Thanks to Geoff Shackelford’s blog I came across a link to Guy Yucom’s, “My Shot” interview.
This time Guy’s talking to Peter Oosterhis who recently made it known that he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Thankfully Peter's still in great shape when recalling some interesting stories.
I’ll come in here and kiss your butts
“In the 1973 Ryder Cup, I played Lee Trevino in one of my singles matches. Lee told his teammates, "If I don't beat Oosterhuis, I'll come in here and kiss your butts." Lee didn't beat me. We halved the match. When he walked in the locker room, Nicklaus, Gay Brewer and the other players were waiting, slacks down around their ankles, for the payoff. Lee didn't keep his promise.”
McCord means to miss the greens
"Gary McCord and I announced at CBS for many years. Before that, I played on tour with him. Toward the end of one season, we were paired together at Pensacola. The PGA Tour gave out year-end bonuses to players who led various statistical categories, and Gary was leading in "fewest putts."
The last thing he wanted to do was hit a green in regulation, because that usually led to two putts--or sometimes three. So he was deliberately missing every green, focusing on missing in places that would leave him an easy chip and one putt. It was a bizarre thing to watch these beautiful iron shots, none of which found the putting surface. As I recall, he ended up winning the prize."
Stumped on what’s the stimp
"The week of the Masters, there always was a Wednesday meeting attended by the CBS staff and Augusta National officials, to sort of go over things. At one of my first Masters working for CBS, as the meeting was about to wrap, an official said, "Do any of you have any questions?" I raised my hand and asked, "What is the speed of the greens?" Everyone knew they were the fastest greens we saw all year, and everyone wanted to know what they read on the Stimpmeter. One of the officials said in a very measured voice, "Tournament speed." He cocked an eyebrow to indicate there would be no more discussion. We still don't know for certain what they Stimp at during the tournament."
Go check out Geoff''s blog and maybe you'd like to add a 'get well' to Peter in the comments section.
Here’s the link to Geoff and to Guy
Quote of the Day
“Long term, I'll take Rory. He's much longer than Jordan. With length comes the ability to destroy courses. Rory's distance notwithstanding, they seem to be about equal. Who comes after them? It's a 20-way tie for third place.” – Peter Oosterhuis on Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth?