTO SEQUENCE.

Rich Lerner
OKAY

Ty Tryon
OVER AT GRAND CYPRESS AND I DID THAT AND THEN IT'S NOT OVER YET. THE NEXT MORNING I GET UP AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING ON FRIDAY, AND I LEAVE FOR, ON SATURDAY, AND I LEAVE FOR PHOENIX
WHERE I PLAYED 18 HOLES THAT DAY AND

THEN I DID A PRESS CONFERENCE AND THEN I PLAYED SUNDAY AND I JUST GOT BACK ABOUT ONE, ONE-THIRTY LAST NIGHT.

Rich Lerner
YOU PLAYED TPC AT SCOTTSDALE.

Ty Tryon
YES

Rich Lerner
WHERE YOU WILL MAKE YOUR DEBUT AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. HOW DID YOU LIKE THE GOLF COURSE?

Ty Tryon
I LOVED THE GOLF COURSE. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE, IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE.

Rich Lerner
SUITS YOUR GAME WELL.

Ty Tryon
YES

Rich Lerner
SO YOU, YOU HAD MADE THE COMMENT AND WE TOUCHED ON THIS IN THE OPENING THAT YOU VIEW WHAT YOU DO AS A JOB JUST THE WAY YOUR FRIENDS HAVE A JOB AT, AT PUBLIX, LET'S SAY THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET, BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO AGREE

Ty Tryon
I'VE SEEN THAT (?) EVERYWHERE

Rich Lerner
YEAH, YOU'D HAVE TO AGREE THAT FOR A 17 YEAR OLD IT LOOKS A LITTLE BIT MORE EXCITING TO DO WHAT YOU DO

THEN SAY STOCKING CANS OF PROGRESSO SOUP AT THE PUBLIX. NO KNOCK ON PROGRESSO WHICH MAKES A FINE PRODUCT (LAUGHS).

Ty Tryon
YEAH, I MEAN AGAIN, I ALWAYS THOUGHT AS A KID THAT I WOULD SOMEHOW BECOME A PRO GOLFER BUT BELIEVE ME I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD BECOME, IT WOULD BE THIS EARLY, THAT I'D ACCOMPLISH THIS AT Q-SCHOOL THIS YEAR. IT HIT ME TOO.

Rich Lerner
WE'LL GET TO THE DECISION TO TURN PRO LATER AND WE WILL DO SO IN DEPTH. YOU'RE ON WINTER BREAK NOW. WHAT IS THE TYPICAL DAY LIKE WHEN SCHOOL IS ON, AND I SHOULD REMIND PEOPLE THAT

YOU ARE AN 11TH GRADER AT DR. PHILLIPS HIGH SCHOOL HERE IN ORLANDO. WHAT'S THE TYPICAL DAY LIKE WHEN SCHOOL'S IN?

Ty Tryon
A LOT OF STUDYING. NO, I WAKE UP AT 6:30 AND I GET TO SCHOOL. SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:45 AND IT GOES TILL ABOUT 12:00. I HAVE FOUR CLASSES. JUST THE CORE CLASSES. THEY'VE REALLY, THEY WORKED REALLY WELL WITH ME. DR. PHILLIPS HAS.

THEY'VE, I MEAN THE PRINCIPAL, MR. CHAJINSKI (?) HAS, WITHOUT THEM I'D PROBABLY, I MEAN I'D END UP DOING HOME SCHOOL OR SOMETHING BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN REALLY GRACIOUS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO HELP ME, AND THEN I LEAVE THERE ABOUT 12:00 AND GO TO

CHAMPIONSGATE OR GO PRACTICE SOMEWHERE. HAVE LUNCH AND PRACTICE ALL DAY AND WORK OUT.

Rich Lerner
AND HOW WILL YOU INTEGRATE THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE AS A GOLFER?

Ty Tryon
YEAH, THAT'S BEEN A BIG, BIG QUESTION MYSELF TOO, AND MY AUNT'S HELPING ME OUT. MY DAD'S MOM, OR MY DAD'S SISTER. SORRY, AND SHE'S A TEACHER UP IN NEW YORK AND WE TALK FREQUENTLY, ABOUT THREE TIMES A WEEK AND SHE

JUST KIND OF HELPS ME WITH MY SCHOOL WORK AND THAT'S HOW I DO IT.

Rich Lerner
NOW WHO DO YOU TRAVEL WITH?

Ty Tryon
A LOT OF PEOPLE. I DON'T KNOW. MOM, DAD. I HAVE A WHOLE ENTOURAGE. I DON'T REALLY KNOW.

Rich Lerner
AND WILL YOU TAKE BOOKS, I MEAN YOU'D BE

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
STUDYING FOR TESTS ON THE ROAD?

Ty Tryon
I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO, YEAH.

Rich Lerner
AND YOU FULLY PLAN ON GETTING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, I'M TOTALLY SET ON IT.

Rich Lerner
YOU WANT TO BE AT THE GRADUATION WITH YOUR CLASS UNLESS LET'S SAY YOU'RE IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE U.S. OPEN.

Ty Tryon
(LAUGHINGLY) YEAH. I'D LIKE THAT.

Rich Lerner
ACTUALLY, IF IT CAME DOWN TO THAT WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Ty Tryon
WELL MINE'S IN MAY. SO I'LL BE OKAY.

Rich Lerner
YOU'LL BE OKAY.

Ty Tryon
YEAH I'LL BE OKAY.

Rich Lerner
ALRIGHT. DO YOU GET PEPPERED WITH QUESTIONS BY YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS? WHAT'S TIGER WOODS LIKE? WHAT WAS IT LIKE MEETING ARNOLD PALMER? WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING BEFORE BIG GALLERIES?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW I, I DO LIKE, I HAVEN'T SEEN SOME OF MY FRIENDS FROM MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IN A LONG TIME. THEY'VE GONE TO COLLEGE. LAKE HIGHLAND. THOSE ARE THE GUYS THAT MOST, I MEAN

A LOT OF MY FRIENDS AT DR. PHILLIPS AREN'T REALLY GOLFERS, BUT MY
LAKE HIGHLAND FRIENDS, I MEAN I SAW THEM OVER NEW YEAR'S AND

Rich Lerner
WHICH IS WHERE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL, BY THE WAY, BEFORE

Ty Tryon
BEFORE DR. PHILLIPS.

Rich Lerner
AND, AND VERY QUICKLY, WHY THE TRANSFER FROM LAKE HIGHLAND TO DR. PHILLIPS?

Ty Tryon
WELL, IN SHORT, JUST, THE COMMUTE TO LAKE HIGHLAND WAS, I MEAN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO NEAR WINTER PARK, EVERY MORNING, I WAS 16 YEARS OLD, I MEAN JUST GOT MY LICENSE DRIVING 35 MINUTES, 40 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC EVERY

MORNING AND THEN I PRACTICE AT CHAMPIONSGATE WHICH IS ONE

Rich Lerner
YEAH

Ty Tryon
EXIT FROM HAINES CITY OR WAY DOWN THERE. THERE WAS JUST WAY TOO MUCH TRAFFIC AND IT WAS JUST MORE CONVENIENT AT DR. PHILLIPS.

Rich Lerner
WHEN DID YOU THINK ALL OF THIS WOULD HAPPEN? AT 17, OR DID YOU THINK IT WOULD HAPPEN AT 19 OR 21?

Ty Tryon
I WAS THINKING, IF I WORKED REALLY HARD AND REALLY PUT MY NOSE TO IT, MAYBE LIKE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I COULD HAVE A CHANCE MAYBE TO GO PRO. IF NOT, MAYBE GO TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE OR YOU KNOW THAT WAS LIKE PRETTY

GOOD ODDS I THOUGHT BUT I REALLY NEVER THOUGHT 17. IT JUST, IT BEATS, IT REALLY KIND OF HAPPENED AT BC. THAT'S WHEN I FIRST THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

Rich Lerner
OKAY. WHEN DID YOU FIRST DEMONSTRATE EXTRAORDINARY SKILL AT THE GAME OF GOLF AND WHERE DID THE JOURNEY BEGIN? TAKE US BACK.

Ty Tryon
UM, WELL I STARTED WHEN I WAS ABOUT ONE AND A HALF YEARS OLD. MY DAD, BILL

Rich Lerner
WHAT DID YOU WAIT SO LONG FOR? (LAUGHS)

Ty Tryon
I, I DON'T KNOW. HE, I KEPT TELLING HIM TO START ME EARLIER. I WAS LIKE IN A LITTLE WALKER AND HAD BIG PLASTIC CLUBS AND YOU KNOW, A BIG BALL, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A TENNIS BALL AND

YOU KNOW I JUST WHACKED THE BALL AROUND THE HOUSE AND HE ACTUALLY, WE LIVED KIND OF IN THE COUNTRY IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA AND HE BUILT A BIG PUTTING GREEN WITH A BUNKER AND NINE LITTLE PITCHING HOLES ABOUT,
THE TEES, I THINK FOR US (?) BY 85 YARDS.

