Host of ABC's The Bachelor Chris Harrison on Callaway Live

You've seen him on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Miss America, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and much more, now watch Chris Harrison put his guard down and have some fun on Callaway Live.

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Released on 9/20/2016

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Starring: Chris Harrison

Transcript

00:11
Hey hey hey.
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What's up, fellas?
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Huge Callaway Live tonight.
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Chris Harrison from The Bachelor on.
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You excited?
00:18
Yeah, I love Chris Harrison.
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I love Chris Harrison.
00:21
Can't wait.
00:22
I've been watching The Bachelor since the beginning.
00:24
Yeah, I started also.
00:26
Actually, that's not true.
00:27
I stopped watching lately.
00:28
How come? Why?
00:30
I just felt like the people on the show,
00:31
the men and the women that were on there,
00:33
the contestants they were so catty
00:35
and the way they talked about each other
00:36
behind their backs,
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it sort of left a bad taste in my mouth,
00:40
you know what I mean?
00:40
I can see that.
00:42
Hey, Tyler, you play any golf this weekend?
00:43
Yeah actually I teed it up with AJ and Chad.
00:45
Seriously? AJ and Chad?
00:48
You know, those guys don't even like you, Tyler.
00:51
They're totally in it for the wrong reasons.
00:52
They only go because of your nice club.
00:54
Ridiculous.
00:55
And AJ, did he wear the tight shirt?
00:56
You know, the youth small?
00:57
Seriously ridiculous.
00:59
I can't stand it.
01:01
It was just three of you?
01:02
Well, Nate was there, as well.
01:04
Oh Nate, really?
01:05
With the pants?
01:05
Did he wear the white pants?
01:06
Those tight white pants.
01:08
You know the one that makes him look like
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he's got two butts?
01:10
Seriously ridiculous.
01:12
You know, you're not catty at all, are ya?
01:13
No.
01:14
By the way, don't you have a show to do?
01:17
Live show, no script.
01:18
What could possibly go wrong?
01:24
(audience applauds)
01:27
(slow rock music)
01:40
Good to see you.
01:41
Hello everybody.
01:42
Wow, look at this crowd.
01:43
Good to see everybody.
01:47
I can quite honestly say
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I have never been in any room
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with this many women in my life.
01:53
(woman yells)
01:54
Yes, thank you.
01:55
It's ladies night here on Callaway Live.
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I'm Harry Arnett.
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We have a great show for you guys tonight.
02:01
This is, dare I say it,
02:03
this will be the most dramatic Callaway Live ever?
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(audience laughs)
02:08
Tonight we have the hardest working man
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in show business.
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What you'd say?
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We have the hardest working man in show business
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Chris Harrison is here.
02:18
Did you know Chris was here?
02:19
You did. Okay. Great.
02:21
I thought you were just big fans of mine.
02:23
And it's also the playoff week.
02:25
As you know, Patrick Reed still first
02:27
in the playoffs.
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That deserves a whoop whoop.
02:29
(audience applauds)
02:32
Chris is our guy.
02:33
This is a Callaway show.
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See where I went with that?
02:36
And with Chris being here,
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we asked his agent and his manager,
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Chris is going to be here.
02:40
Is there any way we can get Chris through his busy schedule
02:42
to host a bunch of our shows that we have?
02:44
Our content.
02:45
And they said absolutely not.
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He cannot.
02:48
He's too busy.
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Unless you guys figure out a way that Chris
02:51
can mash up with some of your things,
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and we thought okay we'll give it a try.
02:54
So one of the things we decided to do is
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Chad's Tiny Millionaire Studio,
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which is right here as you see.
02:59
(audience laughs)
03:01
I don't know.
03:02
He looks very tough.
03:03
That's Photoshopped, obviously.
03:05
And this is one you were in, Amanda.
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[Amanda] Yes.
03:08
[Harry] Shots Fired Bachelorette Addition.
03:10
A very flattering costume you have on there.
03:13
[Amanda] I have to talk to somebody about that outfit.
03:14
[Harry] Not sure where we got that.
03:15
Somebody's going to get punched.
03:16
And the last one is Miss America Fitting Room
03:19
with Nate and AJ and I don't know who that is.
03:21
That's a Miss America, I think. Maybe.
03:24
And no laughter on that one.
03:25
Okay, we're going to edit that one in later.
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But don't go anywhere.
03:29
Because I promise you
03:29
you're going to enjoy the show tonight.
03:31
Chris Harrison will be here
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right when we get back on Callaway Live.
03:33
(audience applauds)
03:35
(slow rock music)
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[Narrator] Over the course of four days,
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we're going to help three high-performing athletes
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drive the ball farther than they ever imagined.
