Golf Talk Live - Loren Roberts Transcript Segment 5

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 13, 2000, 5:00 pm
JENNIFER MILLS
2000 HAS BEEN A GOOD YEAR, HASN'T IT?

LOREN ROBERTS
IT'S BEEN A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR ME, YEAH.

JENNIFER MILLS
WE TALKED A BIT ABOUT THE MAJORS. YOU HAD A TERRIFIC SHOW AND STARTING WITH A TIE FOR THIRD, AT AUGUSTA.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN GOOD.

LOREN ROBERTS
IT'S BEEN VERY GOOD, I HAD, YOU KNOW, AY AUGUSTA, YOU WOULDN'T THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOLF COURSE THAT I COULD CONTEND ON BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH FACTOR, BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE PUTT WENT IN AT NINE I REALLY HAD A LEGITIMATE CHANCE TO WIN AND AMEN CORNER GOT ME, BUT, AND THEN VIJAY JUST KIND OF PUT THE HAMMER DOWN ON EVERYBODY, BUT, YEAH, I PLAYED WELL IN THE OTHER, OTHER TWO MAJORS YOU KNOW, THE U.S. OPEN AND THEN THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

JENNIFER MILLS
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LOREN ROBERTS
AT ST. ANDREWS.

JENNIFER MILLS
TOP TENS IN THE

LOREN ROBERTS
BUT OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, WITH THE, WITH THE YEAR THAT MR. WOODS HAD, ANYTHING THAT I DID OR ANYBODY ELSE DID, MAJORS JUST PALED (??) IN COMPARISON.

JENNIFER MILLS
YOU HAD A WIN THIS YEAR AT THE GREATER MILWAUKEE OPEN. DID THE COPS CUSTARD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITHOUT THAT SECRET INGREDIENT?

LOREN ROBERTS
UH WELL. I THINK I'M, I'M A , I THINK I'M PROBABLY HOME TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, GET BACK INTO SHAPE SO I CAN COME BACK TO MILWAUKEE AND EAT SOME MORE COD. THAT'S GOT TO BE THE BEST THING I EVER PUT IN MY MOUTH.

JENNIFER MILLS
THAT STUFF IS SO GOOD. WHAT FLAVOR?

LOREN ROBERTS
WHATEVER THE FLAVOR OF THE DAY IS UP THERE.

JENNIFER MILLS
MILWAUKEE WAS GOOD A WIN. YOUR SECOND WIN

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
AT THAT EVENT.

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
AND I THINK YOU HOLD THE TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORD THERE AS WELL, IS THAT RIGHT?

LOREN ROBERTS
I DID, I DID HOLD IT AND THEN CARLOS FRANCO TOOK IT LAST YEAR AND THEN I WAS ABLE TO GET IT BACK THIS YEAR.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM. WHAT IS IT? WHEN YOU GO BACK TO AN EVENT, YOU DID THE SAME AT BAY HILL. DO YOU JUST FEED OFF THE MEMORIES AND THE POSITIVES OF HAVING WON THERE ALREADY?

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH, I, I THINK THAT'S A LOT TO DO. YOU TEND TO SEE A LOT OF PLAYERS OUT HERE ON TOUR PLAY WELL, YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, AT VENUES THAT THEY HAVE EITHER WON AT OR HAVE HAD GOOD RESULTS AT OVER THE YEARS, AND I THINK IT'S PURELY A, A CONFERENCE (??) FACTOR.

JENNIFER MILLS
BOUNCING BACK TO THE AUGUSTA COMMENTS BEFORE THOUGH, YOU MENTIONED THAT COURSE NOT SETTING UP WELL FOR YOU, YOU SAID BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH FACTOR.

