Phil Mickelson on Callaway Live [Sponsor Content]

From major winners, to the country's biggest names in business, and even NFL coaches, Season Two of Callaway Live is gonna pack a punch. And to start it off, we thought it'd only be appropriate to bring on a heavy hitter. Please welcome five-time major champion and World Golf Hall of famer, Phil Mickelson.

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Released on 3/16/2016

Credits

Starring: Harry Arnett
Featuring: Phil Mickelson

Transcript

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Alright, thank you everybody.
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It's great to be here at our press conference.
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We are announcing we have been picked up
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for season two of Callaway Live.
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Yes.
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(applause and cheering)
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Yeah, yeah, thank you very much.
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Right, thank you.
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Yeah, I know, it's awesome.
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So, thank you.
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Thank you very much.
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Yes.
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It's awesome, it's almost as if we never rehearsed that
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before I did it.
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But, thank you for being here, press of the world.
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But for season two, as with anything with Callaway,
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products, branding, marketing,
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we're not going to do it the same way we did last year.
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We are going to take it to a new level.
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And for the season premiere of season two of Callaway Live,
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we thought we're not just going to have any guest.
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We need to have a world golf hall of famer.
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We need to have a major championship winner.
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We need to have someone with more than 40 wins on tour.
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And so, we looked, we scoured the countryside,
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and we tried to find somebody that had those credentials.
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Couldn't find anyone that had those credentials.
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Except, we dug deep, and we found one person.
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Can I come in?
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(applause and cheering)
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How are you?
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It's Phil Mickelson.
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Thank you.
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How are you?
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I'm good.
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Live show, no script, Phil Mickelson.
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What could possibly go wrong?
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(upbeat music)
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How are you?
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Good to see everybody.
02:09
Thank you.
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Thank you very much.
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It is great to see you.
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Thank you.
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I appreciate it, everyone.
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Thanks for being here.
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I know what you're all thinking.
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This is Callaway Live, this is our season two premiere.
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And I know what you're all thinking: we're doing this again?
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Yes, we are.
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[Woman] Why not?
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I very strict approval process went down
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to get us our second season,
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and it went sort of like this:
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we walked into a room, we said, should we do that again,
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we said, yeah, why not?
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So here we are.
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What a great year we had with season one of Callaway Live.
02:45
Representing the very best of content, we believe,
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anywhere on the planet of Earth.
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We can't comment on what's going on around the galaxy,
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because we don't have a lot of knowledge to that effect.
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Any Star Wars fans here?
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Yeah.
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But here we are, and we really are setting the tone
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for content in the space.
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A great year, obviously, with our equipment.
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More commercials coming, you guys okay with that?
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Best products on the planet.
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Lot of people now comparing themselves to us.
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So we need to keep pushing it forward,
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and Callaway is no different as we set up for season two.
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So to get it kicked off, we have,
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we're going to start off with, I think,
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the very very best guest we've ever had.
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With no disrespect to anyone, we're going to start off.
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42 wins, five majors, world golf hall of famer,
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Phil Mickelson will be here tonight.
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(applause)
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Don't go anywhere,
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we will be right back with Phil Mickelson.
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(upbeat music)
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He's like, you will never beat me at golf.
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(laughter)
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And listen, the dude sucks at golf.
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Like, he was awful.
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Were you like, you suck, I could totally beat you?
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It wasn't even that.
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It was more like, yeah.
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It was like, no matter what happens,
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I will be able to beat you at golf.
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And so he said, you have five years
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to be able to beat me at golf.
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You beat me one time, $500.
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I was like, sure, game on.
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And I'm very competitive, so, of course,
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that's kinda what spawned the initial,
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I'm going to go out there and see what I can do.
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And I was terrible, like most people
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when they start to try at golf.
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And then I met Hank through a friend,
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and he was doing the show,
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and he was doing the Haiti project,
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and I was like, this is perfect, this is amazing.
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And then that's where I basically started.
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My first golf lesson was with Hank Haney,
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which is pretty ridiculous.
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(applause)
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Welcome back to Callaway Live,
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our guest tonight, a man that needs no introduction.
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Phil Mickelson.
