Golf Talk Live - Loren Roberts Transcript Segment 6

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 13, 2000, 5:00 pm
JENNIFER MILLS
(LAUGHING)


HE'S SAYING HIS DAUGHTER IS DIEING RIGHT NOW WATCHING HER PICTURE ON TV. YOU KNOW MEMPHIS IS A GREAT PLACE. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, WE JUST SAW THEM LIVE IN MEMPHIS, AND THE CITY IS DOING A LOT FOR JUNIOR GOLF. WE HAVE A PHONE CALL

LOREN ROBERTS
IT IS

JENNIFER MILLS
FROM CHARLES HUDSON. HE HAS A QUESTION AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW EACH OTHER PRETTY WELL.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
WELCOME CHARLES.

CHARLES FROM TENNESSEE

HELLO JENNIFER. HOW YOU DOING?

JENNIFER MILLS
GOOD THANK YOU.

LOREN ROBERTS
HEY CHARLES, HOW ARE YOU?

CHARLES FROM TENNESSEE

HEY LOREN.

JENNIFER MILLS
HOW'S THE COURSE?

CHARLES FROM TENNESSEE

OH, OKAY. OKAY. JUST, OF COURSE THIS IS MY FIRST TIME CALLING IN, BUT UH LOREN WAS, IS, IS ONE OF MY HEROES AND HE WROTE FOR ABOUT A TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY KIDS IN THE INNER CITY UH, NOT ONLY DOES HE DONATE HIS FUNDS By the ALSO IS OUT THERE PARTICIPATING IN GIVING OUR KIDS ONE ON ONE TUTORING. HE'S, AND HAS ALSO GOTTEN TO KNOW MOST OF OUR KIDS ON A ONE ON ONE BASIS SO HE'S DEFINITELY WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE HEROES OF OUR PROGRAM WHICH IS CALLED THE MID SOUTH JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL CHARLES, THAT'S AWFULLY NICE OF YOU TO SAY THAT. I MEAN I, I APPRECIATE THAT. YOU KNOW CHARLES HAD THE VISION SEVERAL YEARS AGO TO START THIS MID SOUTH JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM AND IT'S A YEAR LONG PROGRAM. IT'S JUST NOT ABOUT GOLF. IT'S ABOUT CHARACTER AND, GREAT PROGRAM AND I BELIEVE SINCE THEY HAVE GONE TO FIRST TEE AND THEY WERE BASICALLY FIRST TEE BEFORE THERE EVER WS A FIRST TEE

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM

LOREN ROBERTS
SO AND I, I REALLY THINK THAT THEY HAVE BEEN A LEADER IN THIS TYPE OF JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE OF CHARLES HUDSON'S VISION.

JENNIFER MILLS
CHARLES, THANKS FOR THE CALL. THAT'S GREAT. WE, WE GIVE BACK IN, YOU KNOW, WHENEVER WE CAN, AN DI KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE PGA TOUR PLAYERS HAVE DONE, VERY, VERY WELL, AND, AND SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR IT. I KNOW YOU GET SATISFACTION SEEING KIDS AND

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL

JENNIFER MILLS
PEOPLE TAKING UP THE GAME YOU LOVE.

LOREN ROBERTS
UH YEAH, I, I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER GAME, YOU KNOW TO TEACH SELF DISCIPLINE AND SELF RELIANCE AND MOTIVATION AND UM, YOU KNOW, JUST GOLF'S A GREAT GAME. OBVIOUSLY IT'S BEEN A GREAT GAME FOR ME AND GOLF HAS GOT A LOT MORE MASS APPEAL TO IT, IT REALLY DOES.

JENNIFER MILLS
MHMM

LOREN ROBERTS
AND UH IT'S A GREAT GAME FOR THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T NEED ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE. IF YOU CAN'T FIND OTHER KIDS TO HANG WITH, IF YOU CAN GET TO A GOLF COURSE OR GET TO A DRIVING RANGE, YOU CAN, YOU CAN PLAY GOLF OR PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT WITHOUT HAVING ANY, HAVING TO HAVE ANYONE ELSE THERE BE WITH YOU.

JENNIFER MILLS
YEAH. IT'S A GOOD SOLITARY SPORT. LET'S GO BACK TO THE PHONES. JOHN, FROM CALIFORNIA IS ON THE LINE, WELCOME JOHN.

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

HI. GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU, JENNIFER.

JENNIFER MILLS
YOU'RE WELCOME JOHN. HI LOREN.

