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What Tour Players Talk About On The Course

Ever wonder what players talk about at Augusta's most secluded section of the course? We asked players and insiders what goes on at Augusta's 11th, 12th, and 13th when Masters fans aren't listening.

Released on 3/27/2017

Transcript

00:00
What do we talk about
00:02
Everything, and anything.
00:03
(laughs)
00:06
That part of the golf course is really
00:07
a cool, little section B.
00:09
We're away from the fans, a little bit.
00:11
They're not right up on us.
00:13
That 12th green is so weird to be on it.
00:15
You make a putt, and they can't see it,
00:17
and you sort of just have the natural
00:20
reaction to say thank you, and no one's clapping.
00:23
Because no one knows it went in,
00:25
and they don't clap until after they see you grab
00:27
it out of the hole.
00:28
I do notice that when players aren't on camera,
00:31
or in a group where there's the camera,
00:33
and maybe it's a small gallery,
00:35
they're freer, they're more human.
00:37
You might see a little more demonstrative
00:39
expression of anger.
00:41
You might see a little off color joke.
00:44
You know, it's what you'd expect in a friendly round.
00:47
In between shots you're trying to get away
00:48
from golf, 'cause obviously we're
00:51
playing five, six hour rounds, unfortunately.
00:53
Some guys like to talk during rounds.
00:55
Some guys want to be in their own bubble.
00:57
Some guys are put off by the fact that
00:59
one of their playing partners is a slow player.
01:02
That time of year, you know,
01:04
we probably just talked about the way
01:06
March Madness ended.
01:09
You know, other times of year we
01:10
talk about college football, NFL,
01:12
something to bring our minds away from golf,
01:13
and then when we come up to our shot,
01:16
you know, it's like okay click back on,
01:18
lets get back into this.
01:19
(wind roaring) (dramatic ambient notes)
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