AGE: 23 / LIVES: Dallas / STORY: Two wins (Wachovia, AT&T National), five other top-10s in his second full season on the PGA Tour.
When I first came out on tour, I wasn't even close to being ready. I tied for second at the Valero Texas Open in my first tournament and said, "This is a piece of cake. I don't even need to practice. Why should I listen to the older guys?" That was a rude awakening. That's how guys lose their cards.
I used to party, but not now. Once I got a taste of winning, that all changed. There are temptations to celebrate, but all that can wait. I don't want to look back and think, You could have tried harder.
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Growing up in Southern California, I played in a lot of junior events and was excited
to get my name on the same trophies that Tiger won.