Justin Leonard fell into the common golf trap of thinking too much and tinkering with his game before he finally snapped out of it last summer.
Having regained his confidence and his game, Leonard has played extremely well this week in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Desert, Calif., with his 6-under 66 Saturday good for a four-shot lead in the event he won in 2005.
Asked about his steady play and accurate ball-striking during the first four rounds, he said, "Yeah, it's because I don't have a lot of conscious thoughts going on right now with my golf game."I know I'm not going to hit every shot perfect or the way I want to, but I know I'm going to hit a good number of them that way; not perfect, but the way I want to."
DOYLE LEADS MASTERCARD: Allen Doyle birdied the final two holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk on Saturday after the second round of the MasterCard Championship in Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii.
The 59-year-old Doyle holed a bending 26-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish at 15-under 129 in the winners-only tournament, the first of 29 Champions Tour events of the year.