Golf Talk Live - Janice Moodie Transcript Segment 3

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 30, 2000, 5:00 pm
PETER KESSLER

THERE WAS SOME CHAT THAT EARLIER IN THE CALENDAR YEAR THAT, THERE WAS EITHER A MISUNDERSTANDING OR A MISCOMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND DALE REID AND THAT THERE WAS A SENSE IN YOUR HEAD, MAYBE, THAT YOU MIGHT NOT GET PICKED FOR THE TEAM, BUT NOT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

JANICE MOODIE

UM YEAH YOU KNOW, I MEAN OBVIOUSLY WITH US, OR WITH ME, BEING HERE AND, AND MAKING THE LPGA REALLY MY HOME TOUR, I MEAN THEIR VIEW (??) ON TOUR IS DEFINITELY PART OF MY LIFE AND, AND (??) YOU KNOW WHERE I LIKE BEING AS WELL, AND I ENJOY GOING BACK HOME BUT LIFE AND MY CAREER IS DEFINITELY OUT HERE AND, AND I THINK SHE JUST WANTS TO KNOW, DOES SHE REALLY WANT TO PLAY FOR EUROPE?

I MEAN WHAT'S, WHAT'S HER STANCE, AND IT WAS KIND OF MISCOMMUNICATED BASICALLY BECAUSE WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO SEE ONE ANOTHER OR TALK TO ONE ANOTHER AND SHE WAS OVER THERE AND I WAS OVER HERE AND, IT WAS, IT WAS JUST, WE GOT OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT.

PETER KESSLER

AND EVENTUALLY GOT BACK ON THE RIGHT ONE.

JANICE MOODIE

YES.

PETER KESSLER

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

JANICE MOODIE

UM, YOU KNOW I, I WAS AT THE EVIAN TOURNAMENT AND WE KIND OF GOT OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT AND I COULD, I COULD SENSE THAT, AND THAT WAS AT THE, LUCKILY IT WAS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND I SAID DALE, CAN I HAVE A WORD WITH YOU? AND I JUST SAID, LOOK, I WANT TO PLAY, I WANT TO BE ON THAT TEAM.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T, I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY ELSE SAYS OR THINKS OR YOU KNOW BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY SHE'S GETTING INPUT FROM OTHER PLAYERS AND STUFF AND I'M LIKE I WANT TO BE ON THAT TEAM, SO, I, I THINK THAT HELPED OUT AND I, I THINK MY VICTORY HELPED AS WELL.

PETER KESSLER

I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT SO.

JANICE MOODIE

THE ICING ON THE CAKE (LAUGHS).

PETER KESSLER

ANNIKA, FROM REALLY '95, WHEN SHE WON HER FIRST OF TWO CONSECUTIVE U.S. WOMEN'S OPENS, THROUGH THE END OF '98 WAS THE BEST FEMALE PLAYER IN THE WORLD AND FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS KARIE WEBB HAS CLEARLY BEEN NUMBER ONE. HOW DO YOU THINK ANNIKA'S HANDLED THAT ADJUSTMENT OF NOT BEING NUMBER ONE, AS CLOSE AS SHE STILL IS TO KARIE?

JANICE MOODIE

I MEAN I THINK VERY WELL. I MEAN I, I DON'T KNOW ANNIKA TOO WELL. OBVIOUSLY I GOT TO KNOW HER REALLY WELL DURING THE SOLHEIM CUP BUT SHE'S AS COMPETITIVE AS COMPETITIVE CAN BE.

I MEAN SHE'S JUST A GREAT PLAYER AND YOU KNOW, MY GOOD FRIEND, YEAH AND, AND, AND I THINK SHE HANDLES EVERYTHING WELL. I THINK, YOU KNOW, SHE'S, SHE'S GONE THROUGH, PROBABLY FOUR, FOUR YEARS OF JUST BEING NUMBER ONE AND BEING LIKE A MACHINE AND, AND NOW STARTING TO ENJOY A LITTLE BIT OF LIFE. I MEAN WE WERE LAUGHING AND JOKING OUT THERE. WE HAD SOME JOKES GOING.

