NF: Not that I
know of. Once he left a party in Jamaica before I arrived, and people said,
"Oh, did you forget something?"
SI: Could he fill
in for you in the booth?
NF: Only if it's
designing courses in different parts of the world and have one in the works in
China. Do you think the Chinese will become good golfers?
NF: Oh, yes. From
martial arts, they're very disciplined in the mind, a bit of that Zen
thing--mental strength and balance in equal parts. In 20 years it wouldn't
surprise me to see five to seven Chinese players on the PGA Tour.
SI: Donald Trump
thinks golf will take off in China because the Chinese love to gamble.
NF: There's that,
SI: Who's your
bet as the next European to win the Masters?
NF: That's tough.
We need them to take the mind-set they have in the Ryder Cup and apply it to
SI: We're looking
for names. Sergio? Paul Casey? Ian Poulter?