Golf Talk Live - Janice Moodie Transcript Segment 2
THERE WAS A SENSE, AFTER THE SOLHEIM CUP WAS COMPLETED AND THE EUROPEAN TEAM, OF WHICH YOU ARE A MEMBER, WON, THAT, CERTAIN MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM AND THE AMERICAN TEAM WOULD, PERHAPS, NEVER SPEAK AGAIN OVER AN INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED WHEN ANNIKA, YOUR PARTNER WAS ASKED TO REPLAY A HOLED CHIP, WHEN IT WAS DETERMINED, SUBSEQUENTLY THAT SHE, IN FACT WASN'T AWAY AT THE TIME.
IS EVERYBODY SPEAKING NOW? HAVE AMENDS BEEN MADE BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANTS?
YEAH, WE HAD A FLIGHT OVER, YOU KNOW, THIS FLIGHT, WITH, THERE WAS FOUR EUROPEANS AND THE AMERICAN TEAM, AND IT WAS A LITTLE BIT CHILLY, BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S FINE. THAT'S, I THINK IT HAD TO BE THAT WAY, YOU KNOW, AND THEN WE GET TO THE TOURNAMENT SIGHT, AND THAT, YOU KNOW, I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO KELLY AND ALSO PAT HURST AND YOU KNOW, IT'S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE NOW.
IS THAT, WOULD THAT BE TRUE FOR ANNIKA TOO? IS SHE MORE COMFORTABLE ABOUT WHERE THINGS ARE NOW?
I THINK SO, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, THE MAIN THING IS AND, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOOD GOLF PLAYED AND YOU KNOW, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT FACT (??) KIND OF BEEN MISGUARDED A LITTLE BIT, BUT UM YEAH I THINK, I THINK SHE'S FINE ABOUT IT NOW AS WELL.
LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LOOK, WE HAVE A LENGTHY PIECE OF VIDEO. IT'S ACTUALLY NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE, THE PIECE WE HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE IT SHOWS A DIFFERENT ANGLE OF WHAT WENT ON AROUND THE 13TH GREEN THAT I THINK IS PERHAPS A LITTLE MORE TELLING THAN THE ONE THAT WE SAW AT THE TIME THE INCIDENT AROSE. SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT THAT, AND WHY DON'T YOU TELL US, WHAT'S GOING ON. YOU, YOU HAVEN'T CHIPPED YET
NO. KELLY'S MARKED HER BALL, OBVIOUSLY AND ANOTHER THING, UNA, SHE RECHIPPED HER BALL? NO, NOW SHE'S MARKED HER BALL, AND THEN, NOW LOOKING AT IT, I MEAN I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THIS VIDEO YET.
DO YOU HAVE A, THIS IS THE POINT AT WHICH EVERYBODY'S JUST APPROACHED THE GREEN AND YOU HAVEN'T CHIPPED YET
OKAY. OKAY. WELL I HAVEN'T CHIPPED YET. WE'RE NOW LOOKING, I'M OVER ON THE SIDE JUST PAST ANNIKA THERE GETTING READY TO HIT MY PITCH. I MEAN, BOTH PAT AND KELLY GO TO THE BACK END OF THE GREEN, ARMS FOLDED AND BASICALLY JUST STAND THERE. SO I MEAN, THEY'VE TAKEN THEIR SELF OUT OF THE PICTURE AND I'M NOW ASSESSING OBVIOUSLY MY CHIP WHICH THEN GOES BY. DIDN'T HOLE THIS ONE, AND YOU KNOW, I MEAN, BOTH OF THEM ARE JUST STANDING THERE. SO, I MEAN, ANNIKA AND I, I THINK THE CONFUSION REALLY IS
BECAUSE KELLY'S BALL IS FAR DOWN THAT GREEN AND YOU CAN NOT SEE THE MARKER. SO NOW I'M GOING UP. I'M GOING TO MARK IT. ANNIKA'S TAKING HER TIME. IF YOU SEE, THERE'S, THERE'S NO INTENT TO PLAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE THE CONFUSION, BASICALLY, I MEAN KELLY DOESN'T THINK IT'S HER SHOT.
