BYRON NELSON: No, the golf wasn't ever easy. The golf wasn't easy but my game was such that I didn't have to -- well, I needed to change this, I needed to change that because I was playing well and was very comfortable. I wouldn't say I was the best player in the world or anything, but it was comfortable the way I was playing, and I felt completely comfortable.
I had what I called a rocking chair swing. I went from here to here, just like this. Now they go from here to here. What's said about the players, I talked to Tim Finchem a little bit about it today, in my time there was never anything said about hitting the ball hard. They talked about putting it in the fairway because the rough was so bad you had to keep it in the fairway. When they started hitting it hard and they started making balls go farther and they kept going on and on, and someone asked me why do they do that, and I said one thing, dollar bill. Somebody makes a golf ball or a golf club that goes farther and someone makes one farther than that, sell them, sell them, sell them, and that's why it went so fast and so high.
Q. Did you ever wonder what you might do with today's technology?
BYRON NELSON: No (laughter). If somebody asked me the question sometime back -- if you played now with the equipment and stuff that they play, how many millions do you think you'd win? And it didn't take me long to answer it. I said, "Well, there's one thing, I wouldn't go hungry." That's what I said exactly.
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