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People want to hit the golf ball longer.
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It's the most important aspect of the game of golf.
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It determines every player's potential.
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Distance takes your game to the next level.
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We're gonna show people how they can do it.
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Welcome to the Distance Lab.
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(audience applauds) (slow rock music)
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Welcome back to Callaway Live.
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That is a piece Red Bull Media
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will being doing with Callaway.
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It starts tomorrow, which is September 7th,
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right here on Callaway golf dot com.
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Callaway golf dot com.
04:35
Book mark that ish.
04:36
Harry, you know what?
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Everybody keeps commenting
04:39
on how many women are in the crowd
04:42
and what a dream boat Chris Harrison is.
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But the only time we've needed the fainting couch
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all season was when Greg Maddux was here.
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Hmmm...
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(audience laughs)
04:52
It was because Harry fainted when Greg Maddux was here.
04:54
That's a good point that you make.
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And it will be your last point there.
04:58
Speaking of which,
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not your last point,
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but speaking of Chris Harrison,
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our guest tonight.
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20 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
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15 year run, one of the longest running shows
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in the history of television.
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He also, as I mentioned before, is the hardest working
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man in show business.
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He is the host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,
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he's the host of the Miss America pageant,
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of which I am not a contestant.
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Please welcome to our show,
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also avid golfer and our friend,
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Chris Harrison.
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(audience applauds and cheers)
05:27
Here he is.
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How are you, buddy?
05:34
Whoa.
05:35
Look at that guy.
05:37
Good turn.
05:41
Business, business face.
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I love that.
05:44
I love that.
05:46
I said it.
05:47
20 seasons of Bachelor.
05:50
Is that right?
05:51
That seems like a lot.
05:52
Yep.
05:53
I'll name 'em for you.
05:54
The first we had that guy Andy,
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no I'm just kidding.
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Alex.
05:57
Alex, yeah.
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Sadly I do know that.
06:00
Did you ever,
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I mean obviously you couldn't have thought
06:03
it was going to have this kind of run
06:04
because you were just sorta minding your own business
06:06
as a sportscaster in Oklahoma.
06:10
I had already moved out to Los Angeles.
06:12
Oddly enough, I had started up a horse racing network,
06:14
as well, and then I'm sure a lot of the fans
06:17
in here tonight might know.
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[Harry] Yes, HSPN.
06:19
You guys watch that one at all?
06:20
(audience laughs)
06:21
There was a horse racing network called TVG.
06:22
But then I started doing another show
06:24
called Designers Challenge on HGTV.
06:28
And that turned out to be one of their highest rated
06:30
shows they'd ever had and it was crushing it
06:32
and did really well.
06:33
Then I got into The Bachelor.
06:36
Look, anybody that tells you they have a hit,
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or they know a show is going to go 15 years,
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first of all that does not happen on television.
06:43
They're either lying, ignorant or both.
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Probably both.
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But you look at a show like American Idol
06:48
or The Bachelor or whatever and you don't know.
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Gallaway Live.
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(audience laughs)
06:53
Like Gallaway Live.
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Which is astounding that it's made it this far.
06:55
Let's be honest, right?
06:58
Yes, we've had a bit of a shorter run than you have.
07:00
Thank you, Herm Edwards, for saving the show.
07:05
How good was he last week?
07:07
I'm still fired up.
07:08
Here's who you don't want to follow on Callaway Live,
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Herm Edwards.
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(audience laughs)
07:13
[Harry] I know, sorry about that.
07:14
I watched the show,
07:15
I literally got up and ran through my wall.
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I want to play for you.
07:20
So the Bachelor just comes on and this is what I wanted.
07:23
I had never had a network show before,
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and I was married at the time,
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and I told my wife look I just hope this lasts.
07:29
It was picked up for six one-hour episodes.
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Six one-hour episodes in the spring of 2002
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is when we started.
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And I said, if it just goes for a couple of hours
07:37
before it gets cancelled,
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I am going to be really happy.
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Maybe I'll meet somebody and it will lead to a good job.
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15 years later, you know,
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it just won't go away.
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(audience laughs)
07:48
It's probably more socially relevant now than it ever was.
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Which is astounding.
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Because again that doesn't happen.
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Because say a 30 or 40 year old woman watches the show.
07:59
Well, their children don't think that their show is cool.
08:03
But there are 100 girls sitting in a sorority house
08:07
right now watching The Bachelor.
08:08
It is the new soap opera.
08:09
I thought he was going to say Callaway Live
08:11
(audience laughs)
08:12
I was hoping you were going to say Callaway Live.