Rich Lerner
I MEAN, I MEAN FROM, FROM THE EARLIEST STAGE DID YOUR DAD BILL SAY I'M GOING TO DEVELOP A GOLFING PHNOM OR HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

Ty Tryon
NO, NO MY DAD, HOW I GOT INTERESTED IN GOLF, MY DAD WOULD JUST GO PLAY WITH HIS BUDDIES, YOU KNOW, JUST TO GO RELAX AND TO SPEND TIME WITH ME, JUST BRING ME ALONG AND I'D JUST TAG

ALONG AND JUST KIND OF WHACK BALLS AROUND. I LIKED HITTING BALLS IN THE WATER. I LOVED HITTING BALLS IN THE WATER. I REMEMBER GETTING LIKE ALL THOSE OLD JACK NICKLAUS GOLDEN BEAR BALLS AND HITTING THEM IN THE WATER.

Rich Lerner
THE GOLDEN BEAR BALL

Ty Tryon
I HAD FUN DOING THAT AND YOU KNOW, I, I, HE JUST SAW THAT I HAD A LOVE FOR IT AND THEN MY DAD, AND ANYTHING HE DOES HE JUST DOES HIS VERY BEST SO

WHEN HE SAW THAT I REALLY LOVED GOLF AND I REALLY WANTED TO DO IT, THEN HE JUST GAVE ME HIS BEST TOO.

Rich Lerner
AND YOUR DAD WAS IN THE MORTGAGE LENDING BUSINESS. IS THAT CORRECT?

Ty Tryon
YES SIR.

Rich Lerner
OKAY, AND THEN AT WHAT AGE DID YOU MOVE TO FLORIDA?

Ty Tryon
EIGHT. WE MOVED BECAUSE THEY SOLD THEIR BUSINESS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THEY HAD A NON COMPETE AGREEMENT AND IT WAS EITHER ORLANDO, OR SCOTTSDALE ACTUALLY, SO, IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE, BUT, I LIKED ORLANDO.

Rich Lerner
WELL FLORIDA'S GOOD BECAUSE

Ty Tryon
I LOVE FLORIDA

Rich Lerner
IT ALLOWED YOU TO BE WITH

DAVID LEADBETTER.

Ty Tryon
DAVID... YEAH

Rich Lerner
AND AS, I THINK, I SAW A QUOTE FROM YOUR DAD WHERE HE SAID IN FLORIDA YOU REALLY GET TWO YEARS OF GOLF PACKED INSIDE OF ONE CALENDAR YEAR BECAUSE THE WEATHER'S SO GOOD.

Ty Tryon
OH YEAH, BECAUSE HE'S FROM NEW YORK.

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHS) GIVE US A THUMBNAIL SKETCH OF ALL THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE ON TEAM TRYON THESE DAYS?

Ty Tryon
IT'S A LONG LIST, BUT I MEAN WITHOUT THEM I WOULDN'T BE AROUND DOING THIS, BUT, LET'S SEE MY MOM AND MY DAD, I MEAN, DAVID LEADBETTER, DAVID HERMAN, WHICH IS MY SPORT'S

PSYCHOLOGIST IS JIM FANNIN AND DAVID HERMAN IS MY WORK OUT COACH AND MY YOGA INSTRUCTOR IS SARA PRYOR. YOGA, YOU KNOW. IT'S REALLY GOOD THOUGH. BELIEVE ME, AND A GUY, HE'S A STRUCTURAL INTEGRATIONS GUY. HE, HE

Rich Lerner
WHAT IS, WHAT IS THAT?

Ty Tryon
IT'S LIKE SORT OF, LIKE MASSAGE KIND OF THING. LYNN TEACHWORTH. HE HELPS ME OUT. HE HELPS SKIP KENDALL OUT TOO.

Rich Lerner
SO YOU, YOU GUYS DO NOT MISS A BEAT AND YOU CAN'T FORGET KEVIN SMELTZ.

Ty Tryon
KEVIN SMELTZ.

Rich Lerner
WHO WORKS WITH YOU ALONGSIDE

Ty Tryon
KEVIN SMELTZ HAS BEEN WITH ME

Rich Lerner
DAVID AS A

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
SWING COACH

Ty Tryon
BUT KEVIN'S, HE IS LIKE, HE'S KIND OF A, A MIX. HE'S LIKE FRIEND

Rich Lerner
BUT, WHAT IS THAT, BY THE WAY, GETTING BACK TO KEVIN, WHERE, WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA? WHAT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Ty Tryon
SEE, PEOPLE THINK YOGA'S THE STUFF WHERE YOU JUST SIT THERE AND CHANT AND HUM BUT ASHTANGA YOGA'S A LOT MORE PHYSICAL AND ACTUALLY, I MEAN, YOU BREAK A BIG SWEAT ONCE YOU DO IT

BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF LIKE STRESSFUL POSES AND LIKE BALANCES AND STRETCHING AND STUFF. IT'S NOT JUST SITTING THERE AND, WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.

Rich Lerner
IT IS A COMPREHENSIVE GROUP. JAY DANZI IS THE AGENT FROM IMG. JIM FANNIN'S BEEN WITH YOU FOR A WHILE.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, TWO YEARS. A YEAR AND A HALF.

Rich Lerner
AND THERE'S KEVIN SMELTZ, SWING COACH.

Ty Tryon
I LIKE LOOKING AT KEVIN AS MY SWING COACH AND MY REALLY GOOD FRIEND TOO. I MEAN IT'S REALLY COOL BECAUSE WE CAN KIND OF JUST HANG OUT AND

Rich Lerner
HOW OLD IS KEVIN?

Ty Tryon
TEACH ME.

Rich Lerner
HOW OLD IS KEVIN?

Ty Tryon
HE'S 30 YEARS OLD.

Rich Lerner
30 YEARS OLD.

Ty Tryon
THAT'S RIGHT. JUST

Rich Lerner
DID HE JUST

Ty Tryon
JUST HIT THE BIG 30

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHING) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KEVIN. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK. WE WILL COME BACK AND FIND OUT WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS TY LIKES TO DO AS A NORMAL 17 YEAR OLD IF YOU CAN CALL THIS NORMAL, I MEAN, AS WE JUST

HEARD. THERE, THERE'S REALLY NOT MUCH NORMAL ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED RIGHT HERE. AN EXTRAORDINARY YOUNGSTER. WE WILL DO THAT PLUS TALK ABOUT THE DECISION TO TURN PROFESSIONAL AND LATER IN

THE PROGRAM THE GREAT DAVID LEADBETTER WILL JOIN US SO STICK AROUND. MORE ON GOLF TALK LIVE IN JUST A MOMENT.

Rich Lerner
WELL IT SEEMS YOU CAN'T START THEM YOUNG ENOUGH THESE DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

YOU KNOW A 13 YEAR OLD JUST QUALIFIED FOR THE NEW ZEALAND OPEN, TY.

Ty Tryon
I SAW THAT JUST BEFORE I CAME OVER HERE.

Rich Lerner
YOU ARE AN OLD MAN, RIGHT NOW.

Ty Tryon
HEY, I'M A VETERAN, WHAT CAN I SAY.

Rich Lerner
HE SHOT 65 TO QUALIFY FOR THE NEW ZEALAND OPEN. THAT WAS A COURSE RECORD. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. IT'S NOT JUST TY TRYON.

Ty Tryon
NO, THAT'S NOT IT AT ALL. AT MY HOUSE I'M JUST THE OLDER BROTHER REALLY. I'M NOT REALLY TY TRYON THE GOLF KID EVERYBODY KNOWS, BUT, I HAVE A

BROTHER, JT, WHO'S 15. ANOTHER BROTHER TREY WHO'S 14 AND A SISTER GEORGIA LEE WHO'S 13. SO IT'S PRETTY MUCH JUST BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM RIGHT DOWN THE LINE.

Rich Lerner
ANYBODY PLAY GOLF BESIDES YOU?

Ty Tryon
NO. THEY ALL STARTED PLAYING LIKE A LITTLE BIT WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER BUT MY BROTHER, J.T. WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD AT THE DORAL JUNIOR PUBLIX. HE ALMOST WON A FEW TIMES BUT THEY KIND OF JUST DIDN'T REALLY LIKE IT AND

Rich Lerner
THEY GIFTED IN, IN, IN ANY AREAS?

