Golf Talk Live Transcript - Lorie Kane - January 15 2001 - Part 3

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2001, 5:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
HERE IS ONE THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR YOU, LORIE. GIVEN YOUR SUCCESS ON THE TOUR TO DATE, IF YOU HAD TO DO IT OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU HAVE GONE TO A GOLF COLLEGE AND WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT TO A JUNIOR GOLFER TODAY?

LORIE KANE
GOOD QUESTION, NO I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE ROUTE IN WHICH I GOT INTO THE TOUR. I WAS VERY KEEN TO STAY HOME AND GO TO SCHOOL THERE. MY PARENTS WILL TELL YOU THAT I DO EVERYTHING, OR HAVE DONE EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT LATE. I DIDN'T LIKE TRAVELING TOO FAR FROM HOME. I WAS VERY MUCH A HOME BODY, AND, BUT IF YOU HAVE, LIKE I SAID EARLIER TOO, YOU NEED TO TAKE WHAT, YOU KNOW, CHANCES YOU HAVE AND RUN WITH THEM AND IF YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO GO TO SCHOOL AND STUDY AND TO GET YOUR EDUCATION, THEN THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT YOU SHOULD DO. I LOOK BACK AT THE TIME I SPENT IN UNIVERSITY AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THERE. SCHOOL WAS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND GOLF WAS MY WAY OUT, OR SPORTS WERE MY, WAS MY WAY OUT SO I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T DO IT ANY DIFFERENT THAN I HAVE.

PETER KESSLER
LET'S CHECK IN WITH MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND. HELLO MARTY.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU SIR?

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HI MARTY. HOW'S NEWFOUNDLAND?

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
TELL PETER THAT'S NEWFOUNDLAND.

LORIE KANE
YES

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
NOT NEW FINLAND. UNDERSTAND NEWFOUNDLAND.

PETER KESSLER
FORGIVE ME SIR. I APOLOGIZE.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
JUST JOKING. LORIE, I WAS WONE... I'M A FELLOW AXE MAN. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH YOU BACK IN '87.

LORI KAN
MARTY

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
YOU DON'T REMEMBER NUMBER 44, THE AXE MAN RUNNING AROUND THERE, DO YOU?

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHING)

LORIE KANE
YES I THINK I DO.

MARTY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
ANYWAY, I WAS WONDERING IF THE SKINS GAME IS COMING BACK TO P.E.I.

LORIE KANE
WELL, I WAS AT HOME AT CHRISTMAS TIME, MARTY AND SPOKE TO THE FOLKS THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THAT AND THAT'S GOLF PRINCE OF RHODE ISLAND (??) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF P.E.I AND I THINK WE'RE DEFINITELY, IT WON'T HAPPEN THIS SUMMER, AND I SUGGESTED TO THEM THAT MAYBE EVERY OTHER YEAR THAT WE TRY TO HAVE THE EVENT.

IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND I WOULD LIKE TO BRING MORE PLAYERS AND DIFFERENT PLAYERS, DEFINITELY WANT TO INVITE BACK THE THREE THAT CAME, AND SEREE BEING THE CHAMPION, AND YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN ANIKA AND NANCY BUT I'D LOVE TO HAVE LAURA COME TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND, AND SHOW THE GUYS THERE HOW SHE HITS THE BALL BECAUSE IT'S, IT'S TRULY AMAZING TO WATCH, AND WE HAD THE EXPORT 'A' SKINS GAME WITH THE MEN AND JOHN DALY DID A GREAT JOB OF SHOWING HIS STUFF, SO, I'D LIKE LAURA TO BE ABLE TO SHOW HOW WELL SHE HITS IT AS WELL, SO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE DOWN THE ROAD, ANOTHER EVENT WILL COME.

PETER KESSLER
GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR FELLOW COUNTRYMAN, MIKE WEIR.