08:14
Every female watching Callaway Live,
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they're here.
08:16
(audience laughs)
08:18
Sadly, golf show, yes.
08:22
I think you appeal to the female demographic.
08:26
I had to have my own children as girls to appeal
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to some version of the female demographic,
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and that's only because I give them money every week.
08:34
Honestly, in all seriousness,
08:36
it is not lost on me.
08:38
You realize how blessed you are in this business.
08:39
You don't get home runs like this.
08:41
It was a little lost on me early on
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because it was my first network show
08:45
and the second year with Aaron Buerge as our bachelor,
08:48
we had 33 million viewers.
08:50
We outdrew the Oscars.
08:51
We outdrew the World Series that year.
08:54
Sports Illustrated used to have this thing called
08:55
Sign of the Apocalypse.
08:57
And it was The Bachelor out rates the World Series
09:00
the Sign of the Apocalypse coming.
09:01
(audience laughs)
09:02
But it was like going to the Super Bowl.
09:04
It was like first year on tour you win the Masters.
09:07
It's great, but you don't really understand
09:09
what it takes to win the Masters
09:10
if you just show up and they put a green jacket on you.
09:13
Having done this now for so many years,
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I get and really respect the fact we work hard
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and we make this happen every year.
09:19
I think I'm more appreciative now than I was back then.
09:22
Did you have a moment back then when you came home
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and said this is a little different than what I expected,
09:27
whether it was people recognizing you
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that you didn't anticipate
09:30
or I'm sure that everyone you run into
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wants you personally to put them on the show.
09:35
Well, what happened was the first season
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actually wasn't that great as far as the ratings go.
09:39
It was this guy named Alex Michel.
09:41
And ABC was a bit of a dumpster fire back then.
09:43
It was the old shows got tired.
09:46
NYPD Blue and According to Jim.
09:49
Some of these older shows were kind of dying out,
09:51
and so The Bachelor came along.
09:53
It was good, but it wasn't...
09:55
It didn't change the world.
09:57
But over the summer there was this weird change
10:00
and people really got behind the show
10:02
and by the time it back in the fall of 2002
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with Aaron Buerge,
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and that's when we had upwards
10:07
of 20 30 million people watching,
10:09
you could just tell I feel like something's changed.
10:13
For some reason I feel like my life is never
10:14
going to be the same.
10:16
I didn't know whether it was a good thing or a bad thing,
10:17
but I could just tell,
10:18
and it wasn't TV.
10:20
It was the New York Times, Time Magazine, People Magazine,
10:23
and places you wouldn't expect
10:25
that you would see them talking about the show.
10:28
And I thought they're talking about my show.
10:31
And eventually you see on Saturday Night Live
10:32
they're spoofing you
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(audience laughs)
10:35
and you're like holy...
10:37
There's kids here.
10:39
Holy heck!
10:42
That's different.
10:43
We're not network.
10:43
You can say it.
10:44
Chris Kattan is playing me on TV.
10:45
Yeah.
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And he's spoofing me.
10:47
Which is a weird thing.
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He wouldn't be my pick for wanting me to spoof me.
10:51
You know it's funny.
10:52
I ran into, and sorry to drop this name,
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but I ran into Chris Kattan at a party.
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And I ran up to him and I was like Chris oh my gosh,
10:58
and he stepped back like I was about to hit him.
11:01
And I said what are you doing?
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And he was like I never know what people are going to
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think of me making...
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And I was like oh my god, you can make fun of me
11:08
all you want.
11:09
That's the greatest thing in the world.
11:10
Regis Philbin did the same thing.
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He actually came up one time on the red carpet
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and I'm such a student of the game.
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I love hosts and I love studying them,
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whether it's Bob Barker back in the day or Regis
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Al Michaels and Bob Coastas as sportscasters.
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And I watched these guys and I studied them.
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And I saw Regis and I was just fawning over him.
11:28
And he's like Harrison.
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Sorry, my Regis is bad.
11:32
Are you okay with me always making fun of you?
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And I said Regis you can make fun of me all you want.
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Just say my name.
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I don't care.
11:39
When did you feel like it tipped over from TV show
11:44
to being such a cultural phenomenon?
11:48
Now people use phrases from the show in our everyday jargon.
11:51
It's part of our lexicon.
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You know what's weird?
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It took a while for it to become part of the vernacular
11:59
of America where everyone just says it and knows it.
12:03
You can't hand out a rose now without being that guy.
12:05
(audience laughs)
12:06
We've changed the rose.
12:08
We've changed a flower into meaning something,
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which is pretty incredible to think.
12:14
But it really took a while.
