Golf Talk Live - Lorie Kane Transcript Segment 3

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 10, 1999, 4:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
NOW WHY DON'T WE FIND OUT -- WE'VE GOT ALMOST ALL OF THE FAMILY HERE, NOW WE'VE GOT DAD ON THE PHONE. WANT TO SAY HI?

LORIE KANE
HI DAD.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HOW ARE YA?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I'M WELL. HOW ARE YOU?

LORIE KANE
I'M VERY WELL.

PETER KESSLER
HELLO JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT SHE HAD THE STUFF TO MAKE A MARK IN THIS GAME?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL PETER, I THINK THAT'S . THAT'S A QUESTION THAT'S BEEN ASKED OF US, UH, MANY, MANY TIMES. UH . UH I THINK LORIE UH, AS ALL THE GIRLS, HAD UH .

HAD ABILITY IN ATHLETICS. AND, AS LORIE SAID PREVIOUSLY, UH HER MOTHER AND I REALLY JUST WANTED TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE.

UH, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN, YOU KNOW, UH . LORIE WAS A - ALWAYS A . A VERY STRONG PLAYER. AND UH, I THINK THAT SHE JUST NEEDED THE OPPORTUNITY.

UH, WE ENCOURAGED HER TO, YOU KNOW, TO TAKE THE GAME AS FAR AS SHE WANTED TO TAKE IT. AND REALLY, UH, IT WAS HER .

SHE MADE THE DECISION. AND UH . AND WE SUPPORTED THAT DECISION. I . I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY PARTICULAR TIME THAT WE COULD EVER SAY, UH .

YOU KNOW, EVEN TODAY UH WE HAVE TO GIVE OUR HEAD A SHAKE A FEW TIMES TO . TO REALIZE WHERE SHE IS. SO UH, I DON'T THINK WE UH . WE DID ANYTHING OTHER THAN UH JUST GIVING HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.
AND SHE DID THE REST.

PETER KESSLER
GIVE OTHER FATHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE A SENSE OF HOW MUCH WORK ETHIC AND ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE EVEN IF YOU'VE GOT THE TALENT.
JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL UH, I GUESS . I -- I'VE ALWAYS SAID TO LORIE THAT UH, YOU KNOW, THAT IF YOU LIVE BY . YOU KNOW, TALENT UH WITHOUT HARD WORK, YOU KNOW, IS A . IS A PITY. UH,

HARD WORK WITHOUT TALENT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES UH, YOU KNOW, JUST DOESN'T PAY OFF. BUT IF . IF YOU HAVE THE TALENT UH, AND YOU'RE COMMITTED TO WORK HARD, UH, SUCCESS IS GOING . IS GOING TO COME YOUR WAY.

THE ... THE BEST PART OF ANYTHING IN ATHLETICS IS TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE YOUR BEST. AND IF YOU DO YOUR BEST, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE A SUCCESS.

PETER KESSLER
WOULD YOU BE KIND ENOUGH, AND I HOPE THIS DOESN'T EMBARRASS YOU, TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTER FOR US, IN FRONT OF US, HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A DAUGHTER AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A PLAYER?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH, I THINK UH . I THINK LORIE KNOWS THAT. UH, WE'RE VERY, VERY PROUD OF LORIE. UH, WE'RE PROUD OF EVERYTHING THAT SHE'S DONE, UH PARTICULARLY AS SHE RELATES TO OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT MAKES HER . YOU KNOW, THAT'S ... THAT'S HER MOTHER COMING OUT.

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
AND UH, (CHUCKLE)

AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT UH . THAT . THAT HER MOTHER IS A VERY, VERY STRONG INFLUENCE ON HER. UH, MY INFLUENCE UH, YOU KNOW, UH . IF THINGS DON'T GO RIGHT UH . UH, YOU KNOW, ON THE GOLF COURSE, I SAY, 'WELL YOU'RE NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH.' YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE SIMPLISTIC APPROACH. BUT UH, HER MOTHER IS THE . IS THE GUIDING HAND.

PETER KESSLER
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO YOUR DAD BEFORE WE LET HIM GO?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH) I'LL SEE YOU IN A WEEK'S TIME, DAD.

(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH GREAT! (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
YOU REALLY WENT DEEP ON THAT ONE.

