This year was different because I didn't set goals. My only thought has been to execute each shot with the same attention, day in and day out. At San Diego, I didn't even know I'd won until Ryuji Imada congratulated me, because I'd made it a point not to look at the leader board during the round. A lot of guys feel pressure to follow a win by playing well, but not me. I'll just keep walking the middle road.
I work constantly on starting the ball on my intended line. I know that sounds simple, but it's a fundamental that takes a lot of maintenance. Once I feel out the read, I pick the highest spot of break and then start the ball at it.
IF NOT ON TOUR ...
I'd be a teacher. I love kids, and I'd probably help out with junior golf, too. My wife, Heather, and I would also be more active in our church.
The one I'm playing this week.
I mark my Titleist Pro V1x with a black cross. I carry a lot so I can give a ball to a kid every other hole. When I was young, Curtis Strange tossed a ball to me at an event and it made my day.
If the weather is hot and sticky, I'll put on a fresh pair of socks at the turn. Having an extra pair handy doesn't take up much space in the bag, and it's the simplest way to lift your attitude.
To prevent dehydration, I'll take about nine of these Back Nine Lytes (electrolyte) pills during a round. I'd hate to think a poor finish was due to something so avoidable.
These tees from the Madison Club in La Quinta, Calif., are perfect. They're just long enough: I like the top, and the sharp tip helps them go in the ground smoothly. I buy about 1,000 each year.
My friends made up this devotional for me. Each scripture has a reflection and two questions my caddie and I answer. It gives us our greatest sense of direction.
I swing a 10.5-degree Titleist 909 D2 with a Mitsubishi Diamana 73-gram shaft, X-flex.
My TaylorMade V Steel 3- and 5-woods (14 and 18 degrees) have 83-gram X-flex Mitsubishi Diamana shafts.
I carry a 21-degree Titleist 909H that has a UST Mamiya Proforce AxivCore 100-gram shaft, X-flex.
My three Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C wedges are 51, 56 and 60 degrees.
My Titleist AP2 710s, 5-iron through pitching wedge, are shafted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400.
I've had this Odyssey White Hot #5 since right after college, more than 11 years. The sweet spot on the face is almost worn out.
Story: His victory at the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open ended four seasons without a win.