Golf Talk Live - Goosen Gossett Transcript Segment 7

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 14, 2001, 4:00 pm
PETER KESSLER

THERE'S A HAPPY MOMENT. WINNING HIS FIRST OF MANY PGA TOUR EVENTS AT THE AGE OF 22 IN HIS 12TH START. YEAH, YOU DIDN'T DROP ANY PART OF THAT TROPHY ACTUALLY.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT WAS A PRETTY HEAVY TROPHY TOO.

PETER KESSLER

SAT ON THE LEAD FOR A COUPLE OF NIGHTS. ANY PARTICULAR THOUGHTS ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT ABOUT THE NEXT DAY, NOT HAVING WON ON THE BUY.COM TOUR WHERE YOU WERE PLAYING


REGULARLY, AND HERE YOU ARE GOING INTO SUNDAY WITH THE LEAD AT A PGA TOUR EVENT.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL THAT'S, THAT'S TRUE BUT YOU KNOW IT WAS KIND OF, IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY. I FELT COMFORTABLE. YOU KNOW I WAS PLAYING WELL. I HAD BEEN PLAYING CONSISTENTLY WELL IN THE


BUY.COM. I DID FOUR TOP TENS IN A ROW, WAS SHOOTING REALLY GOOD SCORES AND JUST, YOU KNOW, I KNEW I WAS PLAYING GOOD GOLF AND OBVIOUSLY I


WAS IN A GOOD POSITION. I WAS LEADING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AND IT WAS VERY COMPETITIVE. THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOOD OUT HERE, SO I FELT CONFIDENT IN THE LEAD BUT CERTAINLY, I KNEW, 18 HOLES OF GOLF, A LOT CAN


HAPPEN AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, PETER, I JUST TRY TO GO OUT AND NOT ALLOW IT TO BECOME OVERWHELMING. TO REALLY FOCUS IN ON THAT PARTICULAR ROUND, NOT SO MUCH THE ACCUMULATION OF MY SCORES.


YOU KNOW, IF I WENT OUT AND BIRDIED THE FIRST HOLE I WANTED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I'M ONE UNDER TODAY, NOT, YOU KNOW, 16 UNDER PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT. SO I THINK THAT HELPED


ME AND JUST KIND OF STAY CALM AND COOL BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS SO EASY BUT IT WAS NICE TO HANG IN THERE AND MAKE 5 BIRDIES ON SUNDAY AND NOT A BOGIE.

PETER KESSLER

SO THERE IS SOMETHING TO THAT ONE SHOT AT A TIME THEORY.

DAVID GOSSETT

THERE'S SOMETHING. WHAT, ONE SHOT AT A TIME, I, I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE.

PETER KESSLER

(LAUGHING)


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE 18TH HOLE. YOU GOT A ONE SHOT LEAD. GO AHEAD AND WALK US

DAVID GOSSETT

OKAY

PETER KESSLER

THROUGH THE HOLE AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT TAPE OF THE JOHN DEERE FINAL ROUND OF THE LAST HOLE


TOGETHER.

DAVID GOSSETT

ALRIGHT


72ND HOLE

PETER KESSLER

ANY EXTRA WAGGLES OR ANYTHING GOING ON?

DAVID GOSSETT

LEADING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT.


NO I FELT PRETTY CONFIDENT HERE. I'VE JUST HIT A LITTLE 3 WOOD. TRYING TO HIT A LITTLE CUT OFF THE TEE AND, LET'S SEE. FELT GOOD HERE.


HIT IT A LITTLE RIGHT OF WHERE I WANTED TO AND I'M

PETER KESSLER

YOU MEAN LIKE A FOOT?

DAVID GOSSETT

SAYING COME ON GET LEFT AND IT JUMPED, KICKED RIGHT THERE IN THE ROUGH AND.... OH WELL, THE LIE AS YOU CAN SEE WASN'T TOO BAD BUT I HAD SOME TREES IN MY WAY AND WITH THE


WATER THERE ON THE LEFT AND THE BALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE MY FEET. HAD LIKE A 186. 186. SO, I WAS JUST TRYING TO HIT A 7 IRON HERE. JUST KIND OF ON THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN AND I WAS ANTICIPATING IT TO FLY A LITTLE BIT


CATCH A LITTLE JUMPER AND JUST TRYING TO KIND OF PUNCH, HOLD, CUT IT A LITTLE BIT, WATER. HIT IT OUT THERE. SAW WHAT HAPPENED,

PETER KESSLER

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO HIT A PUNCH HOLD CUT ALL IN ONE SHOT?