LORIE KANE
TRUE GENTLEMAN AND A GREAT PLAYER. JUST AN ALL AROUND GREAT GUY. I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE WASN'T A J.C. PENNY CLASSIC THIS YEAR BECAUSE BOTH OF US HAD PLAYED SO WELL AND I KNOW THAT WE WERE JUST GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE FORMAT AND HOW TO PLAY AND I THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CHALLENGE TO WIN FOR SURE. HE'S, YOU KNOW, HE'S DONE GREAT THINGS AND HE'S A GREAT FAMILY MAN. HE LOVES TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND HE'S VERY EASY GOING SO, YOU KNOW, HE'S A GREAT GUY.

PETER KESSLER
IS HE A LITTLE BIT OF AN INSPIRATION? HE WON, OF COURSE, THE FINAL WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE YEAR 2000 OVER AT VALDERAMA IN SPAIN OVER THE OTHER

LORIE KANE
RIGHT

PETER KESSLER
BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD . DOES THAT, DOES THAT GET YOUR JUICES FLOWING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR OWN GAME AND WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO DO NEXT?

LORIE KANE
YEAH. ABSOLUTELY. I WATCHED THAT EVEN KNOWING THAT HE HAD WON. I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT ALL PANNED OUT, AND THE WAY HE HANDLED HIMSELF ON 17, WITH THAT HOLE BEING AS RIDICULOUS AS IT IS, THAT I THINK SPOKE VOLUMES ABOUT THE KIND OF PLAYER THAT HE IS AND HOW HE, YOU KNOW, HE JUST STAYED WITHIN HIMSELF AND, PLAYED HIS GAME AND HE, LIKE I, HAVE GOOD FRIENDS CADDYING FOR US, AND BRENNAN LITTLE, WHO IS HIS CADDIE, ALSO CAME FROM THE CANADIAN TOUR AND KNOWS DANNY QUITE WELL, AND I THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME
RELATIONSHIP THAT DANNY AND I DO AND THAT THEY'RE OUT THERE HAVING FUN, ENJOYING WHAT THEY DO AND THAT THEY'RE A REALLY GOOD TEAM, AND, AND I KNOW MIKE CONSIDERS HIMSELF LUCKY TO HAVE BRENNAN CADDIE FOR HIM.

PETER KESSLER
YOU SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR TO, I GUESS WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF SELLING THE WOMEN'S TOUR GENERALLY. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK SOME OF THE POSSIBILITIES ARE?

LORIE KANE
WELL, I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE, BUT I KNOW THEY HAVE TO BE ENDLESS. I, I JUST THINK THAT WOMEN'S SPORT IS, YOU KNOW, ON AN ALL TIME HIGH AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO, TO GET IN THERE AND GET INVOLVED WITH, FIRST OF ALL, SELLING OURSELVES AS PART OF THE LPGA PACKAGE AND THE PERSONALITIES ARE GREAT AND, AND I GET KIND OF FRUSTRATED WHEN I HEAR THAT WE DON'T HAVE PERSONALITIES BECAUSE WE DO. YOU KNOW, SOMEONE LIKE HELEN ALFREDSON JUMPS RIGHT PUT AT ME, DOTTIE PEPPER. THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY SHOW AN ENTHUSIASM ON THE GOLF COURSE THAT'S MAYBE NOT WHAT WOMEN SHOULD BE DOING, BUT, YOU KNOW, AND WHO'S MIND IS THAT BECAUSE I THINK IT'S GREAT. I SMILE ALL THE TIME. I COULD BE AS MAD AS ALL GET OUT BUT I'M SMILING AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE COULD DO. YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT CARIN KOCH IS, IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE WOMEN THAT I'VE EVER SEEN PLAY GOLF, AND SHE'S CUTE. SHE HAS, YOU KNOW, A GREAT SON, OLIVER AND THERE'S JUST, I THINK THERE'S ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE COULD DO TO, TO SELL THE TOUR.

PETER KESSLER
AND I THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD TELL YOU IF YOU COULD CLONE HELEN AND, AND WHO

LORIE KANE
YES

PETER KESSLER
ELSE WAS IT THAT YOU MENTIONED?

