Mark Wahlberg Prepares for Pebble Beach

Find out how Mark Wahlberg is preparing for the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge at Pebble Beach with the help of top teacher Jim Flick.

Released on 5/28/2010

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Starring: Mark Wahlberg

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat techno music)
00:20
(golf club hitting ball)
00:26
Now right down, try to hit it to go back in to (mumbles),
00:28
there you go.
00:30
(upbeat techno music)
00:36
And also just making sure that I come out
00:38
and then come down,
00:39
'cause I'm trying to simplify what you're giving me.
00:43
[Cameraman] So Jim, you met this guy an hour ago,
00:44
what do you think after watching him
00:46
swing a golf club for an hour?
00:47
Knew nothing about him before he showed up.
00:48
First of all, I would say this,
00:50
he's obviously an extremely good,
00:52
extremely fine athlete.
00:54
Better than that is he's extremely competitive.
00:58
(upbeat techno music)
01:05
(golf club hitting ball)
01:09
[Mark] That was killed.
01:11
[Cameraman] From what you see, what would you think
01:13
would be a realistic target for him?
01:16
I'd say somewhere from 86 to 92.
01:19
One thing we do with that with our golf balls,
01:21
I don't know if you've seen it (mumbles)
01:22
instead of like having one, two, three, or four on there,
01:24
we'll put whatever number you want.
01:26
So Krista just told me before she left
01:27
that she wanted to put some golf balls in the new pintos,
01:30
and if you have a favorite number we'll throw that on there.
01:35
Some guys are superstitious that way.
01:40
A billion.
01:41
(laughter)
01:43
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01:47
[Cameraman] So expectations?
01:49
Pebble Beach, 7,040 yards, US Open setup.
01:53
You're a what, two handicap, what are you now?
01:58
I'm a 15.9. (laughter)
02:01
[Man] I'll verify.
02:03
So I'm thinking,
02:05
first of all I'm just gonna go out there and have fun,
02:08
but I gotta be the low ball in the group.
02:12
[Man] For sure.
02:14
[Cameraman] Drew Brees' a three.
02:15
Yup, well we'll see.
02:17
(laughter)
02:19
[Cameraman] And Gretzky's about a 10.
02:21
And I'm a 15.9, ain't that some shit.
02:24
And then again, I'm not worried about
02:27
going out there and embarrassing myself,
02:28
I know I do something else I make a living at.
02:31
I'll go out there and have a good time,
02:32
which is what I always do,
02:34
and if I play a good grade,
02:35
I'll still be happy, I'll still have a good time.
02:38
But I admit I've played Pebble before,
02:39
I like the course,
02:41
I like when the cameras are on,
02:43
big ball gets in the air,
02:47
and I'm expecting to play good.
02:49
What's it, par 71?
02:50
[Cameraman] Par 71, yup.
02:51
Yeah, I'm the 14th up, so yeah, 85.
02:53
[Cameraman] 85, you'll be satisfied.
02:55
US Open conditions, play to my handicap.
02:58
That's pretty good,
02:59
I might shoot a 79.
03:01
I might shoot an 89, (laughter)
03:03
you never know.
03:04
[Cameraman] 99?
03:05
99 is better than 100, you know.
03:09
So we'll see.
03:10
(upbeat techno music)
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