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
EVERYONE WOULD IMMEDIATELY SAY BUT WAIT A MINUTE, THE BEST PUTTER

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
IS GOING TO DO WELL AT AUGUSTA BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE TOUGHEST GREENS.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, THEY'RE, THEY'RE TOUGH AND I MADE A LOT OF LONG PUTTS THERE THIS YEAR, BUT I THINK IT'S SUCH A, IT'S SUCH A SECOND SHOT GOLF COURSE BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO, SO LITTLE AREA TO GET THE BALL CLOSE TO THE HOLE. IT'S THE ONLY PLACE THAT I KNOW OF, THAT YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HIT A MARGINALLY PRETTY GOOD SHOT AND END UP IN A SPOT WHERE YOU KNOW YOU REALLY HAVE HANDCUFFS ON, SO YOU REALLY HAVE TO, HAVE TO HIT THE BALL WELL FROM TEE TO GREEN AND OBVIOUSLY LENGTH PLAYS A BIG FACTOR THERE, BUT I WAS REALLY THRILLED AT THE WAY I PLAYED THERE THIS YEAR.

JENNIFER MILLS
AS FAR AS THE PUTTING, ARE THOSE THE MOST DIFFICULT GREENS YOU PUTT?

LOREN ROBERTS
I, I, I THINK SO. WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE SPEED AND THE SLOPE AND, AND THE IMAGINATION YOU HAVE TO HAVE THERE IS, YOU HAVE TO BE RIGHT ON TOP OF IT.

JENNIFER MILLS
DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE OF GRASSES? I KNOW YOU CAME FROM CALIFORNIA

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
OVER WAS IT TOUGH GETTING USED TO THE BERMUDA?

LOREN ROBERTS
NO, I REALLY DON'T CARE. IN FACT, NOW, MOST OF THE BERMUDA GREENS WE PLAY ON, YOU KNOW THEY CAN, THEY MOW THEM DOWN AND THEY'RE QUICK. A LOT LIKE BENT, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS GRAIN TO THEM. THEY DO A LOT OF OVER SEEDING, ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER TIME, WITH, YOU KNOW POTRIVIALIS (??) LIKE THEY DO OUT HERE AT BAY HILL AND THEY'RE PROBABLY SOME OF THE BEST GREENS THAT WE, WE PUTT ON.

JENNIFER MILLS
LATER ON THIS YEAR, NOT TOO LONG AGO, YOU COMPETED IN THE PRESIDENTS CUP, A CAPTAIN'S

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JENNIFER MILLS
PICK BY KEN VENTURI

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
CERTAINLY VALIDATED THAT CHOICE

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
WITH A TWO ONE AND `0' RECORD, A COUPLE OF WINS, ONE ALONG SIDE A GOOD FRIEND OF YOURS

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
WITH PAUL AND, AND IN THAT PARTICULAR DAY I THINK THAT WAS THE SECOND, THE SECOND MATCH, YOU WERE JUST LIGHTS OUT WITH THE PUTTER THERE

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH THAT, THAT WAS, THAT WAS A SPECIAL DAY, PAUL, I CONSIDER PAUL A GREAT FRIEND AND I THINK WE REALLY FED OFF OF EACH OTHER THAT DAY AND YOU KNOW, I HIT A COUPLE OF POOR SHOTS EARLY AND, AND WE GOT DOWN IN THE MATCH BUT THEN WE WERE ABLE TO COME BACK AND, AND PAUL HIT SOME GREAT SHOTS AND I MADE SOME GREAT PUTTS AT THE RIGHT TIME. I THINK WE HAD A STRETCH THERE WHERE WE MADE ABOUT 5 BIRDIES IN A ROW, AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, AND, IN ALTERNATE SHOT YOU KNOW, YOU'RE, YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO YOU KNOW, HURT SOMEBODY.

JENNIFER MILLS
FROM, FROM 8 TO 12.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
I KNOW YOU GUYS WERE LIGHTS OUT. HOW, HOW SPECIAL WAS THAT TO YOU TO BE A PART OF THAT TEAM?

