JIM FURYK: I don't know if there's any set formula as far as I want to do this, this, this and this, and I'm going to be 100% prepared for a major championship. If I like the tournament before a major, I play. If I don't like the tournament before a major, I don't.
You know, I'd probably rather play my way into shape and play the week before, but also, I want to choose the places that I play well at and that, you know, if I go to a place where I don't like the golf course or never had success at the tournament, just to go there and play mediocre, I don't know if that's the best preparation either.
I tend to try and prepare for major championships the same way I would for an event on Tour, other than I get here a day earlier, because usually I need to do more work on the golf course to figure it out.
For instance, a place like Flint, Michigan, I would feel pretty comfortable about going out there on a Thursday morning and teeing it up and playing because I've played the golf course so many times. It's nice to get in Wednesday, play the Pro Am, see if it's firm, soft, slow, how is it playing, but I know the golf course so it's not an issue. So I'll come earlier.
I like to try to, you know, work on some things the week previous that I know you'll need at that tournament site. You know, for instance, flighting the ball down at the British Open. You know, in the old days you go into Augusta, you work on drawing the ball because you hit so many right to left tee shots. That's not the case anymore. Hitting the ball softer, I work on some really tight lies with my wedges before going to Augusta. The U.S. Open, I'm probably going to hit a few extra drivers on the range at home and work on hitting the ball really straight and trying to concentrate on working it both ways and putting the ball in the fairway.
But I also want to basically focus on my weaknesses. Whatever I feel like I need to improve on at that time, that's going to make me better for the next week, that's what I intend to work on. It's not really a set formula. I'll sit down every day, I'll go home tonight, my dad was out with me today, on the ride home I'll talk with him, after what you saw today what do we need to improve on going into tomorrow, I wasn't happy with that and this.
He'll say, you know what, when I saw you make a few loose swings today, this is what I saw, you might want to work on that tomorrow. I'll pick two, three, four things I want to work on tomorrow and I'll come out with that in the back of my head and try to accomplish those things tomorrow and go home and figure out another plan and use Wednesday as my last day of preparation.
KELLY ELBIN: Jim Furyk, thank you very much.