The First Time I Beat Dad

The sons of professional golfers reflect on the first time, if ever, they were able to beat their dads in golf.

Interviews were conducted at the 2014 PNC Father/Son Challenge, the best golf-family showcase. This year's event will be played Dec. 10-13 at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.

Released on 6/1/2015

Credits

Featuring: Davis Love III, Nick Price, Dave Stockton, Hale Irwin, and Jack Nicklaus
Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat music)
00:08
First time I ever beat him straight up,
00:09
two summers ago?
00:10
Right.
00:11
I remember we came to the last hole,
00:13
we both hit it on the green in two on a par five.
00:15
He made about a 40-footer for eagle,
00:17
and then I made a 25-footer for eagle.
00:20
And we both looked at each other and said,
00:21
what was that for? (chuckles)
00:23
And he said, that was 66 for me.
00:25
And that was 65 for me
00:26
and that was the first time I ever got him.
00:28
I can remember a horde of times
00:30
where I might have been one-up
00:32
or even, with a few holes to play.
00:35
And I would say,
00:37
Dad, I've got you by one.
00:40
And I learned that was the wrong thing to say,
00:41
because regardless of whether I was 14
00:44
or the age I am today, the ripe old age of 53,
00:47
he starts making putts.
00:49
It's kind of a switch that turns on,
00:51
so I kind of learned to not mention
00:53
where the leaderboard was between us
00:55
until the round was over.
00:57
It doesn't happen very often.
00:58
You just keep your mouth shut.
00:59
It's the best thing to do.
01:00
Exactly.
01:02
He's brutal.
01:03
I mean, Ronnie knows too.
01:04
We'd go out and play with him
01:04
and Dad's favorite thing to do,
01:06
he'd be in a bunker and he'd go,
01:07
hey guys, I've got the feeling.
01:10
I've got the feeling.
01:10
No you don't.
01:11
You don't have the feeling...
01:12
You don't have the, and he'd hole it.
01:14
Regular 40-footer and it broke six-feet.
01:16
Every time.
01:17
I've got the feeling.
01:18
No you don't.
01:19
Don't have the... (foom)
01:20
The worst.
01:21
We don't ever remember him missing.
01:22
No, it's like voodoo.
01:24
It is, it's voodoo. (laughing)
01:25
First time I ever beat my dad,
01:31
still waiting.
01:32
(laughing)
01:33
(upbeat music)
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