JACK NICKLAUS: I'm not going to fiddle around with the golf course. If I fiddle around with the golf course,(Inaudible). You look at this golf course. At Augusta they were ahead of the curve. Then they go behind the curve. One year you are behind the curve and ahead of it. You are the only golf course ahead of it. It's discouraging to do golf courses all over the world like I do and have them be obsolete the week after you open. Because of equipment -- not equipment, just the golf ball. And the way they test golf balls, they monitor tests at 110 miles an hour. I swing at 110 miles an hour. I can't make the golf ball go anyplace. If you swing at 110 to 130 miles an hour, it's like the difference between a category 2 and category 3 hurricane. It's not a little bit. It's just explodes. Our Captain's Club, we had a meeting on Tuesday night and that was our big topic of discussion. They as a group, that's a pretty strong group, I have several captains of the RNA, several captains of the USGA, several PGA presence. They wanted to as a group write a letter saying that something has got to be done now about the golf ball to be taken back. That group is a pretty strong group. They have all been in that position. Everyone would be a hundred percent and agreed that needed to be done. I'm not the only guy on the bandwagon, I'm just the guy that has to write the letter.
JACK NICKLAUS: It's the biggest issue I have seen in golf, yes.
JACK NICKLAUS: The point of it is, it has nothing though do with an eight thousand yard golf course because the average golfer hits better. The average golfer can't play a 65 hundred yard golf course. I don't know a problem building a new golf course bringing the tees back. But you still have to make the golf course for the people. And when you make the golf course for the people, they are going to play it every day. The strategy it has to fit those people every day. And putting the tee back 100 yards, how do you set the standards to that. You can't use a progression in the game anymore of design to make it fit. I don't know how fast some of them swing, but some of them get 130, 135 miles an hour.
Q. Daly is 130.
JACK NICKLAUS: Daly is 130 range. If somebody swings between 120 and 130, it's an explosion compared to anyone hitting it 110. Not just 10 or 20 yards. It's an explosion. The governing bodies do not want to have 2 golf balls. I understand they want everybody to play the same ball. It ain't working guys. Enough from my soap box. I'll get down off the soap box.
Q. Any plans for the weekend?
JACK NICKLAUS: Any good place to fish around here?
Q. You would know.
JACK NICKLAUS: I haven't fished around here much.
JACK NICKLAUS: I'll be around. I'll do a little television.
JACK NICKLAUS: I heard Byrd and Janzen putt it. I said, do you guys want to putt or do you want to wait for me? Because I knew when I made that putt it was going to be hard for them to putt.
JACK NICKLAUS: 1962 I finished third. I went back some time in the '70's and played an exhibition, I think. The late 60's. I don't remember. It's been a long time since I played.
JACK NICKLAUS: I think it's about the same. Probably harder at Augusta. The U.S. Open a lot of guys chipped better than I do. I prepared well forever the U.S. Open I have been in.
JACK NICKLAUS: I don't know. It was all back this morning or yesterday when I finished.
End of FastScripts....