Ty Tryon
YEAH, ACTUALLY, MY BROTHER JT'S A REALLY GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYER. SISTER'S A BIG HORSE BACK RIDER. LIKE A BIG COMPETITIVE HORSE BACK RIDER AND BROTHER TREY'S JUST A GREAT KID.

Rich Lerner
YOU LIKE HOOPS I UNDERSTAND.

Ty Tryon
I LOVE HOOPS.

Ty Tryon
HOW'S YOUR 15 FOOTER?

Ty Tryon
IT'S NOT BAD. I HAVEN'T PLAYED TOO MUCH LATELY, MAN. I USED TO PLAY AT THE 'Y' A LOT BUT I HAVEN'T GOT AROUND TO IT THAT MUCH. JUST TOO MUCH STUFF GOING ON REALLY. I NEED TO TAKE TIME FOR THAT.

Rich Lerner
YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL THOUGH YOU DON'T TURN AN ANKLE.

Ty Tryon
I KNOW, ESPECIALLY THE START OF THE SEASON.

Rich Lerner
YEAH, YOU MORE LIKE YOUR MOM OR YOUR DAD?

Ty Tryon
I'M KIND OF A MIX, I THINK.

Rich Lerner
IN WHAT WAYS? GIVE ME THE CHARACTERISTICS.

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW MY MOM'S KIND OF REALLY, KIND OF MELLOW, MORE DOWN TO EARTH. KIND OF CHILL. MY DAD'S MORE KIND OF GO GET IT, YOU KNOW, JUST THINKING, ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING, ALWAYS PLANNING AHEAD, AND I'M JUST

KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE. I'M NOT ALWAYS THINKING AHEAD, BUT I'M ALSO KIND OF RELAXED.

Rich Lerner
YOU LIKE HIP HOP OR COUNTRY MUSIC?

Ty Tryon
OH, NOT COUNTRY.

Rich Lerner
YOU'RE, YOU'RE WITH ME ON THAT.

Ty Tryon
NO... NO NO. I LIKE ROCK AND RAP PRETTY MUCH.

Rich Lerner
ROCK AND RAP. FAVORITE GROUP?

Ty Tryon
OUTCAST, ROCK, I DON'T KNOW THREE ELEVEN.

Rich Lerner
YOU GO TO CONCERTS? STUFF LIKE THAT?

Ty Tryon
YEAH I'VE BEEN TO A FEW LIKE OUTCAST AND LUDICROUS.

Rich Lerner
SOME GOOD CONCERTS. YOU GO TO... HOUSE OF BLUES? STUFF LIKE THAT?

Ty Tryon
HOUSE OF BLUES. THAT'S WHERE I SAW THAT ONE, HOUSE OF BLUES.

Rich Lerner
HMMM

Ty Tryon
ACTUALLY, YEAH. AND HARD ROCK LIVE I SAW OUR LADY PEACE. I PLAY GOLF WITH THE DRUMMER A FEW TIMES.

Rich Lerner
IS THAT RIGHT?

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
DOES HE HAVE ANY GAME?

Ty Tryon
YEAH REALLY, A REALLY GOOD GAME. ACTUALLY, PRETTY GOOD. KEVIN TEACHES HIM.

Rich Lerner
IS THAT RIGHT?

Ty Tryon
KEVIN SMELTZ, YEAH.

Rich Lerner
YOU A FOOTBALL FAN? (LAUGHS)

Ty Tryon
UH YEAH BIG. PRETTY DISAPPOINTED AFTER LAST NIGHT'S GAME.

Rich Lerner
OH

Ty Tryon
THE BUCKS.

MY GOSH

Rich Lerner
TAMPA BAY.

WELL THEY, THEY COULDN'T PLAY ANYBODY. I MEAN NEXT WEEK'S THE GAME.

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
BUT CAN THEY WIN WHEN IT'S BELOW 40 DEGREES WHICH THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

Ty Tryon
I HOPE

Rich Lerner
DO IN PHILLY

Ty Tryon
I DON'T HAVE SEASON TICKETS ANYMORE. I USED TO HAVE THEM

Rich Lerner
IS THAT RIGHT?

Ty Tryon
BUT I DON'T HAVE THEM ANYMORE.

YEAH

Rich Lerner
REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT? THERE'S A TOUGH QUESTION. YOU'RE NOT OLD ENOUGH TO

VOTE YET.

Ty Tryon
I'M NOT 18 YET. I DON'T KNOW.

Rich Lerner
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

Ty Tryon
I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

Rich Lerner
YOUR GRANDFATHER WAS QUITE AN ATHLETE. WON THE NEW YORK STATE AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP SEVERAL TIMES. HE WAS A THREE SPORT STAND OUT AT PRINCETON. YOU ARE THE FOURTH WILLIAM AUGUSTUS TRYON.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS THAT. I, I DON'T LIKE

Rich Lerner
WELL THEN THE FIRST QUESTION WOULD BE HOW DID YOU GET THE NAME TY?

Ty Tryon
WELL IT'S KIND OF A, TWO REASONS. MY DAD IN COLLEGE, NICKNAME WAS TY. ALL HIS FRIENDS CALLED HIM TY IN COLLEGE AND THEN ALSO HE REALLY LIKED GOLF SO TY WEBB WAS KIND OF MIXED IN THERE TOO, SO

Rich Lerner
BE THE BALL

Ty Tryon
BE THE BALL.

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHS) FROM CADDYSHACK.

Ty Tryon
LUMBERGUARD (?) YEAH

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHING)

WHAT DO YOU, BEST AS YOU KNOW, YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHER IS NO LONGER WITH US BUT YOUR GRANDFATHER IS STILL VERY VIBRANT. WHAT'S THE COMMON CHARACTERISTIC THAT WILLIAM AUGUSTUS TRYON'S HAVE?

Ty Tryon
PRETTY MUCH A LOVE FOR GOLF

Rich Lerner
MMM

Ty Tryon
I MEAN EVERY ONE, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS A GREAT GOLFER. HE WON THE RHODE ISLAND STATE AMATEUR WHEN HE WAS 16 OR 15.

Rich Lerner
HMMM

Ty Tryon
AND MY GREAT, MY GRANDFATHER, BILL, HE WON THE NEW YORK STATE THREE TIMES AND MY, MY DAD WAS A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER TOO AND

Rich Lerner
YOU KNOW THIS, THIS REALLY WASN'T A COINCIDENCE. THERE WAS SOME SERIOUS ABILITY IN THE FAMILY.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, DEFINITELY. SERIOUS ABILITY. MY DAD, MY GRANDFATHER REALLY THEY'RE, THEY LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH AND THEY'VE HELPED ME, THEY'VE BOTH HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY.

Rich Lerner
YOU HAD YOUR BREAKTHROUGH ON THE NATIONAL SCENE LAST MARCH AT THE HONDA CLASSIC. YOU WERE A HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE, 16 YEARS OF AGE. YOU SHOOT TEN UNDER PAR WHICH TIED THE LOWEST TOTAL BY AN AMATEUR. PHIL MICKELSON PREVIOUSLY SHOT 10

UNDER AS AN AMATEUR. YOUNGEST TO MAKE THE CUT IN 44 YEARS. BOB PANASICK WAS 15 WHEN HE MADE THE CUT AT THE CANADIAN OPEN IN 1957. AN AMAZING WEEK.

WHAT DID YOU REALIZE THERE THAT YOU ENJOYED ABOUT THAT WHOLE SCENE? AND IT WAS CLEAR THAT YOU ENJOYED YOURSELF.

Ty Tryon
OH I HAD A BLAST.

Rich Lerner
YEAH

Ty Tryon
THAT'S PROBABLY THE MOST MEMORABLE TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR. I ENJOYED, WHAT, WHAT I DID FIND OUT THERE WAS THAT IN ANY, IN ANY GIVEN DAY, KIND OF

ANYBODY COULD COMPETE WITH ANYBODY I THOUGHT. I MEAN I, YOU HAVE TO GET LUCKY TO BEAT THOSE GUYS BUT I MEAN, I THOUGHT, IF I PLAY ON BEST GAME, THEY DON'T PLAY TOO WELL BACK THEN, I CAN COMPETE WITH THEM.

Rich Lerner
WERE YOU A FEW HOLES IN OR WERE YOU A FULL ROUND IN WHEN YOU SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I CAN HANG WITH THESE GUYS?

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
I MEAN, DID THAT SORT OF HIT YOU?