12:16
It was a slow burn.
12:17
We created a show 15 years ago
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that is perfect for today's social reality.
12:24
When we started there were no blogs.
12:26
There was no MySpace much less Facebook, Twitter,
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Tinder, Instagram, all that.
12:33
All that kind of became reality
12:36
and our show was already there.
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And it's just the perfect blend of things.
12:40
Like right now if you create a show,
12:41
what do you want?
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You want it to become socially relevant.
12:44
You want to be cool.
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But as soon as you say,
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get a bunch of old guys in a board room and say
12:49
guys how do we become cool?
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You're immediately not cool.
12:52
(audience laughs)
12:53
Right there you're dead.
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Well the Bachelor just was.
12:55
It happened organically,
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which is actually how you become cool.
12:58
It was just a viral organic thing that happened.
13:01
Note to self: don't get a bunch of people in a room
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to decide what's cool.
13:05
You can't do that.
13:06
Right.
13:07
Because as soon as you do, you're not.
13:08
Yeah.
13:09
Interesting how that works.
13:12
I like also in watching the evolution of the show
13:16
how you've changed sort of as a host, too,
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because I like how you are sorta above it all,
13:22
but you're sorta enough in there to kinda stir it up.
13:25
Did that take a conscious decision on your part
13:28
to play that role in the show?
13:30
Well, I learned a lot.
13:31
I was a sportscaster for a long time in Oklahoma City
13:33
and I had this amazing mentor, this guy named Bill Teegins.
13:37
And Bill taught me a long time ago when I was young
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I made a mistake,
13:40
and he said Chris you can't make mistakes.
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You're too young, you're fresh.
13:45
I can make mistakes.
13:47
He was 45 at the time.
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Oh my goodness.
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And he said I've been around a while.
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People know me in this city.
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They respect me.
13:52
I've earned their trust.
13:53
You have not.
13:54
And I think I had to go through the same thing
13:56
on the Bachelor.
13:57
First of all, there was no reality TV.
14:01
Survivor had been on for one season,
14:03
so Jeff Probes was doing his thing
14:04
and I was trying to figure out
14:05
what my job was as a host.
14:07
I knew how to be a sportscaster and how to host
14:09
a show like Miss America or something like that,
14:11
but this was very different.
14:13
Am I a referee?
14:14
Am I a friend?
14:15
What am I?
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And where's my place in all this?
14:17
So really at the beginning,
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I was just very cut and dry,
14:19
more of a host.
14:21
And then as I got older
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and I feel like I gained everybody's trust,
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I earned it.
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Not just the fans but also you sitting across from me.
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You know I've been there and I will be there for you,
14:30
and I will never back the bus over you
14:32
unless you deserve it.
14:33
(audience laughs)
14:35
And I tell everybody that.
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But I feel like I've been around long enough,
14:39
and also being married myself and now divorced,
14:41
and having two kids,
14:43
I have the life experience.
14:44
I feel like I speak from a place of understanding
14:46
and empathy.
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And I have learned quite a lot.
14:50
I always say I'm not a doctor but I am on TV.
14:52
I really feel like I understand people
14:54
and I'm probably a better dad now
14:56
than I was 15 years ago because of the show.
14:59
It's really funny how all the contestants
15:00
Harry, I'm sorry to interrupt.
15:02
It's just on our first night,
15:03
the one-on-one time's really important,
15:06
and I feel like I haven't had time
15:07
to connect with Chris yet.
15:08
(audience laughs)
15:09
Oh.
15:10
I don't mean to be rude,
15:11
but you've had a lot of time with him.
15:13
No, Chris, you can stay seated.
15:14
I'll come to you.
15:15
I didn't know if we were going to go to the hot tub
15:16
or not.
15:17
Just stay here?
15:17
(audience laughs)
15:18
Let's not get crazy.
15:19
I'm still a lady, Chris.
15:20
I'm still a lady.
15:21
But I would like some one-on-one time.
15:22
Thanks, Chris.
15:23
Good talk.
15:25
Go ahead, Amanda.
15:26
Before you go, that was going well.
15:29
Hopefully I'll see you later.
15:29
I'll see you later, yeah.
15:31
(audience laughs)
15:31
I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude.
15:33
I just felt like we needed this one-on-one time.
15:36
(audience applauds)
15:38
I just want you to know that I couldn't wait
15:40
until he left.
15:41
(audience laughs)
15:42
I already feel this connection.
15:44
I do, too.
15:45
I'm so happy we feel this way.
15:47
I'm excited for the ceremony tonight.
15:49
Let's talk about audition tapes.
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That's what I'm most curious about.
