THE POP QUIZ

Golf Australia - - INTERVIEW -

The most ner­vous you’ve been cad­dieing? I was pretty good most of the time but it’s easy ac­tu­ally. AL­WAYS at the 12th tee at Au­gusta Na­tional, be­cause it didn’t mat­ter what you did if the wind changed. Do you have a ‘favourite’ vic­tory that springs to mind? Three ac­tu­ally. The first Mas­ters win with Nick (1990) be­cause it was the first time I was at Au­gusta; win­ning The Open at St An­drews, the home of golf (1990); and beat­ing the Amer­i­cans in the Ry­der Cup on their home soil at Oak Hill (1995). Ac­tu­ally, it was also very spe­cial to win The Play­ers (2009) with Hen­rik as well. What is one of the fun­ni­est mo­ments you have had on a golf course? There was a time when the late Mal­colm Ma­son, cad­dieing for Sam Tor­rance, fell into a lake in France. Sam was tak­ing a drop and Mal­colm was try­ing to stop the ball rolling into the lake and slipped in. He was re­ally dif­fi­cult to get out too and his eyes were like tea saucers. Apart from the ob­vi­ous in St An­drews and Au­gusta where you had ma­jor cham­pi­onship suc­cess, what were your favourite cour­ses/venues? Shin­necock Hills (the 2018 US Open venue) in New York, I re­ally like it there. Royal Zoute in Belgium, Royal Mel­bourne and all those clas­sic sand­belt cour­ses in Aus­tralia are re­ally nice. Most re­mark­able shot you ever saw (your player or other)? Nick’s 5-iron to the 15th at Muir­field (in 1992) in the fi­nal round of The Open (pic­tured be­low) un­der the cir­cum­stances was pretty amaz­ing. Favourite off-course ex­pe­ri­ences that trav­el­ling the world has af­forded you? Vis­it­ing the White House for a pri­vate tour, sky div­ing, get­ting to join a SWAT team train­ing day was very cool.

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