So, had been you ready to tug off the industry?
Sure! I were given a Masters flag signed via Mr. Nicklaus and exchanged it for the clean 2001 Masters flag. It took me every other yr, however I after all were given that flag signed via Tiger. He signed it with all the dates he’s received the Masters.
The place do you stay it?
Oh, it’s framed and hung up at the wall in my space. I’ve were given this corridor in my space the place I’ve were given 4 majors’ flags. One in every of them is Tiger’s Masters, one is the 2005 PGA Championship, which used to be the primary main I performed in, signed via Phil Mickelson. Then I’ve my highest end, the U.S. Open at Oakmont, after which one from St. Andrews since it’s the House of Golfing.
You discussed getting Jack Nicklaus’ autograph. I do know you’ve hung out with him on the Memorial. Have you ever ever gotten any recommendation from Jack?
Sure, I be mindful having lunch with him. And I stated, Mr. Nicklaus. What’s the key to profitable a golfing match down the stretch? He stated ‘You’ll’t power it. You’ve were given to let it occur. You’ll’t be over a putt and assume that I’ve to make this. You want to simply let it occur.’
Have you ever been ready to take that mindset into your recreation?
No, I stated it’s simple so that you can do this as a result of your Jack Nicklaus! [Laughs]
How do you assume Jack’s recreation would translate into this period of the PGA Excursion?
I believe he’d do exactly positive. He used to be a protracted hitter. And each and every nice participant unearths a strategy to get it executed. And the psychological edge he’s had over the opposite gamers, he would nonetheless have. I believe he would nonetheless be No. 1.
Is that the only factor, that you’d need to take from his recreation? The psychological edge?
Sure. That and his snatch hanging. I believe Jack remains to be the best ever that lived. I do know Tiger’s proper there at No. 2, however I believe the contest now’s more potent than Tiger’s generation and I believe Jack’s generation used to be more potent than Tiger’s generation. However they’re the 2 highest of all time.
Excellent factor you might have either one of their autographs.
Yep. Framed on my wall. [Laughs]
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