Golf Talk Live - Janice Moodie Transcript Segment 7
YOU HAVE YOUR DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY. I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE LISTENING TO PSYCHOLOGY TAPES. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING TO HEAR?
UM. YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT OF INSPIRATION. KEEP THAT MIND GOING. KEEP IT FOCUSED AND I THINK THAT'S THE BIG THING. YOU KNOW, I PLAYED LAST WEEK AND THE MIND WAS ELSEWHERE,
AND, AND THE MIND'S A VERY POWERFUL THING AND I THINK SOMETIMES UNDERESTIMATED, SO ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET ME BACK ON TRACK.
WHEN YOU'RE IMAGINATION RUNS RIAD ON THE GOLF COURSE, HOW DO YOU USE WHAT YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL AND WHAT YOU STUDY NOW TO CALM IT DOWN?
UM. YOU KNOW I DON'T KNOW IF ALL THE PSYCHOLOGY STUFF I LEARNED REALLY HELPED ME BUT
BECAUSE YOU WERE PLAYING GOLF
BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING GOLF ALL THE TIME
UNDER WORLDS OF BASKET WEAVING AND STUFF LIKE THAT BUT
WHICH YOU'RE VERY GOOD AT
YEAH. BUT NO, I JUST, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST GOT TO KEEP SAYING BREATHE, JUST KEEP BREATHING. TAKE EVERY, YOU KNOW, I KEEP EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE.
WHEN I WAS AN AMATEUR, YOU KNOW, I, I USED TO PLAY TOURNAMENTS AND I'D BE LEADING OUT AT THE PARK AND I'D GO DOWN THE FAIRWAY THINKING LIKE OKAY WHAT AM I GOING TO SAY IN MY SPEECH, YOU KNOW,AND IT'S JUST LIKE YOUR HEAD JUST GOES SO FAR AHEAD AND I THINK SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN, IN, IN THE PRESENT AND, AND THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO.
HOW PROUD OF YOU, AND YOUR PARENTS ARE HERE IN THE STUDIO TONIGHT, DO YOU FEEL THEY ARE OF YOU?
OH, VERY PROUD. YEAH. I GO BACK HOME, AND, WELL, MY DAD USED TO WORK IN A COLLEGE AND, I'D GO IN AND I MEAN THEY KNEW MORE ABOUT ME THAN I KNEW ABOUT ME, YOU KNOW, SO, IT, VERY PROUD, YEAH.
AND WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE, AND, AND YOU CAN TELL US THIS, WHAT HAS YOUR MOM SAID TO YOU ABOUT GOLF AND THE FACT THAT YOU LEARNED FROM HER AND THAT THIS HAS SOMEHOW STAYED IN THE FAMILY, THIS ABILITY TO PLAY.
NOTHING REALLY, SHE JUST KEEPS TELLING ME NEVER TO LOSE A GOLF BALL BECAUSE THEY COST SO MUCH MONEY, AND I'M THINKING BUT I GET THEM FOR FREE, YOU KNOW, BUT, THIS IS A POUND OF MINTS. YOU KNOW, THAT'S HOW SHE USED TO RELATE IT SO, NO THAT'S, THAT'S THE WORDS OF WISDOM FROM MY MOTHER.
AND OF COURSE YOU WERE SO CLOSE TO HOME WHEN YOU WON THE CUP AT LOCH LOMOND. WHAT WAS THE REACTION FROM YOUR PARENTS AT HOME?
OH THEY FOLLOWED ON THE FRIDAY AND HAD A GREAT TIME. WE MANAGED TO GET THEM INSIDE THE ROPES SO THEY DIDN'T BREAK A LEG LIKE A COUPLE OF OTHER PEOPLE DID, BUT (LAUGHS) THEY WERE INSIDE THE ROPES WITH SOME FRIENDS, FRIEDA, AND SHE TOOK HER AROUND
WITH HER HUSBAND SO , THEY WATCHED AS MUCH AS THEY COULD BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF CROWDS AND STUFF BUT THEY HAD A GOOD TIME.
WAS THERE SOMEBODY THAT THEY WANTED TO MEET ON EITHER OF THE TWO TEAMS?
UM. NOT REALLY. MY DAD JUST WANTED TO GET INTO THE HOUSE BECAUSE HE KEEPS SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, I HAVE THE CALHOUNS OF LUSSER, HIS ANCESTORS AND THAT UNFORTUNATELY WE NEVER GET INTO THE HOUSE, BUT THAT WAS HIS GOAL. HE SAID I WANT TO GO IN THE HOUSE, SO I'LL GET HIM IN THERE NEXT YEAR.
WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR YOURSELF NOW THAT YOU'VE MADE THE TEAM, YOU'VE WON ON THE TEAM, YOU'VE WON YOUR FIRST LPGA EVENT?
WELL I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE MINUTE WE FINISHED OFF WITH THE SOLHEIM CUP IT WAS LIKE I WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN. I'M LIKE, I JUST, I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN. IT WAS, IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE JUST THE,
THE TEAM COMMERADERIE WAS, WAS FANTASTIC SO, I'M LIKE I WANT TO DO THIS, SO THAT'S DEFINITELY A GOAL AND JUST WIN MAYBE A COUPLE MORE LPGA EVENTS. JUST HAVE FUN OUT THERE. ENJOY IT. I LOVE WHAT I DO. BEST LIVING EVER, YOU KNOW, BEST WAY TO MAKE A LIVING.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OVER TONIGHT.