QUITE CLEARLY EVERYBODY'S WAITING FOR ANNIKA
BUT THE THING IS, I THINK BECAUSE
SHE'S, SHE'S WALKED UP TO THE GREEN ONCE. SHE'S TAKING A NUMBER OF SHOTS.
NOW WE'LL HEAR WHAT KELLY HAS TO SAY.
KELLY ROBBINS (ON TAPE)
IT WAS A SITUATION THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED. IT SHOULD'VE NEVER TAKE PLACE. WHETHER I SHOULD HAVE NOTICED, MY CADDIE, PAT, ANNIKA, ANNIKA'S CADDIE, JANICE, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT SOMETHING WAS, WAS HAPPENING AND AS SOON AS, YOU KNOW, SHE HIT SUCH A GREAT SHOT, AS YOU START WALKING IT CHECKED OUT, BECAUSE I COULDN'T SEE HER BALL OR WHERE SHE HIT IT FROM AND I KIND OF LOOKED AND I, I MEAN RIGHT AWAY I KNEW THAT, THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG.
DID YOU SUSPECT ANYTHING AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT OR WAS IT
RIGHT THEN. SEE WHEN SHE LOOKED AT THE HOLE AND SHE LOOKS DOWN A WAY, IT WAS HER TO PLAY, AND IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE THEN I NOTICED HOW FAR DOWN SHE WAS LOOKING AT HER PUTT.
SO YOU THINK SHE REALIZED AT THE SAME TIME THAT YOU ESSENTIALLY DID
THAT SHE WAS, HAD CLEARLY BEEN AWAY
AND THERE WAS NO, AND WE COULD HAVE, WE CLEARLY SAW A MOMENT AGO THERE WAS NO QUICK CHIP BY ANNIKA OR
ANYTHING OF THE KIND. SHE
TOOK HER TIME. SHE
TOOK A NUMBER OF PRACTICE STROKES.
AND IT APPEARED AS THOUGH EVERYBODY WAS IN UNSPOKEN AGREEMENT THAT IT WAS HER PLAY.
YEAH. I MEAN CLEARLY THAT'S, THAT'S THE WAY WE, WE SAW IT AS WELL. I MEAN, YOU KNOW I THINK, YOU'VE GOT TO REALIZE THAT THERE'S FOUR PEOPLE PLAYING SHOTS HERE, AND WE'RE USED TO THREE, WE'RE USED TO STROKE PLAY AND IT WAS JUST, IT WAS JUST A CONFUSING MOMENT, YOU KNOW, I MEAN BARB'S PACING IT OUT BUT, I MEAN, THE MINUTE I, I SAW IT I JUST KNEW THAT IT WAS KELLY'S SHOT. YOU KNOW, AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION.
YOU KNOW WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT LATER ON THE SAMSON EVENT AND I SAID, PAT, I SAID YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAD GIVEN HER A CHIP AS OUR CHIP, WE WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU THAT DEEP PUTT. YOU KNOW, THAT 3 FOOTER AND SHE'S LIKE, JANICE, IF WE HAD KNOWN YOU WOULD HAVE GIVEN US A THREE FOOTER, THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY, AND I THINK THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT EXAMPLE OF, YOU KNOW, TEAM SORT OF SPORTSMANSHIP IF THAT HAD HAPPENED, BUT WE NEVER GOT TO THAT POINT.
AND OF COURSE THE WAY IT ENDED UP IS THAT THIS MOMENT IS WHAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AND WE ARE DISCUSSING NOW AS OPPOSED TO THE INCREDIBLY CLOSE MATCH AND THE GREAT VICTORY IN THE PLAYING OF THIS PARTICULAR TOURNAMENT IN LOCH LOMOND, SCOTLAND, YOUR HOME GOLF COURSE, AND IT'S AMAZING TO A NUMBER OF US THAT ANNIKA WAS ABLE TO CONTROL HER EMOTIONS TO THE EXTENT THAT SHE COULD PULL THE TRIGGER AGAIN AND NEARLY HOLE IT AGAIN.
I KNOW. SHE NEARLY DIDN'T. I'M SURE SHE WAS TRYING.
