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