SAN FRANCISCO, California -- The day before the first round of any tournament can be pretty nerve-wracking, but instead of worrying about my opening tee shot on Thursday, I decided to try and relax and learn from one of the coolest customers in golf: Miguel Angel Jimenez.
I had a couple of guys on my list that I wanted to play a practice rounds with this week, and "The Mechanic" was definitely near the top. What I love about him the most is that he's so laid back and just enjoys life to the fullest. You have to respect a guy who can go out there, have a good time and still find a way to grind out positive results.
Luckily, I ended up getting the chance to play with him on Wednesday afternoon and the round didn't disappoint. Even though I didn't play my best golf, Miguel joked around and kept things light, making it one of the highlights of my U.S. Open week.