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Q+A [GABRIELLE REECE]
Richard Deitsch
December 30, 2002
The 6'3" former pro volleyball player (and occasional model) will conduct interviews for USA Network's upcoming PGA Tour Sunday, a live weekly one-hour show that debuts on Jan. 12.
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December 30, 2002

Q+a [gabrielle Reece]

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The 6'3" former pro volleyball player (and occasional model) will conduct interviews for USA Network's upcoming PGA Tour Sunday, a live weekly one-hour show that debuts on Jan. 12.

SI: At 32 you've set a goal to be ready to play at the LPGA tour qualifying school in the summer of 2004. What part of your game needs the most work?

Reece: One hundred yards and in, which is all touch and feel and a sensitivity thing. I can blast it, but that doesn't mean anything.

SI: If Hootie Johnson offered you a membership to Augusta National, would you take it?

Reece: No. I shouldn't be the first woman to get it. Secondly, I really don't have any interest. It's like going into enemy lines. Why would you want to go there? Plus, there are so many other chicks that should definitely be there before me.

SI: You and Tiger Woods are pals. Should people expect him to take a stand against Augusta's policy?

Reece: I don't think so. Tiger should stand up for the things that are personal to him. First of all he's not a woman. He voiced that he doesn't agree with it, and after that I don't know what else he's supposed to do.

SI: You met your husband [pro surfer Laird Hamilton] by riding tandem with him on a 12-foot surfboard in a TV show. Is this a good approach for meeting a guy?

Reece: Yeah, it's great because you can put your butt in his face.

SI: Come 2004, if you're not ready for Q school, how long will you continue your quest to be a pro golfer?

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