Glenn interviews Ben Crenshaw



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GLENN: We have Ben Crenshaw on the phone. May I ask before we get him on, does he know that I know nothing about sports? Can you ask him that?

STU: Everyone in America knows that.

GLENN: Everyone in America knows. Okay. So I don't have to play the game like, hey, you are...

STU: No, you don't have to play the game that you are smart or a man.

GLENN: the best. Excuse me?

STU: Don't play that game. No one's going to believe that game.

GLENN: See, this is really not, it's not helpful. I notice Dan is here like a vulture, like a vulture.

DAN: I've been called. I've been summoned to the studio.

GLENN: This guy is a Dan is an avid, avid golfer, as he wears what's the name of the shirt? What are you wearing? Who are you wearing today?

DAN: Well, I just happen to have a Callaway shirt on. It's just happenstance.

GLENN: He's wearing a Callaway shirt today. He is like the avid, avid golfer of the place and he's been, he's just like ever since he heard about Ben Crenshaw and this thing that we have going on with 8/28, Ben is going to donate, let's see, watching the championship, let's see, you'll get four master pin flags personalized by Ben. Those are available on the site. Badges for the AT&T Pro Am on Thursday, October 28 to provide VIP access to the clubhouse, four tickets to the AT&T partners club, an exclusive on the 18th green Friday through Sunday, a VIP parking pass, and also don't you get an hour clinic? You get an hour clinic with is he a doctor, too? He's not only a great golfer, he's a doctor as well.

STU: No, that's not, that's not what that means.

GLENN: Ben Crenshaw. Hey, Ben.

CRENSHAW: Hi, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good, how are things, sir?



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CRENSHAW: Oh, very good. It's an honor to talk to you, Glenn.

GLENN: Oh, please, it's an honor to talk to you. I'm not going to bluff and say that I I just know your name and I know your name because my father is such a huge golfer, an avid golfer, and he'll be thrilled to hear that I spoke to you.

CRENSHAW: Well, Glenn, listen. Golfers, they are a strange cult of which I'm one. They're a lot

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I think we have remember whose show you are on. You are in dangerous territory to say you are now a member of a cult. That's all the media will report.

CRENSHAW: (Laughing). Hey, golfers are it's a there's a lot of people across the world who play golf, but it's a small community. It's amazing that people know everybody.

GLENN: Yeah.

CRENSHAW: And they are always interested in how to get better. But Glenn, it was my pleasure to hopefully help in this auction item because the Special Operations Warrior Foundation I think is so it's so vital, and I'm so happy that so many people around the country would help. Obviously people who return from the theater.

GLENN: Yeah.

CRENSHAW: But also to help families that have that these brave people who have lost who have given their ultimate sacrifice. But I'm happy to help in this item. I'm hopeful that whomever wins this auction can come to San Antonio and have a great week. It's a great town to be in, but I'd love to spend some time with them and help them with their golf game and have them watch a game of golf.

GLENN: Okay. So now so now like, Dan is a can you take somebody that like me that has absolutely no skill whatsoever and help them?

CRENSHAW: Yep. Yes, I can. You know, you introduce the fundamentals and, you know, I guess, Glenn, it's like you see all these little kids. I've never snow skied in my life but all these little kids who start early, they just, they just watch. They pick up things by rote and skill when they're young. It helps. It helps to start young, although there have been some players who have become proficient starting later. Which you might be one, Glenn.

GLENN: No, I'm not. No, I'm really have you seen me? I'm not. I'm really not. Ben, here's I just want to make a I just want to ask your permission to do this. I'm going to lower the salary of one of the guys on my staff. I'm going to pay him less and I'll be able to get away with it because I'd like your permission to allow him to say hello to you.

CRENSHAW: Well, I've heard

GLENN: It's just a financial thing for me. I figure I can pay him less money because he will be so indebted to me for the rest of his life: Wow, I spoke to Ben Crenshaw.

CRENSHAW: Well, you are a businessman, Glenn. That's fine.

GLENN: I appreciate it. I appreciate it. Dan, go ahead because you are going to be slobbering all over me all day.

DAN: Look, this is you know, I'm a big fan, you know. And

GLENN: He is, Ben! Ben, he has been all week, all week I never see this guy. He's in my office all week: You know, I'm a really big fan of Ben Crenshaw.

DAN: Look, look. Hold on a second, Glenn. Somebody asked me, look, if I wanted to help the troops and, of course, I'm here to help the troops and if you need, you know, someone to help out with this, with this item, I'm here to do it.

GLENN: You are good, aren't you, Ben? I think you

CRENSHAW: Oh, I can help. I can help.

GLENN: Yeah. No, I think I don't think he needs any help from you, Dan. I don't think you ever need to meet him or see him or anything.

CRENSHAW: Dan must be easily impressed if he's impressed with me.

DAN: Oh, come on. See, this guy's nickname is gentle Ben and you are seeing why right here. He is a humble, nice guy. Look, I'll throw it out there again. If you need help for the troops, I mean

GLENN: All right.

DAN: I just want to help the troops.

GLENN: Ben, I can't thank you enough for helping with this project. I know that you have been involved with Impact a Hero and

CRENSHAW: I have. And the organizations like this, there's a fella named Dick Lynch in Cincinnati. We've done two events in Houston, and the severely wounded, I mean, the golf industry has been fantastic to these returning heroes, and they you know, they fit people with prosthetics and the golf industry gives them golf clubs and they provide recreation and provide them help so they can get and they actually go out to the business community and try to get people to hire them. They're wonderful. So we have people to thank like that.

