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Eleven-Year-Old Golfer Matty Du Plessis Asks Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, and Others Why They Love The Game

Eleven-year-old golfer Matty Du Plessis interviews pro golfers at the U.S. PGA Championship.

Released on 8/13/2015

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Starring: Matty du Plessis

Transcript

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(energetic music)
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I'm Matty Du Plessis, with Golf Digest.
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These guys behind me are professional golfers.
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I'm gonna go ask 'em why they love this game.
00:11
Well, why do I love this game?
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I guess it's like any kid that gets drawn to sports,
00:17
whether it's soccer, football, rugby in our case,
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or cricket, or baseball, anything.
00:25
You know, you get a love for a sport,
00:27
and it just hangs with you, you know?
00:29
You just want to become as good as your heroes.
00:31
Hello Mr. Tiger.
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My name Matty Du Plessis, from Golf Digest,
00:36
and I just wanted to know why you love this game so much.
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Why I love this game?
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I just love to one, I love to compete.
00:46
More importantly, I think if I look back on my childhood
00:49
my dad kept the game fun.
00:50
And from there, it transitioned into tournament golf,
00:54
and it allowed me to express myself in a competitive level.
00:57
There's just something about this game.
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It's different than any other sport
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because we do it on our own.
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The ball doesn't move 'til we move it,
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and it only goes where we make it move.
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Now we have a lot of excuses why we don't hit good shots,
01:09
but one of the cool things about golf is it's all us.
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Why do I love this game?
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It tests your emotions.
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It tests your mental ability,
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on top of the physical ability.
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And you have to be able to bring all three together.
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I love this game because each and every day
01:29
it's a challenge.
01:30
You gotta put so much into it.
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It's one day you can play as good as you can,
01:36
and the next day you just don't have it again,
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so I think it's a game that you never quite conquer.
01:41
You never quite figure it out.
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I think that's what keeps people coming back.
01:45
You can play with anyone.
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You can play with a guy that's not a pro and still enjoy it.
01:52
You can play with your buddies and have a good time.
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With other sports, it's tough to do that,
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so it's one thing I really love about golf.
02:00
So why do you love this game?
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Well (laughs), 'cause it pays me well.
02:07
Good answer.
02:08
(laughing)
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The reason why I love this game so much,
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my oldest memories are with my family.
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My mom didn't play the game, but my mom carried my bag.
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She was my caddy.
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My dad played the game, my sister played the game.
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So it was all about family time.
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Instead of playing video games in my house,
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it was about gettin' out, playin' with my family,
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hangin' out with my family.
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So the game of golf meant so much to me
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as a family coming together.
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It's always teaching you, you know?
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It's not an easy game to conquer.
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Even though you have some really good days,
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you also have some days that it looks like
02:45
you don't know what you're doing.
02:46
It's just me and my caddy out there.
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For the most part, just me.
02:49
It's all up to me making final decisions,
02:52
and taking care of business.
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So I don't get to blame anything on anyone but me.
02:56
So you ask me why I love this game.
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Why do you love gettin' to do what you do, doin' this,
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and why do you love the game?
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So the reason why I love this game
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is 'cause it allows me to have fun,
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and meet a lot of interesting people.
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So let me know why you love this game.
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Leave a comment below, and don't forget to subscribe
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to the Golf Digest Youth channel.
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Peace.
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