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Jack Nicklaus shares his thoughts about the Charles Schwab Cup, his course designs, and the progression of golf.
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Was just excited after winning four traditions here to have the -- -- -- -- torn to a place that is very special to your heart that's that's pretty neat I think it. And I think I'm sorry at the tradition left. I know whatever laughter it was it was for reasons that was sort of beyond their control. And had the opportunity when Bob Jones report came down to see me. What then can we can't support -- on. It felt like at the Schwab cup really was probably the best senior -- that again that was really something very significant a year in advance and have gotten it's going to be it's going to be a great event this for the. For the area and that the he's courses here at this moment that you what does it feel like as a designer to see how they mature and now we'll they are. Sometimes I wanted to recognize them nor did that. Sick what we do here I'm. I -- holes I guess send me 272. Six golf courses. And I kept back and look them in the coming mature like at that -- has changed so forth and so on and I. Pretty darn good holes out there is a lot of variables. Around the coaches golf course today. And basically -- about -- -- Schwab -- And the golf courses out. Same as last night I played ten years ago. Matured a little bit from it from a vegetation standpoint. We added a couple of bunkers to try to modernize it from me. Tournament standpoint -- the Simpson's golf courses climb to go play tomorrow. At the designer it's almost like an artist where you get a chance to come back didn't continue to brush strokes on the power that you had here. Well sometimes it's. It's kind of fun since it's an honor to be asked to come back and saying yeah exactly like your golf course we what you make it better. And out. It's nice compliment and said junior golf and women's golf is declining in the twelve holes larger gulf cup big breaks -- people back to the game pretty interesting stuff. Well it's more -- of the bosh is enough for everybody. The game the waiting game as it is it is nothing wrong with the game's final game refined it takes a little bit too long it to a little bit too expensive. And that's a little bit too tough -- we try to put those elements together obviously. Pulls it -- takes less time it's it's less expensive and then takes you know less land and it's. It's just end and the larger -- they -- easier but this is to bring people into the game is just -- into the game. Or are seniors your -- the game as they get older fighting against your job. We determine at Muirfield village -- this labor Damon today and we had all kinds -- for seniors -- at the junior club at the ladies love it but -- -- -- they got respond. -- and have a steady diet of it but we would like you'll never watched a lot so that's what I expected. And that. The whole idea is we are losing people in the game of golf and religion. Because it was because the gain is displayed a certain way. And we need to think out of the box change the -- slightly for some people for enjoyment for time and for money. If we can do that. And at the difficulty that we can do that but I think we'll bring more people in the game Anderson and keep more people in the game. Your supplement to what you were -- your career would have been like had you been able to use the equipment that these players have available that today and these days. I don't know and I suppose it. Maybe it would have been better maybe it would have been worse who knows. -- -- said people last year but Jones have been champion and our time as a person let them. With. Nelson and Hogan or with the tiger and a champion. Fifty years ago absolutely. That's the great players at every era repeat champions that they've learned to adapt to what you -- that is what the conditions are gonna play well. If -- a question that the work you Barbara do with your children's health foundation. Continues to be really remarkable stuff. Well we're very proud of what we've been able to start right. We've been able to. I don't know how many kids we've we've impacted -- that a lot of kids. Particularly in the in the south South Florida range now -- -- we were out coached Coco recipients at the Memorial Tournament. And if we're gonna know that. We've had several requests from outside other areas pressed to come and help them raise money in their areas. Two. That to benefit children and that really is what it was all about for us it's being able to go places. Benefit kids and now. Make make make it they -- it in the ability for kids to grow up and have a healthy and happy life.