AND OF COURSE THIS IS PAT HURST TO NOW WIN THE HOLE WITH HER SHORT BIRDIE PUTT
IN A MATCH THAT SHE AND KELLY ROBINS ULTIMATELY WON TWO AND ONE IN WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOSING CAUSE. PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A GREAT FEEL FOR ANNIKA'S SENSE OF PATRIOTISM WHEN IT COMES TO TEAM PLAY AND HOW MUCH SHE WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
THIS CUP AND, AND HOW IMPORTANT THIS WAS TO HER. GIVE US A SENSE OF THAT.
OH IT WAS, I MEAN, RIGHT FROM THE WORD GO, YOU KNOW, EVEN, EVEN BEFORE THAT, I MEAN, WE WERE IN COLUMBUS AND SHE SAID JANICE, DO YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH ME AND I WENT.
`PHOO' ( 19:28) ANNIKA SORENSTAM. SURE! I MEAN I, I'D LOVE TO PLAY WITH, YOU KNOW, IN THE FOURSOMES AND, AND I WAS JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THEN WE GOT THERE AND SHE REALLY, SHE TOOK ME UNDER HER WING.
SHE SHOWED ME HOW SHE THINKS, YOU KNOW, WE, WE WERE LIKE 7 UNDER PAR AFTER 10 HOLES, OH NO WE WERE 5 UNDER PAR AFTER 10 HOLES AND WE BOGIE 11, AND IT WAS A BAD BOGIE, YOU KNOW I, I BLAME MYSELF BUT SHE PROBABLY BLAMES HERSELF BUT IT WAS A THREE PUTT, SO I LOOK AT HER AND I'M SO ANNOYED AT MYSELF BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A TIGHT MATCH BETWEEN BETH AND MEG AND SHE'S LIKE, RIGHT, COME ON, NOT A PROBLEM.
SHE' S LIKE THAT JUST SHOWS WE'RE HUMAN. SHE SAYS COME ON, LET'S GO AND BE MACHINES AGAIN AND I'M LIKE, `PHHH' ( 13) OKAY! YOU KNOW AND, I, WAS JUST LIKE, FOLLOWING BEHIND HER AND ANYWAY SHE WAS JUST FANTASTIC.
SO THAT WAS LEARNING THE ONE SHOT AT A TIME THEORY ACTUALLY CAN BE PUT INTO PRACTICE?
YEAHHH-OH YEAH. YEAH. IT WAS JUST FANTASTIC. UNBELIEVABLE.
WILL TAKE A SHORT BREAK. WE'LL COME BACK AND TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS SURROUNDING THE SOLHEIM CUP, IN JUST A MOMENT. AS WE LEAVE, SOME CAREER STATS OF JANICE MOODIE.
(Not that) Jutanugarn shares lead with (not that) Ko
LOS ANGELES - A player eager for her first win and a rookie top the leaderboard at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. Lurking two shots back is a Hall of Famer.
Winless Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie rookie Jin Young Ko at 9 under on Saturday at Wilshire Country Club.
Ko shot a 66 in her bid to become the year's first two-time LPGA winner. She won the Women's Australian Open in February, her first victory as an official tour member after a successful run on the Korean LPGA circuit.
''I'm ready for win or top 10, so maybe tomorrow I will really focus on shot by shot,'' said Ko, who added an exclamation point to her golf bag for each of her wins on the KLPGA. ''I won 11 times, so if I win tomorrow, maybe I change to 12. I need more, I need every time motivation.''
Jutanugarn is trying to match younger sister Ariya as a tour champion. Seven-time winner Ariya was tied for 27th after a 72 in the third round.
Usually when one of the Thai sisters is in the lead, the other will watch when her round is finished.
''If she's not too lazy, she is probably going to come out,'' Moriya said about Ariya.
Playing in an all-Korean threesome, Hall of Famer Inbee Park was two shots back in third after a 69. Her birdie putt for a share of the lead on 18 slid just by the hole. The group drew a large contingent of Korean fans.
''I kind of started off a little bad. I was able to come back strong, so I'm really happy with that,'' Park said. ''I left a few putts out there. The greens around this golf course are just really tough. You just don't know what's going to happen.''