TRY AGAIN.

LORIE KANE
WELL ACTUALLY .

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WE . WE'LL BE LOOK . WE'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. LIKEWISE, NICE SEEING YOU MARILYN, YOU LOOK GREAT.

LORIE KANE
PETER . I'M GONNA SAY ONE THING. YOU WERE VERY MILD ON THE WORK ETHIC PART. DAD AND I KICKED HEADS AND JUST . WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND HE KNEW I HAD THE ABILITY TO PLAY THE GAME. UH, I WANTED TO DO OTHER THINGS.

AND, WE KIND OF WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH WHETHER OR NOT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING AND WHAT IT WAS THAT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING. AND UH,

BECAUSE I PLAYED ON THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM FOR CANADA, I MET ANOTHER COACH AND ANOTHER GENTLEMEN BY THE NAME OF JACK MCLAUGHLIN, WHO'S NO LONGER WITH US. AND I REMEMBER THIS ONE AND I'LL SAY IT QUICKLY.

I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT GOING TO SEE ANOTHER TEACHER BECAUSE I HAD LEARNED THE GAME FROM MY DAD. AND, HE TOLD ME THEN, HE SAID, 'LORIE, YOU HAVE MET SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS MORE THAN I DO. I HAVE TAKEN YOU THIS FAR AND I CAN'T TAKE YOU ANY FURTHER.'

UM, SO DAD, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU GAVE ME IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I THINK UH I LEAN ON THAT A LOT. AND I KNOW THAT JACK'S IN HEAVEN, OR AT LEAST THE OTHER JACK IS IN HEAVEN WATCHING US. AND, HE GIVES ME THE STRENGTH TO UH . TO DO EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO WEEK TO WEEK.

PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY, THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO GREAT PLAYERS. KATHY WHITWORTH WAS THE STUDENT OF HARVEY LOUDERMILK WHO ONE DAY SAID TO HER, 'I'VE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN FOR YOU.' AND HE PASSED HER ON TO HARVEY PENICK.

LORIE KANE
WOW.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
MIGHT I ADD JUST ONE THING, PETER. UH, I .

PETER KESSLER
YES SIR.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T SAY HOW PROUD WE ARE OF LORIE FIRST AND HOW PLEASED WE ARE WITH THE WAY THE GOLF CHANNEL UH . WITH YOU ALL, UH, HANDLE HER. AND UH,

THE PRAISE THAT YOU GIVE HER AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT YOU GIVE HER IS CERTAINLY A . A BIG PART OF HER SUCCESS TODAY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, IT'S OUR GREAT PLEASURE. AND IT'S COMPLETELY WELL DESERVED SO IT'S EASY TO DO.

YOU TAKE GOOD CARE, JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
GOOD NIGHT. TALK TO YOU LATER.

LORIE KANE
SEE YA DAD.

PETER KESSLER
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THE PLEASURE. WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. AND AS WE LEAVE YOU FOR A MOMENT, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT A GRAPHIC WHICH TALKS ABOUT JUST A FEW OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT LORIE'S BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ON THE GOLF COURSE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

(GRAPHIC SHOWN AS PETER SPEAKS:
DU MAURIER LTD. SERIES CHAMPION FROM 1994 - 1996
IN 1998, SET ONE YEAR MONEY EARNINGS RECORD ($508K) FOR A CANADIAN, MALE OR FEMALE.
WON THE 1998 LPGA HEATHER FARR AWARD FOR DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE AND SPIRIT IN FULFILLING HER GOALS AS A PLAYER )

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Casey comes up short (again) to Bubba at Travelers

By Will GrayJune 25, 2018, 12:07 am

CROMWELL, Conn. – Staked to a four-shot lead entering the final round of the Travelers Championship, Paul Casey watched his opening tee shot bounce off a wooden wall and back into the middle of the fairway, then rolled in a 21-foot birdie putt off the fringe.

At the time, it appeared to be a not-so-subtle indicator that Casey was finally going to get his hands on a trophy that has barely eluded him in the past. Instead it turned out to be the lone highlight of a miserable round that left the Englishman behind only Bubba Watson at TPC River Highlands for the second time in the last four years.

