Confidence is a fragile thing. I've played really well the past few years and received the Comeback Player of the Year award twice on the PGA Tour (in 2006 and '07). But when I didn't win when I had the chance earlier this year at the Bob Hope and then in L.A., I was doubting whether I still had the ability to do it. Then I won Colonial, then John Deere and the Deutsche Bank, and all of a sudden I'm No. 3 in the world. Funny, isn't it?
It's a nice honor to be ranked No. 3 behind Tiger and Phil, but that's all it is, a nice honor. I mean, good play takes care of a lot of things, so that's what I'm focused on. That's also my advice to you. If you focus on your own game and try to improve in all areas from tee to green, your scores will come down, and things like winning your flight of the club championship should soon follow. Here are some easy ways to improve five critical facets of your game.