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL IT WAS VERY, VERY SPECIAL UM FOR, YOU KNOW, CAN YOU, YOU ALWAYS HOPE THAT, THAT GUYS NOTICE YOU AND, AND, AND HE'S BEEN WATCHING EVERYBODY PLAY OUT HERE FOR 30 PLUS YEARS ON TOUR. IT WAS, IT WAS REALLY SPECIAL TO BE PICKED BY HIM, UH, YOU KNOW HE'S A LEGEND IN GOLF AND ALSO TO BE ON THE TEAM TO GO BACK WHERE HE WON THE U.S. OPEN, CONGRESSIONAL, JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM WHERE WE PLAYED, AND TO WIN IT IN SUCH A CONVINCING FASHION, I, JUST, I, THAT'S, THAT'S PROBABLY, THAT, THAT MIGHT BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY, YOU KNOW, MY CAREER ON THE TOUR AND AROUND GOLF IS TO BE ON THAT TEAM, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE BEING ON THAT TEAM I'M AROUND, I WAS THERE WITH THE FUTURE OF GOLF. YOU KNOW, WITH TIGER AND DAVID AND DAVIS AND I FELT LIKE I WAS ON THE SAME TEAM, YOU KNOW, AT, AT AN OLDER AGE FOR ME AND I WAS ABLE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE FUTURE OF GOLF AND PLAY THERE WITH THEM.

JENNIFER MILLS
AND CERTAINLY TO CONTRIBUTE AND DO

LOREN ROBERTS
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JENNIFER MILLS
YOUR PART

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
JUST AS MUCH AS EVERYBODY ELSE.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
YOU MENTIONED THE AGE THING. SO I CAN

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
DO IT NOW.

LOREN ROBERTS
OKAY, YEAH. OKAY

JENNIFER MILLS
WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A GRAPHIC HERE AS WE GO TO THE BREAK. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME NUMBERS. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OVER 40 HERE,

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
AND WINS OVER 40. YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE 5 OF THEM, WHICH IS PRETTY DARN GOOD. THE SAME NUMBER AS JACK NICKLAUS

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JENNIFER MILLS
YOU JUST NEED ONE MORE TO PASS THOSE GUYS AND

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
THIRTEEN MORE TO CATCH UP WITH SAM SNEAD.

LOREN ROBERTS
(LAUGHS)

JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHS)

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, NOBODY'S GOING TO CATCH HIM.

JENNIFER MILLS
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.


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Haas nearly shoots age in taking Champions playoff opener lead

By Associated PressOctober 20, 2018, 10:05 pm

RICHMOND, Va.  -- Jay Haas shot a 7-under 65 - missing his age by a stroke - to take a two-shot lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Trying to become the oldest winner in tour history, the 64-year-old Haas birdied the par-5 16th and 18th holes to get to 11-under 133 on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course.

''I've been out here too long to know that I can learn to expect anything,'' Haas said. ''While I'm hopeful every day and I've been playing OK, the last couple weeks have not been very good, but this week has been much better. I love this golf course and it looks good to my eye. Most of the holes look like I'm going to hit a good shot, so I enjoy playing here.''

Mike Fetchick set the age record of 63 years to the day in the 1985 Hilton Head event. Haas is second on the list, taking the 2016 Toshiba Classic at 62 years, 10 months, 7 days for his 18th senior title.

''That's a good way to say I'm old, 'experience,''' Haas said. ''I think I'm very nervous most of the time when I play and today was no exception, but I continued to hit good shots and, hopefully, I can put one foot in front of the other, one shot at a time, do what I tell my son to do every time, you know? See if I can put some of those adages to work tomorrow.''


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Stephen Ames and Scott Dunlap were tied for second after the round that started in light rain. Ames had a 67, and Dunlap shot 68.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer had a 66 to join Billy Mayfair (67) and Woody Austin (68) at 9 under. Langer won the SAS Championship last week in North Carolina to take the season points lead. The 61-year-old German star has two victories this year and 38 overall on the 50-and-over tour.

The top 72 players qualified for the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener. The top 54 on Sunday will get spots next week in the Invesco QQQ Championship in Thousand Oaks, California, and the top 36 after that will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, second in the standings, was tied for 23rd at 4 under after a 71.