DAVID GOSSETT

AND UH HAVEN'T SEEN THIS YET.


YEAH. WO4KED OUT PRETTY GOOD. ROLLED OFF THE BACK THERE.


PETER KESSLER

A LITTLE UNLUCKY EVEN REALLY.

DAVID GOSSETT

YEAH, NOT TOO BAD THOUGH. ALL IN ALL I'M PLEASED.

PETER KESSLER

RIGHT AT THE FLAG.

DAVID GOSSETT

IT WAS DRY.


RIGHT AT IT. IT WAS A GOOD SHOT.

PETER KESSLER

REMINDS ME OF THE SHOT THAT JERRY PATE HIT HERE TO WIN IN 1976


BY ADMIRING THE FLAG.

DAVID GOSSETT

WORKED OUT HERE.


A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ME, WHY DIDN'T YOU PUTT IT DAVE, WHY DIDN'T YOU PUTT? UM, THE GRASS THERE I THOUGHT WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO BUMPY, A LITTLE DIVOT IN FROM ME, AND I JUST, I JUST FELT COMFORTABLE WITH


THE WEDGE HERE AND I GOT OUT THERE AND, AND LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE BUTTERFLY WENT IN THE OLE THERE, THAT WAS PRETTY COOL I THOUGHT, BUT ANYWAY, CHIPPED IT UP THERE. GOOD, A LITTLE, LITTLE LONG. GOES BY ABOUT 6 AND A HALF FEET, SO I'M THINKING MAN,


THAT'S NOT A, TOO BAD OF A,


TOUGH CHIP THERE AND, AND I GET IT SIX AND A HALF FEET.

PETER KESSLER

IT'S A PRETTY DELICATE SHOT THAT YOU PLAYED THERE. A HIGH SOFT LITTLE LOB

DAVID GOSSETT

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

FROM BEHIND THE GREEN.

DAVID GOSSETT

OH WELL.

PETER KESSLER

GOOD NERVES.

DAVID GOSSETT

UPHILL, SIX AND A HALF FOOTER FOR THE WIN. I WAS, CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT STARTING ON THURSDAY MORNING.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT DID BRINY SAY TO YOU WHO WAS A SHOT BEHIND YOU AT THIS POINT?

DAVID GOSSETT

BRINY DID MENTION, BEFORE I PUTTED THIS PUTT HE SAID HEY DAVID, ROLL IT IN. HE, HE REALLY SHOWED SOME GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP AND HE PLAYED WELL. HE, I'M SURE HE'S GOING TO WIN HERE


PRETTY SOON, HE'S... A GOOD MAN. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. THAT WAS FUN. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN IT ON TELEVISION. IT WAS

PETER KESSLER

GLAD YOU'RE DOING IT WITH US.

DAVID GOSSETT

GOOD SPEED AND I JUST, IT WAS FUN. IT'S NICE TO GET THAT FIRST WIN. MATT ROW (??)

PETER KESSLER

HOW DOES THIS CHANGE THE PLAN? OBVIOUSLY NOW YOU'VE GOT AN EXEMPTION THROUGH A COUPLE OF YEARS

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

ON THE PGA TOUR. YOU'RE HERE AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP INSTEAD OF ODESSA, TEXAS.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT.

PETER KESSLER

NO KNOCK ON ODESSA, BUT MORE FUN

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL SURE

PETER KESSLER

TO PLAY IN THE PGA.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL CERTAINLY I KNOW THAT I'll BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THE PGA TOUR HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND, AND

PETER KESSLER

IT'S NICE TO KNOW.

DAVID GOSSETT

AND IT DOES, DON'T, WON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH Q-SCHOOL IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER SO THAT, THAT'S KIND OF NICE TO BE ABLE TO SPEND SOME TIME TO RELAX AND WORK ON MY GOLF GAME AND, AND GEAR UP FOR 2002 ON THE PGA TOUR. THAT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO ME.

PETER KESSLER

AND THIS WEEK YOU'VE GOT A CHAMPIONSHIP TO PLAY IN.

DAVID GOSSETT

THAT'S RIGHT.


PETER KESSLER

IS THERE ANY REASON TO THINK THAT YOU COULDN'T WIN YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP HERE?

