BILLY ANDRADE: I would say that really talking to Brad after he won, talking about the mental side of putting. Where he was was very similar to where I am, where I was which is getting all wrapped up in mechanics and thinking too much and not letting it go. Dr. Coop came in early this week and that's a lot of stuff we worked on. I don't care what I do, I don't care if I miss every putt until I die, as long as I let the putt go, and that's just really neat to be able to do that. And I've done that, really with my driver and my iron play, for about two years now since I started working with Dick.
But my putting, still I haven't got over that hump yet. For some reason, talking to Brad on Sunday it kind of, you know, a spark went off like going, yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing. I talked to Dick about it and he was like, okay, we have to come up with a way to have you let this putter go. I'm a pretty good study of you, all right, you tell me what I need to do.
Golf is different than any other sport. You have coaches in other sports that motivate you. The only motivating coach I have is my college coach and he would get on me and I would go out, and I liked that. But in golf, we don't have that. Like my brother in law signed with the Houston Rockets and in his press conference he said "Jeff van Gundy, put a spark me and he got me going." He said, "I traded for you, I want you to play, and he got him going." See, we don't have that in golf. We don't have somebody to tell us. We have swing coaches and sports psychologists to get you in the right frame of mind, but nobody to give you a little spark when you need it, like, "let's go," somebody that really, like a great coach.
So I think that kind of went off with me, like, okay, I know the direction I need to go, I can go with it. That's what I've been doing is just letting it go. And if I fail, I fail. At least I do it letting it go versus worrying about, "oh, don't hit it there, oh, my God, I don't want to go over there." And then you go there most of the time. And that's awful. It doesn't matter if you're a pro or a 20 handicap. It's the same thing. If you don't let the shot go, then you're not going to hit good shots. That's kind of it in a nutshell.
TODD BUDNICK: Let's go over your birdies.
BILLY ANDRADE: Sand wedge first hole in the left rough to about 15 feet and made a beautiful putt.
And the last hole, I thought I made my bunker shot, I don't know how close it came, but I had about four and a half, 5 footer there. I was really happy to get that to go down and a lot of good ones in again.
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