GLENN: Now, you probably feel free to say you are all out of time if you don't want to get into this because


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CRENSHAW: No, I've got plenty of time.

GLENN: Do you no, no. I was asking you to hold that back just in case you didn't want to answer this. Do you think Tiger Woods, is he going to be able to get his game back? Can you be a can you really be a good golfer if you are unsettled inside, until you've solved the things that you've got going on inside?

CRENSHAW: Well, troubles manifest themselves on the golf course. I mean, to play the golf at such a high level that he has and with the things going on in his life, he's it's going to take some time. But he's that good. I mean, he's naturally gifted. But you cannot play the game at the level that you want to play without a clear conscience. It's just not possible. When there's a lot of things that he has to work on obviously. He's getting better but, you know, gosh, it's going to be a while, Glenn.

GLENN: I mean, I really, you know, I think you know, and I don't know him at all and I don't know if you do, either, you know, if you really know him. But when I saw, you know, what he was involved in, I thought, boy, this guy has some you know, he just has some issues. And I'm a guy who, you know, I'm a recovering alcoholic. So you want to talk issues, bring them on. You know, I'm a guy who has lived a tough life before and I understand it, and it's tough. But when I saw that, I thought, you know, here is a guy who is really well, how much does he make? A billion dollars for everybody?

PAT: They just had it yesterday, $90 million a year. But he's worth about a billion or more.

GLENN: He's worth about a billion. And so what kind of industry was Tiger Woods. Did you do you think that the people around him knew and were just looking at him as a paycheck and nobody had the courage to step up and say, what are you doing, man? Or was he good at hiding it?

CRENSHAW: Well, he well, he must have been. I must say that I'm on the senior tour, which is the age of 50 and above, and we were removed from the situation but, you know, I guess maybe some people knew but we didn't know any, any more to the extent of what happened. And it's you know, it was just so sensational and so it was just, you know, our mouths dropped open every day. Nobody knew. But it's just sad. It's so sad. And, you know, he has been a lot of people, a lot of golfers who knew him, you know, it was just, it was sad, the whole situation. It just, it was so, so sensational but, you know, he got himself into it and he's got to pay the price. And, you know, golf is a singular game, but you have to play, you have to play with a clear conscience is the only way that you can play. You have to be very subtle in your life to play well, and that's a given.

GLENN: You know, the one thing that I have been you know, this 8/28 in Washington is really all about restoring some heroes and my son said to me one day he's 5 and we were reading something and he talked about, you know, I said about a hero. And he said, no, he's daddy can't fly, he doesn't have a cape. And I realized we have lost all of our heroes. Ben, when you were young, when I was young, you know, there were some heroes and they were sports figures and people that you could look up to. We don't really have that, nor have we had for a long time. Everybody has been destroyed.

I met Albert Pujols a few weeks ago. He seems like a decent man. Is there are there

CRENSHAW: Oh, from what I've read about him, he's just as solid as a rock.

GLENN: Yeah.

CRENSHAW: But you are right, Glenn. I mean, we all want people in our lives to look up to.

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, that was the thing about, that was the thing about Tiger was you thought you could look up to him because he was a do you think is there does that ever come across people in your field, does that ever come across your mind that, you know, you do have kids?

CRENSHAW: Oh, I've had I've been so lucky in golf, Glenn. We've had some people from the past that, I mean, people could always look up to Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan and people from yesteryear. They were, they were the people who led our game. Golf is an amazing game. It's been around for 500 years over in Scotland and it's a very traditional game, and you Glenn, basically what you do, Glenn, you play tournament golf but you play by the rules, and there are very swift penalties if you don't.

GLENN: Well, I was really impressed

CRENSHAW: And usually it involves the conscience.

GLENN: Who was the guy, who was the guy Dan, you probably remember that took an extra stroke when he didn't have to nobody knew that he did it? Do you remember who that was?

CRENSHAW: Oh, Glenn, we have people that, you know, we have people who call penalties on themselves.

GLENN: That's fantastic.

CRENSHAW: That's the way our game threads through the generation.

GLENN: That's fantastic. That's the way it should be.

CRENSHAW: Well, it's pretty simple.

GLENN: Yeah.

CRENSHAW: I mean, you've got a conscience and you better do right.

GLENN: Ben, I thank you so much for spending the time with us, and I appreciate it and thank you so much for helping on the auction item here.

CRENSHAW: My pleasure, Glenn, so much.

GLENN: You got it. We'll talk to you again.

CRENSHAW: We follow you all the time. Thank you.

GLENN: Thank you, sir. Thank you. Ben Crenshaw. He will help you with your game, he will spend an hour with you and give you some of the basics and there's all other kinds of things that are available from him including the badges for the AT&T Pro Am on Thursday, the 28th. How much are those worth, Dan? Do you have any idea? How much are badges for the Pro Am? Can you even

DAN: Oh, gosh, I have no idea.

GLENN: Can you even buy them? You get into the partners club, that's the club on the 18th green?

DAN: No, that's something typically not available now.

GLENN: Okay. As of this morning they're available for $2300 and there's some other things on. What else is up for auction today? Because there's new auction items starting today, and the other one is closing either today or on Monday.

DAN: But with Ben Crenshaw, though, an hour of short game with this guy, I mean, he's literally one of the best putters in the history of the game, ever. I mean, you'll learn more in an hour than you'd learn in your entire lifetime of reading stuff and, you know, trying to find it yourself.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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