Moriya Jutanugarn's round included a double bogey on the par-4 first hole and a bogey on the par-4 sixth. She eagled the par-4 14th after holing out from the fairway 93 feet away. The ball took once bounce and went in, eliciting a stunned look from Jutanugarn before she high-fived her caddie.
''Today was kind of a pretty rough day for me with not a very good start and like trying to come back,'' Jutanugarn said. ''I just try to play my game and be patient out there I think is the key.''
Jutanugarn, the second-round leader, read the break perfectly on a long putt to make birdie on 18 and share the lead with Ko.
Playing two groups ahead of Jutanugarn, Caroline Inglis also eagled the 14th from 180 yards. She briefly jumped up and down and smiled after three bogeys and a double bogey. She shot a 69 and was four shots back in a tie for sixth with Minjee Lee.
''It was like one bounce and then it like trickled in,'' Inglis said.
Aditi Ashok eagled 14 early in the round.
Ko did some scrambling of her own. Her ball found a sandy hazard on the 17th with a scoreboard and a winding creek in between her and the green 190 yards away. Her approach landed just off the green and she made par. Her round included six birdies and a bogey on 16.
Eun-Hee Ji (70) and American Marina Alex (72) were tied for fourth at 6 under.
Top-ranked Shanshan Feng shot a 70 and was in a six-way tie for 12th at 2 under.
Defending champs Singh, Franco take senior lead
RIDGEDALE, Mo. - Defending champions Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco took the third-round lead Saturday in the windy Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
Singh and Franco shot a 7-under 47 in wind gusting to 20 mph on the Top of the Rock par-3 course to get to 19-under 145, a stroke ahead of the teams of David Toms-Steve Flesch and Paul Broadhurst-Kirk Triplett.
''It was a tough day,'' Singh said. ''The wind was swirling, have to get the club right and we made some putts. Carlos played really well on the back nine and I played really well on the front nine, so we ham-and-egged it a little.''
Toms and Flesch also shot 47, and Broadhurst and Triplett had a 33 on the 13-hole Mountain Top par-3 course.
''We just paired well together,'' Toms said. ''I don't think either one of us played great. We picked each other up out there.''
Wind and rain is expected Sunday when the teams finish at Top of the Rock, again playing the front nine in alternate shot and the back nine in better ball.
''Make as many birdies as possible and see what happens,'' Singh said. ''That's all we can do.''
Singh and Franco are trying to become the first to successfully defend a title since Jim Colbert and Andy North in 2001. Singh won the Toshiba Classic in March for his first individual senior title.
Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week in Georgia for his first senior victory.
Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer had a 34 at Mountain Top to join Spanish stars Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal at 17 under. Jimenez and Olazabal had a 33 at Mountain Top.
''It's great for me to be able to play with him as a team member,'' Olazabal said. ''We do have great memories from the Ryder Cup and other events, and it's always a great pleasure to play with a great player and a friend.''
Langer took the final-round forecast in stride.
''We've done it hundreds of times before and we'll probably do it again,'' Langer said. ''We'll make the best of it. We both have a good attitude. We're known to play in all sorts of weather and I just look forward to playing one more day with my partner here.''
Wisconsin neighbors Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly were 16 under after a 48 at Top of the Rock.
John Daly and Michael Allen, the second-round leaders after a 46 at Top of the Rock, had a 37 at Mountain Top to drop into a tie for seventh at 15 under.
Landry shares Valero lead, eyes first career win
After coming up just short of a breakthrough win earlier this season, Andrew Landry has another chance to earn his maiden victory at the Valero Texas Open.
Landry came within inches of winning the CareerBuilder Challenge in January, ultimately losing to Jon Rahm in a four-hole playoff. He struggled to find form in the wake of his close call, missing the cut in each of his four starts following his runner-up finish in Palm Springs.
But Landry took some time off to welcome his first child, Brooks, last month and he made it to the weekend in his first start back last week at the RBC Heritage, where he finished T-42. He made a move up the standings Saturday at TPC San Antonio with a bogey-free 67, and at 13 under shares the lead with Zach Johnson heading into the final round.