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There he is.
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Hey, good to see you.
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Good to see you.
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Have a seat.
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Thank you.
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Thank you.
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Phil Mickelson.
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Thank you.
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Phil Mickelson.
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Thank you.
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Good to see you, man.
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What a nice set you have here.
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Isn't this nice?
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You've got a great crowd, nice people.
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We've been trying to get you for a long time,
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mainly because I feel like we have a lot in common.
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You and me.
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We have two daughters.
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Actually, that's all we have in common.
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But thanks for being here.
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We're around the same age.
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That's not funny.
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25 years you've been on tour.
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Does that blow your mind still, to think about it?
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It does, it's amazing how fast it went.
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It's amazing to see my kids as a timeline.
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When I look back at some of the wins,
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when they were little and running around the greens,
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like at Baltusrol.
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And now we're going back to Baltusrol this coming year,
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and they're grown up.
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Like, they're real people.
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It's interesting to use golf as a timeline,
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but it's gone so fast.
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But I've just cherished every moment.
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You know that it's been a great career
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when your daughter probably can drop you off
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at the golf course now.
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I remember Payne Stewart holding your face,
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before she was even born.
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We feel like as fans, and we can be fans,
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that's what the show's all about,
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we feel like we've grown up with your career.
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It's just awesome to see you still out there,
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trying to beat the kids.
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It's hard to believe 16 and a half years ago
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that took place.
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That Payne grabbed my face, I still remember him
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like it was yesterday,
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and I can't believe that much time has gone by.
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His kids now have turned into some pretty interesting
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and very good adults, and I give Tracy a lot of credit,
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she's done a great job.
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Alright, let's pretend that our great R&D group here
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created a cloning machine.
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And they already have a time machine, we know that.
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And they cloned you, and then sent you back in time.
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How would a 45-year-old Phil Mickelson compete
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against the 25-year-old Phil Mickelson?
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Please say 45-year-old Phil Mickelson,
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please say that, please.
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I think that I've actually,
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I don't know if I can use the word matured,
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because I think something happened.
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When I hit about 21, my body kept aging,
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but my maturity level stopped.
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And so it's not that different from when I was that age.
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However, the equipment from when I came out on tour
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has changed significantly.
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In 1993 or four, in my first couple of years,
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when I was 25th in driving distance at 269.
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And in 2003, just 10 years later,
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I was 25th in driving distance at 299.
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And now I'm right around 25th still, 22nd or so,
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at right around 300.
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So it really hasn't, the ball and the clubs
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and the technology and the equipment,
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has evolved to where I'm 30 yards longer,
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as is everybody else, of the tee that I was
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when I was a lot younger.
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So a lot of things have happened,
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equipment-wise as well as with my game.
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The game has changed.
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The players that have not evolved,
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have not been able to take advantage
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of the improved equipment,
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they've kind of fallen behind.
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But your game's still, as you said, is pretty similar.
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If we had watched you back then, walked 18 holes with you,
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you're still pretty free wheel and going for it
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in places where a lot of the shots,
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I'm just going to be honest with you,
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I watched through my fingers when I watched you play.
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I do the same stupid stuff that I've always done.
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Like I said, I haven't evolved in that regard.
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But I enjoy that, I enjoy the challenge of creative shots.
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Now it doesn't mean I'm trying
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to put myself in those spots intentionally,
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but it just happens, I just do.
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And I end up really enjoying
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the challenge of trying to get out.
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Do you practice that stuff?
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In tournaments, all the time.
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(laughter)
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Do you practice when you're just messing around,
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like trying to hit a big hook around the house,
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or a big cut over the kids as they're playing around
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in the driveway?
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I do.
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Not around the kids, but when I'm on the range,
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I enjoy trying to hit different shots.
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I've always enjoyed that challenge.
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I think that the ability to change trajectories,
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change movement of the golf ball,
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change distance control, and really understand,
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understand where the ball's going to end up,
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when you do that stuff,
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I think that's kind of an art
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that hasn't been perfected by the younger generation yet.
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Just because they probably haven't had enough time.
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They're so into a beautiful golf swing,
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and they do a great job of that.