PETER KESSLER

LET'S CHECK IN WITH WILLIAM, WHO'S CALLING FROM NEVADA. WILLIAM, SO AHEAD AND ASK YOUR QUESTION, SIR.

WILLIAM, CALLER FROM NEVADA

YES JANICE, UH PETER, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL.

PETER KESSLER

YOUR WELCOME.

WILLIAM, CALLER FROM NEVADA

WAS YOUR KNOWLEDGE, OR, BEING A MEMBER OF LOCH LOMOND, WAS YOU KNOWLEDGE OF THE COURSE INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR EUROPEAN WIN?

JANICE MOODIE

I, I MEAN I THINK SO. I MEAN, LOCH LOMOND HAS, HAS BEEN GREAT. WILD (??) ANDERSON'S BEEN GREAT TO ME AND BEEN VERY, VERY WELCOMING. IT'S, IT'S A VERY EXCLUSIVE GOLF COURSE, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU DON'T PLAY THERE AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THE TIME. IT'S, IT'S DEFINITELY A SECONDARY CLUB AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE A COUPLE OF FRIENDS THAT ARE FROM SCOTLAND AND, YOU KNOW, THEY EVEN ONLY PLAY IT MAYBE TEN TIMES OUT OF THE YEAR, SO, WHENEVER I GO BACK I PLAY. I LOVE IT, AND, IT'S IN FANTASTIC SHAPE FOR A SCOTTISH GOLF COURSE, ESPECIALLY INLAND.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE THE GREAT SUCCESS THAT HELEN AFREDSSON AND KATRIN NIELSMARK, TWO VETERANS WHO ENJOYED GREAT SOLHEIM CUPS, WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS WILL MEAN TO THEIR CAREER TO SORT OF JUMP START IT ALL OVER AGAIN?

JANICE MOODIE

OH I MEAN, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THE TWO OF THEM, AND, AND HELEN EVEN CAME UP TO ME, SHE'S LIKE `YOU KNOW WHAT. I KNOW YOU DIDN'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM BUT YOU KNOW' AND I'M LIKE `PHH' ( 26:33) YOU PROVED YOURSELF, DEFINITELY.

SHE WAS A FANTASTIC PART OF THAT TEAM, HELEN. SHE JUST HAS SPIRIT AND THAT'S WHAT DALE SAW AND THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT THE TEAM NEEDED AND KATRIN KNOWS MARK (???) UH! SHE'S UNBELIEVABLE. WE WERE SINGING SONGS ON THE BUS FROM LIKE, WE HAD A 15 MINUTE RIDE AND I DO NOT EVEN WANT TO GO INTO THE SONG, BUT IT WAS HILARIOUS, IT WAS GOING ON A WILD WEST TRIP, YOU KNOW, TO A ZOO, SO, THAT'S AS FAR AS I'M GOING. SHE WAS, SHE'S A CHARACTER. DEFINITELY TWO GREAT PEOPLE TO GET TEAM SPIRIT GOING.

PETER KESSLER

YOU AND KATRIN AND CARIN KOCH ALL HAD THREE POINTS FOR YOUR TEAM. CARIN'S RIGHT ON THE VERGE OF INTERNATIONAL STARDOM. IS THIS THE SORT OF BOOST SHE NEEDED TO PUT HER OVER THE EDGE OF THAT?