15:53
You watch these audition tapes.
15:55
How do you choose which girls or guys are going to be
15:59
the ones that really spark a great season
16:01
and which ones are maybe a little too crazy,
16:03
not crazy enough?
16:04
Well, first and foremost, I won't take credit for
16:06
casting all of the girls.
16:08
I am more involved with who the bachelor and bachorelette
16:10
will be because that is our lead character of our show.
16:14
As far as the overall casting,
16:16
say The Bachelor is coming up,
16:17
the 25 women.
16:18
There is this wonderful woman Lacey Pemberton
16:20
who runs our casting department.
16:22
And they go around the country 365 days a year
16:25
looking for people.
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And let's take care of a couple of misnomers.
16:29
We don't cast crazy.
16:31
We don't look for the crazy.
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Chad.
16:33
(audience laughs)
16:34
Here's the thing.
16:35
How many people would you say are in this room right now?
16:38
Like 80?
16:39
73 exactly because that's the fire code.
16:42
73 exactly.
16:43
Wow.
16:45
I was like who guessed that.
16:46
You should win that guess how many M&Ms are in this jar.
16:48
That was amazing.
16:50
Okay, so if we locked the doors,
16:52
three quarters of the people in this room are crazy.
16:54
They just are.
16:55
(audience laughs)
16:56
That's the law of averages.
16:58
That's the way it works.
17:00
In all seriousness,
17:01
what we try to cast are stories.
17:04
Yes, I'm looking at you.
17:07
We're trying to cast a story.
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Whatever that story may be.
17:10
Something that will arch over an entire season.
17:13
Because again it is almost a bit of a soap opera.
17:15
We want to, you have been through a divorce,
17:18
or maybe you lost somebody in your life,
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or whatever it is you bring to the table.
17:22
And we want a cross-section of that.
17:23
We want a girl from San Diego.
17:25
We want the girl from New York.
17:26
We want the girl from Alabama or Iowa.
17:29
And the girl from San Francisco.
17:30
How do they mesh?
17:32
What are their defense mechanisms?
17:34
And you have to understand,
17:36
because everybody's thinking right now,
17:37
I'm not that girl.
17:38
I wouldn't be that guy.
17:40
Yes you are.
17:41
(audience laughs)
17:43
Because if we take away your mom or your dad,
17:47
whatever your defense mechanism is,
17:49
what is it that's your go to?
17:51
My French bulldog Theresa.
17:52
It could be your French bulldog.
17:54
Okay, maybe it is.
17:56
Or your TV or your friends or whoever you vent to
17:59
that gets you through those times.
18:01
We take away your safety blankets,
18:02
and you actually have to deal with these emotions
18:04
and these feelings,
18:07
and trust me, it is really real.
18:09
It is very open and honest and raw.
18:12
And that's what you get.
18:13
When you take away all of the things that make you feel
18:15
safe and protected and you actually have to react and act
18:18
and go face to face with somebody.
18:22
It's not so easy.
18:24
So, in short, we're all crazy.
18:26
Everybody's got a little crazy in them.
18:28
That's true.
18:29
We did have a little bit of a soap opera today at work
18:32
that you helped us out with.
18:34
What was that?
18:35
Well, don't you remember?
18:36
Sometimes AJ doesn't quite have as many friends
18:39
as he appears to have.
18:40
He's a sad soul.
18:41
He could be a sad soul,
18:43
but Chris was here to help him with this,
18:45
so let's check it out.
18:51
AJ, what's up, bud?
18:52
Hey, Chris.
18:53
What's going on, man?
18:54
Why the long face, man?
18:55
You look like you just missed
18:56
a two foot putt in a tournament.
18:58
Just cleaning my clubs even though I'm probably
19:00
not going to use them again this weekend.
19:02
What's wrong, man?
19:03
I don't have a partner this weekend
19:05
for my four ball match.
19:08
I hate to see somebody so down.
19:10
You know I help people find love on The Bachelor
19:11
and The Bachelorette.
19:13
Well, I also extend these skills to the golf course.
19:15
Really?
19:16
And if you want, I can help you.
19:18
I can help you find love, lasting love,
19:21
and a strong relationship on the golf course.
19:24
Please.
19:25
I'll do anything.
19:26
Well, you have to be sincere about going on this journey.
19:29
Because this will be the most dramatic golf event
19:32
of your life.
19:35
Chris, I was born for this.
19:36
Let's do it.
19:37
Alright, let me introduce you to your suitors.
19:39
Here they are.
19:41
(piano music)
19:45
[Chris] Eligible golfer number one is a retail marketing
19:47
maven Nate Adelman, a single digit handicap
19:49
who enjoys golfing with his dog
19:51
and plays to quote unquote crush it.