THANKS A LOT.
IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOUR PARENTS WITH US TONIGHT. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GREAT YEAR.
GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY.
Mullinax fires course-record 62 at Valero
Trey Mullinax surged into contention during the third round of the Valero Texas Open, shooting a 10-under 62 that set a new course record on the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.
Mullinax started the day seven shots off the pace, but by the time he completed his round he had taken a one-shot lead with the overnight leaders still on the course. The former Alabama standout caught fire on the back nine, shooting a 7-under 29 despite a bogey after chip-ins for eagle on No. 14 and birdie on No. 16 to go along with an eagle on the home hole.
"It's probably one of the best rounds I've ever had," Mullinax told reporters. "To go out there and shoot 62 on a hard golf course is really good."
Mullinax appeared headed for a missed cut after a 74 in the opening round, but he bounced back with a second-round 68 to earn a weekend tee time and his third-round score broke the previous course record of 63 held by multiple players.
The 25-year-old finished 137th in FedExCup points last season, leaving him with only conditional status this season. His lone top-10 finish of the year came at the Valspar Championship, where he survived a Monday qualifier and went on to tie for eighth, and this marks only his third start since the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
"Obviously I would like to play a little more, but the tournaments I get in, I'm really excited about playing golf," Mullinax said. "I've loved every start I've gotten, and I'm very thankful to be in the position I'm in."
Mullinax holed a putt to clinch a national title for the Crimson Tide in 2014, and he finished T-9 at last year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills. But success has been fleeting among the professional ranks, meaning Sunday's opportunity to notch a career-best finish or breakthrough victory is nothing short of enticing.
"I'm sure you'll be nervous," Mullinax said. "To have a chance to win or just go play good golf is what I came here for, so that's what I'm going to do."
Quiros maintains one-shot lead through 54 in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco - A birdie on the last hole gave Alvaro Quiros a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Trophee Hassan II.
Quiros' birdie on No. 18 allowed the Spanish golfer to sign for an even-par 72 on Saturday to stay at 7-under par overall and clear of four players in second place.
South African pair Erik van Rooyen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, France's Alexander Levy, and Finland's Mikko Ilonen were just a shot behind at 6 under heading into the final day at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.
Quiros is a seven-time winner on the European Tour, but went six years without a victory until last year with his triumph at the Rocco Forte Open in Italy.
He's seeking a wire-to-wire victory in Morocco after sharing the first-round lead with Bradley Dredge before taking it outright on Day 2.
Quiros had an on-off day in the third round - he said it was ''suddenly great shot, suddenly not so good'' - and carded four birdies and four bogeys to come out even and still hold on to his lead.
Van Rooyen shot 71, Bezuidenhout 68, Levy a 69, and Ilonen the best round of the week so far with his 6-under 66.
Ilonen had seven birdies and just a single bogey - on his first hole - to leap 23 places up the leaderboard and into contention for a first tour title since 2014 when he won the World Match Play Championship.
M. Jutanugarn eyeing first win with L.A. Open lead
LOS ANGELES - Moriya Jutanugarn took the lead into the weekend at the Hugel-JTBC L.A. Open in her latest bid to join younger sister Ariya as an LPGA winner.
Moriya Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday at Wilshire Country Club to get to 8-under 134 in the LPGA Tour's first event in Los Angeles since 2005. The 23-year-old from Thailand started fast with birdies on the par-5 second, par-4 third and par-3 fourth and added two more on the par-4 11th and par-5 13th.
Ariya Jutanugarn has seven LPGA victories.
Marina Alex was second after a 68.
So Yeon Ryu was 6 under after a 69, and fellow South Korean players Inbee Park(71) and Eun-Hee Ji (69). Park was the first-round leader at 66. Lexi Thompsonwas 3 under after a 71.
Top-ranked Shanshan Feng followed her opening 74 with a 67 to get to 1 under.
Ariya Jutanugarn (71) was even par, and Michelle Wie (70) was 1 over. Brooke Henderson, the Canadian star who won last week in Hawaii, had a 79 to miss the cut.
Garcia tosses driver, misses Valero cut
It wasn't quite to the level of his watery meltdown earlier this month at the Masters, but Sergio Garcia still got frustrated during the second round of the Valero Texas Open - and his driver paid the price.
Garcia had a hand in redesigning the AT&T Oaks Course along with Greg Norman several years ago, but this marked his first return to TPC San Antonio since 2010. After an opening-round 74, Garcia arrived to the tee of the short par-4 fifth hole and decided to get aggressive with driver in hand.
When his shot sailed well left, a heated Garcia chucked the club deep into the bushes that lined the tee box:
Won't be needing this. pic.twitter.com/xbe9abvCjn— Skratch (@Skratch) April 20, 2018
It took considerable effort for Garcia to find and retrieve the club amid the branches, and once he did things only got worse. He appeared to shank a chip once he got up to his ball, leading to a bogey on one of the easiest holes on a demanding track.
Garcia closed out his round with four straight pars, and at 2 over he eventually missed the cut by a shot. It marks the first time he has missed consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour since 2003, when he sat out the weekend at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Invitational and Memorial Tournament in successive weeks.
Garcia entered the week ranked No. 10 in the world, and he was the only top-20 player among the 156-man field. He missed the cut at the Masters in defense of his title after carding an octuple-bogey 13 on the 15th hole during the opening round.