LORIE KANE
DOTTIE

PETER KESSLER
AND IF YOU COULD CLONE DOTTIE PEPPER, THE TOUR WOULD BE A HAPPIER PLACE AND MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE WATCHING, NOT FEWER, I THINK

LORIE KANE
YEAH I THINK SO

PETER KESSLER
I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE WHO LOVE GOLF LOVE EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE UP TO AND LOVE THAT THEY SHOW THEIR EMOTIONS, GOOD AND BAD

LORIE KANE
WELL I THINK THAT

PETER KESSLER
WE LIKE A LITTLE CLUB THROWING.

LORIE KANE
YEAH I THINK IT'S SPORT. I MEAN I THINK IT'S HEALTHY AND I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR, FOR YOUNG GIRLS TO SEE ATHLETES LOVE WHAT THEY DO, AND, YOU KNOW, TO BE ABLE TO SHOW IT. IT'S OKAY TO BE AGGRESSIVE, AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GREAT PEOPLE AND THEY DO THEIR JOB REALLY WELL.

PETER KESSLER
AND THEY CONNECT WITH EVERYBODY.

LORIE KANE
THEY DO.

PETER KESSLER
WATCH AS WE TAKE THIS VERY SHORT BREAK. WE'LL COME BACK IN A MOMENT, AS WE LEAVE, JUST WAN TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE AWARE THAT YOU CAN CONTACT US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, THEGOLFCHANNEL.COM AND YOU CAN GO TO WHAT'S ON AND CLICK ON TO THIS PARTICULAR SHOW, GOLF TALK LIVE, AND YOU CAN WATCH US ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN ALSO E MAIL US A QUESTION FOR AN UPCOMING SHOW AND IT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN ALSO FIND AND READ A GOLF TALK LIVE TRANSCRIPT. BE RIGHT BACK.

(BREAK)

PETER KESSLER
HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU AND HOW PLEASED WERE YOU TO RECEIVE THE WILLIAM AND MOUSIE POWELL AWARD, VOTED BY YOUR PEERS ON TOUR AND THE AWARD IS FOR WHO IN THE OPINION OF FELLOW GOLFERS BEST EXEMPLIFIES THE SPIRIT, IDEALS AND VALUES OF THE LPGA?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGHS) THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE AWARDS PETER THAT KIND OF CATCHES ME BECAUSE I JUST TRY TO BE ME, AND, YOU KNOW, THEN THERE'S AWARDS FOR THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IT WAS A GREAT HONOR AND PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT THE WHOLE THING WAS THAT I, I GOT TO GO TO BOB AND DOLORES HOPE'S HOUSE AND HAVE MRS. HOPE PRESENT ME WITH THE AWARD THERE AND HELP CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF The LPGA TOUR AND, AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE TOUR AND BOB WAS THERE, AND, YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT FORD AND BETTY FORD. IT WAS A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE THERE AND IT WAS JUST REALLY EXCITING AND TO HAVE BEEN HONORED THAT NIGHT WAS TRULY SPECIAL.

PETER KESSLER
JUST A FEW SECONDS LEFT, IS IT HARD TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BALANCE THE COMMOTION OF YOUR PUBLIC LIFE WITH THE PEACE THAT YOU MIGHT STRIVE FOR IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?

LORIE KANE
UH NO. I THINK THAT WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET AND WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS, IS BE JUST LORIE AND I HAVE A GREAT TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO HELP ME MANAGE THAT. ALEX MISSOURI IS MY AGENT WITH, THROUGH IMG AND MY SISTER MARY LYNN AND BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF TAKING CARE OF ME.

PETER KESSLER
WELL YOU'VE TAKEN GREAT CARE OF US AND YOUR FANS TONIGHT. EVERYBODY WOULD BE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU WERE HERE AND I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY THAT YOU'VE BEEN HERE.