19:54
Whatever that means.
19:55
I've been told I facilitate greatness in my partners.
19:58
Me and AJ, the first time I met him,
20:01
just the connection we had,
20:02
there's no way he doesn't pick me.
20:05
[Chris] Eligible golfer number two is CMP
20:07
Correspondent Amanda Balionis.
20:09
A passionate beginner who plays the game with one hand
20:12
so she can hold a beverage in the other.
20:14
I'm always gonna have the cocktails cold,
20:16
ready to go and the best play list out there,
20:19
so I feel like between all of that
20:21
plus my passion for the game,
20:23
I'm gonna knock it out of the park.
20:25
[Chris] Last but certainly not least is eligible golfer
20:27
number three, staff photographer Chris Otsen.
20:29
A double-digit handicap who doesn't quite know yet
20:32
if he's a righty or a lefty.
20:35
I think I bring a lot to the table.
20:36
I don't know what kind of golfer AJ is,
20:38
but I sure as hell know with my photos and filter
20:40
combination packs, I can make him look better.
20:43
(audience laughs)
20:46
So we are leaving you with the ultimate cliff hanger.
20:48
(audience applauds)
20:49
Right now.
20:51
You see the struggle that we kind of deal with on
20:53
a daily basis here at Callaway Golf.
20:55
Are you kidding me?
20:56
I felt it.
20:56
That's why I'm here.
20:58
So we will be showing you the results of that
21:00
at the end of the show.
21:02
You don't want to miss it.
21:04
AJ, please pick me.
21:05
Just think about it while we get the rest of this
21:06
show going.
21:08
Let's talk about what a surprise this was.
21:10
How this changed your life personally.
21:12
Professionally we talked about how this changed
21:14
everything about your career moving forward.
21:16
But personally I'd imagine this has opened
21:18
some unexpected doors.
21:20
You have girls showing up for you everywhere you go.
21:24
It definitely has.
21:25
It's blessed my life in ways I'd never imagined.
21:28
I come from Dallas, Texas, very simple kind of family.
21:33
A very traditional conservative family.
21:35
No one in my family is in this business.
21:37
No one ever thought about being in this business.
21:38
And I never did either.
21:39
When I went to college it was to play soccer
21:41
and to get an education.
21:42
And that was it.
21:44
I had really not thought much further than that.
21:46
I know that doesn't speak well of me,
21:48
but that was it.
21:50
I didn't even know what I wanted to be when I grew up
21:52
and I went to college and I found sportscasting.
21:55
And I was like wow, you can do this?
21:57
People do this for a job?
21:59
This is great.
22:00
And it was my drug.
22:01
I fell in love with TV, with live TV, with sportscasting,
22:05
and as soon as I did it,
22:06
my first job was a sportscaster at my school.
22:09
I was doing play by play for the basketball team.
22:11
And as soon as I did it,
22:12
I said this is it.
22:14
And that's the path I started taking.
22:17
And as you go, you just kinda dive into things,
22:19
and I have this belief that doors will open
22:21
and you walk through them and you take advantage of it.
22:24
And it's been a wild ride
22:26
because it was such a new world to me.
22:27
Everything I've done has been a first in my family
22:29
and to me.
22:31
And it has been an amazing, I hate to use this word,
22:33
but it has been an amazing journey.
22:34
(audience laughs)
22:39
The great thing and the fun thing I guess for me
22:41
is I'm never not amazed.
22:42
I'm never not blown away by stuff.
22:44
I'm never not incredibly happy and grateful.
22:47
Today, I was at Callaway getting fit for brand new clubs
22:51
by a guy who fits Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed
22:54
for a living.
22:55
While I was embarrassed for him,
22:57
and I felt like we were killing a fly with a jack hammer,
23:01
I'm just.
23:02
I pinched myself 10 times today.
23:04
I mean who does this?
23:05
Who gets these opportunities?
23:07
It really is a blessing.
23:10
Every step of the way I wake up
23:11
and I am just like thank you.
23:12
Whoever's been watching out for me, thank you.
23:15
I always feel like that guy that at some point
23:16
someone's going to tap me on the shoulder and be like
23:17
Mr. Harrison, we found out who you are,
23:20
(audience laughs)
23:21
Just kidding.
23:21
Yeah, you need to get your stuff and you need to go home.
23:24
And by the way, when it happens,
23:26
I'll be like I have gotten away with murder.
23:28
Thank you.
23:30
I'm totally good.
23:31
I am out.
23:32
But it has.
23:33
It's been fun.
