I always wear my hat backwards. That way, people can see my face.
My grandpa was the one; he started taking up golf when I was about two and introduced me to the game as far as just taking me to the driving range where I grew up playing. That was really all he had to do was let me hit a golf ball and kind of fell in love with it from there. He didn’t really have to teach me a whole lot or anything.
I’m one of a few guys on the PGA Tour who doesn’t work with an instructor. I’m not saying mechanics don’t matter. But I play my best when I focus on staying in a good place mentally and keep the technique simple.
I’d love to have a lasting impact as far as growing the game. It would be cool to be remembered as a major champion. I’d like to be remembered as a great golfer but also a great person, as far as growing the game and charity work. The whole well-rounded athlete.
I come from great stock. I didn’t come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at.
All you can do is really the prep work and make sure you’re ready to hit each golf shot. Outside of that, you’re not sure really what’s going to happen. It’s a funny game, but I think that’s why I love it. You never know, one day to the next; you could go shoot 62, and the next day you’re going to shoot 78, and you can’t predict it.
Time management is probably the biggest thing I’ve had to learn to deal with being on the PGA Tour, whether it be media or figuring out how many weeks to play in a row. That’s been the biggest adjustment, coming from amateur and college golf.
It’s great to be somewhat of a role model. I want to be a positive and good role model and lead by example and try to do the best I can. Playing good golf definitely draws attention, but I want to have a good attitude on the course and do the right things.
I just kind of hang out, watch movies and play golf.
Some of my fans don’t really like it when I respond to people who say things that are trying to be hurtful on social media. But I think it’s kind of funny. There’s a lot of things that make me laugh, that people would try and say those things. I mean, there’s some that I can’t even retweet or respond to just because of how bad it is.
My grandpa would take me to the driving range and, I don’t know, it didn’t take me long to realize I’m a little different with golf. I have an eye for seeing things differently. Somehow I just see shots in my head.
Mom always got me to school and the driving range while Dad was working. She also kept me quiet and humble. Both of them taught me to let my golf do the talking.
I don’t want to live life too cautiously. I mean, you can step off a curb and twist your ankle.
I don’t want to be just known for the way I dress. I want to be known for how I play, how I treat people, and how I am as a role model. I don’t just want to be, ‘He dresses cool’ or ‘He dresses crazy.’ You’re going to have lovers and haters. I want my golf game to be the main thing.