JANICE MOODIE

I THINK SO, I MEAN SHE WON IN EUROPE, YOU KNOW, SHE'LL WIN IN, IN THE LPGA. SHE'S A GREAT PLAYER AND JUST A GREAT COMPETITOR, YOU KNOW, SHE, SHE, I THINK, SHE'S ALSO MELLOWED OUT SINCE SHE HAD HER CHILD, OLIVER, YOU KNOW, HE TRAVELS AROUND AND KIND OF TAKES HER AWAY FROM THAT SERIOUS EDGE,


YOU KNOW, THAT SHE USED TO HAVE ON THE GOLF COURSE. I PLAYED WITH HER WHEN I WAS AN AMATEUR, ACTUALLY. SHE PROBABLY DOESN'T EVEN REMEMBER AND, A COUPLE OF CLUBS WERE BEING BANGED ON THE GOLF COURSE AND NOW SHE'S JUST REAL CALM AND JUST A SOLID, SOLID PLAYER AND YOU KNOW, OLIVER'S JUST FANTASTIC.

PETER KESSLER

DO YOU THINK PEOPLE HAVE A STRONG ENOUGH SENSE OF APPRECIATION FOR THE WORK THAT YOUR CAPTAIN, DALE REID, OF WHO WE DON'T KNOW TOO MUCH IN THIS COUNTRY DID FOR HER TEAM, IN TERMS OF, SHE WAS CRITICIZED FOR SOME OF THE SELECTIONS THAT SHE MADE AND THE ALL TURNED OUT TO BE RIGHT IN THE END, EVEN IF SOME DESERVING PEOPLE DIDN'T GET ON THE TEAM

JANICE MOODIE

MHMM

PETER KESSLER

AND OF COURSE SHE FIGURED OUT THE INDIVIDUAL CHEMISTRIES THAT WOULD WORK BEST IN PARTNERSHIPS. SHE DESERVES AN AWFUL LOT OF CREDIT DOESN'T SHE?

JANICE MOODIE

SHE DOES. SHE WAS FANTASTIC, YOU KNOW, I MEAN SHE TOOK A, A BIG RIBBING, YOU KNOW, I MEAN WE GO THERE AND THE PRESS, THE FIRST THING THEY WANT TO DO IS SAY, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU'VE LOST, YOU KNOW AND, AND THE FIRST THING THEY SAY IS ALL LADBROOKS HAVE HERE, LIKE TWENTY-FIVE TO ONE, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, AND WINNING THIS THING, AND I SAID I DON'T CARE. I SAID WE'RE HERE TO WIN AND SHE JUST, SHE JUST INSPIRED US.

SHE WAS BASICALLY A PLAYER THAT'S BEEN THERE, DONE IT, BEEN ON A SOLHEIM CUP AND IT'S, I THINKS IT'S THE FIRST EUROPEAN TEAM TO ACTUALLY HAVE THAT, OR HAVE HER AS A CAPTAIN, YOU KNOW, BEING THERE, DONE IT, AND, AND SHE KNEW WHAT THE PLAYERS NEEDS WERE, WHICH I THINK WAS KEY.

PETER KESSLER

WHEN WE COME BACK I WANT TO ASK YOU TO SHOW US YOUR GOLF SWING AND WHAT THE KEY TO THE EFFICIENCY AND SIMPLICITY OF YOUR GOLF SWING ARE, PARTICULARLY SO THAT OUR VIEWERS AT HOME WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE BALL UP IN THE AIR CAN PERHAPS LEARN A LITTLE SOMETHING, SO, WE'LL COME BACK AND, AND WE WILL GO ON TO OUR ACADEMY LIVE SET AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE GOLF SWING OF JANICE MOODIE. DON'T GO AWAY.


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M. Jutanugarn finally joins sister in LPGA winner's circle

By Associated PressApril 23, 2018, 1:42 am

LOS ANGELES - Moriya Jutanugarn won the Hugel-JTBC L.A. Open by two shots for her first victory in six years on the LPGA Tour, joining sister Ariya as the second siblings to win on the tour.

The 23-year-old from Thailand shot a 3-under 68 for a 12-under 272 total Sunday at Wilshire Country Club in the tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence.

Jutanugarn won in her 156th start after three career runner-up finishes, including at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February. She had 21 top-10 finishes before winning.