23:34
And I try to take advantage of it
23:35
and I always try to keep it in perspective.
23:37
I've had real jobs before.
23:39
I've worked construction
23:40
and sand and finish crews of floor companies
23:42
in Texas in the summer.
23:44
So I know what I'm doing.
23:46
I'm not saving lives.
23:48
That's why earlier in the evening I said
23:50
maybe I don't take myself so serious all the time,
23:53
because I get it.
23:54
I get what I'm doing.
23:55
And while I can be sincere and have passion for what I do,
23:58
at the same time I know that there are people really
24:00
doing important jobs in the world.
24:02
And hopefully my job is helping them escape
24:05
from whatever they are in the middle of.
24:08
I can't believe that maniacal crazy
24:12
attention grabber Amanda stepped in.
24:15
If I don't go back in there,
24:16
I'm going to regret this the rest of my life.
24:23
That work for you, Ty?
24:25
I've gotta get you out of the frame.
24:26
Okay.
24:27
I'll do it again.
24:28
I'll do it again.
24:29
Okay, one more time.
24:30
Ready Ty?
24:31
(audience laughs)
24:33
I can't believe that attention grabber Amanda
24:36
stepped in there and stole my one-on-one time.
24:38
If I don't get back in there,
24:40
I'm gonna regret this the rest of my life.
24:45
Wow.
24:47
How about the most famous person
24:48
in your cell phone right now?
24:50
Even though we just met, Chris.
24:52
Yeah.
24:53
I feel a few hours ago, I feel like I want to spend
24:56
the rest of my show with you.
24:57
(audience laughs)
24:59
So, Amanda.
25:00
I think that's my cue.
25:01
It's been really great.
25:03
Maybe I'll see you later.
25:04
I hope so, I hope so.
25:05
Okay, thank you so much.
25:09
Was that three seconds too long?
25:10
I'll see myself out.
25:11
(audience applauds)
25:20
She does that to all of our guests here by the way.
25:22
so don't pay attention. Way to kill it.
25:24
I know, sorry about that.
25:25
When did golf become such a big part of your life?
25:30
It wasn't growing up.
25:32
I watched it and I would sneak onto public courses
25:35
around Dallas and all that,
25:37
but we had very little money,
25:38
so at the time in Dallas,
25:40
you'd maybe go to a public course,
25:43
but it was still a country club sport back then.
25:46
And so I wasn't really exposed to the game
25:47
that much at all.
25:48
And I actually learned to swing a club.
25:50
I got a copy of Golf Digest and I read an article
25:52
about Tom Watson who became my favorite golfer
25:54
and I just watched how he swung a club in a magazine
25:56
and that's what I emulated my swing after.
25:59
I was kind of an athlete because I played soccer,
26:00
so I think I could figure it out.
26:02
But I really didn't get into it until really college
26:04
and after college when I started playing
26:07
especially as a sportscaster in some of these events.
26:10
Like coaches at Oklahoma State or
26:13
Vince Gill who's a local guy
26:15
had a big tournament down there,
26:16
and so I would play in these tournaments
26:18
and it was embarrassing
26:19
because I was horrible.
26:20
And so I thought I just need to get good enough
26:22
at this game so I can play in these events.
26:24
And so I did.
26:25
I put my mind to it and I would go out and shoot
26:27
in the mid 80s.
26:28
And I could hang with anybody,
26:30
at least converse and not look like a fool.
26:32
Yeah.
26:33
As you know, once you drink the Kool Aid, you're done.
26:37
But I've always been a fan,
26:39
but the sport has gotten so much easier to be a part of.
26:43
And whether you thank Tiger for that or whoever,
26:45
Jack, Arnie along the way,
26:47
that has exposed this game to the masses,
26:50
it's made it very easy for a guy like me
26:52
to walk in and play and be a fan.
26:54
So are you still putting some money into the machine
26:57
and getting out some range tokens these days?
26:58
Or are you doing a little better now?
26:59
I'm doing a little better now.
27:01
I'm playing at nicer courses now.
27:03
But I still love,
27:05
I go everywhere when I'm traveling around the world,
27:07
I try to play.
27:08
I just played in Phuket
27:10
because we were there for this last season
27:11
of The Bachelorette.
27:12
We shot Kaitlyn's season over in Ireland.
27:15
And so I would travel around and go.
27:16
I love going to courses.
27:17
And I love the game.
27:19
And I love the people you meet through the game.
27:21
I have met some of the greatest people in my life,
27:23
some of my closest friends now,
27:25
through the game of golf.
27:27
It really is a wonderful thing.
27:29
And the charitable contribution as well.