Ty Tryon
I WAS, I WAS KIND OF ON MY BACK NINE THE FIRST DAY. ON 15, I BIRDIED THE LAST THREE HOLES LAST DAY AND ON 16 TEE I JUST BOMBED MY DRIVE DOWN THE CENTER AND I WAS LIKE MAN, LET'S, LET'S

JUST DO THIS, YOU KNOW. I MEAN WHY NOT, YOU KNOW, AND I DID. AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW I COULD COMPETE AND YOU NEVER KNOW.

Rich Lerner
ANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS WITH ANY OF THE PLAYERS? I KNOW YOU PLAYED WITH LEHMAN.

Ty Tryon
YEAH, LEHMAN WAS GREAT. I HAD A GREAT TIME WITH LEHMAN. THE GUYS I PLAYED WITH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK WERE REALLY NICE BUT THEN TO GET PAIRED WITH A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP

WINNER THE LAST DAY, THAT JUST KIND OF CAPPED OFF THE WHOLE WEEK. I MEAN THAT WAS THE CHERRY ON TOP AND

Rich Lerner
BUNKER SHOT ON SATURDAY... WAS, WAS PRETTY SWEET.

Ty Tryon
YEAH BUNKER SHOT ON SATURDAY THAT RIVALED PLAYING WITH LEHMAN LAST DAY, BUT DEFINITELY MY PLAYING WITH LEHMAN THE LAST DAY WAS GOOD AND MAKING THE PUTT ON 18 TO BEAT ME BY ONE, THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

Rich Lerner
HE'S A COMPETITIVE GUY.

Ty Tryon
VERY COMPETITIVE. HE'S A REALLY NICE GUY BUT DON'T LET HIM FOOL YOU.

Rich Lerner
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT INDIVIDUAL. WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT HANDLING THE MEDIA?

Ty Tryon
BOY I, I WAS SO NERVOUS. I MEAN I REALLY WAS.

Rich Lerner
YOU'RE AN OLD PRO RIGHT NOW. YOU'RE JUST SITTING HERE RELAXED AND

Ty Tryon
IT, IT'S REALLY KIND OF, I'VE GOTTEN A LITTLE MORE USED TO IT AND I'M A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE NOW. THE ONLY TIME I WAS REALLY NERVOUS THOUGH WAS THE LIVE INTERVIEWS. I WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS IN THE LIVE INTERVIEWS.

Rich Lerner
LATER IN THE YEAR YOU GO TO THE B.C. OPEN IN ENDICOTT, NEW YORK AND YOU KEEP RIGHT ON ROLLING. 65 IN THE OPENING ROUND. DID YOU THINK AT THAT POINT WHY NOT LET'S TRY TO WIN THIS THING?

Ty Tryon
DEFINITELY, I MEAN I REALLY DID, BECAUSE I PLAYED SO WELL THE FIRST ROUND. I THINK I BIRDIED HALF THE HOLES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND,

AND THEN THE SECOND DAY I PLAYED REALLY GOOD TOO. I JUST DIDN'T SCORE WELL AND EVERYBODY'S LIKE 'THE TEENAGER, HE COMES BACK TO REALITY. HE CHOKES AND YOU KNOW HE, HE FINALLY SEES HE CAN'T DO IT' AND YOU KNOW ALL THAT STUFF.

BUT I REALLY PLAYED WELL. IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN, I MEAN YOU CAN'T ALWAYS SCORE WELL. YOU CAN PLAY GOOD GOLF AND NOT SCORE WELL AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

Rich Lerner
FINISHED 37TH AT THE BC OPEN.

Ty Tryon
I FINISHED 37TH.

I MEAN IT COULD HAVE BEEN

Rich Lerner
39TH AT, 39TH AT HONDA. IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, YOU'RE SAYING?

Ty Tryon
CORRECT. CORRECT. THE BC COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER BECAUSE I PLAYED GOOD GOLF ALL WEEK. I MEAN I PLAYED GOOD AT HONDA. I PLAYED AWESOME AT HONDA. FINISHED 39TH AND I PLAYED REALLY GOOD BUT MY GAME REALLY IMPROVED I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT FROM

HONDA TO BC AND THEN BC I KIND OF, A FEW EVENS AND A TWO UNDER PAR THE LAST THREE DAYS BUT I PLAYED A LOT BETTER THAN I

Rich Lerner
AND, AND OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE STILL IMPROVING. YOU'RE WHAT FIVE ELEVEN?

Ty Tryon
YEAH FIVE ELEVEN.

Rich Lerner
RIGHT NOW? A HUNDRED AND SIXTY

Ty Tryon
FIVE

Rich Lerner
A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE

Ty Tryon
SIXTY-THREE.

Rich Lerner
WHEN, WHEN ALL THIS, WELL YOU'VE GOT SIZE 13 SHOES, I CAN SEE THAT

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
BECAUSE I GET, I GET RIDICULED HERE FOR MY GUNBOATS WHICH ARE YOU KNOW 13 BUT YOU CAN STACK RIGHT UP. YOU,
YOU'D HAVE TO FIGURE BY THE TIME YOU'RE DONE GROWING YOU'D BE WHAT?

Ty Tryon
I HOPEFULLY, I MEAN HOPEFULLY I'LL GO LIKE SIX-TWO OR SOMETHING.

Rich Lerner
WHAT, ARE YOU GOING TO HIT THE BALL 400 YARDS WHEN YOU'RE DONE BECAUSE I MEAN IT'S

Ty Tryon
THAT'S WHAT MY DAD ALWAYS SAID WHEN I WAS A KID, HE'S LIKE MAYBE YOU CAN HIT IT 400 YARDS. I WAS LIKE YEAH RIGHT, YEAH RIGHT. NO WAY, AND BUT, YOU NEVER KNOW.

Rich Lerner
YOU NEVER KNOW.

Ty Tryon
YOU NEVER KNOW.

Rich Lerner
I MEAN THIS, I MEAN THIS IS

Ty Tryon
THAT'S THE COOL THING. I MEAN I'M ALWAYS IMPROVING AND THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT GOLF BECAUSE I MEAN THIS IS THE BEST WAY FOR ME TO IMPROVE THE QUICKEST I THOUGHT.

Rich Lerner
THEY CONTINUE TO STRETCH THE LIMITS OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE.

WHEN WE COME BACK WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TY'S DECISION TO TURN PROFESSIONAL. A LOT WENT INTO IT AND IT WAS DONE SURROUNDED BY GREAT CONTROVERSY AS WELL. AS WE HEAD TO

BREAK, THIS MORGAN STANLEY GUEST FACT FROM TY TRYON DOT.COM. A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE 17 YEAR OLD PHNOM AND WE'LL BE BACK WITH MUCH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.

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(WRITTEN TEXT BELOW):
WILLIAM AUGUSTUS TRYON IV
MORGAN STANLEY GUEST FACT:
FAVORITES:
FOODS: MOM'S, ITALIAN
PLACES: ORLANDO, ELMIRA, N.Y., RALEIGH & CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

MOVIES: CADDY SHACK, HAPPY GILMORE, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, FAST AND FURIOUS & JURASSIC PARK

TEAMS: MAGIC, JASON WILLIAM TEAM, BRAVES, BUCCANEERS AND RED WINGS

-FROM TYTRON.COM
Rich Lerner
WELCOME BACK. YOU JUST SAID SOMETHING WAS SORT OF AMUSING. YOU SAID EVERYBODY'S YOUR FRIEND NOW.

Ty Tryon
YEAH. YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT JUST KIND OF HAPPENED PRETTY QUICK THAT IT'S PRETTY HIGH BECAUSE I'M STILL 17 AND A TEENAGER AND HAVING PEOPLE LIKE AT THE AIRPORT BEING LIKE 'HEY TY' IT'S KIND OF

A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

Rich Lerner
HAVE YOU SEEN ANY SHALLOW ATTEMPTS AT FRIENDSHIP SINCE YOU'VE BECOME FAMOUS?

Ty Tryon
I WON'T, NO COMMENT.

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHS) IT'LL HAPPEN SOONER OR LATER. YOUR DREAM FORCE AND WHAT IS IT?

Ty Tryon
HOGAN, NICKLAUS, PALMER, WOODS.

Rich Lerner
THOSE ARE SOME OF THE ALL TIME GREATS, OBVIOUSLY. MANY OF THE ALL TIME GREATS, JONES, NICKLAUS, PALMER, WOODS WON THE U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.

VERY COVETED IN GOLF CIRCLES. DISAPPOINTMENT THAT YOU DIDN'T RACK THAT UP ON YOUR RESUME BEFORE TURNING PROFESSIONAL?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IF I WOULD HAVE STAYED AMATEUR A FEW MORE YEARS AND WENT TO COLLEGE BUT SINCE I GOT TO PLAY IT TWICE, WHICH I MEAN I PLAYED IT WHEN I WAS 16 AND 17 WHICH IS NOT BAD I THOUGHT,

AND NOT REALLY NO. I MEAN IF I WOULD HAVE STAYED AMATEUR A FEW MORE YEARS AND NOT WON IT, YEAH, I WOULD HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED.