LORIE KANE
THANKS PETER

PETER KESSLER
AND WE'LL DO THIS AGAIN AFTER THREE MORE WINS WHICH WOULD PROBABLY MARCH THOUGH

LORIE KANE
OKAY

PETER KESSLER
OF THIS YEAR

LORIE KANE
ALRIGHT

PETER KESSLER
I'LL HAVE TO THINK UP A WHOLE NEW SLEW OF QUESTIONS. CONGRATULATIONS.

LORIE KANE
THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.

(END OF SHOW)
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Like father like son: Bring Your Child to Work Day

By Jay CoffinApril 26, 2018, 7:51 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today is Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day at Golf Channel, where everything is fun and games until your child promptly says something that embarrasses you beyond belief. It’s only happened six times today. So far.

My daughter, 12, is in middle school and feels like she’s too big for this sort of shindig. But my son Brady, 11, was all in. The deal was that he could spend the day with me, I’d take him to McDonald’s for lunch, but he had to write a golf story of some sort for GolfChannel.com.

Here is his unedited work, in all its glory:

By BRADY COFFIN

My name is Brady Coffin and I play golf. I started at the age of 4 years old. My two favorite golfers are Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods. They are really good golfers and every time I watch them they always give me tips.

My dad Jay Coffin is the best editor of Golf Channel and always gave me tips when I first put the golf club in my hand. I had my very first par in Hilton Head when I was 7 years old. I am on the Drive, Chip and Putt commercial and I was in a movie where I played a young Ben Hogan. My favorite golf course is Royal Blue in the Bahamas.

I have won many golf tournaments and I am going to play in another tournament next month. I have made a couple of birdies. I am going to play in the PGA Junior League this summer.

At the Golf Channel I get to meet new people and play many games. One of the amazing people I met was Mr. Damon Hack. He is on the Morning Drive show and was very nice to me. Damon has been playing golf for 25 years and his favorite golfer growing up was Tiger Woods.

He loves working at Golf Channel.

“It gives me the opportunity to talk and write about the sport that I love. It’s a sport that I can play with my boys. It’s a sport that I can watch on television. It’s a sport that teaches great life lessons. I couldn’t ask for a better job,” Damon said to me.

(P.S. I will be better than Jordan Spieth.)

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Not the 'prettiest' 65, but Duval, Furyk will take it

By Ryan LavnerApril 26, 2018, 7:44 pm

AVONDALE, La. – Wearing a polo instead of a dress shirt, working with a caddie and not a producer, David Duval exited the scoring tent, walked toward the group of reporters waiting for him after their 65 and grumbled to teammate Jim Furyk, “The damn media.”

Duval was joking – we think – since he now is one of us on the dark side, a successful and respected TV analyst, after an injury-shortened career in which he battled Tiger Woods, rose to world No. 1, won a major and then experienced such a miserable slump that it drove him into an entirely new line of work.

Now 46, Duval doesn’t play much anymore, only 11 events in the past four years. His last made cut was in July 2015. Earlier this year, he teed it up at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but only because he and his wife, Susie, enjoy the vibe there. Competitively, he knew he didn’t stand a chance. He had moved back to Colorado, worked two out of the three weeks, and then couldn’t practice the other week because the weather didn’t cooperate. Not surprisingly, he shot three consecutive rounds of 76 or worse.

And that could have been the extent of his season (save for his annual appearance at The Open), but he was drawn to the idea of the team format at the Zurich, to the idea of playing with Jim Furyk, with whom he’s been friends for the past 32 years, dating to their days in junior golf. So Duval reached out, asking the U.S. Ryder Cup captain if he wanted to team up, for old times’ sake.

“This was about being with a friend, reuniting, having our wives together for a few days,” said Duval, who estimated that he’s played more than 100 practice rounds with Furyk over the years. “Expectation-wise, I don’t know what they are for me. I don’t get to participate out here and compete.”


