A STEADY CLIMB
People expected me to be a big star after college, but it took me longer. I failed to qualify for the PGA Tour in 2005, but I finally got here in 2006. I've played better each season. I won the FedEx Cup in my sixth year on tour, and all of a sudden people think I went from having another good season to a fantastic one. But I know one tournament doesn't define a season; you've got to be competitive every week.
PERFECT ROLE MODEL
My dad (Jay) is my golf hero and off-the-course idol. I'm one of five kids, and he has talked about struggling on tour while he was raising us. He missed a few cuts in a row, and he said the pressure he faced was far different from anything he'd ever experienced, but he survived. On the golf course he's not as nice as people think he is. He's still a great guy, but his competitive fire is unbelievably strong.
The Memorial, Jack Nicklaus' tournament, provides the best ball-mark tool out there. Every year I grab a few so I can use them throughout the season. I also use a tee to repair ball marks.
PUT A DOT ON IT
My sister's husband caddied for me two years ago in Mississippi and put three dots near the Titleist logo. I won that week, and I've marked my Pro V1x balls that way since.
AN EASY SNACK
I don't eat much on the course, but my favorite thing is dried berries and nuts. A lot of golfers eat a PB&J sandwich, but I don't care to take the time to make one.
I love vintage muscle cars. I have a '69 Camaro and would love a '67 Mustang. I won $11 million at the FedEx Cup, so I'd consider buying the perfect old car. I'm not going to overspend, of course, but I'd splurge on a '65-'70 Mustang.
COIN OF CHOICE
I use a quarter to mark long putts and a penny for short ones. I don't want a big marker shining brightly when my ball is near the hole. I use old coins, like this '69 quarter, so that it reminds me of a good score.
My driver, a Titleist 910D2 (8.5 degrees, B2 setting, Fujikura Speeder shaft, X-flex 45 inches), is probably my favorite club. I like being able to shape the ball with my driver, and there's nothing better than hitting a really nice drive.
I play a Titleist 910F 3-wood (13.5 degrees, B2 setting, Fujikura Speeder shaft, X-flex, 43 inches). I've used Titleist products ever since my uncle Jerry Haas gave me a set of his hand-me-down clubs when I was 12.
My 2- through pitching wedge are Titleist CB (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts). Very few players still use a 2-iron, but I'm very confident with mine. I use it when I just want to hit the fairway or get the ball up near the green.
My wedges are 1-degree upright and have Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips with one wrap of tape. I use 54- and 59-degree Titleist Vokey wedges (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts).
I used the Titleist Scotty Cameron Kombi belly putter (48 inches) when I won the FedEx Cup. It's been in my bag for six or seven tournaments; there's something about switching to a new style of putter that gives me confidence.