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There's a lot of perfection,
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there's a lot of great golf swings,
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there's a lot of great ball striking.
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But when they do find themselves in a precarious situation,
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sometimes they haven't quite had the experience yet
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to get out of it.
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Does that take discipline,
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as you've gotten to be more of a veteran player,
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of really understanding your own game,
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and not having, oh, I want to swing like that guy,
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or play like that guy?
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I think that's part of it.
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I also think the biggest part of discipline
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is understanding your own game,
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and allowing yourself to play your best for Thursday.
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So most of the young guys come out,
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and they make the mistake of over-practicing,
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of over-doing it, of wearing themselves out
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
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They see guys practicing, and they say,
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oh my goodness, I'm getting behind if I don't go out
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and hit balls.
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And they see guys practicing on the putting green.
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I'm getting behind if I don't go put.
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So what happens is, they spend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
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grinding on the golf course, on the range, practice silly
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for hours, and Thursday comes around,
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and they're not ready to play and compete.
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And so what's really been the maturity level,
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or the element that I've learned the most,
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is how to get myself to be ready to play on Thursday.
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And that's why I've been able to play some of my best golf
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at some of the bigger events.
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Well, we've seen a lot of that.
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And a lot of you remember last year,
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when Dick Enberg was on the show,
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and we walked him through a sort of greatest hits
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of Phil Mickelson at Augusta.
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With the small problem, that we didn't have any rights
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to any of that stuff.
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So we had our own Ethan Ganot,
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who's actually, you know, the only left-hander in our group
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that can emulate a lot of your shots,
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kind of duplicate that.
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And I just kinda wanted to walk you through it.
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I wanted a little bit to know
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what was going through your mind,
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as you got into some trouble spots
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and played some of the most iconic shots in golf.
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So here's the shot we all remember, this is 2010,
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at 13 at Augusta National.
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[Phil] Oh, yeah, I remember that.
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[Harry] Remember that?
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[Phil] It was a tough lie.
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Really tough lie.
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So, as you came up, how far was that gap
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between the trees there?
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It was about that far right there, a couple of feet,
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and I remember Bones was giving me all those
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hand gestures that you saw.
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Did you have to worry about the power lines,
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like Ethan did there, or no?
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No, I don't remember.
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I block those out.
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(laughter)
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See the fist bump?
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That was the key right there.
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There you go.
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(applause)
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When you hit a shot like that, are you as amazed as we are
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watching that you pull that off, or is it sort of like,
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hey, I got this?
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On that particular shot, on that particular shot,
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as you can see, Ethan demonstrated,
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the lie wasn't that great,
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it was sitting in the pine needles.
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And really, I didn't have a choice,
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I had to get between those trees even if I laid up.
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And when you have a higher lofted club,
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like a pitching wedge that I would use to lay up,
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there's more of a chance to get pine needles and stuff
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in between the ball and the face,
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and a greater chance that it were to kick off line.
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So the straighter the face golf club,
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the more coverage I get on the ball,
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and the better chance I have of hitting it through that gap,
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which is why it was a mathematical odds
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of hitting enough club to get it on the green
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at six iron, as opposed to trying to lay up
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to get it just through that gap.
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[Harry] I love the fact that in Phil's mind
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he makes that the percentage shot.
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Yes.
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To hit the six iron over the creek.
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It was a tough sell on Bones,
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I had a hard time selling him on that.
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Alright, so this one actually happened last year.
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You're making a charge on Sunday,
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and you're just a few shots off the lead.
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This is 15.
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You knocked it in the green side bunker in two.
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[Phil] Yes.
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And so, tight pin again.
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Well I walk in, as you can see, with confidence.
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Yeah.
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What's the key here, just be aggressive?
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Yeah, and uh...
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and the key here is that the first couple didn't count
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and then right there.
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I did a double fist bump.
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I really like the way the double fist bump.
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Do you see that yet again?
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There you go.
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There you go, yeah.
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Crowd's going crazy.
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I need a little more thumbs up.
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A little more thumbs up.
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There you go.
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There, that's how I like it.
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(applause)
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I remember, our last one, I remember there are very
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few shots in golf where I remember
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exactly where I was when I watched this.