Rich Lerner
WHAT, WHAT I THINK IS SO IMPRESSIVE IS THAT YOU BOUNCE BACK SO WELL FROM THE DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE U.S. AMATEUR. YOU SHOT 80 YOUR LAST ROUND. DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE MATCH PLAY AND AT THAT POINT THE CRITICS WERE

Ty Tryon
I SHOT 80 MY FIRST ROUND.

Rich Lerner
I'M SORRY. 80 THE FIRST ROUND.

Ty Tryon
67 MY LAST ROUND. 68. COME BACK.

Rich Lerner
GOOD COME BACK BUT STILL DID NOT

Ty Tryon
YEAH

Rich Lerner
GET TO WHERE YOU WANTED TO GO AND THE CRITICS AT THAT POINT WERE, WERE HOWLING A BIT. SEE HE CAN'T EVEN DOMINATE HIS OWN PEERS. WHY IS HE TURNING PROFESSIONAL? YET YOU STUCK WITH THE GAME PLAN AND SAW IT THROUGH.

Ty Tryon
YEAH BECAUSE I MEAN I MADE A DECISION TO GO PRO AND JUST BECAUSE YOU PLAY ONE BAD ROUND OF GOLF DOESN'T MEAN, I MEAN YOU CAN'T PLAY GOLF ANYMORE AND NOT, NOT EVERYBODY'S GOING TO

GO OUT AND PLAY EVERY ROUND OF GOLF THE WAY THEY WANT. IT'S JUST THE WAY IT GOES I MEAN, IT JUST, IT WASN'T, IT WASN'T THE BEST TIME TO DO IT I'LL TELL YOU THAT I MEAN

Rich Lerner
MHMM

Ty Tryon
I COULD HAVE PICKED SOME BETTER TIMES TO DO IT THEN THAT.

Rich Lerner
MANY HAVE SAID, TY, YOU CAN MAKE MONEY IN GOLF UNTIL YOU'RE 75. THIS IS NOT LIKE TENNIS WHERE YOU'RE PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT AT AGE 30. THEY HAVE SAID WHAT IS THE RUSH? WHY NOW?

Ty Tryon
WELL, ACTUALLY WHY NOW IS BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WHY DELAY WHAT I WANT TO DO WHEN I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND I JUST HAD THE WINDOW TO DO WHAT I WANTED TO DO

FOR A LIVING AND I HAD IT, JUST SO PERFECTLY PLANNED OUT AND YOU KNOW IF I DIDN'T MAKE IT ON TOUR I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN UPSET. I WOULD GO PLAY OVERSEAS, PLAY SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS AND IT JUST SEEMED GREAT BECAUSE THIS

IS WHAT I WANT TO DO FOR A LIVING AND WHY NOT, WHY NOT NOW.

Rich Lerner
THERE WAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF BACK LASHING EVEN FROM PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOUR OWN FAMILY. JOHN COOK, YOU KNOW HIS SON JASON VERY WELL. WENT TO LAKE HIGHLAND PREP WITH HIM.

SCOTT HOCH FROM ORLANDO. YOU KNOW HIS SON AS WELL. THEY WERE OUTSPOKEN. DID NOT LIKE YOUR DECISION TO TURN PROFESSIONAL, AND YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON THE SCREEN. JOHN COOK SAYING IN

ESSENCE, LOVE TIES ABILITY BUT THERE'S NOT A TEENAGER ON THE PLANET WHO'S READY TO HANDLE THIS EMOTIONALLY.

SCOTT HOCH SAID IT WAS A TERRIBLE DECISION. WHAT ARE THEY NOT SEEING WITH REGARDS TO YOUR POINT OF VIEW?

Ty Tryon
WELL, SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE WHEN PEOPLE MAKE COMMENTS LIKE THAT MAYBE IT'S TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT OR MAYBE IT'S JUST TO DISCOURAGE KIDS FROM GOING PRO, OTHER KIDS, BUT I MEAN I CAN DEFINITELY SEE SOMEONE'S

OPINION NOT TO TURN PRO UNDER 17 BECAUSE IT'S BEEN TOUGH FOR ME. I MEAN THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS, I MEAN THERE'S SO MUCH MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAT NOW I HAVE TO TAKE UPON MYSELF
AND I MEAN YOU JUST GOT TO GROW UP A

LITTLE QUICKER THAN I PLANNED TO AND YOU KNOW IT'S FINE. I DIDN'T LET IT BOTHER ME AT ALL. THOSE ARE NICE GUYS AND THEY'RE REALLY NICE TO ME WHEN I MEAN, I TALK TO THEM.

Rich Lerner
DID YOU USE THE CRITICISM FOR MOTIVATION? DID YOU WANT TO SILENCE SOME PEOPLE?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW, JUST A TAD. UH JUST A TAD. YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT. THE LAST DAY I HAD TO SILENCE A LITTLE BIT AT THE Q-SCHOOL.

Rich Lerner
SURE. THERE'S ANOTHER LINE OF THINKING THAT SAYS YOU'RE ONLY A KID ONCE. HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT? YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO HANG OUT AT THE MALL.

YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO MAKE LIFETIME FRIENDS. THE KIND OF FRIENDS YOU MAKE AT COLLEGE. HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT?

Ty Tryon
I FELT I'VE HAD A GREAT LIFE. I MEAN I'VE HAD A PRETTY, BESIDES MY GOLF I MEAN BEFORE THIS YEAR I HAVE HAD A PRETTY NORMAL LIFE. I JUST PLAYED JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENTS AND WENT TO SCHOOL AND I MEAN NOT ANYTHING THAT OUT OF THE ORDINARY BUT YOU KNOW

I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. NOT EVERYBODY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY THAT SO, SO MANY PEOPLE WOULD JUST REALLY JUST DIE FOR

AND I HAD IT IN MY HANDS AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT AND I JUST TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.

Rich Lerner
BACKED IT UP. THAT'S FOR SURE. THERE'S A MAJOR DIFFERENCE WE, WE SHOULD POINT OUT BETWEEN A 17 OR 18 YEAR OLD DECLARING THAT HE WANTS TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL AND A 17

YEAR OLD DECLARING THAT HE WANTS TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL GOLF. IN BASKETBALL IT'S VERY SPECULATIVE AS TO WHETHER A GUY WILL MAKE IT. IN GOLF, WHEN YOU DECLARE THAT YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH THE BIG BOYS YOU
HAVE TO GO PASS THAT EXAM.

Ty Tryon
YEP. YOU GOT TO DO IT.

Rich Lerner
AND THAT'S THAT GRUELING Q-SCHOOL. AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE Q-SCHOOL, HIS AMAZING PERFORMANCE THERE. DAVID LEADBETTER WILL JOIN US.

WE'LL GET HIS THOUGHTS ON THE DECISION TO TURN PRO AND HOW HE MADE TY TRYON SUCH A SPECIAL PLAYER. ALL OF THAT WHEN WE COME BACK IN A MOMENT.

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Rich Lerner
WELCOME BACK. I THINK MOST OF YOU KNOW THE GENTLEMAN TO TY'S LEFT. IT IS DAVID LEADBETTER. DAVID, THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
PLEASURE RICH.

Rich Lerner
I KNOW YOU'RE SITTING IN OUR COMFORTABLE CHAIRS OFF TO THE SIDE. YOU HAD TO BE IMPRESSED AT THE WAY HE HANDLES HIMSELF.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
HE'S LIKE AN OLD PRO I MEAN IT'S JUST, JUST LIKE SITTING HERE LISTENING TO ONE OF THE VETERANS

Rich Lerner
THAT'S RIGHT

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
AFTER WINNING A TOURNAMENT I MEAN HE'S A, WELL I THINK THAT'S PART OF TY'S PERSONALITY THOUGH. HE'S, HE'S, HE'S A REALLY GOOD SPEAKER. HE'S, I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A GREAT BOON TO THE TOUR. I MEAN I THINK THE FACT IS THAT

HERE'S A YOUNG MAN OF 17 YEARS OF AGE WHO NOT ONLY HAS A GOLF GAME BUT HAS THE REST TO BOOT WHICH IS UNUSUAL THIS DAY AND AGE.

Rich Lerner
HE'S GOT THE TOTAL PACKAGE. TY, WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT DAVID?

