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Eleven-Year-Old Golfer Matty Du Plessis Interviews Ernie Els

Eleven-year-old Matty du Plessis interviews Ernie Els at the U.S. PGA Championship.

Released on 8/14/2015

Credits

Starring: Matty Du Plessis
Featuring: Ernie Els

Transcript

00:00
(rock music)
00:04
It's your boy MD out here for the PGA Championship,
00:07
putting green, bout to go talk to my boy Ernie Els.
00:12
Let's do this.
00:13
Did you know that the first course I played ever
00:16
was one of your courses Oubaai?
00:18
Really, that must have been a while ago man.
00:23
We built that course, that was my first golf course
00:26
I ever built in South Africa so we're very proud of it
00:28
and hopefully you had a good round.
00:31
I don't think I did because I was like three.
00:34
So you plan on winning this week?
00:37
That is the plan, I'm working on my putting
00:40
as you can see, and my putting's been kinda letting me down
00:44
so I'm trying to get my putting going
00:46
and I'm hitting the ball great
00:47
and I love the golf course so yeah,
00:50
gotta shoot to score and see where we go.
00:53
So how long have you been playing?
00:55
How long have I been playing?
00:58
I've been playing for, what am I now 45,
01:02
I started when I was about eight, so most of my life.
01:06
What are you gonna do to prepare
01:07
for the next tournament, whether,
01:09
it's not a, I don't think it's a Major
01:11
but you doing anything special or just hanging about?
01:15
Yeah, well it depends on how we go
01:16
but you know the Major season, I haven't had a great year
01:20
so I would like to change things around.
01:22
And as I said, I love the course, and we gotta take it
01:26
from there and see where we go.
01:29
So how often do you visit back to South Africa?
01:34
I only get a chance to go back once.
01:36
I go back in December, holiday season as you well know
01:40
and we hang in the beach and my kids have a great time
01:45
away from school in the winter here in the states
01:47
so we have a great time down there
01:49
and then we get them back to school
01:53
and take it from there.
01:55
Sounds good.
01:56
Thank you very much for your time and--
01:58
Alright my man.
01:59
I still remember the side of the shake,
02:01
the South African shake.
02:04
Wow that was amazing.
02:06
Your boy MD just finished talking with Ernie Els.
02:09
It's pretty cool that he's also South African.
02:12
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02:13
to the Golf Digest YouTube channel.
02:16
Peace!
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