WPL: Ivan Carter 1 on 1 with Len Shapiro-6/17
CSN Washington dot com. I'd like to feel -- now formally of Washington Post of course now. I was I was CSN Washington dot com do little professorship. There -- you -- you Wisconsin badger land and some great to have hears it's an honor to have you here. Because much of little known fact my first byline in the Washington Post. Came covering the golf tournament Minnesota as a young intern. When you were able to make it in that I covered his Caldwell senior blew a baker classic or something up there in 1998 so we'll. We'll thank god it why can't did you first got what they got the go ahead. So -- as well being out there today what what stood out to you today a mix of fourteen only 14156. Guys under -- the course is playing the toughness we thought. -- -- would want to support got one -- Rory McIlroy who's now eleven under par. Got to thirteen under and nobody's ever been thirteen under in the US open ever on twelve wonders of this work on he's playing beautifully. You're last segment I heard you know. Who -- then you know geno I know -- but I think this guy's the real deal I think this is the time that this is his time I think this is a time when. The party's gonna start for him that this tournament and I think we're gonna see -- guy he's not gonna win fourteen majors -- may not win five or six majors but but has a chance to win. Majors in smaller bunches. Are we gonna hit that real hard here coming up with what it would get the guys back his legs but I wanna get this senior. This is cool book for the golf but golf list mania but which appeared -- shirt Ed Sherman putting together -- list. I like a bunch of good golf everything from the not the best course is the best golfers of all time. All of the biggest jerks in the sport and makes people mad at this. Well tell me about the book will Vijay Singh is not going like this we'll know he's our leading jerk but that's obviously you're a bit. He earned it the hard way again by not being very nice a lot of people. We know we have about a 125 listen there we have -- from Arnold Palmer we have this from Jack Nicklaus Gary Player. Jim -- to the introduction and give us some -- we just have a lot of fun with it we did a lot of boilerplate stuff you know the greatest opens a -- shots but then we did things like. Worst body's best golfers. Jack Nicklaus by the way yeah -- Jack Nicklaus Craig Stadler. Craig -- guys like that. And of course He did best bodies. But we won't -- we won't get to sexist on right -- tiger being obviously right up there and Gary Player being number one in there. And Natalie -- on the on the female so. If people like this is cardinal the balls to arguments we have about sports you know we make is this or that six is the best teams such as the best -- Of all time and in it to be changed put so -- you really enjoyed put this together a lot of years covering golf did you ever get tired covering tournaments like today against who enjoyed the way these two. Well but the thing about covering golf is number one you go to very nice places. The golfers are -- for the most part they are not jerks there's a few. But the they are generally very cooperative they know that this sport is not up there with pro football with pro basketball. And so they want they wanna cooperate and they usually do. An end of course there is so many compelling stories in there 156 guys in this field. They're you can write a story about every one of them and and then be fascinated by them and and that's what I love it it's a great great writings. Workforce are good stuff and here's a sample other writer called list mania stick around -- -- -- the guys in there to tell -- why he's wrong. What Rory McElroy and shields hyped up and I -- in your check them all the top so good stuff like Shapiro call list mania. She mentioned Washington dot com.