"I just did everything really good," Landry told reporters. "I was staying patient and just trying to make a bunch of pars. This golf course can come up and bite you in a heartbeat, and I had a couple bad putts that I didn't really make. I'm happy with it, it's a good 5-under round. Gets me in the final group tomorrow and we'll see what happens."
Landry started the day one shot off the pace and in the final group with Johnson and Ryan Moore, and at one point he took sole possession of the lead after birdies on three of his first six holes. Now he'll have another chance in the day's final tee time where he's grouped with Johnson and Trey Mullinax, who sits one shot back after firing a course-record 62 in the third round.
For Landry, it's another opportunity to break into the winner's circle, and it's one for which he feels prepared after coming so close three months ago.
"I mean, I don't want to go too deep into it because I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but I just believe in myself. There's no other explanation for it," Landry said. "You can totally get out here and play with Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, two top players in the world, and you can go out there and fold under pressure or you can learn a lot.
"Zach's always been a role model to me the way he plays golf, I feel like we have very similar games, and it's just going to be fun tomorrow getting to play with him again."
Z. Johnson, Landry share 54-hole Texas Open lead
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting Trey Mullinax.
Johnson shot a 4-under 68, holing a 10-footer on 18 to match Landry at 13-under 203 at TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks. Landry birdied the 16th and 17th in a 67.
Johnson won the event in 2008 and 2009, the last two times it was played at LaCantera. The 42-year-old Iowan is trying to win for the first time since the 2015 British Open.
''I've got 18 holes to get to that point,'' Johnson said. ''I've got to do exactly what I did on the back side and that was give myself opportunities on every hole. I'm putting great, I'm seeing the lines well, my caddie's reading the greens well, so it's just a matter of committing and executing down the stretch.''
The 30-year-old Landry is winless on the tour.
''I'm a good putter and I just need to give myself a lot of opportunities tomorrow like I did today,'' Landry said. ''I'll be looking forward to tomorrow.''
Mullinax had a course-record 62. He played the back nine in 7-under 29, going 6 under on the last five with eagles on the par-5 14th and 18th and birdies on 16 and 17. He also birdied Nos. 10 and 12 and bogeyed 11.
''It's probably one of the best rounds I've ever had,'' Mullinax said. ''To go out there and shoot 62 on a hard golf course is really good.''
Johnson played the front nine in even par with two birdies and two bogeys. He birdied Nos. 11, 14, 15 and 18 on the back nine.
''Different wind today early on, misjudged some numbers, misjudged some wind, made some bad swings, all of the above,'' Johnson said. ''But truthfully, my short game was actually pretty good, my putting was great. I missed some putts, but I hit some really good ones, hit some lines and I gave myself opportunities especially on the back side.''
Landry had a bogey-free round.
''I just did everything really good,'' Landry said. ''I was staying patient and just trying to make a bunch of pars. This golf course can come up and bite you in a heartbeat.''
Ryan Moore was two strokes back at 11 under after a 70. Sean O'Hair had a 65 to join 2015 champion Jimmy Walker (67), Chris Kirk (68) and 2013 winner Martin Laird (69) at 9 under.
''I just feel like I'm getting closer and closer to playing better and better golf, more solid golf, putting rounds together,'' Walker said. ''I'm excited for the opportunity tomorrow.''
Mullinax has made 42 of 44 putts from inside 10 feet this week.
''They just kind of remind me of greens from home,'' Mullinax said. ''My caddie, David (Flynn), has been reading them really well. We trusted each other on our reads and I've been hitting good putts. Been working hard on putting on the weeks off that I've had so it's good to see some results.''
The 25-year-old former Alabama player chipped in for the eagle on 14 and the birdie on the par-3 16th.
''It was just a little bit down the hill,'' he said about the 16th. ''All you had to do was just land it just past that little light grass spot. My caddie told me just read it like a putt, so I tried to just read it like a putt and it went in.''
On 18, he hit a 3-iron from 255 yards to 15 feet to set up his eagle putt. He broke the course record of 63 set by Matt Every in 201 and matched by Laird in 2013. The tournament record is 60 at LaCantera, by Bart Bryant in 2004 and Johnson in 2009.