Champions Tour stars share their wisdom


Champions Tour stars share their wisdom

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth this weekend from Friday through Sunday.

Champions Tour stars shared their view of what they know now that they didn’t at 25:

COLIN MONTGOMERIE: “You have to be a complete idiot to do this for a living. And also, I’ve learned to be more patient. Patience is key — to take adversity on the chin more than you do when you’re young. Yes. You learn. You mature.”

LARRY MIZE: “The first thing that comes to mind is, being injury-free is a huge thing. I think you don’t realize when you’re young, if you can stay healthy and not have any injuries, that’s a beautiful thing.”

PAUL GOYDOS: “Probably to know thyself. Be Paul Goydos; don’t try to be these other guys you’ve idolized your whole life. Stick to — do what you do best. Don’t worry about what other people do best.”

ESTEBAN TOLEDO: “Well, when I was 25, I thought the game was easy. Now I realize it’s not that easy.”

JEFF SLUMAN: “What I know now is the fact that you can play competitively and very well into your 50s and early 60s, which I would have never anticipated when I was 25.”

TOM BYRUM: “That good things come in bunches and spurts and you just have to be patient for it, you can’t force that kind of thing. You just have to be patient and tell yourself that it’s coming, it’s coming and even if you have a few bad holes, you know it’s gonna turn around sooner or later.”

JESPER PARNEVIK: “It’s a lot harder than it looks, that’s the easiest way to say it. When you’re 25 you still think you can do anything but then too many bad shots and you realize you’re gonna mess up.”

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