Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori

Jerry Pate: ‘Nobody measures you by how much money you have'

Former U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open champ reflects on a storied career

Jerry Pate — 2015 Senior British Open
Jerry Pate.

Jerry Pate, 69, is among a rare group of golfers who has won both a U.S. Amateur and a U.S. Open title. In this continuing series of looking back at players and events throughout 2022, Pate joined host Ann Liguori on Aug. 24.

Pate talks about his reunion with 1974 U.S. Amateur competitors at Ridgewood Country Club, provides his thoughts on the amateur game past and present, and weighs in on the year's hottest topic — the PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf.

[1:14] On a reunion with 1974 U.S. Amateur competitors at host site Ridgewood Country Club. [4:10] Comparisons between the amateurs of his generation and of today.
[6:40] On the purity of amateur golf.
[9:40] His thoughts on the "big divide" in pro golf.
[11:23] On whether LIV Golf, under its current format, is worthy of world ranking points.

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