LOREN ROBERTS
HEY JOHN

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE THE CHANCE TO TALK TO YOU. I'M KIND OF EXCITED ABOUT THIS. I'M A, I'M A FAN OF YOUR BECAUSE I'M A CAUPOLII (??) ALUMNI, MYSELF.

LOREN ROBERTS
ALRIGHT.

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

AND STILL LIVE IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

LOREN ROBERTS
OKAY

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

AND AT THE SAME TIME I'VE ALWAYS BEEN BAFFLED BY THE FACT THAT WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA TO GO TO MEMPHIS

LOREN ROBERTS
(LAUGHS)

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

WHICH IS NOT A BAD AREA, I HAVE FAMILY LIVES ABOUT 70 MILES NORTH

LOREN ROBERTS
UH HUH

JOHN FROM CALIFORNIA

BUT I'VE ALWAYS TRIED TO CATCH YOU AT THE AT & T AND ASK YOU THAT AND I'VE NEVER HAD ANY LUCK.

LOREN ROBERTS
OH, WELL YOU CAUGHT ME NOW. IT WAS STRICTLY, MY MOVE TO MEMPHIS WAS A DECISION, A CAREER DECISION TO BE CENTRALLY LOCATED. I THINK I GOT HUNG UP ONE TOO MANY TIMES WITH THE FOG IN SAN LOS OBISPOS AND COULDN'T GET HOME SUNDAY NIGHT, SO I DECIDED TO MOVE SOMEWHERE WHERE IT WAS A LITTLE EASIER TO TRAVEL SO I COULD SEE MY FAMILY A LOT MORE WHEN THE KIDS STARTED SCHOOL, AND THAT WAS THE MAIN REASON THAT I MOVED.

JENNIFER MILLS
THAT'S A REAL CONSIDERATION BECAUSE THERE'S JUST SO MUCH TRAVEL. LET'S CONTINUE WITH OUR PHONE CALLS. MARTY, FROM NORTH CAROLINA'S ON THE LINE. WELCOME MARTY.

MARTY FROM NORTH CAROLINA

OH THANKS, LOREN, I WANT TO KNOW HOW THE LOSS OF PAYNE STEWART HAS EFFECTED YOU AND THE OTHER PLAYERS ON THE TOUR.

LOREN ROBERTS
WELL, UM, YOU KNOW, IT. WE, WE ALL HAD A SPECIAL FEELING FOR PAYNE. HE WAS SUCH AN OUTGOING GUY AND HE JUST WAS A GREAT MOTIVATOR. HE LOVED TO PLAY IN THE TEAM EVENTS.


HE WAS SUCH A MOTIVATING FACTOR AT RYDER CUPS AND PRESIDENTS CUPS AND YOU COMBINE THAT WITH HIS FAITH THAT HE HAD FOUND IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, AND UM HIS, HIS PASSING, I THINK, HAS, HAS TOUCHED MORE LIVES. GOLFERS AND NON GOLFERS, I THINK, THEN ANYBODY THAT I CAN REALLY REMEMBER .

AND UH HE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE MISSED ALWAYS, AND, AND I HOPE THAT HIS, HIS LEGACY IS ALWAYS REMEMBERED, NOT ONLY FOR HIS GOLF, BECAUSE OF THE HUMAN BEING THAT HE WAS AND BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH AND

JENNIFER MILLS
YOU MENTIONED HOW HE WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED. WE WERE BOTH AT THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT WAS, IT WAS AN ODD FEELING BECAUSE IT WAS A YEAR AGO.

LOREN ROBERTS
IT REALLY WAS, AND TO SEE THE SEGMENT ON THE BAG PIPER AT HOUSTON, GOING IN AND OUT OF THE MIST, I, I JUST UH I MEAN THAT WAS, THAT WAS SUCH AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR EVERYONE THERE, AND I'M GLAD THAT I, THAT THAT, I THINK EMOTION WILL STILL BE THERE FOR YEARS TO COME.

JENNIFER MILLS
IT'S A WAY TO TAKE SOMETHING POSITIVE

LOREN ROBERTS
RIGHT

JENNIFER MILLS
AND MOVE FORWARD WITH IT.