27:30
I'm involved with the Tiger Woods Foundation
27:32
and have been since he cut the ribbon on his
27:34
learning center just up the road here in Anaheim.
27:36
And I truly believe in what he has done.
27:38
I believe in what the learning center represents.
27:41
And I love being a part of that.
27:43
And I hosted an event for Graham McDowell
27:45
and some of these other guys.
27:46
I love to help out.
27:48
Feel free to throw in a Callaway person
27:50
every now and then, Chris.
27:51
I mean jeesh.
27:52
(audience laughs)
27:53
Would it kill Phil Mickelson to call me?
27:54
Exactly.
27:55
Patrick Reed?
27:56
We can hook that up.
27:57
You see, you can take my job.
27:58
If you could pair me up with some people.
28:01
I will.
28:02
Actually I just threw out a couple of free agents
28:03
that are actually for sale right now,
28:04
so you may want to call Tiger.
28:06
Exactly right.
28:07
Well, that's the whole point of this show.
28:09
Is really how golf is so small
28:11
and brings everybody together.
28:12
It's how we met.
28:13
We have a mutual friend Trey Marucci
28:15
who said Chris is a friend of mine.
28:16
Would you like to have him on the show?
28:17
I said absolutely and here you are.
28:19
I met a guy.
28:20
Buddy and Trey.
28:22
You guys you might know Buddy Marucci,
28:23
you true golfers.
28:24
He is known for losing to Tiger Woods actually.
28:27
He was one of the best amateur golfers
28:28
in the United States and a great ambassador for the game.
28:31
And I met him while I was out...
28:32
Can I name drop a course?
28:33
Yeah, of course.
28:35
Buddy was sweet enough to get us on Marian
28:36
and Pine Valley, a terrible duo by the way.
28:39
Don't play those courses.
28:40
Two really average courses.
28:43
So we went out and Buddy Marucci had us out there
28:44
and his son Trey, I met Trey.
28:46
And through him we were talking about golf
28:48
and equipment and kind of family,
28:51
and he mentioned Callaway.
28:53
And he paired me up.
28:55
And that's why I ended up down here today.
28:56
And it has been an experience that will
29:01
now have changed my life.
29:03
It really has already.
29:04
Just the people I've met today in going through
29:05
the fitting with Garrett
29:07
and other people I've met around here.
29:09
I love the family feel of Callaway.
29:11
It's very inclusive.
29:12
I mean, you guys have a food truck out in the parking lot.
29:14
Everyone's out there eating jambalaya,
29:16
drinking wine and hanging out.
29:17
These are employees that should be running away from work
29:19
because their shift is over,
29:21
and everyone is hanging around.
29:22
It's been a friendly loving place.
29:24
If you can create that atmosphere no matter what you do,
29:26
then it's a win.
29:28
And I think you will get the best out of people.
29:31
We have a guy who used to work here
29:32
running the camera right there, Mark.
29:33
(audience laughs)
29:34
So that's great.
29:35
We know you're really busy.
29:37
We appreciate you coming down
29:38
and spending some time with us.
29:40
Thanks so much.
29:41
Is that all I get?
29:41
That's it?
29:42
That's all.
29:43
That's it.
29:44
We've run out of time.
29:45
I was so prepared for the hard core questions.
29:46
Come back for part two.
29:47
That was easy.
29:48
I feel like I got off easy.
29:49
And, the moment everyone's been waiting for,
29:51
to see who AJ ended up with as his golf partner.
29:56
We will see that in one second.
29:57
Thanks everybody for joining us tonight.
29:59
Next week we have Sean Toulon on Callaway Live.
30:02
Thanks to Chris Harrison.
30:03
Thank you.
30:04
Thanks to Amanda.
30:06
We'll see everybody next week on Callaway Live.
30:09
(slow rock music) (audience applauds)
30:42
Alright, AJ, you've had time to find a partner
30:45
on the golf course.
30:47
Yes.
30:47
It's time to make a decision.
30:48
Are you ready?
30:49
I think so.
30:50
It means you're ready.
30:52
This is the final red Callaway hat tonight.
30:56
When you're ready.
30:57
Alright thank you.
30:58
Well, first let me say this is by far
31:01
the hardest decision I've ever made in my life,
31:03
in my golfing career.
31:05
But since I only have to pick one of you.
31:09
Nate, you had me at dog.
31:13
Will you please accept this red hat?
31:17
Of course I will.
31:21
Thank you, partner.
31:22
Congratulations, guys.
31:26
Amanda, Chris, I'm sorry.
31:29
Take a moment.
31:30
Say your goodbyes.
31:33
(piano music)
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