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Sergio leads by 4 entering final round at Valderrama

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 20, 2018, 9:26 pm

Sergio Garcia closed with three straight birdies to shoot a 7-under 64 on Saturday, taking a four-shot lead into the third and final round of the Andalusia Valderrama Masters.

The tournament, which Garcia has won  twice (2017, 2011), was reduced to 54 holes because of numerous weather-related delays.

With his bogey-free round, Garcia moved to 10 under, four shots clear of Englishman Ashley Chesters, who shot a 1-under 70.


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"Hopefully we'll be able to play well tomorrow and get another win at Valderrama," Garcia said. "Hopefully I can finish it in style."

Chesters, however, is conceding nothing. "There's always a chance," he said. "There's not a lot of pressure on me."

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Ciganda, S.Y. Kim share lead in Shanghai

By Associated PressOctober 20, 2018, 9:28 am

SHANGHAI - Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai.

Ciganda carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-4 18th to finish tied with overnight leader Kim at 11-under 205. Kim shot a 71 with four bogeys and five birdies.

Ciganda is attempting to win her third LPGA title and first since the 2016 season, when she won two tournaments in a one-month span. Kim is chasing her eighth career LPGA win and second title of the 2018 season.

''I want to win because I didn't win last year,'' Ciganda said. ''I love playing in Asia. It's good for long hitters, playing quite long, so I'm quite comfortable.''


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Angel Yin also birdied the final hole for a 68 and was a further stroke back with Brittany Altomare (69), Danielle Kang (71) and Ariya Jutanugarn (71).

Yin and Altomare have yet to break through for their first LPGA win. A win in Shanghai would make either player the ninth first-time winner of the 2018 season, which would tie 2016 for the third highest number of first-time winners in a season in LPGA history.

''I love competing,'' Yin said. ''That's why I'm playing, right? I'm excited to be in contention again going into Sunday.''

Local favorite Yu Liu was seventh after offsetting a lone bogey with four birdies for a 69.

Paula Creamer also shot a 69 and shared eighth at 8 under with Minjee Lee (70) and Bronte Law (71).

The tournament is the second of five being played in South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan in the LPGA's annual Asian swing.

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Koepka's pursuers have no illusions about catching him

By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 8:50 am

Ahead by four, wielding his driver like Thor's hammer, Brooks Koepka is 18 holes from his third victory in five months and his first ascent to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

The tournament isn't over. No one is handing him the trophy and updating the OWGR website just yet. But it will likely take some combination of a meltdown and low round from someone in the chase pack to prevent a Koepka coronation Sunday in South Korea.

Thirteen under for the week, the three-time major champion will start the final round four shots ahead of his playing partners, Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy, and five ahead of six more players at minus-8.

As is his nature, Poulter figures to be undaunted. The 42-year-old is fresh off a Sunday singles victory over Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup and in the midst of a career renaissance, having broken a five-year winless drought earlier this year. In one sense, it's Europe vs. the United States again, but this isn't match play, and Koepka, a guy who doesn't need a head start, has spotted himself a four-shot advantage.


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"Tomorrow I'm going to need to make a few birdies. Obviously Brooks is in cruise control right now and obviously going to need a shoot a low one," Poulter conceded. "Do what I'm doing, just enjoy [it]. Obviously try and make as many birdies as I can and see how close we get."

Perez, in the group at 8 under par, isn't giving up, but like Poulter, he's aware of the reality of his situation.

"We're chasing Brooks, who of course obviously is playing phenomenally," he said. "A lot of the long hitters now when they get in contention, they hit that driver and they're really hard to catch. I'm not worried about it too much. It's going to be harder for me tomorrow than him, so I'm going to try and go out and just do my thing, hit some shots, hopefully hit some close and make some putts and we'll see. I don't expect him to come backwards, but hopefully I can try to go catch him."

Gary Woodland, also 8 under par, summed up the predicament best when he alluded to Koepka's perhaps advantageously aloof demeanor.

"You obviously want to get off to a good start and put pressure on him as soon as you can," he said. "You know, Brooks doesn't seem like he cares too much, and he's playing so good, so you're going to have to go out and post a number."