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I was in my living room, my brother was at my house,
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we were watching it, and we were, this could be it.
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This is 2004, 18th green, what'd you have?
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About 12, 12, 13 feet?
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I would guess it was about 18 feet.
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You can see again, I walk with confidence.
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And it's kind of do or die.
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I don't remember it taking that long,
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but time stands still when you're in the thick of it.
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And then we remember that.
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(applause)
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You may not have been thinking this way,
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but since you knew that was going into the archives
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of golf history, that you did the pro move
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of spreading the legs a little bit
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to make it look like you were three feet off the ground.
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There, though, the photographers never really caught me
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at the apex, so it doesn't look like I got that high,
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but I was really high.
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Really high.
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Alright, we're going to be right back
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with Phil Mickelson, don't go anywhere, we'll be right back.
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Welcome back.
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Currently I have Phil Mickelson,
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this is Callaway Live.
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This has to be one of those years
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that you looked at the calendar years ago to think about,
16:31
obviously the majors, Augusta, Oakmont, Baltursol
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at the end of the year, Rider Cup year, Olympic year.
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This is one of the best years you've ever had, isn't it?
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I totally agree, and it's really condensed
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all at the same time over the summer months.
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Having the Olympics be part of the golf schedule now
16:50
is an exciting thing, it's a gold mine.
16:51
I'll try to be on that team,
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and be fairly elder statesman in the Olympics,
16:56
or one of the older Olympic athletes.
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I think that would be something that were special.
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I never dreamt in my lifetime
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that I would have the potential to be an Olympic athlete.
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And so, I've been putting forward a lot of work,
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going into this year to make this one of the best
17:08
in my career.
17:09
The addition also of trying to win at US Open,
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at Oakmont, or anywhere, but at Oakmont this year.
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That's a great challenge for me to try
17:16
to complete the career grand slam.
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And then we get to go back to Baltusrol,
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where I have some very fond memories
17:22
last time we were there.
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Winning my only PJ championship.
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So, a lot of exciting things.
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I love Troon.
17:27
Troon was my best finish in the open championship,
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until I ended up winning at Muirfield.
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It was my best chance, where I missed my shot
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to the playoff with Todd Hamilton and Ernie Els.
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I missed by one stroke there,
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and it was really a golf course I loved and enjoyed,
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and I can't wait to get back.
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Then we got the inclusion of the Olympics,
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and we have the Rider Cup at the end of the year,
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which I'm very excited about,
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the direction we're headed as a unit.
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Really coming together to help each other
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get our best golf out, and I'm hopeful that this is a start
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of a 10 year Rider Cup success story.
18:00
Seems like there's a lot of good energy now, too,
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with the team around the Rider Cup.
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When I think of you, in your spot in that group,
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you're a guy that can play with anybody
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that you would look as potential player on that list,
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which is pretty cool.
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I love playing with a bunch of different guys on the team.
18:16
There are so many great individuals that we have,
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so many great guys that I enjoy playing, competing with.
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And it's a very emotional experience,
18:22
a very emotional partnership,
18:24
where you have to build each other up
18:26
to play at the highest level ever.
18:28
And also, when somebody's slipping, or things are down,
18:31
you got to be there to pick them up.
18:33
And they have to be there to pick you up.
18:34
I think that's why we see some of the European players,
18:37
throughout history, play some of their best golf
18:40
in the team event, moreso than they even do individually.
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And I go back to guys like Phillip Price,
18:45
Philip Walton, Ignacio Garrido, and even players like today.
18:48
Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, as great players as they are,
18:51
I see them play some of their best golf in the Rider Cup,
18:54
and it's because they're able to build
18:56
and lift each other up, and play as a unit, play as a team.
18:58
For us to win, again, such a strong team
19:01
built of so many great players,
19:03
playing some of their best golf,
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we're going to have to do the same.
19:05
I believe that if we play our best golf, I think we can win.
19:08
What are you like in the locker room?
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Are you a cheerleader type, are you the go around
19:12
and talk to all the players and caddys type,
19:15
do you kind of stick to yourself?
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I don't stick to myself.
19:20
I get along with all the guys on the team,
19:23
and I enjoy and cherish the moments of the week.