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I DON'T THINK THERE'S A REASON FOR WHY I SHOULDN'T BELIEVE I CAN'T WIN. I MEAN I'M PLAYING VERY WELL, AND, YOU KNOW, BUT, YOU KNOW, PETER I'M A ROOKIE HERE. I'M LEARNING SOMETHING EVERY DAY AND I'M JUST


LOVING IT, AND, AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE. SURE I', GOING TO GO OUT AND TRY TO GIVE MY BEST EFFORT THIS WEEK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT I DID FEEL, I'M PLAYING WELL AND I DO LIKE THIS GOLF


COURSE. IT'S A REALLY GOOD TEST. YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THE BALL WELL, AND, HITTING A LOT OF FAIRWAYS RIGHT NOW AND I FEEL COMFORTABLE OUT HERE SO, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I'M GOING TO ENJOY IT.

PETER KESSLER

WHEN YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH TIGER, OF COURSE HE WAS PLAYING BRILLIANT GOLF AND WINNING HIS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

DAVID GOSSETT

RIGHT

PETER KESSLER

AT ST. ANDREWS, THE OLD COURSE LAST YEAR, THEN YOU PLAYED WITH JACK, AND JACK IS STILL JACK

DAVID GOSSETT

SURE

PETER KESSLER

EVEN IF HE'S NOT WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP. WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE EXPERIENCES, OR DID HAVE THEM, WHAT DID YOU DECIDE YOU NEEDED TO WORK ON IF ANYTHING SO THAT YOU COULD MEASURE UP TO THE BEST OF WHAT TIGER CAN THROW AT YOU?

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL, YOU KNOW, PETER, I JUST SAW THAT THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY TREMENDOUS COMPETITORS AND, AND I SAW THAT CERTAIN AREAS OF MY GAME, LIKE A WEDGE AND CHIPPING AREA MAYBE NEED SOME WORK, BUT JUST REALLY TO KEEP


AT IT, KEEP PLUGGING ALONG. I FEEL CONFIDENT IN THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. MY TEAM, SO TO SPEAK AND, AND I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING, SO I'M JUST GOING TO TRY TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND I'M COMPETITIVE

PETER KESSLER

WHAT A CLICH

DAVID GOSSETT

IT IS BUT YOU KNOW I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE HERE. I THINK THIS'LL BE FUN AND, AND THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING BETTER. I, I JUST LOVE THIS GAME. I'VE GOT A PASSION


FOR IT AND I DON WANT TO BECOME COMPETITIVE SO, OUT HERE REGULARLY, SO I'M JUST GOING TO ENJOY IT.

PETER KESSLER

SO MANY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE SO QUICKLY. WHEN YOU'RE ALONE WITH YOUR FAMILY, SHARE WITH ME A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU SAY TO EACH OTHER ABOUT WHERE YOU ALL ARE IN THIS THING BECAUSE OF YOUR GREAT PLAY.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW AND, AND JUST EXCITED REALLY. I MEAN, I LOVE GOLF. I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO HAVE A REAL JOB AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST

PETER KESSLER

ME TOO

DAVID GOSSETT

I, (LAUGHS) I JUST LOVE IT. I'VE GOT A TRUE PASSION FOR IT. I LOVE COMPETING. I LOVE THE PEOPLE OUT HERE AND, AND TRAVELING, AND, THEY'RE SO MANY GOOD PLAYERS OUT HERE AND REALLY SO


MANY NICE PEOPLE I'VE MET AND I JUST LOOK FORWARD TO IMPROVING AND WORKING ON MY GAME AND, AND GETTING IN THERE.

PETER KESSLER

WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER

THIS WEEK WITH YOUR


CAREER WITH YOUR LIFE.

DAVID GOSSETT

I APPRECIATE IT. THANKS.


THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

AND YOU'RE A FINE FELLOW AND IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT PLEASURE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU AND TO WATCH THIS FIRST EARLY BURST OF WHAT SHOULD BE A LONG AND


HAPPY CAREER.

DAVID GOSSETT

WELL I THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

DAVID GOSSETT

THANKS.

PETER KESSLER

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE.

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DJ, McIlroy, Spieth listed as PGA betting favorites

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 1:38 pm

Three majors are in the books, but there's still one more trophy up for grabs in two weeks' time.

While next year The Open will signal the end of the 2019 major season amid a revamped calendar, this is the final year that the PGA Championship will be held in August. The tournament returns next month to Bellerive Country Club outside St. Louis, which last hosted the PGA when Nick Price won in 1992 and hasn't hosted a PGA Tour event since Camilo Villegas won the 2008 BMW Championship.

Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook published PGA betting odds shortly after the final putt dropped at Carnoustie and Francesco Molinari left with the claret jug. Topping the board are a trio of major champions: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, all listed at 12/1.

McIlroy won the PGA in both 2012 and 2014, while Spieth needs only the Wanamaker Trophy to round out the career Grand Slam. Johnson has recorded four top-10s in the PGA, notably a T-5 finish at Whistling Straits in 2010 when a few grains of sand kept him out of a playoff with Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson.

Fresh off a T-6 finish in Scotland, Tiger Woods headlines the group listed at 16/1, behind only the three co-favorites as he looks to win a 15th career major.

Here's a look at the betting odds for a number of contenders, with the opening round of the PGA just 17 days away:

12/1: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth

16/1: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler

18/1: Justin Rose

20/1: Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm

25/1: Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Jason Day

30/1: Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama

40/1: Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Paul Casey

50/1: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar

60/1: Marc Leishman, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson

80/1: Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner

100/1: Ian Poulter, Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Daniel Berger, Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker, Charley Hoffman

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Molinari moves to No. 6 in world with Open win

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:31 pm

After breaking through for his first career major title, Francesco Molinari reached some rarified air in the latest installment of the Official World Golf Rankings.

The Italian's two-shot win at Carnoustie moved him up nine spots to No. 6 in the world, not surprisingly a new career high. But it's also a quick ascent for Molinari, who has now won three of his last six worldwide starts and was ranked No. 33 in the world after missing the cut at The Players Championship two months ago.

A share of second place helped Xander Schauffele jump from No. 24 to No. 18 in the updated standings, while the same result meant Kevin Kisner went from No. 33 to No. 25. Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy both went up one spot after T-2 finishes to No. 2 and No. 7, respectively - a new career high for Rose.

The drama in the rankings unfolded at No. 50, as Tiger Woods moved up 21 spots to exactly No. 50 following his T-6 finish. While some projections had him moving to 51st, Woods was able to sneak into the top 50 just in time to qualify for a return to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, as the top 50 in the rankings both this week and next qualify for Akron.

That includes Zach Johnson, last year's runner-up who was not yet qualified but moved from No. 52 to No. 49 this week. It also includes Kevin Chappell, who went from 61st to 47th with a T-6 finish in Scotland.

Despite missing the cut at Carnoustie, Dustin Johnson remains world No. 1 for another week followed by Rose, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm. Molinari is now at No. 6, with McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day rounding out the top 10.

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Simpson overtakes DeChambeau in Ryder Cup race

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:09 pm

A T-12 finish at The Open allowed Webb Simpson to move past Bryson DeChambeau into the eighth and final automatic qualifying spot in the U.S. Ryder Cup points race with just three weeks to go.

Simpson finished the week at 3 under, five shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. Adding another strong result to his win at TPC Sawgrass and T-10 finish at the U.S. Open, he's now edged in front of DeChambeau by less than 41 points. But with players earning one point per $1,000 each of the next two weeks and 1.5 points per $1,000 at the PGA Championship, the race is far from over.

Jordan Spieth's T-9 finish strengthened his position at No. 6, as the top six players are essentially assured of qualifying automatically. Rickie Fowler held onto his spot at No. 7, while Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner both moved onto the bubble following T-2 finishes at Carnoustie. After a T-6 finish, Tiger Woods jumped from 31st to 20th.

Here's a look at the updated American standings, with the top eight after the PGA qualifying automatically and captain Jim Furyk adding four picks in September:

1. Brooks Koepka

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Patrick Reed

4. Justin Thomas

5. Bubba Watson

6. Jordan Spieth

7. Rickie Fowler

8. Webb Simpson

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9. Bryson DeChambeau

10. Phil Mickelson

11. Xander Schauffele

12. Matt Kuchar

13. Kevin Kisner

14. Tony Finau

15. Brian Harman

On the European side, Molinari was already in position to qualify automatically but is now assured of a spot on Thomas Bjorn's roster this fall. Fellow major champs Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy also solidified their footing with runner-up performances.

Here's a look at how things look for the Europeans, with the top four from each list after the PGA Championship qualifying automatically:

European Points

1. Francesco Molinari

2. Justin Rose

3. Tyrrell Hatton

4. Tommy Fleetwood

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Thorbjorn Olesen

Russell Knox

Eddie Pepperell

World Points

1. Jon Rahm

2. Alex Noren

3. Rory McIlroy

4. Paul Casey

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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Sergio Garcia

Ian Poulter

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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.