Ty Tryon
DAVID'S, JUST HIS KINDNESS TOWARDS EVERYBODY. I MEAN HE GIVES SO MUCH OF HIS TIME TO SO MANY KIDS

Rich Lerner
MMM

Ty Tryon
I MEAN EVEN PEOPLE HE DOESN'T EVEN THINK MIGHT MAKE IT OR EVEN HELP HIM. HE JUST REALLY JUST DONATES SO MUCH OF HIS TIME, I MEAN EVEN ME WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND JUST A LITTLE KIND OF

RANGE RAT KIND OF FOOLING AROUND ON THE RANGE. USED TO HELP ME OUT ALL THE TIME. ME AND ANDY AND YOU KNOW WITHOUT HIM I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'D BE.

Rich Lerner
WHAT'S YOUR FIRST MEMORY OF TY?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
MY FIRST MEMORY IS I HAD ONE OF THE TEACHERS THAT USED TO WORK FOR US, WILL NEAL WHO IN FACT WORKED WITH TY INITIALLY. A LOT OF OUR TEACHERS WORK WITH THE YOUNGER PLAYERS AND

I, THEY SORT OF SIFT THROUGH THEM AND YOU KNOW I SORT OF WORK WITH THE CREAM FORTUNATELY BUT BILL SENT A TAPE TO US AND WE GET A LOT TAPES FROM PARENTS AND SAY HEY LISTEN HERE'S, THIS KID'S GOING TO BE THE NEXT

YOU KNOW WHO AND SO BUT WILL SAID TO ME, HE SAID HEY YOU, YOU'VE GOT TO CHECK THIS TAPE OUT DAVID SO ANYWAY I WATCHED IT AND THE ONE THING THAT REALLY STICKS OUT IN MY MIND, TY WAS HITTING THESE BUNKER SHOTS AND IT WAS AMAZING BECAUSE HE HAD ALL THE

MANNERISMS OF A TOUR PLAYER. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE WAY HE BURIED HIS FEET IN THE WAY SO THEY JUST GET A LITTLE HITCH THERE AND THE FINISH THERE IT WAS JUST, IT WAS UNCANNY

REALLY SO OBVIOUSLY HE HAD SOMETHING ABOUT HIM EVEN AT THAT VERY TENDER AGE WHERE YOU JUST FELT BOY THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS KID.

Rich Lerner
WHEN DID YOU SEE THIS HAPPENING? SAME QUESTION I ASKED TY. DID YOU SEE HIM GETTING HIS CARD AT 17, 19, OR 21?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN IN THIS GAME QUITE A WHILE NOW RICH AND SEEN SO MANY GREAT PLAYERS AND A LOT OF GREAT YOUNGSTERS AND IT'S SO HARD TO LOOK INTO THAT CRYSTAL BALL. AS I SAY

THERE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT TY. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, BUT TO ACTUALLY PUT A DATE TO WHEN HEY THIS KID'S GOING TO MAKE IT IS A, WILL GET ON TOUR, I MEAN I , I REALLY DIDN'T EVEN

THINK ABOUT IT. I, I JUST THOUGHT THAT YOU KNOW, THAT HEY IF HE CAN KEEP PROGRESSING THE WAY HE'S PROGRESSING AND THINGS WERE, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE THINGS WERE EXPEDITED THROUGH THE WAY HE PLAYED AT THE

HONDA. YOU JUST FELT THAT WOW. SOMETHING IS SPECIAL ABOUT HIM AND OBVIOUSLY HIS, HIS AMATEUR CAREER WAS MARGINAL JUST FROM THE FACT THAT HE HADN'T PLAYED A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT OF TOURNAMENTS APART FROM

JUNIOR EVENTS BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT TY . THE FACT THAT HE'S ALWAYS EXCELLED AT A, WHATEVER AGE GROUP HE WAS PUT INTO. HE ALWAYS EXCELLED IN IT AND THEN WAS PUT UP AN AGE GROUP AND DID WELL IN THAT, HE WAS PUT UP AN AGE SO THIS REALLY IS NO DIFFERENT

SO I THINK IT WAS A CASE OF WASN'T SAY OKAY WELL AT 17. I, I DID FEEL THAT HEY PROBABLY HE WOULD, HE WOULDN'T SORT OF MAKE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH COLLEGE, THAT'S FOR SURE, BUT AT 17 NO

I, I DIDN'T THINK OF IT THAT WAY BUT HEY YOU KNOW, AS THE, AS THE CHIPS ARE FALLING I MEAN I, I, I PERSONALLY THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR TY TO DO THIS. I MEAN A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T BUT I THINK IN TY'S CASE IT, IT WAS.

Rich Lerner
AND LOW AND BEHOLD THE PGA TOUR MEDIA GUIDES CAME OUT TODAY AND THERE IS ONE TY TRYON. TIGER, PHIL MICKELSON, DAVID TOMS ON THE COVER,
AND THEN UNDER OTHER PROMINENT
PLAYERS IT IS 17 YEAR OLD TY TRYON

BORN 1984. THE SAME YEAR, I WANT TO MAKE SOME PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE FEEL OLD, THE SAME YEAR FRED COUPLES WON THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP. WE'LL BE BACK WITH MUCH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.

(MUSIC)
Rich Lerner
WELCOME BACK. TY THE TOUR'S NEW AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT. 18 YEARS TO BE A FULL FLEDGED MEMBER. YOU CAN STILL OBVIOUSLY PLAY ON SPONSORS EXEMPTIONS. IN PRINCIPLE, DO YOU THINK IT'S FAIR OR UNFAIR, WHY OR WHY NOT?

Ty Tryon
WELL, AS I SAID A FEW TIMES, WHEN, WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT WHICH WAS RIGHT BEFORE FIRST STAGE, YOU KNOW I WAS LIKE, I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED. I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE UNFAIR, BUT

YOU KNOW I DON'T LET IT BOTHER ME. I JUST SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, STILL, I CAN GET SEVEN EVENTS AND HOPEFULLY I HAVE THAT THING TO WORRY ABOUT.

HOPEFULLY, I MEAN IN MY WILDEST DREAMS IF I DO MAKE IT I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT BUT AFTER LIKE LOOKING INTO IT MORE, YOU KNOW I REALLY THINK IT'S HELPING ME. I THINK

IT'S GOING TO HELP ME BECAUSE I'LL BE A LITTLE MORE PREPARED FOR EACH TOURNAMENT AND I CAN JUST FOCUS ON SCHOOL.

Rich Lerner
THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT MAYBE YOU WOULD CHALLENGE THE LEGALITY OF THAT AND, AND SUGGEST MAYBE THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN

GRANDFATHERED IN BECAUSE YOU PAID YOUR FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE BEFORE THE AGE RULE WAS ENACTED IN SEPTEMBER. WHY DID YOU BACK OFF POTENTIAL LEGAL ACTION?

Ty Tryon
WELL BECAUSE YOU KIND OF LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. HOW MUCH WOULD IT REALLY HELP ME. I MEAN SEVEN TOURNAMENTS BEFORE JUNE 2 WHICH IS ALMOST ABOUT A TOURNAMENT A MONTH, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE, AND I THOUGHT YOU KNOW, THIS

WILL REALLY GIVE ME A CHANCE JUST TO FOCUS ON SCHOOL AND I'M STILL ONLY 17 AS EVERYBODY'S SAID AND I CAN JUST BECOME REALLY RESTED.

PREPARE FOR EACH TOURNAMENT LIKE A LOT MORE THAN I WOULD AND JUST, I MEAN, IF THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN I'D PROBABLY GO OUT THERE AND WANT TO PLAY SO MUCH BECAUSE I GOT MY CARD,
MAYBE I OUGHT TO, I GOT TIRED REAL QUICK AND YOU KNOW IT'S A LONG YEAR.

Rich Lerner
DAVID, WE, WE SAW SOME OF THE BACKLASH IN A PREVIOUS SEGMENT. PEOPLE, AND YOU HAD TO KNOW THIS WAS COMING, CRITICIZING THE DECISION TO TURN PRO SO EARLY. YOU TEACH TWO OTHER YOUNG PLAYERS OF NOTE.