19:26
I just enjoy hanging with everybody.
19:29
That's why those weeks for friendships that get formed
19:31
last a career, they last a lifetime.
19:34
Those weeks are special bonding weeks.
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Are you a guy that likes to go around and talk to players?
19:41
How'd you do today?
19:42
What's it like in there?
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Well, it's a lot of strategizing,
19:49
it's building each other up,
19:51
it's talking how we're going to play certain holes,
19:54
what we're going to do golf ball wise,
19:56
where we're alternating shots and so forth.
19:59
Rider Cup, there's no one ball rule,
20:01
so you play whatever ball you want.
20:03
There are some team events that have a one ball rule.
20:05
Sometimes that gets people in trouble.
20:07
It's crazy that stuff works.
20:09
You'd have to be a complete idiot, though,
20:11
to not know the rules.
20:13
But then, here I am.
20:15
Those type of little conversations
20:17
about getting each other ready,
20:19
and making sure we're focused and so forth,
20:22
how we play and practicing.
20:24
But that stuff goes on for a year or two before.
20:27
It's been going on now for months,
20:28
and here we are, eight or nine months away.
20:30
That's all part of the unification,
20:34
and bringing each other up, and building each other up.
20:36
Are you a guy that likes to look at
20:39
how you're going to attack a golf course?
20:41
You mentioned all the majors and the Olympics,
20:44
I assume you don't know much about that golf course.
20:45
But, you've played in Hazeltine quite a few times,
20:47
I would imagine.
20:48
Do you think about how your game shapes up
20:50
and making adjustments,
20:51
or do you just like to attack it the way you normally do?
20:56
I think a lot of it is circumstance pending.
20:59
You have to have alternate ways to play it.
21:01
Sometimes, when you're behind, you have to have
21:04
a more attacking strategy, when you're ahead,
21:05
you want to play maybe a more conservative strategy,
21:08
not that I do.
21:09
The other thing too is, you also, you want to be wary
21:14
of when you're playing well, when you're not playing well.
21:16
Is this the time to take on this shot, right now?
21:19
Am I swinging well enough to try and pull this off?
21:21
Or, should I not risk the stroke, the two penalty strokes,
21:24
and just play safe right now?
21:25
So a lot of that is in the moment decision as well,
21:28
that you have to be aware of well in advance.
21:32
You're a guy that's won major championships
21:34
with one driver.
21:35
You're a guy that's won major championships
21:37
with two drivers.
21:38
You're a guy that's won a major championship
21:39
with no drivers.
21:41
That's right.
21:42
You're constantly -- this is why we love you so much,
21:46
because you speak to us.
21:47
A lot of people don't know this,
21:49
but we do, obviously we're your partners
21:51
on your equipment and work you through that,
21:54
but Phil also comes to us for advice
21:57
about tinkering with all kinds of things
21:59
to improve his performance.
22:01
Let's take a look.
22:03
Okay, G, so what I'm looking for is a little sharper edge
22:05
to slide under the burger a little bit easier.
22:08
I know a driver has an A30 max COR coefficient restitution,
22:13
but I'm hoping if we thin the face,
22:15
I'll be able to get a little better flip
22:18
for higher altitude on the burger.
22:20
Randy, my toaster is a little off.
22:22
Like, when they pop up,
22:23
you see how they're going to the side?
22:24
That's not right.
22:25
What I want is, see how that one went straight.
22:28
It's like inconsistent, you know?
22:30
It's got to be frustrating.
22:31
Do you mind grinding a little bit of an arc in this?
22:33
Let me hold the cheese, and I'll just test it.
22:38
But a little bend in it, yeah.
22:41
Yeah, bend that bad boy, that's it.
22:43
Let's see.
22:44
It looks like, well, it's tilted inside,
22:46
it looks like the MLI might be a little low
22:49
on that left side.
22:49
Let's put some tape in there,
22:51
and see if we can't bring the MLI up a little bit.
22:53
We just won't tell the USGA,
22:54
but they don't care about a spatula, do they?
22:57
Oh, do you see how nicely it slides through?
22:58
Now we're talking.
22:59
Yeah, that's it, that's it.