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But Duval took this start seriously. He almost never travels with his clubs, but he brought them to the Masters, working with his old coach, Puggy Blackmon, between TV appearances and bouncing between Augusta Country Club and Augusta University’s practice facility.

Without any on-camera work since then, he’s spent the past two weeks grinding, even bringing Blackmon to New Orleans for a range session, just like most of the other pros in the field.

“It’s like a normal preparation,” he said. “Maybe not as much as it would be for a typical player, but a lot more than I’ve been able to do in the past.”

Duval has no intentions of diving back into competitive golf full-time, but working as an analyst has given him a new perspective on the game he loves.

“When you don’t play a lot and you don’t have that opportunity, you feel like you have to play perfectly,” he said. “Being on the other side of the desk, you see how many crappy golf shots really, truly get hit, and it’s like, look, you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to hit more good ones than bad ones and go from there.”

That also sums up his and Furyk’s opening round here at the Zurich.

Furyk joked before the event that they’re the rustiest team in the field, but playing best ball, they remained steady in a driving rainstorm, then ran off seven birdies to shoot 65 and sit in the top 10 when they finished their round.

“It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest,” Duval said, “but it was solid. It wasn’t like we had 36 looks at birdie.”

“We ham-and-egged it really good today,” Furyk added. “We got pretty much one of the best scores we could have out of the round.”

The second round could be a different story, of course, with alternate shot. It’s a more nerve-wracking format – especially for two aging warriors without many competitive reps this year – and they figure to find some unusual parts of TPC Louisiana.

But that’s a worry for Friday, because Duval was in the mood to savor his four birdies, his team score of 65 and his ideal start to a work week with his longtime friend.

“I think it was good,” he said, breaking into a wry smile, “especially for me.”

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Finau lifts team to opening 62 on improving ankle

By Ryan LavnerApril 26, 2018, 6:24 pm

AVONDALE, La. – Tony Finau continues to thrive on his injured ankle.

Playing for the first time since the Masters, where he tied for 10th despite a high-ankle sprain, Finau matched partner Daniel Summerhays with six birdies to shoot a combined 10-under 62 in fourballs Thursday at the Zurich Classic.

Finau still isn’t 100 percent – he said he's closer to 70 percent – even after two weeks of rest and physical therapy. During that time he worked with doctors at the University of Utah Orthopedic Center and also the training staff with the Utah Jazz. Before the Zurich, he had played only nine holes.


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“Sometimes simplicity is huge in this game,” he said. “There is not a lot of thoughts in my swing in the first place, so there can’t be that many thoughts when you don’t practice. It served me well today.”

Partnering with Summerhays, his fellow Utah resident and a friend for more than a decade, they combined to make 12 birdies during an opening round that left them only two shots back of the early lead.

Asked afterward how his ankle felt, Finau said: “Feeling a lot better after that 62. A great remedy for something hurting is some good golf.”  

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Woods commits to Wells Fargo and The Players

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 26, 2018, 6:07 pm

Tiger Woods will tee it up each of the next two weeks, having officially committed to both the Wells Fargo Championship and The Players.

Woods' commitment to next week's event in Charlotte was confirmed by multiple Golf Channel sources and first reported during Thursday's "Golf Central."

The 42-year-old later took to Twitter to formally announce that he is ready for another back-to-back stretch:

Woods has not played since a T-32 finish earlier this month at the Masters. A winner at Quail Hollow in 2007, Woods has not made the cut there since a fourth-place showing in 2009 and has not played Wells Fargo since 2012. He missed last year's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow because of injury.

Woods' return to The Players will mark his first trip to TPC Sawgrass since 2015. He won on the Stadium Course in both 2001 and 2013. This will be Woods' second back-to-back of the season, having missed the cut at the Genesis Open before finishing 12th the following week at the Honda Classic.

After starting the year ranked No. 656 in the world, Woods is up to No. 91 in the latest world rankings. He recorded three straight top-12 finishes during the Florida swing, including a runner-up finish alongside Patrick Reed at the Valspar Championship and a T-5 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.