JUSTIN ROSE AND AARON BADLEY WHO WILL BOTH PLAY PREDOMINANTLY IN EUROPE THIS YEAR. SERGIO GARCIA LIKE THOSE TWO TURNED PROFESSIONAL AS A TEENAGER. WHEN IT HAPPENS IN EUROPE

OR AUSTRALIA, NOT MUCH IS MADE OF IT OVER THERE. WHY DO YOU THINK IN AMERICA IT CREATES SUCH AN OUTCRY WHEN A YOUNGSTER TURNS PROFESSIONAL?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
I THINK IT'S PROBABLY MORE TRADITION THAN ANYTHING REALLY RICH, THE FACT THAT HEY YOU FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, YOU GO TO COLLEGE FOR FOUR YEARS ON A

GOLF SCHOLARSHIP IF YOU'RE A GOOD PLAYER AND FROM THERE YOU THINK ABOUT TURNING PROFESSIONAL AND THIS HAS BEEN THE WAY THAT HAS BEEN DONE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS BUT IF YOU
LOOK AT OTHER SPORTS IN TENNIS, LOOK

AT ANDY RUDDICK AND THE U.S. DAVIS CUP PLAYER. HERE'S A YOUNG MAN AT 17 YOU KNOW WHO'S VYING FOR TOP

HONORS RIGHT NOW AND GOLF OBVIOUSLY IS AN ATHLETIC SPORT TO SOME EXTENT FOR SURE. IT'S A MENTAL SPORT AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT TAKES QUITE A WHILE FOR PLAYERS TO

REALLY FIND THEIR CORRECT RECIPE SHALL WE SAY FROM THE MENTAL SIDE OF THE GAME BUT AS, AS YOU SAY I MEAN IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN GIVEN A THOUGHT BUT I THINK OBVIOUSLY IT, IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GET USED TO THIS AND IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

Rich Lerner
IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
AGAIN. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT BECAUSE SOME PLAYERS, I MEAN SOME GOLFERS, LET'S FACE IT, SOME YOUNG PLAYERS WHO HAVE A LOT OF TALENT WHO MIGHT THINK WHY, WHY NOT JUMP IN THE DEEP END EARLY SO THIS CERTAINLY ISN'T FOR

EVERYBODY. DON'T, DON'T GET ME WRONG. I'M NOT ADVOCATING THIS FOR EVERYBODY BECAUSE A LOT OF PLAYERS NEED THAT TIME FOR MATURITY, TO GET THEIR GAMES RIGHT, TO GET THEIR EMOTIONAL LEVELS UP BUT I THINK TY,

HE'S THE SORT OF YOUNGSTER I THINK IS GOING TO LEARN FROM EVERYTHING THAT HE'S GOING TO BE DOING. HE'S, HE'S GOING TO, HE'S GOING TO SOAK IT UP AND

THE FACT IS THAT HE, HE WAS GOING TO DO THIS ANYWAY SO IT JUST HAPPENED A COUPLE OF YEARS EARLIER THAN EVERYBODY PREDICTED. THAT'S ALL.

Rich Lerner
YEAH, THERE, THERE'S THIS

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
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Rich Lerner
THERE'S THIS NOTION OUT THERE THAT IN GOLF IT'S MORE DIFFICULT FOR A YOUNGSTER TO SURVIVE IN THE BIG LEAGUES BECAUSE YOU'RE BY YOURSELF. YOU DON'T HAVE TEAM MATES TO LEAN ON AS WOULD BE THE CASE IN BASEBALL OR BASKETBALL. THERE'S ANOTHER SIDE TO THAT ARGUMENT, ISN'T THERE?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
WELL THERE IS. THE FACT THAT HERE'S A , LET'S FACE IT, I MEAN A LOT OF YOUNG PLAYERS IN OTHER SPORTS CERTAINLY GET LEAD ASTRAY AND WE'VE ALL READ ABOUT THAT AND

Rich Lerner
BUT I MEAN THEY'RE, I THINK WHAT YOU'RE ALLUDING TO, IS, IS AND LET'S SAY THE NBA, YOU TAKE AN 18 YEAR OLD KID AND PUT HIM AROUND 23 AND 24 YEAR OLD TEAMMATES PLAYING NIGHT GAMES

FOLLOWED BY NIGHTCLUBS. YOU, YOU'VE GOT POTENTIALLY A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE. GOLF'S A DAY TIME PURSUIT.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
YEAH, THAT NEVER HAPPENS WITH GOLFERS, SO, YOU KNOW

Rich Lerner
(LAUGHS) NOT IN THE LEAST. SO GO AHEAD.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
NO BUT I, I THINK GOLF OBVIOUSLY IS ONE OF THE, IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT. I MEAN THE SCORES ARE THERE FOR EVERYBODY TO READ. I MEAN IT'S UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL. YOU CAN'T RELY ON YOUR TEAMMATES, YOU CAN'T SIT ON THE BENCH SO, FOR 90% OF THE SEASON SO

I THINK THE FACT THAT TY, HE'S GOT A GREAT TEAM AROUND HIM AND I DON'T THINK REALLY THE FACT THAT HE CAN'T REALLY PLAY OFFICIALLY UNTIL JUNE IS A BAD THING. I THINK BACK TO JUSTIN ROSE

WHO I THINK HAD A HORRENDOUS START TO HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER MORE THAN ANYTHING BECAUSE I THINK HE WAS BADLY MANAGED AT THE TIME. HE WAS PUSHED INTO TOO MANY TOURNAMENTS.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SORT OF ENJOY PLAYING WELL AT THE BRITISH OPEN THAT HE FINISHED FOURTH THERE AS AN AMATEUR AND EVERYTHING, IT JUST SNOWBALLED AND HE LOST HIS CONFIDENCE AND I THINK WITH TY NOW

IT'S A CASE REALLY THAT HEY HE'S GOT TIME TO THINK ABOUT EACH TOURNAMENT. HE CAN PICK THE TOURNAMENTS HE WANTS TO PLAY IN AND YOU KNOW IT WON'T BE OBVIOUSLY THAT BURNOUT AND THE FACT IS HEY

HE'S CAN GET THROUGH SCHOOL AND THERE'S A, THERE'S A LOT OF PLUSSES ABOUT IT. HEY, MAYBE A COUPLE OF MINUSES BUT THE FACT IS THAT I THINK

EVERY TOURNAMENT HE PLAYS IN HE'S GOING TO BE VERY, VERY FOCUSED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING IN IT AND GIVING IT 110%.

Rich Lerner
AS HE DID AT THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT. WHEN WE COME BACK WE'RE GOING TO LOOK OVER REALLY ONE OF THE GREAT ROUNDS IN ALL OF GOLF IN

THE YEAR 2001. THE 66 HE UNFURLED IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT. WE'LL DO THAT WHEN WE COME BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.

AS WE HEAD TO BREAK HERE'S HOW YOU CAN VISIT US ON THE WEB. PLENTY OF WAYS TO GET IT DONE. JOIN US ON LINE AND JOIN US WHEN WE COME BACK. RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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Rich Lerner
WELCOME BACK TO GOLF TALK LIVE. RICH LERNER ALONGSIDE TY TRYON AND DAVID LEADBETTER. THIS QUESTION VIA THE INTERNET FROM STAN ROBINSON. TIGER TALKED TO MICHAEL AND

CHARLES BARKLEY AMONG OTHERS ABOUT OFF COURSE DISTRACTIONS AND THE BURDEN OF CELEBRITY. HAVE YOU TALKED TO ANYBODY ABOUT THOSE SAME ISSUES, TY?

Ty Tryon
YEAH YOU KNOW I REALLY JUST KIND OF, ESPECIALLY IMG. I MEAN THEY, THEY KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT IT AND THEY'VE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR SO LONG.

THEY'VE BEEN A HUGE HELP AND THAT'S ONE OF THE GREAT REASONS I SIGNED WITH THEM AND THEY'VE REALLY HELPED ME AND THEY KIND OF TAKE THE WHOLE BURDEN AWAY. I MEAN EVERYBODY IS CONCERNED I'LL LOSE MY CHILDHOOD BUT THEY HAVE KIND OF HELPED IT, HELPED ME MAINTAIN MY CHILDHOOD.

Rich Lerner
IT MENTIONED TIGER WOODS RIGHT THERE. CORRECT, YOU HAD A POSTER OF TIGER IN YOUR BEDROOM

Ty Tryon
YES

Rich Lerner
AS TIGER DID OF JACK NICKLAUS?

Ty Tryon
STILL DO

Rich Lerner
IS IT A GOAL OF YOURS SOME DAY TO BREAK THE KIND OF RECORDS TIGER MAY BE SETTING?

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW, I'VE NEVER REALLY LOOKED AT GOLF LIKE THAT. I, I DON'T LOOK AT SOMEONE, WHAT THEY'VE DONE, AND THEIR, THEIR RECORDS AND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I DON'T SAY I WANT TO BREAK THOSE RECORDS AND I WANT TO BETTER THOSE RECORDS

Rich Lerner
MHMM

Ty Tryon
I REALLY JUST, I JUST WANT TO GET AS GOOD AS I CAN GET AND HOPEFULLY PLAY WITH HIM. THAT'S MY FIRST GOAL AND THEN MAYBE TIE HIM AND BEAT HIM, I DON'T KNOW.