23:00
That should bring it out.
23:01
Let's try it.
23:04
Boom.
23:05
Money.
23:06
You nailed it.
23:07
First try.
23:08
(applause)
23:12
Really competitive guy, Phil.
23:14
They're smart technicians, those two.
23:16
They know what they're talking about.
23:18
Are you super competitive around the house?
23:19
Do you like chase them?
23:20
You an Even running out to the mailbox,
23:22
see who gets the mail first?
23:23
Or any of that kind of stuff?
23:24
We play airsoft.
23:25
Do you know what airsoft is?
23:26
You're shooting BBs, but they're plastic.
23:29
They still hurt.
23:30
We'll run around our yard and play airsoft,
23:33
and we're both really competitive.
23:37
That's fun.
23:37
We got to get all geared up, though.
23:39
[Harry] Any of the kids taken up the game yet?
23:42
They've taken it up, they've tried it,
23:43
they've been introduced to it,
23:44
but I think that it's been a little of a deterrent for them
23:46
when they go the gold course they have people watching,
23:50
they got people asking for them to get me to sign stuff,
23:53
and so it's kind of deterred them.
23:54
Every now and then we'll go out, we'll hit a few balls,
23:56
we'll do some stuff in our yard,
23:58
have a little putting contest, that stuff.
23:59
And I cherish it, because my most special time
24:01
in the game was playing golf with my dad.
24:03
He would pick me up from school,
24:04
we'd go down to the local municipal course in Balboa,
24:07
play the twilight hours.
24:08
And we'd get stuck out there on that par five 13th hole.
24:11
Have to walk down the canyon and then back up.
24:13
Those were the moments that I cherish, though.
24:15
That time with my father.
24:16
I wish I had that, but it's been so fun for me
24:19
to be a part of their other athletics.
24:22
They play a lot of different sports.
24:24
My oldest is a three sport varsity athlete
24:27
at Pacific Ridge, and I love going to all her games.
24:30
Sofia's into her dance, and her sports.
24:33
Evan's playing lacrosse.
24:35
So I get exposed to a variety of sports,
24:37
and get to support them in those.
24:39
Are you dancing with Sofia?
24:40
You got some moves?
24:41
I do have some moves.
24:44
Yeah, I don't have any moves.
24:46
(laughter)
24:48
Well, the golf thing seems to be working out for you.
24:50
And we can't be more excited for your year.
24:54
As my wife says, you know, Phil has maintained
24:57
really good shape for the last four, five years,
24:59
and you guys are around the same age,
25:00
so what's happening there?
25:03
So we know that you're into this year.
25:04
I don't see, how about a couple more majors,
25:07
we could do that?
25:08
Do it for all of us, don't do it for yourself,
25:09
do it for us.
25:10
I'm in.
25:12
I'm down with that.
25:13
I have a great feeling about this year.
25:15
I have a great feeling because I've seen the difference,
25:17
not only in the time and the work I've put in
25:20
in the off season, but I'm seeing it
25:23
in my divot pattern, in my shot dispersion,
25:26
in the solidity of impact,
25:30
how solid an impact it's starting to feel.
25:33
So I'm very confident that the things I've been doing
25:35
are the right things, and if I'm patient,
25:36
I believe I'll get back to the level of play
25:38
that I've been able to achieve in the past.
25:40
There's no reason, there's nothing I could do 10 years ago
25:42
that I can't do now with a golf ball.
25:44
In fact, there's a lot more history,
25:45
a lot more shots that I've hit,
25:47
that I don't have to hit for the first time.
25:49
I've already hit them, I know how to hit them,
25:51
they're much easier the second, third, fourth time.
25:53
I feel like at this age, it should be an advantage.
25:55
It should make the game easier,
25:56
and that's why I'm so excited about this year.
25:58
Alright, well we appreciate you being here.
26:00
Everybody, that's Phil Mickelson.
26:03
Thanks for watching.
26:05
We'll see you next week on Callaway Live.
26:09
Jimmy Dunne will be on the show next week.
26:12
We'll see you next week on Callaway Live.
26:13
Thanks, everybody.
26:15
Thank you.
26:15
(applause)
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