Q. What does it mean to make your first PGA Tour start?
Tim Widing: It’s my second pga tour start, first as a professional. Obviously means a lot, playing on the PGA Tour has always been the goal since I started playing golf as a kid. I know my game is good enough and I will try to make the best out of this opportunity.
Q. What would you consider a successful week?
Tim Widing: I never set results based goals for tournaments, and same goes for this week. If I can trust that I have the skill set to compete out here and commit to every single shot, no matter the result, I consider it a successful week. I haven’t started the tournament yet, but I know I will learn a lot from this week and get a clearer picture of what I need to do in order to be competitive on the PGA Tour.
Q. What has been key to your best season as a pro? What have you learned?
Tim Widing: I’ve learned to stay patient, it’s a very long season and one great week can change everything. I tend to opt for quick fixes when things aren’t going my way, but that never works out in the long run so being consistent in what I do I’ve learned will benefit me the most. I’ve always been a solid ball striker, so for me the key thing this year has been to develop a stronger mindset and to balance my daily life with golf.
Towards the end of the season I felt very tired, so learning when to take time off and reload the batteries has been important for me this first year on the Korn Ferry Tour.