Rich Lerner
AT COMPARABLE AGES, IS TY EQUAL TO, AHEAD OF OR SLIGHTLY BEHIND TIGER WOODS WHEN TIGER WAS 17? RAW GOLF SKILLS NOT IN TERMS OF GOLF ACHIEVEMENT.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
OH NO THAT'S A TOUGH ONE TO ANSWER. I MEAN I THINK EACH PLAYER HAS THEIR OWN GREAT ATTRIBUTES. I MEAN TIGER WAS A GREAT ATHLETE. I REMEMBER WATCHING HIM HIT BALLS AT BAY HILL

WHEN HE WAS 16 I THINK. I THINK HE PLAYED IN THE BAY HILL INVITATIONAL AND HERE YOU COULD SEE HE WAS A YOUNGSTER WHO HAD TREMENDOUS ATHLETIC ABILITY. I WOULD SAY,

TECHNICALLY WISE, AT THIS STAGE THAT MAYBE TY'S A LITTLE AHEAD BUT YOU KNOW THAT, OBVIOUSLY IT'S, IT'S SO HARD IN THIS GAME

Rich Lerner
SURE IS

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
RICH, BECAUSE PEOPLE PROGRESS AT DIFFERENT STAGES AT DIFFERENT AGES.

Rich Lerner
HOW ABOUT QUICKLY, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE WAY BILL TRYON RAISED TY AND THE WAY EARL RAISED TIGER.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
OH THAT'S A TOUGH ONE. I THINK MAYBE, YEAH OBVIOUSLY, I THINK PARENTS DO THE BEST FOR THEIR KIDS. I MEAN EARL'S OBVIOUSLY AN OUTSPOKEN INDIVIDUAL

WHO'S DONE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS FOR TIGER AND OBVIOUSLY PLANNED HIS CAREER AND BILL'S A LITTLE BIT MORE BEHIND THE SCENES BUT EQUALLY I THINK, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A, THERE WAS A PLAN IN PROGRESS AND THAT'S,

I THINK THAT'S A WHOLE KEY FOR WHAT WE DO FOR OUR KIDS. WE, WE HAVE A PLAN AND WE TRY TO FOLLOW IT AND WE DO THE BEST WE CAN.

Rich Lerner
HOW HAS TY BEEN FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
(LAUGHS)

Rich Lerner
YOU SEEING, YOU SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PARENTS WHO WOULD LIKE THEIR KIDS TO GET THE SAME KIND OF INSTRUCTION?

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
WELL

Rich Lerner
AND ARE YOU HON... AND HOW HONEST ARE YOU IN YOUR ASSESSMENT? TO PARENTS TO SAY GOOD, ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO BE THE NEXT TY TRYON. I'D ADVICE AGAINST IT.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
YOU, YOU CAN NEVER SAY THAT BECAUSE AS I SAID A FEW MINUTES AGO, PEOPLE PROGRESS AT DIFFERENT STAGES. I MEAN I'VE SEEN PLAYERS I THOUGHT WELL,

MAYBE THIS PERSON HE'S GOT SOME TALENT, SHE'S GOT SOME TALENT BUT, AND IN THE END, THEY SURPRISE YOU AND YEAH HE'S BEEN GREAT FOR BUSINESS. I MEAN WE'VE, HE'S OBVIOUSLY TY WAS PART OF OUR JUNIOR ACADEMY DOWN IN

BRADENTON WHERE WE HAVE 150 KIDS NOW FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO REALLY WORK TO BE SORT OF THE NEXT TIGER OR THE NEXT TY AS IT IS NOW OR CHARLES HOWELL AND THE FACT IS

I SAY, WE, THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT YOUNGSTERS AROUND. I MEAN THE WHOLE YOUTH ISSUE IN GOLF HAS CHANGED. IT'S AMAZING. I MEAN HERE YOU'RE GETTING YOUNGSTERS NOW WHO ARE MORE TECHNICALLY CORRECT AT A YOUNGER AGE WHO ARE WORKING OUT,

THEY'RE MENTALLY STRONGER AND I MEAN SOME OF THE SCORES THEY'RE SHOOTING ON, THIS YOUNG JAMES VARGUS, YOU KNOW, THE SCORES HE SHOT AT THE ORANGE BOWL (?) I THINK 23 OR 24 UNDER PAR, I MEAN AMAZING SCORES.

Rich Lerner
WELL, THE METHODS ARE BETTER NOW, THE INFORMATION IS BETTER, THE TECHNOLOGY IS BETTER AND THE PLAYERS ARE BETTER AT A YOUNGER AGE. HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH

THE GREAT DAVID LEADBETTER AT CHAMPIONSGATE WHICH IS A PHENOMENAL FACILITY NOT FAR FROM DISNEY. 888-633-5323 OR 407-787-3330. DAVIDLEADBETTER.COM. BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.

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Rich Lerner
HERE'S THE EAGLE PUTT, FINAL ROUND OF THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT. THIS WAS AT NUMBER 3, TY'S 12TH. I MEAN THAT WAS AN AMAZING WEEK TY. NOT ONLY AN AMAZING ROUND. BUT YOU WERE SICK

EARLY IN THE WEEK. YOU KNEW YOU NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT NUMBER ON THAT FINAL DAY AND YOU GOT IT DONE. JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT.

Ty Tryon
YOU, YOU KNOW I WENT OUT TO DINNER WITH MY AGENT, JAY, THE NIGHT BEFORE AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A SCORE THAT WOULD PROBABLY MAKE IT AND I WAS, I WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW 66.

I MEAN IT'S JUST A GOOD SOUNDING NUMBER. I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NUMBER ANYWAY AND I GOT THAT BACK NINE. I WAS SHOOTING 3 UNDER IN THE FRONT AND PLAYING REALLY GOOD GOLF

AND I FINALLY FELT REALLY GOOD AFTER ALL WEEK BEING REALLY SICK. A STREPPED THROAT AND I WAS GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF STRENGTH BACK AND YOU KNOW, I JUST SAID, MAN, IF YOU WANT TO BE ON TOUR YOU'RE GOING TO PLAY A

GOOD BACK NINE, IF NOT, YOU'RE NOT SO IT'S JUST, THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE TO DO IT AND IT HAPPENED.

Rich Lerner
DAVID, AMAZING, YOU TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY TEACH A YOUNGSTER ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THE SWING BUT YOU NEVER KNOW

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S INSIDE

Rich Lerner
HOW, HOW A PLAYER WILL PERFORM WHEN IT REALLY COUNTS. YOU SAW IT RIGHT THERE.

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
YEAH, WELL MAYBE IT WAS THOSE DRUGS FOR THE STREPPED THROAT OR SOMETHING TY. BUT HE WAS SO MELLOW THAT WEEK. I MEAN HE JUST, AS THE ROUNDS WENT ON HE GOT STRONGER AND

STRONGER AND IT WAS JUST A PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE FROM A YOUNG MAN AND REALLY IT'S GOING TO HOLD HIM IN GREAT STATE FOR THE FUTURE AND OBVIOUSLY EVERYBODY'S

GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR EACH TOURNAMENT THAT HE PLAYS IN AND I THINK IF PEOPLE JUST LOOK IN TERMS OF HEY WHERE'S HE GOING TO BE IN FIVE YEARS. THAT'S THE KEY.

Rich Lerner
WE'VE GOT ABOUT 15 SECONDS LEFT. YOU WILL BE A PROMINENT AND CONSISTENT IMAGE TO KIDS YOUR AGE. WHAT'S THE MESSAGE YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS, QUICKLY.

Ty Tryon
YOU KNOW JUST HAVE FUN AND KEEP THE LOVE FOR THE GAME. I MEAN IT'S A GREAT GAME AND PRACTICE YOUR SHORT GAME. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT.

Rich Lerner
HMMM

Ty Tryon
BECAUSE YOU GET OLDER AND YOU'LL HIT THE BALL FAR.

Rich Lerner
GREAT ADVICE. DAVID, THANKS FOR DROPPING BY AND

DAVID LEADBETTER (MALE):
MY PLEASURE

Rich Lerner
GOOD WORK WITH THIS GUY, AND TY, FANTASTIC.

Ty Tryon
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Rich Lerner
CONGRATULATIONS. BEST OF LUCK. YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN THIS YEAR, BY THE WAY?

Ty Tryon
YOU GOT TO THINK YEAH. YOU GOT TO.

Rich Lerner
ALRIGHT. THAT, THAT'S THE ATTITUDE. DAVID LEADBETTER, TY TRYON. THANKS TO YOU FOR WATCHING. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON GOLF TALK LIVE. GOOD NIGHT.

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