Seven-time winner Ariya tied for 24th after a 70. She joined the predominantly Asian crowd to follow her older sister's final holes, crying as Moriya two-putted to close out the win.

Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam were the first sisters to win on the LPGA Tour.

Hall of Famer Inbee Park shot a 68 to tie for second with Jin Young Ko (70).

Park had opportunities, but she wasn't able to put pressure on Jutanugarn playing in the final threesome. However, Park will return to No. 1 in the world when the rankings come out Monday, knocking off top-ranked Shenshen Fang, who tied for 12th.


Full-field scores from the Hugel-JTBC Open


Jutanugarn began the final round with a two-shot lead and never wavered in fulfilling the potential she first displayed as the LPGA Rookie of the Year in 2013. After a birdie at the second hole, she reeled off nine consecutive pars before sinking birdie putts at 12 and 13.

She overcame a tee shot that narrowly missed going out of bounds for another birdie at 15 to lead by three.

Jutanugarn ran into trouble on the par-4 16th. Her approach landed on the green and rolled off it, stopping inches from dropping into a bunker. Her chip shot ran well past the hole and her par putt just missed catching the edge of the cup. That left her with a short putt for bogey, her first in her previous 28 holes, trimming her lead to two shots.

Ko's tee shot on 18 landed about 4 feet from the hole, giving her a chance to cut Jutanugarn's lead to one shot with the Thai facing a long birdie attempt.

But Ko missed, leaving Jutanugarn room to maneuver. Her birdie putt came up a couple feet short, but she calmly parred the hole to win. Ariya rushed onto the green and joined others in emptying water bottles on her sister before they embraced.

So Yeon Ryu (68) finished fourth at 7 under. American Emma Talley (67) and Eun-Hee Ji (71) tied for fifth at 6 under, making Ji one of four South Koreans to place in the top five.

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After Further Review: Tour players embracing new ideas

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 23, 2018, 1:26 am

Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.

On players embracing new ideas on the PGA Tour ...

PGA Tour players are trying to tell commissioner Jay Monahan something: They like new.

In the second year of the two-man team format at the Zurich Classic, 10 of the top 14 players in the world have signed up, including all four reigning major champions. It’s the first time all four have been in the same field since the Tour Championship. If the laid-back event offered world-ranking points – it doesn’t, and that’s part of the appeal – the winner would have received 62 points. That’s the same as the Genesis Open.

Sure, some sponsor obligations are involved in boosting the field here, but there’s no other way to look at this: Today’s PGA Tour players are not only willing to play events that are a departure from the 72-hole, stroke-play norm. They’re encouraging it. - Ryan Lavner


On Moriya Jutanugarn's breakthrough win ...

As much love as there is between the Jutanugarn sisters, it couldn’t have been easy for Moriya, watching her baby sister, Ariya, soar past her as one of the LPGA’s dominant stars the last few years. Mo, though, never betrayed an inkling of frustration or envy.

That’s what made Mo’s breakthrough LPGA victory Sunday at the Hugel-JTBC LA Open especially meaningful for everyone who has admired Mo’s devotion to her sister. Mo was always a fixture, waiting in the wings to celebrate whenever Ariya hoisted a trophy.

So emotions were high late Sunday, with Ariya waiting in the wings this time, with Ariya sobbing in Mo’s arms after the victory was secured. It was heartwarming for more than Apple, the mother who raised these talented, loving sisters. As always, Apple was there, too, soaking both her daughters in tears of joy. – Randall Mell


On the tough scheduling decisions facing the PGA Tour ...

According to multiple sources, officials at Colonial are poised to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Charles Schwab Corporation on Monday.

While this is good news for the folks in Fort Worth, Texas, who were in danger of finding themselves on the wrong side of timing, there remain some tough decisions to be made in the next few weeks.

