“I re­alise not ev­ery me­dia per­son at our tour­na­ments has a tremen­dous golf IQ.”

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of are the golf ques­tions. (You walk into a room and see video cam­eras, a pitcher of wa­ter and two stools set at some­one’s con­cep­tion of the ideal con­ver­sa­tional an­gle, well, you know right then you’re go­ing to have to fill air for at least 20 min­utes.) What’s your favourite course? There are lots of re­ally good ones. How far do you hit a 5-iron? Look it up. What was it like play­ing with (in­sert golfer more fa­mous than I am)? He was a to­tal gen­tle­man. I recog­nise the game is the nat­u­ral an­gle for al­most any­one meet­ing me, but I’m a per­son. I can re­spond warmly to the same ques­tions for only so many years. Of the var­i­ous high-pro­file peo­ple I’ve met, al­most none en­joyed talk­ing about what they’re fa­mous for. You need to get them talk­ing about other pas­sions. For me, it’s cars. If you want to talk cars, I’ll go get a beer with you.

But ask me about golf, and it’s like I put up my shield. Sorry, but that’s the way I am. – with Max Adler

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