Golf Digest Videos

Olympians on Golf

Golf Digest asked six team U.S. Olympic athletes about the game of golf and their passion for it.

Released on 8/9/2016

Transcript

00:00
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00:11
Yes, golf is really a sport.
00:13
You have to train.
00:14
Your mental game has to be on point.
00:16
It's definitely a sport.
00:17
Absolutely.
00:19
It's a sport
00:19
and it's a life lesson every time
00:22
you have to deal with.
00:23
You learn something from each round you play.
00:25
Golf is absolutely a sport.
00:27
It's tests you mentally and physically.
00:35
Absolutely.
00:36
Of course. Absolutely.
00:38
The amount of patience and time
00:40
that I don't have (laughs) for golf.
00:43
Absolutely.
00:44
It's one of the most difficult sports in the world to me.
00:50
Oh.
00:53
Whew.
00:55
I'll take the even par round
00:56
over the bronze medal.
00:58
Olympic medal I can't mess with,
00:59
so I gotta go with the Olympic medal on that one.
01:01
I would take a bronze medal in my sport
01:03
over shooting even par in golf
01:04
just simply because we only have one event every four years.
01:09
Even par.
01:10
I'm gonna have to go with even par.
01:12
Because there's no such thing as a bronze medals.
01:13
We we don't like those.
01:14
Oh yeah, we don't like those, we like gold.
01:17
Which golfer would make the best beach volleyball player?
01:20
Rickie Fowler.
01:21
You could just tell he'd fit in.
01:22
Oh, um.
01:24
That one's really up in the air.
01:25
I'm gonna say John Daly
01:26
'cause, I mean, he's got the power.
01:27
He's got the power and he's got the mindset.
01:29
Rickie Fowler, I think, would be the best,
01:32
have the best chance at wrestling.
01:34
He went to Oklahoma State.
01:35
They have great tradition in the sport of wrestling.
01:38
I'd pretty much take any country boy out there.
01:41
Like Bubba Watson, for instance.
01:45
[Kyle] I get to play at the Augusta National?
01:46
I get to play there?
01:47
[Man] Yeah.
01:48
Oh ah.
01:49
Opening ceremony 'cause my mom would kill me.
01:51
But closing ceremonies in Augusta?
01:54
I hope we can schedule that time.
01:55
Maybe we know some people, that'd be great.
01:57
Yes, 100%.
01:59
I would definitely take a round
02:00
playing at Augusta any day.
02:02
I might miss opening ceremonies for that.
02:04
No, I couldn't.
02:05
Well, no, I would.
02:07
I would miss the closing ceremonies
02:09
because hopefully I can make another Olympic team,
02:12
and then I'll catch those closing ceremonies
02:14
where those are at.
02:15
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