LOREN ROBERTS
YEAH

JENNIFER MILLS
YEAH, YEAH. WE ARE GOING TO MENTION TO YOU OUR INTERNET SITUATION. WE HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE YOU INVOLVED. WE'D LOVE TO GET YOUR INPUT HERE ON GOLF TALK LIVE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO LOG INTO THEGOLFCHANNEL.COM YOU CAN. YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT'S COMING UP ON GOLF TALK LIVE, WHO OUR GUESTS ARE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO E-MAIL US A QUESTION, WE TOOK THE ONE TONIGHT FROM JEFF, SO YOU MIGHT GET YOURS ON NEXT WEEK, WHO KNOWS. WE HAVE BIO'S FOR OUR GUESTS AND WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE SHOWS AIR, SO IF YOU MISSED YOUR FAVORITE GUEST, YOU CAN TUNE IN ANOTHER TIME. WE'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MINUTE TO WRAP THING UP WITH LOREN ROBERTS. STAY WITH US.


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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.


Full-field scores from the CJ Cup

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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."

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Koepka has his chance 'to earn' his way to No. 1

By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 8:09 am

There won't need to be any wonky math involved. He won't have to settle for finally reaching the the top via some kind of mathematical reset while he's sitting at home on the couch (or more likely working out in the gym).

No, Brooks Koepka on Sunday in South Korea will have a chance to ascend to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking the way every player would most want to - with a victory.

On the strength of a bogey-free round of 5-under 67 Saturday, Koepka will enter the final round of the CJ Cup four clear of Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy, with six more players five behind.

The tournament is Koepka's to lose, and so too is the No. 1 ranking. So long as Justin Thomas doesn't somehow defend his title from 12 shots back, Koepka can supplant Dustin Johnson atop the rankings with a win or a solo second-place finish.


Full-field scores from the CJ Cup

CJ Cup: Articles, photos and videos


"It was something I wanted to do. I always wanted to become World No. 1 in a week that I was playing," Koepka said Saturday. "I thought like I could really earn it and not have a week off where it just so happens that you bump up. No, it would be very special, and to do it here would be nice and hopefully get to world No. 1 and cap it off with a win, I don't think there would be much better."

It would be a fitting end to this breakthrough year for Koepka, who successfully defended his U.S. Open title and then added his third major victory at the PGA Championship en route to claiming the PGA Tour's Player of the Year Award. Oddly enough, considering his status a three-time major winner and an impending No. 1, this would be Koepka's fifth Tour victory but only his second in a non-major; his only regular Tour win to date was his first, at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

"My confidence has always been pretty high," Koepka said. "Anytime you can win three majors you're going to be feeling pretty good about yourself. To do what I've done over the last two years has been special, but I'm looking to build on that."

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Koepka ahead by four, with No. 1 ranking in his grasp

By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 5:48 am

Following a closing birdie and a third-round 67 at Nine Bridges, Brooks Koepka will take a four-shot lead over Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy into final round of the CJ Cup. Here's how Koepka separated himself from the field in South Korea.

Leaderboard: Koepka (-13), Piercy (-9), Poulter (-9), Rafa Cabrera Bello (-8), Cameron Smith (-8), Jaime Lovemark (-8), Pat Perez (-8), Gary Woodland (-8), Chez Reavie (-8)

What it means: Koepka is in search of his fifth PGA Tour victory and – believe it or not – only his second non-major. The three-time major champion’s only other win came all the way back in February 2015, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. One off the lead to start the day, Koepka opened with eight straight pars and birdied Nos. 9 and 10 to take the outright lead at 10 under par. He added three more circles at 14, 17 and 18 to close out a bogey-free round of 5 under and go ahead by ahead by four. He'll be chased on Sunday by Piercy, a four-time PGA Tour winner who won the Zurich Classic earlier this year alongside Billy Horschel, and by Poulter, who ended a five-year worldwide winless drought back in April and is coming off a 2-2 performance at the Ryder Cup, with a Sunday singles victory over current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Speaking of which, unless Justin Thomas finds a way to win this tournament from 12 back, Koepka will for the first time ascend to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win or a solo second-place finish.

Round of the day: After contending last week at the CIMB, Shubankhar Sharma rebounded from opening rounds of 74 and 75 with a nine-birdie, 8-under 64 to move up 45 spots into a tie for 26th through 54 holes.

Best of the rest: Four players – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ted Potter Jr., Jason Day and Brendan Steele – shot 7-under 65 Saturday. Day played his first four holes in 2 over and his final 14 in 9 under.

Biggest disappointment: The only previous winner of this event, world No. 4 Justin Thomas entered the week with a chance to take back the No. 1 ranking with a successful title defense. But rounds of 73-70-72 have him 1 under for the week. Thomas played his back nine in 1 over Saturday with six pars, a birdie, a quadruple bogey and a closing eagle.

Shot of the day: Koepka flying his tee shot 330 yards to the front edge of the green at the par-4 14th and going on to two-putt for birdie.