In this video I go over the pre-shot routines of Brendan Steele and Jimmy Walker at the Frys.com Open. Both were playing well and right in contention, making it a good time to check them out. I have two shots of Steele’s and one of Walker’s, and the interesting thing is that Steele takes exactly the same amount of time to hit both of his shots (although he parcels out the time slightly differently) while Walker does a whole different thing but takes the same amount of time as Steele. The idea for any player is to have a consistent routine that does not allow too much time over the ball to over-think about technique. However, in the 2 or 3 seconds between the last look at the target and the moment the club begins its movement backwards away from the ball every player has something going on in their minds, whether it’s simple swing keys or a rhythm thing or whatever. I can’t tell a player exactly what to think about before the club goes back: that is something for the player to work out. What is true, though, is that the more you practice and the better you get at the things you work on the less you have to pay close attention to them, which frees you up to concentrate on the most stubborn and chronic of your flaws.