If the PGA Tour’s plan is to end its season before Labor Day beginning in 2019, something must give. Currently, the Houston Open, a staple on Tour since 1946, and The National are without sponsors. When the music stops in a few weeks and the circuit announces the ’19 schedule, there’s a good chance one, or both, of those events will be the victims of bad timing. – Rex Hoggard

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Triplett hole-out wins Legends of Golf playoff

By Associated PressApril 23, 2018, 12:12 am

RIDGEDALE, Mo. - Kirk Triplett holed out from a bunker for birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf to lift himself and partner Paul Broadhurst past Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman.

''Well, you're trying to make it, but you know realistically it doesn't go in very often,'' Triplett said. ''You're trying to give your partner a free run at it. You don't want to hit it up there 20 feet past or do something silly. I'm just trying to hit it the right distance and get it on the right line.''

Langer and Lehman took it in stride.

''You kind of learn to expect it,'' Lehman said. ''These guys out here are so good and Kirk Triplett is a magician around the greens. The odds of making that shot are probably not good, but you certainly expect him to hit a great shot and he did and it went in.''

Lehman and Langer missed birdie putts after Triplett holed out.

''I kind of felt like we both hit pretty good putts, misread them, both of them,'' Lehman said. ''I hit mine probably too hard and Bernhard's was too soft, but you have to hand it to the guys who hit the shot when they have to hit it.''


Full-field scores from the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf


Broadhurst and Triplett closed with a 6-under 48 on the Top of the Rock par-3 course to match Langer and Lehman at 24 under. Langer and Lehman had a 47, playing the front nine in alternate shot and the back nine in better ball.

The 56-year-old Triplett won his sixth PGA Tour Champions title.

''That's a big roller-coaster - three good shots and mine, right?'' Triplett said. ''I'm feeling a little dejected walking down that fairway there, a little sheepish. To knock it in it just reminds you, this game, you know, crazy stuff.''

Broadhurst claimed his third senior victory.

''I don't get too emotional, but that was something special,'' the 52-year-old Englishman said.

Spanish stars Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal had a 48 to tie for third with 2017 winners Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco. Singh and Franco, the third-round leaders, shot 50.

Mark Calcavecchia-Woody Austin (48), John Daly-Michael Allen (49), Steve Stricker-Jerry Kelly (50) and David Toms-Steve Flesch (52) tied for fifth at 20 under.

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Mullinax (T-2) comes up short of maiden win

By Will GrayApril 23, 2018, 12:06 am

The Valero Texas Open saw an unheralded player break through to earn a maiden victory, but unfortunately for Trey Mullinax his day will have to wait.

Mullinax started the final round within a shot of the lead, having fired a course-record 62 during the final round. He trailed Andrew Landry by one shot for much of the final round while racking up six birdies over his first 11 holes, but a pair of late miscues meant the former Alabama standout had to settle for a share of second place, two shots behind Landry.

A final-round 69 marked a career-best finish for Mullinax, who is playing this season on conditional status and whose lone prior top-10 this season came after he Monday qualified for the Valspar Championship.

"I know my game's there, I'm playing really well," Mullinax told reporters. "Give all credit to Andrew, he played really well today, rocksteady. He was putting great, hitting great shots."


Full-field scores from the Valero Texas Open

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Given time to reflect, the 26-year-old will likely look back on the final two holes where nerves appeared to get the best of him. Looking to put some pressure on Landry, Mullinax chunked his pitch on the short 17th hole into a greenside bunker, leading to a bogey on one of the easiest holes on the course.

Then Mullinax was unable to convert a 9-foot birdie putt on the final green, which would have forced Landry to make his 8-foot par putt to avoid a playoff. Afforded the luxury of two putts for the win, Landry rolled in his par save to cement a two-shot win.

"Made a bad bogey on 17, but just you've got to hit some bad shots," Mullinax said. "Would have liked to have got the putt on 18 to fall to put a little bit of heat on him, but this experience that I'm gaining right now is just going to help me down the road."