Did his experience here pay off then?
"Over my career, playing mini-tour golf and everything else, I've had really good success in playoffs," he said. "I definitely draw back on them, just going out there and doing what you can do - don't worry about what's going on around you.
"Just hit fairway and green and, hopefully, roll a putt in."
His goal this year is to develop consistency in putting and all other departments. He's still suffering bad streaks, including four straight missed cuts in the spring, He has a top-10 and four top-25 finishes, and is ranked 82nd in the FedExCup standings and 140th in the world.
He could always stand to do something special at the fourth Greenbrier Classic, which runs July 1-7. Defending a championship is tough, but one thing is for certain: He'll be at ease in his surroundings.
"I'll definitely have a good feeling coming back here July and defending. It will be the first time defending, so there will be a little added pressure," he said. "It's a relaxing place here, The Greenbrier. I love the outdoors and they have a lot of activities that can take my mind off golf.
"It was a comfortable place to be last year, and that's what helped me play well."
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.