Casey shot the low round of the tournament with a third-round 62 that distanced him from the field, but that opening birdie turned out to be his only one of the day as he stalled out and ultimately finished three shots behind Watson, to whom he lost here in a playoff in 2015.

Casey’s score was 10 shots worse than Saturday, as a 2-over 72 beat only five people among the 73 others to play the final round.


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“I mean, I fought as hard as I could, which I’m proud of,” Casey said. “Not many times you put me on a golf course and I only make one birdie. I don’t know. I’d be frustrated with that in last week’s event, but it is what it is.”

Casey led by as many as five after his opening birdie, but he needed to make a 28-foot par save on No. 10 simply to maintain a one-shot edge over a hard-charging Watson. The two men were tied as Casey headed to the 16th tee, but his bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 combined with a closing birdie from Watson meant the tournament was out of reach before Casey even reached the final tee.

Casey explained that a “bad night of sleep” led to some neck pain that affected his warm-up session but didn’t impact the actual round.

“Just frustrating I didn’t have more,” he said. “Didn’t have a comfortable swing to go out there and do something with.”

Casey won earlier this year at the Valspar Championship to end a PGA Tour victory drought that dated back to 2009, but after being denied a second victory in short succession when he appeared to have one hand on the trophy, he hopes to turn frustration into further success before turning the page to 2019.

“I’m probably even more fired up than I was post-Tampa to get another victory. This is only going to be more fuel,” Casey said. “I’ve got 12 events or something the rest of the year. So ask me again in November, and if I don’t have another victory, then I will be disappointed. This is merely kind of posturing for what could be a very good climax.”

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Watch: Gary Player tires people out with sit-ups

By Grill Room TeamJune 24, 2018, 11:33 pm

Well all know Gary Player is a fitness nut, and at 82 years young he is still in phenomenal shape.

That's why it was incredible to see two mere mortals like us try to keep up with him in a sit-up competition at the BMW International Open.

Watch the video below.

The guy in blue makes the smart decision and bows out about halfway through. But give the other guy an "A" for effort, he stuck with Player for about 60 sit-ups, and then the nine-time major champion just starts taunting him.

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Japan teen Hataoka rolls to NW Ark. win

By Associated PressJune 24, 2018, 11:07 pm

ROGERS, Ark. - Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA title

The 19-year-old Hataoka won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club for a tournament-record 21-under 192 total. She broke the mark of 18 under set last year by So Yeon Ryu.

Hataoka won twice late last year on the Japan LPGA and has finished in the top 10 in five of her last six U.S. LPGA starts, including a playof loss last month in the Kingsmill Championship.

Hataoka began the round tied with Minjee Lee for the lead.

Austin Ernst shot a 65 to finish second.

Lee and third-ranked Lexi Thompson topped the group at 13 under.

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Tour investigating DeChambeau's use of compass

By Will GrayJune 24, 2018, 10:09 pm

CROMWELL, Conn. – Bryson DeChambeau’s reliance on science to craft his play on the course is well known, but he took things to a new level this week at the Travelers Championship when television cameras caught him wielding a compass while looking at his yardage book during the third round.

According to DeChambeau, it’s old news. He’s been using a compass regularly to aid in his preparation for nearly two years, dating back to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2016.

“I’m figuring out the true pin locations,” DeChambeau said. “The pin locations are just a little bit off every once in a while, and so I’m making sure they’re in the exact right spot. And that’s it.”


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But social media took notice this weekend, as did PGA Tour officials. DeChambeau explained that he was approached on the range Saturday and informed that the Tour plans to launch an investigation into whether or not the device is allowable in competition, with a decision expected in the next week.

It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has gone head-to-head with Tour brass, having also had a brief run with side-saddled putting earlier in his career.

“They said, ‘Hey, we just want to let you know that we’re investigating the device and seeing if it’s allowable,’” DeChambeau said. “I understand. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.”

DeChambeau won earlier this month at the Memorial Tournament, and the Tour’s ruling would not have any retroactive impact on his results earlier this year. Playing alongside tournament winner Bubba Watson in the final round at TPC River Highlands, DeChambeau shot a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth.

“It’s a compass. It’s been used for a long, long time. Sailors use it,” DeChambeau said. “It’s just funny that people take notice when I start putting and playing well.”